Deuce Cities Henhouse

I Like this Rug


Hey guys! So you remember how I got all smitten with that rug a few weeks back? If you remember, I wasn’t exactly sold on it – I knew I was just crushing on it. Usually if there is something that I think looks really great, and costs a little bit of cheddar (that’s still super cool to say, right?) I usually just wait it out. Why? I wait to see if I really do love it, if I just can’t stop thinking about it, if it’s the only thing I can imagine in the space, and then if I still love it months down the road we budget for it, and then buy it.

In this situation I did not do that. I had been wanting to add bits of salmon and coral to the room, but I couldn’t really come up with a solution for the most effective way of doing it. I thought about adding coral pillows on the sofa that I newly reupholstered, but coral against the navy sofa was a lot of color in one very specific place. The coral needed to be part of the room, not part of the couch, you feel me? I’m pretty sure that the Torres rug has been available at West Elm for awhile, the thing is, I never needed a coral rug, so I never noticed it. Then one day I was flipping through my new catalog, and wham, there it was, The Torres Kilim rug in “Guava”.

So I thought about it, I blogged about it, and then I realized it was on sale. I called West Elm to see what their return policy was on rugs, I found out I could return it to the store. If I ordered it the worst possible thing that could happen would be that I just didn’t like the rug.

So I ordered it, just like that.

I am so living on the edge, you guys!


It took me a few days to roll it out and see what it looked like in the room. I was a little leery, I really did like the cream shag rug that was in the sunroom already, it was something I already owned and didn’t specifically buy it for this room, so it’s basically like it was free. I so badly wanted coral in the room and I was gonna give it a whirl. Go big or go home, or something like that. I really was trying to do my best to throw away all my rug biases and approach this like a real adult.

Honestly, I wasn’t sold at first, it just was so much color and pattern, and so different from what had been there. I had to soak it in. I waited a few more days. I rolled up the rug, I put back the cream rug, and you know what? It was immediately obvious to me that the cream rug had no game when it came to this baby. I’m keeping it.


I love switching things up too, and that cream rug can always come back when I get antsy and need to rearrange everything. The coral rug could would easily look great in the entry way or even the living room – those things are always important to consider too. So what do you guys think? Are you with me on this, or what?

In other news, this GD room still isn’t done yet. I have so much on my plate right now, it is slow going, but I promise, I’ll get it done soon I hope. I’m going to share a few of the little additions I’ve made in an upcoming post, and then I will finally paint this baby and call it a day. My to-do list is never ending!

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  • NIcole March 27, 2014

    I love it! It’s totally not my style but I think it looks really great in that room. It’s color without TOO much color. It’s modern. It’s bright without being in YO face. I do, I really love it! I think you should definitely keep it!

    • Scoops April 1, 2014

      Thanks, Nicole! We are keeping it for sure, I like it more and more every day! The rug is perfect for that small space.

  • Annie March 27, 2014

    I like it! I’m definitely feeling coral accents for spring. I just bought some coral geometric hand towels from Target (Threshold line) for a green bathroom and although at first I thought it might look too tutti-fruity, I’m going with it!

    • Scoops April 1, 2014

      Yeah, you should do it! Aren’t you so excited we can decorate for spring? I am beyond thrilled about it!

  • Kerry March 27, 2014

    I think it looks great. It’s such a fun color without being like TOO much color, and it seems perfect for a sunny spot. I actually just sat here thinking if there’s a place in my house I can put that rug, which I don’t need even a little (well, maybe a little!). Your whole room is turning out so great!

    • Scoops April 1, 2014

      Hey Kerry, I suffer from that problem too, falling in love with something I don’t need and trying to rationalize a reason to get it. Thanks!

  • Allyson March 27, 2014

    It definitely balances the room. Love it!

  • Anne@PotatoCakeVintage March 27, 2014

    Gah, that room is just the cutest. The rug looks great in there!

  • JT March 27, 2014

    I have loved that rug since it went live on WE. Too bad my space is teeny or I would have a gajillion rugs all over.

    • Scoops April 1, 2014

      I hear you, I’m starting to get a collection of rugs – I change them out when the seasons change for a fresh look, you could always do that too ;)

  • AnnMarie March 27, 2014

    I’m surprised at myself, actually — the rug isn’t really my style, but I really like it in your space! And I love how you plan for things to be moved around and “shop” your house to change things up and keep things fresh.

