I have a GIANT red rug. I found it on Craigslist a while back thinking, "OMG... I have to have that!" Sound familiar? The rug really was quite the steal. I even spotted it's fraternal twin on One King's Lane for $$$$ more than what I emptied my pockets for. You can take a peak the version I scored here. This all sounds dandy I'm sure, but there is a problem. It's SOoooo traditional. Bleck! Since having this blog, my taste has had a tendency to change. I think I was in the process of figuring out my style. This is something that will forever be adapting, as it should.
It's All About the Chair
It's easy to style a room in a traditional format unintentionally. Especially when you grew up in a very traditional style home. I haven't quite figured out how to describe my taste, but if I were to name it I would say that I am more inclined to gravitate towards a Frenchy Boheme composition than anything. What the heck is that anyway?
Image: A Cup of Joe
I think my best solution to tone down the trAd is to go for a much more modern chair and skimp on the French Country. I really like how the Eames style chairs above are intermixed into an otherwise country farmhouse setting.
Ok, so this rug is not a traditional Persian, BUT the colors are very similar to the colors in my rug (red, blue, gold, navy), and the farmhouse table is nearly an exact replica to mine. Thus, I am inspired! My artsy hubs keeps telling me that there is too much white in our space. He's right. How awesome are these blue Bertoia chairs above!? If I could only score these on CLs or Goodwill for pennies... my life (or at least my dining room) would be complete!
Image: House Beautiful
Ok, this may look familiar. It's been floating around the internet for at least a year now, and I may have even featured it on the blog once. So there is no rug here, but I'm eyeballing the chairs. What do you think about the industrial look with a traditional rug underneath? I almost scored these charis on Craigslist, but the seller bailed on me. Errrr.... we had a time / location, and she sold them to someone else! I think there needs to be a Craigslist Etiquitte 101 course.
They're still priced very reasonably on Overstock, but I was going to get them for 1/2 the cost. Bigger and better chairs await me I'm sure (I hope).