Don’t get me wrong, I’d take sterile over the before photo any day. Because seriously:
We got the extra long curtain rod at Ikea for $5 and picked up the curtain clips there, too. So hanging the two tapestries from Urban Outfitters that you all voted on was a breeze. I actually didn’t even hem them because I don’t mind a little pooling at the bottom. By making the curtains extend the entire length of the wall, as as high as we could–it really makes the room look a lot larger–not to mention, it let’s the curtains be the look-at-me textile they are.
When it came time to lay the FLOR tiles, I found the center of the room and laid my first square right there–making sure it wasn’t crooked at all. Then I started building out until I had a plus sign (this area rug is designed to be square) to make sure I liked where the ends landed. After a few tweaks the the right a half inch (really) I filled in the rest of the carpet.
I rotated the squares to make a sa-weet design. Zig-zags, diamonds, large-squarish-tunnels. I’m a fan of the neutral color and surprise designs when you look a little closer and longer.
Next up, I suppose we should get some furniture in here, don’t ya think? Guess I better dig my desk out of the garage.
Before you skip away, let’s take a look at a before and currently and admire all of the amazing decisions you have made:
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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Over the weekend Brooke (our social media manager) and I went to the Parade of Homes in the Raleigh area and it was so fun to get a feel of how other people in our new area are living and living large! The purpose of the parade is so that home builders and designers can […]
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