If you follow me on instagram you've already seen my new rug. In addition, if you've checked out my diy-rubbed-n-buffed-stenciled-greek-key-tray post (that was a mouthful), you've already seen the new rug in action even though I didn't mention it at all in that post.
All I can say about this rug is ......it was fate......I have no doubt it was meant to live in my family room.
Does it not look like I designed the room around this rug instead of finding it after the majority of the room was already done?
So here's the story. I'd been looking for a rug for the basement for months. I never found anything that I loved. Then one day I thought.....hmmmmm.......wonder if the rug that's in the family room would work in the basement. Here's the old rug that used to live here.
The old rug I bought at Pier 1 about 2 years ago. It looked good in this room, but I decided to try it out in the basement just for kicks. Shopping my house seemed like a smart thing to do especially because I couldn't find a rug I liked for that space anywhere else. Well, wouldn't you just know it - this rug was perfect for the basement! (I'll show you pictures of it down in the basement soon.) Now you see where this is going. I had finally found the right rug for the basement, but now I needed a new one for my family room. One thing........always leads to another doesn't it?
I literally found the perfect rug for this room in less than an hour. I sat down at my computer and randomly decided to check out Joss & Main . If you're unfamiliar with Joss & Main, it's a members only website that offers new curated sales each day many times at up to 70% off retail! I pretty much stalk that site although this was my very first purchase. I saw this rug and it was literally love at first site. I was a little worried that the colors on the computer screen wouldn't be true to life, but to my surprise when it arrived it looked just as it was pictured.
It is gorgeous, super soft, and works perfectly layered over my natural fiber rug (that I purchased at Rugs USA during a huge sale event). I love the way this rug marries the red and blue in the room.
Sometimes you just have to go with the decorating flow, shop your house and let the process guide you. Ha-ha - or just stalk Joss & Main. Whatever.
Speaking of...............my friend Courtney's curator's sale goes live tomorrow, so be sure to check it out! I have no doubt it's going to be awesome! But don't blame me if you break the bank - blame her. ;)
Are you a member yet? Get out from under that rock if you aren't! ;)