Yesterday I promised a shot of the newly tiled bathroom floors. Here it is:
The master bathroom marble basketweave tile is laid in the shower.
I’ve been thinking about how the dining room is going to look with the wallpapering and painting finished.
The rug in the master bedroom used to be in the dining room.
Then I started thinking about what to do for a rug.
The red oak dining room floor.
The floor is vintage red oak so I wasn’t it covered.
The wall on the right no longer lines up with the piano wall since additional ductwork was added in the renovation.
And the room is a weird size — 11′-8″ by 12′-4″. The wall on one side ends in the middle of the piano on the other side.
The rug will probably lay lengthwise with the grain of the flooring.
After getting a gazillion emails about the big cyber sale on RugsUSA I tried to take a look. I’ve tried before to find a rug online but the color, quality, and sheer volume of choices had me stymied. I narrowed the choices down to only those blue rugs with 80% off.
I love this rug but feared it would get soiled very quickly.
Since this is the main thoroughfare of the downstairs I didn’t want anything too light that would have a dirty corner from back and forth traffic.
Normally I would have played it safe with an all-blue rug.
I’m hoping something in this rug coordinates with the other colors in the house.
The two above were my final choices. So with 80% off and free shipping I bought the bottom one for $170. I can only hope that the mixture of colors — blues, yellows, greys, and greens — will not look too wild.
Hard to know how the rug will complement the denimy wallpaper.
Delivery is set for this Friday but I won’t roll it out until the wallpapering is finished.
What was your crazy purchase? Did it work out?