    • Scoops April 1, 2014

      I’m a big believer in shopping my house. I always try and stick to similar accent colors, etc so I can do no-cost rearranging on a whim.

  • Shelly March 28, 2014

    I knew you’d keep the rug!! Looks great! I ‘be been patiently waiting to see this rug in your sunroom and hear the news that you’re smitten!

    • Scoops April 1, 2014

      It really took taking the rug away from the space before I realized how much I appreciated it in the space. I totally love it now!

  • Amber March 28, 2014

    So glad you got it! it looks great! (although i know sometimes things look great in a photo but it’s different to live with it). I really like it!

    • Scoops April 1, 2014

      I know! Especially when those things are “guava” I was worried that it wouldn’t be the right color, but it’s really perfect!

  • Heather March 28, 2014

    The rug looks great in your space, and I love the color combo! I have two follow up questions, though. How do you keep the Kilims in place and how do you keep them clean? I have a really large one from West Elm that I am thinking about getting rid of for those reasons. It looked dirty after about a week!

    • Scoops April 1, 2014

      Hey Heather, I use non-slip rug mats. They work pretty well, but they do bunch up a bit from time to time. As far as cleaning goes, I vacuum (or even sweep) my rugs when they get dirty. I’m planning on taking a few more worn rugs to the cleaner this spring. I’ll let you know how that works for me.

  • caroline [the diy nurse] March 29, 2014

    Gosh I love your style. I love everything in those photos. Perfect choice for the rug!

    • Scoops April 1, 2014

      Thanks so much, Caroline! You’re sweet.

  • SMZ March 29, 2014

    Love the rug! I just love your sense of style. It seems so real and not over the top and unreachable. Also sooo impressed with your renovation skills. Keep the awesome blog posts coming!

    • Scoops April 1, 2014

      Thank you so much! I will try and keep awesome posts coming, your encouragement helps, and makes my day :)

  • MCmlove March 31, 2014

    I love the guava! It works so well with the navy sofa and the black and white you have going on in the sunroom. And I also think it’s a perfect compliment to the Souk-like (Souk-ish?) rug in the adjoining bedroom. I am obsessed with great area rugs and still use them all over our new house even though it currently has wall-to-wall carpeting (I know! I never thought I could stand the look of area rugs on carpeting, but left with no other option at the moment, I actually don’t hate it). Area rugs can help define the look of a room and I think your new guava one does just that. Enjoy! PS: I love your blog!

  • Emily April 2, 2014

    Coral rug looks great in the space – you definitely have a great eye for modern design. I absolutely love the shag Moroccan rug that is in the foreground of these pics… i tried to search your blog for where its from – would you be willing to share? Thanks!

  • shavonda@ahomefullofcolor April 10, 2014

    The rug looks amazing alongside the blue! Great pick!!

    • Scoops April 11, 2014

      Thanks, Shavonda! I love it more and more every day.

  • rhea May 11, 2014

    Hi! Can I ask about the feel of the rug? As I want the black version for myself, but don’t live close to a WE and HATE those scratchy thin rugs…
    Does it feel nice?
    Thanks

    • Scoops May 12, 2014

      Hey, Rhea! So, this is what I can tell you about the feel of the rug. It is not plush, it is a thinner woven rug but I would not call it scratchy. I think it feels pretty okay for a thin rug, but if you are looking for cozy and soft I would look somewhere else. A shag rug like the souk from West Elm might be something that would suit you better.

      • rhea May 16, 2014

        Hey, Thanks so much for the reply. I realise it’s not a plush rug, just that some rugs, even the thing woven ones have a horrible scratchiness to them which I can’t stand. I think I will take the plunge!

      • Rhea May 25, 2014

        I ended up buying the rug, based on your commentary of the feel of it, not being able to feel it in store myself. I have to say I am quite disappointed with it, as the scratchiness is the first thing I noticed! If this rug isn’t scratchy, then I don’t know what is! It is rough as. So unfortunately I am now stuck with a rug that feels like crap in my lounge room.
        FYI to other people who may come across this post and believe the above comment.

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