Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Rugs, Revealed.

This post has been a long time coming.  I 100% blame the procrastination on the awful pain it is to put an 8 x 10 rug under a crazy heavy king bed, with a million supports beneath it.  Hubby and I just did not feel like tackling that task.  That meant the living room and guest room rugs were in place for a long time, and the rug for our master bedroom sat, rolled up, in our living room for weeks.

Thankfully, due to a fun Super Bowl party we hosted, we were forced to cross things off our to-do list...so we put on our big girl/boy pants, and maneuvered that sucker into place.

If you are new to my blog, and my rug issues, I have made it pretty clear that I have a fear of buying rugs, especially from online retailers.  1) Rugs are usually such an investment, and 2) 99.9% of rugs I want to buy are online, and therefore I can’t see or feel them before I take the plunge.  Well one day I threw caution to the wind and went for it.  Yup, I ordered three rugs from Rugs USA...all at one time.

I didn’t know what to expect, so I was super anxious for them to arrive.  Luckily, when I unrolled each one, I was more and more pleased.  They were all prettier in person than they were online, and I couldn’t be happier with my decision to place the order.  {Plus it didn’t hurt that I got them extremely discounted at 65% off...which is the only way we could afford 3 of them!}

Now I know there are all sorts of "rules" when it comes to rug size and placement...but I'm pretty sure those rules are for people who can afford to follow them.  And we aren't those people. :-/  That means I bought a smaller 5 x 8 rug for our living room space...because really, my main concern was having a cushy rug under foot for relaxing on the couch, or in case some young kids were over and wanted to snuggle on the floor to watch a movie or to play. 


And the guest bedroom rug could probably be bigger too, but I just wanted something to give people's feet a nice place to land when they got out of bed.  Plus, it can also be swapped out for the living room rug in case we wanted a pop of color out there in the spring and summer months.  Like I said, we are working with a budget, people!


For our master bedroom, we had to go with an 8 x 10 rug because anything smaller would have looked ridiculous.  Since we bought two smaller rugs for the other spaces, we could afford to go bigger here.  I love the comfort it adds to our room.


I am so thankful our big purchase wasn't a bust!  I think they add a little something to each room.  And hopefully you'll be seeing more of them soon because I'm determined to pick up my house tour posts again!  I might even re-do the living space because it's changed so much from my original post.

Anyone else on the cusp of purchasing a rug??  Anyone else laugh in the face of rug rules??  {Please tell me I'm not the only one!!}

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    1. Thank you so much, Christine! So glad you stopped by! :)

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  2. love them!!! i can't decide which one is my fav!

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    1. Thanks Cara!! I'm definitely between the two grey ones...hmmmmmm.

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  3. i LOVE that last one! they are all great though. and like you, i am one of the people who breaks the rules! because i don't have the money to follow them. :(

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    1. Thanks Cassie!! I'm glad I'm not the only one! ;)

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  4. Love them all! You have such a good eye for colour and pattern mixing!

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  5. Girl, you made some great selections. I'd take any one of those in a heartbeat! Glad your gutsy buy paid off.

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  6. Love them. They all look great. You're house is really coming together quickly!

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  7. I'm so glad that your online rug purchases worked out! Have you had any issues with them shedding yet?

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    1. Thanks, me too!! I haven't had any issues with it...thank gosh! I'll let you know if that changes at all.

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  8. I'm so afraid of ordering a rug online, but your's are all so gorgeous! I may just have to bite the bullet and give it a shot!

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    1. I was too...I say do it!! I bet you'll be pleasantly surprised. :)

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  9. They are all super cute! Are you able to vaccum them? I need heavy rugs that stay flat (like carpet) but none of them come in great prints/patterns/colors with a great price. I have a hairy yellow lab and 3 kids so vaccuming occurs A LOT!

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    1. Thank you! Yes I am...they stay put, right where they should be.

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  10. I love your choices!! They all look so good! Your home is so pretty :) I have been on a rug buying spree lately too! Our new living room one is supposed to be here tomorrow! And rules....puhhleeeze!

