Rugs USA Giveaway

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I’ve been on this constant mission to make everything in my apartment bright and airy. When Adam moved in six years ago, we mixed his love of dark woods and brown with the vintage, mish-mash style that I loved then. Similar to when my clients are mixing their tastes for their wedding decor, our apartment [...]

Living Room Update & Rugs USA Review

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You know I’m always game to change things up a little in my home. Plus, I love super cozy and comfy (especially during these cold winter months). So, when Rugs USA offered to send over a rug to us I was thrilled. Seriously. They made my day, my week and my month. And, my rug [...]

Craft Room REVEAL full of awesome craft room ideas!

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Hello friends! You all know that I have been working HARD on creating a home office/craft room for myself. It’s a room that I have been wanting to tackle for quite some time, and being selected to compete in the Leviton Renu Challenge finally lit a fire under me to get it done! I had [...]

The Origins of Soumak Rugs

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Named after the town of Shemakja, where the Soumak rug was first woven, this flat-woven rug contains beautiful embroidery that will distinguish your house, and any room boasting one, from all of your friends’. For all of you history buffs out there, it can be fun to learn the back story of any proposed addition [...]

Frugal Home Fashion

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There’s just something extra satisfying about decorating your home on a budget, isn’t there? When you get a great deal on a gorgeous new piece of furniture or find the perfect curtains on sale, it’s a thrill, plain and simple. We love frugal shopping tips as much as anyone, so we just adore Miss Frugal [...]

That Vintage Look

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Who doesn’t love the look of antiques? That vintage style gives pieces a feel of history, of solidity, of character. But sometimes what you want is a piece with the look of an antique, without all the hassle that goes along with the upkeep of such a delicate, timeworn item. Enter faux-antique pieces. Not only [...]

A New Rug For A New Life

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What type of bride are you? Regardless of whether you’re married or not, everyone has their own signature bridal style. Maybe you put together the wedding of your dreams years ago, and still get a thrill from flipping through those photo albums.  Or maybe your wedding is yet to come – but you’ve been planning [...]

Be Bold: A Home Decorating Challenge

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Have you ever wanted to make a big change to your home décor – as in, major, huge, even drastic – but then chickened out because it just seemed too  extreme? Ever been struck by inspiration after seeing a creatively decorated room in a magazine or on TV, but then talked yourself out of it [...]

A Guide to Natural Fibers, Part 2: Seagrass and Coir

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Welcome to the second installment in our handy little guide to choosing an area rug made from natural fibers! In part one, we discussed the differences between sisal and jute. Today, we’ll be taking a look at two more fascinating fibers: seagrass and coir. Seagrass OK, everybody – you get three guesses. Where do you [...]

Flokati Rugs: From the Mountains of Greece to Your Home

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Dowries aren’t much in fashion anymore these days – probably because, you know, paying someone to marry your daughter is not really conducive to a happy union. But throughout pretty much all of history, up until just the last century or so, women had to bring something of substantial value with them into a marriage, [...]