We got a new big entry rug and Charly has a new favorite spot.
The runner we got for this space a couple months ago is a perfect fit for the laundry room, so we set our sites on something bigger. Ideally, we were looking for something in the 5×14 range. So, that’s nuts. I looked into a custom-sized sisal which ended up being so much more than I wanted to spend for not the exact look I wanted. I also spent some time on ebay where they have so many beautiful, large vintage rugs that are so perfect and then also $2000. Not perfect.
I am so, so glad we landed on Flor tiles, which you knew if you saw the mood board. We got the exact size we needed and this Suit Yourself design (the color is Linen) is a part of their Better Than Sisal category–great for high traffic area, cool design, soft under feet (and paws) and hi, washable. It seemed like the best possible rug for our entry with a dog in house, too. We used Flor tiles in my studio, so this wasn’t our first rodeo but it was exciting all over again seeing a new design come to life.
I decided to center the carpet tiles on the floor in between the wall to the right and the banister since that is the closest space. And since our design used 10 squares in length, I laid those out second so they went from the door to under the bench. Filling in the rest was fun. I decided to have them all go the same direction, instead of parqueting the tiles–which is also a good look, but with the wallpaper going on on the back wall and the huge painting to soon be hung on the wall to the right, there was pa-lenty to catch your eye already.
The carpet itself has a subtle herringbone design that is a little random which only makes it more interesting. I love unpredictable.
Our new Target bench also got here!
Greta has already attempted a nap on it. It’s cushy and the perfect size for that wall. The legs aren’t quite as red as they are appearing in these photos, but I wish they were a little less saturated. Enough to strip and re-stain? Meh. The blue is a really good tie-in to our big living room rug, too. We hope to figure out a mirror situation this weekend and hang the hooks! I have never been so nervous to hang something. Putting holes into the new wallpaper? I can’t look.
Happy Halloween, friends! I’m sure I’ll be overgramming (@chrislovesjulia) all weekend. ;)
Ps. Looks like Flor extended their 25% off sale! Run!!
We designed the Charly line of sofas, chairs, and ottomans with perfect proportions for comfort — with wide arms, a loungey depth, and stylish and practical lumbar pillows. Available in 70 kid-friendly, pet-friendly fabrics, this line was created with families in mind.
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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