apple Our Fifth House: It Had to Come Home with Me

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

It Had to Come Home with Me

You know sometimes when you're out shopping, not really looking for anything in particular, just sort of looking around, and then BAM you find something that you never knew you totally couldn't live without?!   Well that is what happened to me last week.  I went in to one of my favorite Lexington stores, Another Man's Treasure, and found the most amazing rug.  It was on the floor crumpled up in a ball.  It's honestly a miracle I even saw it.  I like to think it was hiding there waiting for me to bring it home.

This photo is not edited and is all kinds of crazy.  I'm in the process of styling the entry foyer table (which I did not paint- as you can see) for Fall, so there is accessory stuff on the floor.  Just focus in on the rug, mmmmkay?


This Greek key rug literally had me at hello.  It is a 60 inch round 100% wool rug.  Even the back is wool, and I thought for sure it would be way over my budget.  Mind you that I have no need for a rug at the moment, and I still have no idea where this rug is going to live in my home.  So imagine how fast I ran up to the register when I saw that they had it priced at $70!  I mean who would pass up a $70 100% wool awesome gorgeous one-of-a-kind rug that they don't actually need?!  Not me.  Only a crazy person would do that.  I literally thought to myself when I saw the price tag, "Oh my shut your mouth and move out of my way because this Greek goddess is coming home with mama!"  Who's calling who crazy right now?!  Don't forget the #1 rule of the house; it also applies to the blog.  ;)

Never mind that stack of wheat on the banister?  

So, now I need to find the goddess a home in our home.  I have it here in the entry foyer right now.  Pay no attention to the ceiling fan in the family room; it is being replaced with something gorg on Friday.  Can't wait to show you that!  Ok, squirrel, back to the rug.


What do think?  Like it here?  I'm sort of loving the way the round shape plays off the round mirror.  I'm also loving the link in to the family room with the black/white rug and my cowhide ottoman.  Also if you remember the candle sleeves of the sconces, while hard to see in the above picture, have a Greek key pattern as well.



Just a happy accident, but I like that it looks planned while not too matchy-matchy.   I'm also digging the way it makes that entry foyer table (that many of you flipped over when I said I wanted to paint) look.


It is like the rug gives that table a more modern look which is kind of what I was wanting to achieve with paint.  The wall color, the moulding, the staircase are all just very tradish, which I do like, but I love a good mix.  Anywho, I completely respect all of you that said loud and clear, "Don't paint that inherited antique!"  More often than not I tend to land on that side of the debate as well.  That is why I totally took what you said to heart and decided that if I don't love this piece in its natural state here in the entry foyer I'll move it somewhere else in our home.  That way the hub and I both get what we want.  At any rate, long story short, I'm actually liking the table more in its natural wood state against this rug, but I'm not positive that this is the right place for the rug.

Sorry for the poor quality.  The weather has not been great, and I'm a terrible photographer!

It might just be because I'm not used to seeing a rug there at all.  I'd love to know what you all think!  Love it?  Hate it?  Move it somewhere else?  Talk to me peeps!

25 comments:

  1. What a beautiful rug! I think it looks great in this space!

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  2. i am definitely on the LOVE side with this! awesome find, carmel!

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  3. Your post has me laughing (not all of it, the little snippets here and there). The rug is fabulous and makes quite a statement - it actually does tie the whole space together. Perhaps the entry table blended in too much with the wood floor so therefore the urge to paint it a different color? My question to you would be - would people entering thru front door think they could wipe their feet on it? This has happened to a couple of special rugs I had in entryway - not a good think on a wet day and the rug has white in it. Otherwise, I really do think it was meant to be yours:)

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  4. Fabulous! The round is a great shape for that space, it breaks up the corners of pieces. It was meant for you!

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  5. It may not be the absolute perfect rug for the space but I think it works really well with the mirror. And if you love it, why not show it off in the first room people see?!

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  6. That was TOTALLY meant to be yours Carmel! I think it looks fabulous there and I love the contrast of it with your walls and how it is like a "pa-pow" statement. I love it in that space and think it is perfect! Well done girl!
    Vanessa

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  7. Love it! It would have been such a shame to leave to leave it there. It's perfect right where it is! SCORE!!!!

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  8. Awesome! I would have bought it too!!! I think it looks great in the entryway, makes it feel so warm and inviting.

    Anna
    www.askannamoseley.com

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  9. It's perfect! I say keep it for sure! Anything Greek key is fabulous in my book and it's the perfect size and goes so well with the sconces. Great find for sure!

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  10. I love that rug! What a great find. And I know what you mean about not really looking for something and then BAM...that happened to me today too. I couldn't help but admire that chalkboard wall with the letters on it. How fun!

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  11. Score! It looks really good there in the entry, but I think it would look good just about anywhere!

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  12. That is a great rug! I am in the market for a great one. Now that I have seen this one, I think I may be looking for one similar. You dont mind do you...lol


    What a GOOD find!


    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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  13. It's beautiful! I want to see a glimpse of it with your cowhide. I'm curious. I bet it looks great!

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  14. Love the rug & also loving your entryway!! Such a pretty space!

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  15. I have that same exact mirror in my foyer! It's a beauty. That rug is so fun, what a great find!

    Glad I stumbled across your blog!

    Anna
    http://www.anewfoundtreasure.com

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  16. What a great find and it matches your foyer perfectly!! I just did a makeover on my guest bathroom in black and white and I love the colors together. So clean and sleek looking! Thanks for sharing.

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  17. I guess I'll be the only dissenter. I love the rug... it's gorgeous. It just seems a bit too large for that area. It feels crowded to me and I don't like how a piece of it is under the console. I think such a great rug should be in a place where it can stand out a little more.

    That being said... the color and pattern look great in the foyer... so pay me no mind. LOL

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  18. I agree with Karen. I think you can have the rug OR the console there, but maybe not both. It's a gorgeous rug, though! Where is that shop? When I'm in town for Christmas, I'll definitely want to check it out!

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  19. Holy Greek Key Batman!!! that is awesome and I "need" that rug for my home office! It matches my dresser perfectly! see: http://www.amandacarolathome.com/2011/09/ikea-malm-dresser-goes-glam.html

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  20. I love the rug in the foyer, but not with the dresser. How would you feel about a lucite hall table? (People either love or hate lucite..) If your console/foyer table was see-through the rug would certainly be the piece de resistance!

    P.S First time commenter, but that obviously didn't stop me from pretending like I know how you should decorate :)

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  21. $70??? Seriously??? Yeah, you would've been a crazy person to pass that up! And honestly, I don't think it matters where you put it because it will create all kinds of fabulous wherever she rests (c:

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  22. You are awfully funny mmmk? The rug is about ten kinds of pretty sitting there in the entry way and would be anywhere you put it.

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  23. Oh my gosh Amanada- that dresser is ridic! LOVE! Pam, that shop is on Clays Mill Rd. next to Rite Aid across from the dog park.

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