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    1. Thanks Whitney!! That means a lot! :) I'm glad you don't follow those either. ;)

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  11. Those are all great choices! Rugs USA is having a 50% sale right now and I wanted to put a rug in my living room (on top of the apt. grade carpet that's in there) but it's so hard!! I love the color of one rug but not the print and I love the print of another but not the color! By the time I make a choice the sale with be over haha!

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    1. Thank you!! Ugh, I hate when that happens!! Too bad bad we couldn't customize rugs just how we want them {well affordably at least haha}. And don't worry, they have sales all the time! :)

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  12. Love ALL of them!!! Such a great mix of pattern!!!! I think the yellow one is my favorite! And boo on rules! Sometimes they are made to be broken. ;0

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    1. Thanks so much! And thanks for supporting my rule breaking. ;)

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  13. I've been seeing that last rug on your Instagram and I looove it. Your bedroom is so cozy looking, I'm jealous.

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  14. Bah! My stupid dumb comments keep deleting themselves. Stupid, dumb firewalls at work.

    Basically, I said "rules, schmules". You've obviously got a real eye and style and so don't need to worry about all that because they look great!

    Oh, and that the Lumineers are in my head now!!

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    1. Thank you, Amy! :)

      And my bad...a couple people have said that haha.

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  15. I love them!! So gorgeous! I think the bedroom rug is my favorite! :)

    And I'm with you... we just bought a new living room rug (that I have yet to blog about) and we had to buy one we could afford, not one that was "big" enough for the room according to the rules haha!

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    1. Thanks Erika!! And I'm glad you finally posted about your new rug...it's so perfect for your living room! :)

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  16. Love. They all look so pretty! I think the sizes look perfect :)

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  17. Nice! Looks like your picks worked out! They look great!

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  18. These look amazing. All of them. But, I have to say I'm especially partial to the master bedroom rug. Love that it's neutral but packs a punch.

    Also, I want your section. That is all.

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  19. Both of these rooms are perfect!! You have such a good eye for patterns and colors.

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    1. Aw, thank you so much! I'm so glad you stopped by. :)

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  20. I don't believe in rug rules either (they are for hgtv designers only)! I absolutely love your new rugs, you made the right move. If I could re do my whole house to look a bit more modern, I would love for it to look like yours (I happen to love your choice of blue as well :) Hope you have a great weekend!

    Kristel

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    1. Thank you so so so much, Kristel! That means a lot! :)

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  21. Don't you hate how expensive rugs are?!?! I really love your choices, especially love the way your master bedroom is turning out! I love the mix of patterns!

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    1. YES! It makes it so hard for me to pull the trigger on them! Thank you so much! :)

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  22. LOVe your rooms! My hubby and I will be buying a new house for our family of 5 soon and I will be using all your rooms as inspiration. So beautiful! Helpful to read that other people slowly finish their rooms based on their budget too. I have a tendency to want to buy EVERYTHING to finish a room at once : /

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    1. Thank you so much, Jayme!! I completely get it...I wish I could just buy things to put a room together ASAP, but I definitely realized it takes me a very long time to get all the pieces together. And then things are always evolving and changing for me. Good luck with the purchase of your new home!! :)

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  23. I love the Lumineers quote art!!! I was just planning that for my next chalkboard wall quote. Love.

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  24. For your living room, is the rug the soft gray color from RugsUSA that you paired with the chocolate brown sofa? I am trying to update my living room and have a very similar sofa - really loved the bedroom rug in yellow for that room but it was sold out : (

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    1. Our living room rug is white and soft grey...and our couch is actually a charcoal grey. Check back often, because they re-stock their rugs pretty often on the site. Hopefully that helps! :)

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  25. Absolutely LOVE your home!! What color blue did you use in the master bedroom? Im repainting my house for summer visits

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    1. Thank you so much!! The accent wall in our master bedroom is Behr's Balmy Seas. We love it...hope that helps! :)

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  26. Did you add the piece to your ceiling fan? Where did you get that? Love it!

