When searching for the perfect rug for the laundry room, I went through hundreds of options and tried to take my time to find one I thought would be perfect for the space–and then ended up with two at my doorstep earlier this week. Ha! This rug will likely be the only real color in the room, besides any art I can squeeze on the walls (you can check out the mood board here), so I wanted it to be interesting. I started searching through vintage Persian rugs on Etsy first. I have learned I am most attracted to rugs with a little bit of navy blue in them–even more if it’s the base color. This is probably no surprise considering our living room rug, but I love the freshness and navy adds to even vintage rugs–it adds a modern element, I think. Etsy had a lot of beautiful, but pricey options to be honest. I wasn’t looking to spend $400 on a 3×5 rug. And then the heavens opened and I stumbled upon a shop called Oh Comely Vintage and this little rug with a navy background for $140.
It was love at first site. The geometric detailing, the blue and coral. Although the size was a little smaller than I wanted for the laundry room, at 2′ x 3’4″, it was too pretty to pass up.
After looking through the rest of her perfectly curated shop (and instagram!) I had to exercise great restraint not to add this little curio box or this candle holder. Table runner! Everything is so reasonably priced and beautiful, Oh Comely Vintage quickly became my new Etsy crush. You might be able to tell from the above photo, I ended up laying my new favorite rug in the hall bathroom.
It’s just the right size, incredibly soft underfoot and could not tie in the deep navy walls lined with art any better. Of course that put me at square one with the laundry room rug. But for once in my life, Facebook ads actually pulled through. They must have caught on that I was looking at Persian rugs and this one showed up in the sidebar of my feed for $119 from eSalerugs.com that looked really promising. I remember muttering, There’s no way that one with the navy blue base and cool geometric details is $119. I was so sure I was going to be a victim of click bait and end up on a very un-special option–you know? But, it really was. And! It was a 3.5×5!
I ordered it within 10 seconds and the two rugs actually arrived on the same day. It was like Christmas! It fits perfectly in the new laundry space, which is where Charly hangs out a lot of the days (no idea why) and she has really taken to the new rug. I pulled it out to the living room area to get better photos in the light and she came right out and plopped down on it again. Haha!
We have tried dog beds, pillows, blankets and even a large Ikea chaise for her to rest on and this is the first thing she has consistently wanted to lay on. I think the other options were too hot for her, but either way, we’re chalking it up to our girl having good taste. ;) Wins all around. I know persian rugs are having a major moment–what are your secrets to finding a good one? Is there something you look for specifically?
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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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