Jute Herringbone

Right around this time last year, I switched rugs around.  Originally, this grid rug was in the family room, but we moved it to the dining room.

Faux-Marble-Table-Top-in-Family-Room

A large-scale floral rug took its place, but felt off.  Especially after I added a large stump coffee table to our family room.

Stump-Coffee-Table-in-Family-Room

At some point, I’d had enough of it and pulled it out, exposing the bare wood floors.  I searched for a replacement, spending more time than necessary internally debating before settling on a replacement.

Glass-Lamp-on-Bar-in-Family-Room

Preferable something neutral, but with a pattern for interest.  West Elm’s Jute Herringbone rug has long been a favorite and their current rug sale pushed me off the fence.

After a short delay in Texas, the new rug safely arrived on Monday.  As soon as the UPS guy left, I moved the furniture out-of-the-way, vacuumed the wood, and unrolled the carpet.

West-Elm-Rug-In-Family-Room-by-Fireplace

Mark this as the first step toward real, grown up furniture.

West-Elm-Rug-in-Family-Room-Toward-Fireplace

Pairing the jute with chenille feels soft underfoot, and reduces shedding.

West-Elm-Rug-in-Family-Room-Overall

After deciding on this rug, I deliberated colors.  Natural and ivory or natural and platinum.

West-Elm-Rug-Stump-Table-Detail

Getting the rug flat under the heavy coffee table took two people.  While Ben lifted, I tugged the rug straight.

West-Elm-Rug-in-Family-Room-Toward-Door

With spring right around the corner, I plan to add more green to the room.  One can never have too much green.

West-Elm-Rug-in-Family-Room-Detail

If I were brave enough, and didn’t have more house to remodel, I’d love to have a colorful velvet sofa.  The Paidge has clean lines and their Moss velvet is beautiful.

West-Elm-Paidge-Sofa

That’s a grown up purchase for another time, leaving me plenty of time to debate and change my mind.

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