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    1. I actually didn't add it, it came like that. We wanted a ceiling fan in our bedroom, but also wanted a sort of chandelier effect...so when I found that fan/light combo, I knew it'd be perfect. I purchased it from Lamps Plus. Here is the link for it: http://www.lampsplus.com/products/52-inch-casa-optima-white-flower-ceiling-fan__86646-32431-k9774.html

      Hope that helps! :)

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  27. love the living room. where did you get that couch i love it!

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    1. Thanks so much, Tara! I got it from Macy's...it's their Elliot Sectional in Vintage. Here is the link for it. Keep an eye out for sales on the couch because when we purchased it, it was much cheaper than it is now. I hope that helps! :)

      http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/elliot-fabric-microfiber-sectional-sofa-3-piece-chaise-138w-x-95d-x-28h?ID=522835&CategoryID=29391&LinkType=PDPZ1

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  28. What is the gray color paired with the blue in the master bedroom they look amazing together!!

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    1. Thanks so much! The accent wall is Behr's Balmy Seas and the grey is Glidden's Pebble Grey. I hope that helps! :)

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  29. Where did you get your awesome ceiling fan light fixture?

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    1. oops, sorry, I didn't read all the comments...I see where you listed the light fixture...thanks.

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    2. No worries...if you have any other questions, just let me know! :)

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  30. What are the names of the two colors in the master bedroom? I've been looking for months for colors to repaint my bedroom and those are perfect!

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    1. Thank you! The accent wall is Behr's Balmy Seas and the grey is Glidden's Pebble Grey. I hope that helps! :)

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  31. I was also hoping to get the name of the blue you used.

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    1. You mean the accent wall in our bedroom? If so, it's Behr's Balmy Seas...I hope that helps! :)

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  32. How has the Elliot sectional been? Have you had it a long time and is it holding up well? It really looks brown in the picture! :) We are trying to decide between that one and the Karlstad from Ikea. Thanks!!!!

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    1. It's been awesome! We absolutely love it. It's held up beautifully, and it very easy to clean. It's definitely a charcoal grey. I hope that helps! :)

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  33. Where is the mirror from above the bed in the master bedroom?? LOVE IT!

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    1. Hi! I purchased it from Home Goods quite some time ago. ZGallerie sells a version that is a little more expensive. Here is the link for it...I hope that helps! :)

      http://www.zgallerie.com/p-2041-devon-mirror.aspx

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  35. What is the teal and grey room paint colors? I love the room so much!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Anna! The accent wall is Behr's Balmy Seas and the gray is Glidden's Pebble Gray. Hope that helps! :)

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  36. Love your blog, I've been reading through all the posts! I know this is an old post, but I thought I'd say how much I love the rugs. Maybe in the spare bedroom you could pull it out a bit more from under the bed, to make it seem a bit bigger? Just a thought. I know it's hard to judge in pics, and maybe in real life that is the perfect position!

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  37. Where did you get your curtains for the living room?

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    1. Hi! I actually purchased fabric and made them. You can see the post here: http://retroranchrenovation.blogspot.com/2013/01/striped-curtains.html

      Hope that helps...thanks for stopping by! :)

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  38. hi, im in LOVE with your master bedding. Where did you get the white bedding?!

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    1. Thank you so much! The duvet at the bottom is from West Elm (but Target's Threshold line has a super similar one), the coverlet is from Target (Threshold too), the sheets are from Home Goods and the pillows are from Target. I hope that helps! :)

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  39. Gabii you have such a great collection of rug, thanks for sharing your experience with us.

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    1. Thank you!! So glad you stopped by, Jesse! :)

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  40. I love all 3, but especially the first one (in your living room). Could you share which rug that is? I looked but I didn't see a link to it. How is it holding up for you? Thanks!

