Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Den Dreaming

Whew, the last few days here have just gotten on my nerves! Am I the only one that waits to do their taxes until the very last minute? Every year I swear I won't do that again and then I do! I think that is the definition of insanity! Anyway, I am glad to have that behind me. Onto much more fun things. The other day I was thinking, "why can't I find any gorgeous ikat fabric at the stores" and then a little light bulb went off and I started shopping on line for some. I rarely buy fabric on line just because I am afraid of the colors but I thought I would give it a try this time. Whew who knew there were so many choices!
I think I hit the jackpot, don't you? This is made by Robert Allen, it's perfect, love the feel and weight of it.  I bought this for a couple of pillow covers but now that it's here and I am loving it like I do, I am thinking of recovering an ottoman that will be a coffee table. But of course if I do that it changes everything! The misery of being in my mind!
You see I have had my eye on this rug for awhile, like maybe over a year! I first spied it when my sister and I were shopping. She fell in love with it and bought it for her house on sale for a steel! Well my love has only grown over the year unfortunately I have not been able to find it on sale and I am not really wanting to spend what they are asking. So I stalk online stores to see if they are having a sale, no luck yet.
I have to say this ikat has got me to kinda forget about the rug. Because if I am going to use this for an ottoman I probably need a neutral rug. I keep telling myself I can see the rug at my sister's house even though we don't live really close to each other it's not totally out of my life. I can visit it whenever I like. :D I have this feeling as soon as I make the choice this rug is going to go on sale, my luck right?
Isn't this a really good match? These are the chairs I want to make the pillows for. So tell me what do you think? What would you do? Think about the cabinet that I just finished, you can find that here. And if you want to see this rug in my sisters house, you can check that out here. I don't really have any other pattern in this room, the curtains are kinda like the blue in this fabric but more sheer.The thing I love about this room as it is now is that I can really add any color in hear thru pillows and kind of change things up, this ikat becoming permanent or that rug will change that, not sure if it's worth the trade off. Decisions Decisions!


Tam said...

I knew we were alike... I just posted about waiting until the last minute to do my taxes too! Rejoicing for the both of us now, that it's behind us! And I'm still drooling over your cabinet - beautiful! Have a lovely day! Tam

Jan S said...

I would still keep the rug and make the pillow, after all it's just a pillow, a little pop of color and it is the same colors used in the rug. That's my opionion and I'm sticking to it! :)

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Well, I kind of just went through a similar dilemma. I'm having a sofa recovered and I really, really wanted to go with a pop of color. In the end, I decided to go neutral. I've been questioning my decision but know the neutral will allow me to change colors on a whelm. I prefer to keep things neutral and then the eye be drawn to the pattern in the room. You will 2nd guess yourself no matter what you decide and, of course, the rug will go on sale. Just remember that things come and go and by next year you may be liking something else.

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

p.s. I love the fabric! Gorgeous!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

I, too, have always been attracted to colorful, patterned rugs. Pricey ones to boot. But the downside, they lock you into a color scheme.

I spent the money years ago on some Pottery Barn rugs for my home. I loved them and still do, but it's not necessarily the vibe and feel I'm looking for now. So I think I'm going very neutral and then can use paint and pillows and throw and drapes and accessories to define (and change up) the color scheme.



Anonymous said...

Hi! I just popped over from Thrifty Decor Chick! I think the same way about being "stuck" with a color scheme! What about neutral rug, use the ikat fabric for chair covers for the green chairs & a couple throw pillow on the couch? Then you'll have the choice of solid or patterned with the chairs. Just a thought. Love your transformed cabinet!


Guerrina in CT

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