10.16.2012

Area Rugs, Bar Stools and Floating Shelf

7'6" X  9'6"Hand Tufted Alexa Pino Floral Red Rug from Overstock.com



I'm still getting my Vacation posts together so for now I'll show you the new rugs we got before I left for vacation.  The red one for the dining room came in first.  Mj was gone and it's so heavy that I wasn't able to put it down for weeks until my family came down because I couldn't do it by myself.  It is so soft and thick.  It feels like really good quality.  The size was perfect.  All of our chairs fit with room to spare.

5 X 8 Damask Trellis Navy Blue Rug from Rugs USA
The blue one was on back order so it came about a week before I left for vacation.  We don't actually have any Navy Blue decor pieces so we weren't even sure how that would look but we loved the color and pattern.  We'll be adding some Blue to tie in with the rug but even as is it doesn't look out of place at all.  It's 100% wool so it's a bit itchy but I can still sit on it.  After we got the hardwoods our sectional was sliding all over the place but the rug keeps it in place perfectly.  Both were on sale.  The Blue one was $149 and the Red one was $227 and although at first I felt like it was kind of a lot of money for rugs after seeing them I can say it was definitely money well spent.   I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them both.  Sometimes I'm at a loss when it comes to decorating.  I see amazing pics and different pieces that I like and then I look at my house and can't quite figure out how to put it all together.  It's always so hard for me to tell if I'll really like something or just how it will fit into our decor based on the picture but I think we done good. . 
These are the bar height stools I finally picked out in March after the usual obsessing after we raised the counter.  I found them for a decent price at a Bar Stool store.  They were $149 each.  I thought the back of the chair would be higher then the counter.  It's not, but it's the right height and it still looks okay.  It's a perfect red.  Not too bright or too dark and fits in nicely with our color scheme.

These are the floating shelves that Mj finally got around to putting up.  He wasn't totally sold on it but I really wanted them and after they went up he liked them just as much as I did.  Our house has really been a work in progress.  We've been here for two years now and we still have some bare walls and empty shelves.  We still haven't painted any of our bathrooms or spare bedrooms.  They are still builder basic White and who knows when or if that will ever happen!  I hate painting.  We've taken care of the areas that matter most to us though and I like the way it's come together.

17 comments :

Randi said...

It looks so good!!! So warm and welcoming! I love it!!

Dancy said...

Ooh - I'm on a quest for the perfect area rug myself. You just gave me a new source in Rugs USA, so thanks for that!! And I REALLY like the floating shelves. I especially like the glassware on the middle shelf & the canisters on the bottom really give it weight. Looks great!

Lauren said...

Love how they all look! The rugs look much bigger in your photos than in the stock photos you showed us before! I think I switched my favorite, though, and like the red one best! :)

And the bar stools/chairs look great! We wanted to get something like that for our apartment, since our counter has the raised "counter" around it. But since it's a somewhat open floor plan, yet still pretty small, we thought it would take up a little too much room. Looks awesome in your kitchen though. They look comfy, too! :)

Lauren
http://laurensweetnothings.blogspot.com/

Faith said...

I think the floating shelves are perfection!! Really loving your rugs too!

I still have so much to do to our house. I've kinda stopped buying for it for the last few months. I want to start again.

CeCe said...

Dancy!! Do you know how long I've been wondering how you are doing and what you've been up too. Great to hear from you. Yeah, the prices on RUGS USA are pretty good and they have a huge selection.

CeCe said...

Thanks so much! I just don't feel like I have the best "eye" for this kind of thing but I do my best.

CeCe said...

Thank You! It's so nice when something actually turns out better then you even imagined it would.

CeCe said...

Thank you. Yeah...it gets really expensive after a while so you really have to space things out. I don't have that sense of urgency I did when we first moved in which is actually nice. I'm just taking my time now.

Michelle said...

All of this looks great!

Tiffany said...

I love love LOVE that second rug! I've always been afraid to order home decor online but maybe I should give it a try!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Both rugs are super cute...the second one is definitely a conversation piece...and I love how you are taking your time to decorate...it's much better that way! You find pieces that you really love!!

Steph said...

Looks great! I love the red rug.

CeCe said...

Thanks! It's getting there and at first I was really OCD and driven about it but I've totally let up.

CeCe said...

It can be a risk but it also can work out really well. I didn't have the patience to go from store to store. Online I have hundreds to choose from in a short amount of time.

Janna Renee said...

That navy rug is gorgeous! So classy. I like the floating shelves as well. Definitely better than normal shelves or having stuff on the counter!

CeCe said...

Thanks!! That's Mj's favorite one too.

Bar Chairs said...

I agree with your blog.I like the bar stool.Thanks for sharing!!

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