Rug — ugh!

23 Feb

I’ve wanted leopard print wall to wall carpet in my dining room for quite some time. After reading Design-Crisis blogger Erin’s post about her leopard rug situation, it got me thinking about rugs instead of carpet.

I even thought I could somehow stitch together two area rugs to cover the space, but I was severely lacking in geometry and brains when I thought that. Math is hard.

Here are some options:

Wall-to-wall Stanton Royal Dutch Serengeti carpet in Wild Root (about $2800 installed — gulp!)

8×11 wool leopard area rug ($400)

10×14 wool vaguely leopard, more like a giraffe rug ($615)

9×13 wool leopard rug ($600)

I’ve seen the same wall to wall carpet that I want at an online retailer for half the cost per square foot that it’s going for at my local place. The local place sent a very nice man out today to measure the room, so once I get my final price, I think I’ll ask them about price matching and see what my options are there.

I am also, however, considering re-joining Erin’s Team Multiple Oriental (TMO). I had an oriental rug in the dining room, but was fortunate enough to find someone from CL who wanted it after the late lamented Skunkie the dog had peed on it multiple times.



6 Responses to “Rug — ugh!”

  1. erin@designcrisis February 25, 2012 at 4:37 pm #

    Tough call… I may be on TMO. I like leopard, but the problem with so many rugs out there is that the spots are gargantuan… diseased. The wall to wall would likely not suffer from such issues of scale, though.

    Maybe the etailer will turn out better?

  2. erin@designcrisis February 26, 2012 at 10:00 am #

    Oh wait… just saw the bear rug. Yes, go with that one!

  3. Erica Walch February 26, 2012 at 1:58 pm #

    The wallpaper is Van Luit Winterthur collection which I got on ebay for about $9.99 a roll.

    It’s magical in the dining room by candlelight — it really sparkles and is very very lovely.

    I just did a search and found it online for $54 per roll, but warning if you click on this link Steve of Steve’s Blinds and Wallpaper pops up and starts talking to you

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