New living room rug and furniture re-arrange

3 Jun

As the old saying goes, good things come to those who wait stalk CL incessantly. Casting a wide net for search geography helps, too.

After losing out on several huge rugs, I found a 12′ x 17.5  number outside of New Haven, CT (about an hour and a half drive) for $200. I actually first saw it posted for $300 and called but didn’t hear back and then saw it re-posted the next day for $200. Score! It was folded up when I got it, but the sellers assured me the only condition issues were faded spots. That was not completely true — there are some major wear (or moth) holes, but you only notice them if you look really hard.

The rug is a salmon color with lovely designs. I think not a “real” oriental rug, but good enough for me. It’s super thick (and weighs about a million pounds) and has a rubber strip around the edge. It took three people to bring it in the house and five to lay it out. Phew!

So I rearranged some furniture in the living room (moved the viney couch up from the monkey room) and changed out some lamps and am really digging the room right now. It seems so much larger. I’m still thinking about going lavender on the walls to lighten things up, but it’s bugging me a lot less now with the room less cluttered.

I tried to replicate the room layout photos that I posted the other day.

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3 Responses to “New living room rug and furniture re-arrange”

  1. erin@designcrisis June 6, 2012 at 3:03 pm #

    First of all, I would KILL for that architecture. Oh, and your art collection. How did that happen?!

    Anyhow, what about a much paler purple? Is your rug salmon and blue or salmon and green? I think a warmer pinky purple would be pretty if green, or a bluish purple if there are blue tones in the rug.

    Mint green could be pretty, too.

    • Erica Walch June 8, 2012 at 6:04 am #

      Hi — it’s a salmony color and it has blues, greens, and ivory in it. I’m going to go with the Violet Aster (MS color from the Depot). It’s a really dark room — the sun doesn’t enter until 2:00 PM, so I think a light color will just look dingy. I think the violet aster will lighten it up without being too pale — I’ve been moving the chip around the room and it looks pretty good. I’m hoping to paint next weekend…. stay tuned!

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