Happy Monday! I hope everyone else had a relaxing holiday, and that you got some great deals on Black Friday/Saturday. I didn't get too crazy, but we did make some pretty big purchases - a new tv for N and a new area rug for me!
You may recall that I was looking for a geometric print for my living area, and searched high and low for a soft, tufted rug in a modern geometric pattern that I could feel in person. Well it turns out that's nearly impossible unless your budget is much larger than mine. I changed my strategy to include neutral (non-beige) options for the main living area, and scored a great deal at Crate and Barrel thanks to a sale plus coupon and gift card. My Arden Aqua rug should arrive later this week, and it's super soft and thick. The color looks much darker in person than in these photos, with more brown:
And now that I will have a neutral rug in my living area, I'm still looking for bold pattern in my (open plan) dining area where a flat weave rug will work fine since we don't sit around on that floor. I was really excited to discover that one of my favorite designers, Genevieve Gorder, has a new line of Capel rugs launching in 2012 and the prices are not outrageous for hand woven rugs ($898 for a 7x9') but probably a bit out of reach for the dining room. Hopefully there will be sales!
Nate Berkus dhurrie priced at $249 for a 5x8. I'd also be able to get a coordinating runner for my kitchen. (It comes in blue, black and gold)
I've also seen this rug all over the internet, always around $250 to $300 for a 5x8.
this rug that's currently 55% off at Rugs USA and is pictured all over the interwebs and Pinterest. It's too bad that I already dropped a lot of money on a rug this week or I'd click the checkout button.
P.S. If you want to attend the LOFT Girl private shopping party in Dallas this Thursday, please rsvp on the event website by 11/30! I'd love to see you there, and you can rsvp for your friends as well!