apple Our Fifth House: My First Joss & Main Purchase - A New Rug

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

My First Joss & Main Purchase - A New Rug

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.

black sliding doors


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.  ;)

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Are you a member yet?  Get out from under that rock if you aren't!  ;)

17 comments:

  1. could that rug be any more perfect for your living room? nope. it could not. great buy!

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  2. Can't believe how perfect it looks. What a find!

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  3. Ahhh! I love your new rug! It is beyond perfect for your living room! :)

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  4. I love the rug, but also the horse head above. :)

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  5. Oh honey, I usually LOVE all of your design ideas but that rug is horrific!

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  6. To each his own I guess- - that's what makes design fun. We all like different things. How boring would it be if we all did the exact same thing in our houses?

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  7. I like the new rug. I like the new light too..

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  8. Seriously, I just keep waiting on your living room to be in a magazine! Those doors and that new rug are just too much goodness! Great purchase on the rug!

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  9. It absolutely looks like you designed the room around the rug. It's amazing. I love how all of your bold statements work so well together. Those doors are just fantastic. And thank you for the sweet Joss & Main shout out!! You rock.

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  10. Shooooot.......that rug is a classic! It will always be usable in any room.....and looks fab in your den. Congrats on a great purchase!

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  11. The rug is a great addition to your room and does look like the room was built around it. It's perfect for your traditional-with-a-bit-of-edge style!

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  12. I love that rug! Do you know the name of it? I have been searching for it to no avail :(

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  13. I'm sorry I don't know the name. Joss and Main is a site with flash sales - the inventory doesn't last long - I've seen similar rugs offered through many different online sources. And it's always possible that Joss and Main will have similar rugs in the future - hope this helps.

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  14. Beautiful and timeless. The colors look so clear and un-muddied. I would love to have it on my living room floor.

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    1. The cream pillows are from Target, the black and white is from Ikea, red velvet from Pier 1 and the blue and red ikats were purchased on etsy. The red ikat fabric pattern is magnificat classic.

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