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    1. Hi Brooke! It's the Rugs USA Radiante Ning Ikat Rug, and here is the link: http://www.rugsusa.com/rugsusa/rugs/rugs-usa-ning-ikat/soft-grey/200BHBC38A-76096.html

      It's held up great so far, and doesn't really shed at all (thank gosh). I hope that helps! :)

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    2. thanks! looks like they're sold out right now...maybe later!

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  41. I am new to your blog, so I apologize in advance if what I am asking has already been answered. Can you please tell me the paint colors in your master and guest bedroom? I am obsessed with those color combos but never seem to pick the right paint :/ Thank you!!

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    1. SO SORRY, Just spent time scrolling up and found my answers. Thank your for having a wonderfully creative blog!

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    2. No need to apologize! I'm glad you stopped by. We have a few different grey colors used in our house. Our guest bedroom is Behr's Dolphin Fin, our master bedroom is Behr's Balmy Seas (teal) and Glidden's Pebble Grey. And the grey in our great room/hallway is Behr's Gentle Rain. Good luck finding the right combo for your home! :)

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  42. What color brand is the turquoise bedroom with the amazing rug?

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    1. The accent wall in the master bedroom is Behr's Balmy Seas. I hope that helps...thanks for stopping by! :)

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  43. What was the brand and name of the rug you have in your master bedroom?

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    1. Hi Jessica! It was the Rug's USA Nuo Chevron Ikat in grey, but unfortunately it looks like only the blue is available on their site right now. Check back often though, because things are always being added.

      http://www.rugsusa.com/rugsusa/rugs/rugs-usa-nuo-chevron-ikat/medium-blue/200BHBC36A-508.html

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  44. Love the master and the fact that you've provided info on where to buy. Mind sharing where the bench is from?

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    1. I don't mind at all! Unfortunately, I bought an old bench off of Craigslist and recovered it. You can see the post here. http://retroranchrenovation.blogspot.com/2012/08/move-over-west-elm.html

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  45. Hi, can you tell me what colors you used for the teal/grey room? They are exactly what I'm looking for in my guest room!

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    1. Hi...of course! The accent wall is Behr's Balmy Seas and the gray is Glidden's Pebble Grey.

      I hope that helps! :)

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    2. I have those pillows in your bedroom picture.

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  46. I love your curtains in your bedroom! Where are they from?

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    1. Thanks so much! They are ZGallerie's Geo Panel's in Steel. I bought two panels and cut them into 4 sections since I don't cover my window, and they are purely for decoration. Here is the link: http://www.zgallerie.com/p-12370-geo-panels-steel.aspx

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  47. Hi - I live in London, UK but I was wondering if you could let me know where you got your Lumineers wall art from? would be the perfect Christmas gift for my boyfriend...thanks so much.

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    1. Hi Kerri! I actually painted the sign myself. I'd be willing to sell it if you are interested. You can send me a message using my email in the "contact me" tab. Thanks! :)

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    2. Hi Gabbi - I sent you an email a few days ago...just wondering if you received it? please let me know and I will resend if needed. Thanks! Kerri

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    3. Ahhhh, I just found it. You went to my spam! I'll email you back now. Thanks Kerri!

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  48. I love yhe ceiling fan in your master bedroom! Can you tell me where you got it?

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    1. Thank you! Of course...we got it on sale from Lamps Plus. Here is the link for it: http://www.lampsplus.com/products/52-inch-casa-optima-white-flower-ceiling-fan__86646-32431-k9774.html

      Hope that helps! :)

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  49. I love these rugs, you can find some area rugs at affordable price over here-
    http://www.rugsville.com/store/

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  50. I'm just curious to see how you decorated the rest of the room? My living room layout is exactly the same front door and all. We have a hard time deciding what to do with the space. Yours looks great!

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    1. If you search my blog for house tour posts, you'll see how the whole room is set up. Hope that helps! :)

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  51. I love the chevron style rug in your bedroom..over all a great blog post!

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  52. What are the names of the paint colors you used on your bedroom walls? I love it and want to do the same!

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