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It’s nuts to think of how much we packed into a 3 day, semi-impromptu trip to Paris. With our number one goal being to hold a vow ceremony for our friends Jess and Scott (check!), we still managed to wear in our walking shoes, fill our bellies with an absurd amount of red wine and take in the flea market (where we picked up a handful of finds; more on the flea later this week).

We brought along a cheat sheet of French phrases – the most used, perhaps, was at the market to say, how much? – but more often than not, my high school Español reared its unwelcome head and gracias! escaped my mouth an embarrassing number of times. By the time I got the hang of it (Scott had no problems whatsoever, show off), it was time to head home – back to our Spanglish speaking Chicago ‘hood, of course.

In any case, Scott and I acted as full-blown tourists – I had a little red back pack and all, how nerdy! – and took photos of everything in front of our faces. It was hard to decide where to point our cameras (as in, plural – we brought 3; again, nerd alert) since everywhere we looked was beautiful. I’ve whittled down hundreds upon hundreds of shots into a few dozen to share now, which was no easy task. Trying to explain our experience is just as difficult (we smile and sigh when we bring it up, which makes sense to us, however, does no good for you), so our hope is that seeing Paris through our eyes might tell a better story.

We stayed at Hotel Crayon, and we ended every evening in the lounge with a bottle of the wine (the girls) and a glass of bourbon (the boys). The hotel alone was such a fun experience – color overload, a dream! – so much so that we looked forward to our nighttime conversations, when we recapped our favorite parts of our days while lounging in our jammies, chatting with the (awesome!) staff and eventually, falling into bed very, very happy.

Paris, we love you, and we can’t wait to see you again.

Have you been? And if so, what were your favorite parts of the city?

PS: We didn’t include any photos of Jess and Scott’s vow ceremony, as we want them to be the first to share those. (But trust, it was a tear jerker. More on that in a later post!)

  • Jess Lively - August 20, 2012 - 7:45 AM

    Ummmm…. amazing! I love seeing the trip through your camera eyes! There are many moments that I didn’t even notice which you captured so beautifully.

    I can also say we opened our dropbox and our mouths dropped! Can’t wait to talk with you about them and share!! You are one multi-talented lady – and so is Scott!ReplyCancel

  • Carrie @DreamGreenDIY - August 20, 2012 - 7:48 AM

    Gorgeous…LOVE that photo of the Eiffel Tower. Can’t wait for more!ReplyCancel

  • jodi - August 20, 2012 - 8:57 AM

    i am dying to go to paris. you’re photos are fantastic!! i love the one looking down at the people on the lawn under the eiffel tower and the dog in the cafe. so sweet! looking forward to seeing the wedding photos, too!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - August 20, 2012 - 9:17 AM

    Jess, wahooo! There’s always that time between sending off the photos and waiting to hear back that can seem like an eternity! Can’t wait to catch up on the rest of your stay.

    Carrie, thank you! We took a few Polaroids at the Tower, too!

    Jodi, that’s my favorite photo too – the people on the lawn. I’d like to enlarge it, but where to put it?! We’re slowly running out of wall space… And the dog’s name was Oscar. Wasn’t he the cutest?ReplyCancel

  • jodi - August 20, 2012 - 9:48 AM

    hmmm, that is a dilemma, isn’t it? but i think it would look so amazing blown up nice and big.

    and oscar! what a perfect name.ReplyCancel

  • jeswel - August 20, 2012 - 9:57 AM

    All of it, but Montmartre for the history and view probably. I went to Paris in high school and want to return as an adult. Loved all of your gorgeous photos.ReplyCancel

  • Clara - August 20, 2012 - 11:14 AM

    Lady- I want to hire you to shoot my wedding from just these photos alone! They’re amazing! I can’t wait to see more of this magical trip.ReplyCancel

  • Kim - August 20, 2012 - 11:22 AM

    Thank you, Jeswel!

    Clara, haha, well I also know an officiant if you’re looking for one of those, too!ReplyCancel

  • kaylan - August 20, 2012 - 11:49 AM

    i can’t pick my favorite picture so i’m sure you’re having an even harder time picking your favorite part of the trip (aside from the vow ceremony, i’m sure :-).ReplyCancel

  • jenny - August 20, 2012 - 4:24 PM

    gorgeous photos!!! looks like you had an awesome time!ReplyCancel

  • John @ Our Home from Scratch - August 20, 2012 - 4:31 PM

    Ahhh, Paris. We honeymooned there four years ago. We fell in love with it. Wonderful city. The duck confit, the cafe au lait, the cigarettes (even though we don’t smoke). Perfect. Can’t wait to go back. Thanks for jogging my memory.ReplyCancel

  • Katharine - August 20, 2012 - 8:49 PM

    Wow! These photos are amaaaazing! And you and Scott are too cute. This also made me super excited because Kevin and I are going to Paris (for 3 days en route to a wedding in Germany!) in December. We’ll have to confer because I’d love suggestions from you guys! I haven’t been there since I was 15, so I have a lot of catching up to do! :) Thanks for sharing your trip with us!ReplyCancel

  • Jo - August 20, 2012 - 9:49 PM

    What lovely pictures of Paris… beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Heather {ModernMealsforTwo} - August 21, 2012 - 7:58 AM

    I couldn’t even read this yesterday when I was sitting in cubeville. Just promise me that the next time you run away on an awesome, photo worthy journey you won’t post it on a Monday ;)

    These images are awesome! I really feel like I got a dose of France. And that hotel!?! LOVE IT!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - August 21, 2012 - 9:07 AM

    Thanks, everyone!

    Katharine, if you haven’t booked a hotel yet, you should check out Hotel Crayon! It was so adorable, and within walking distance to so much.

    Heather, the hotel was reason enough to go to Paris! Seriously.ReplyCancel

  • kirsten - August 21, 2012 - 11:02 AM

    Wait. You guys went to Paris? Amazing! And the photos, incredible:)!!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - August 21, 2012 - 11:29 AM

    WOW amazing!! I can’t wait to hear (and see) more about the ceremony too :)I am so glad you guys had this experience…one of these years I’ll make it to Europe. PS you are the cutest and I’m obsessed with your hair!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - August 21, 2012 - 11:38 AM

    Kirsten, yes! It really was amazing!

    Kelly, aw, I miss you!ReplyCancel

  • Emily - August 21, 2012 - 1:38 PM

    Love love love Paris!

    My guy and I just got back from a trip there – where we got engaged! I shared a few pics too :

    le sigh!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - August 21, 2012 - 1:44 PM

    Emily, just read your post – CONGRATS! How romantic!ReplyCancel

  • Katharine - August 25, 2012 - 1:44 PM

    Thanks for the advice! We haven’t booked yet, so I will absolutely look into this!!! I want to also hear about where you ate and shopped! (Although we’ll be there over Xmas, so not much will be open probably….).ReplyCancel


This giveaway is no longer accepting entries. Thank you to all who participated!

Yesterday, we shared the latest living room tweak, our FLOR in Roadside Attraction. Today, we want to spread a little love; it’s Friday, after all! We’ve partnered with those awesome folks at FLOR to give one lucky reader their choice of 30 tiles – that’s the equivalent of an 8′x10′ rug – plus a free design consultation. Sweet, huh?

If you’re new to FLOR, it’s an easy and fun way to create, customize and assemble your own rug. (Plus, you get to play with giant stickers – er, FLORdots.) It’s pretty clear we enjoy them ourselves (having three combinations in our foyer, studio and living room), and we couldn’t be more thrilled to give one to you, too!

The details:

  • Up for grabs: 1 lucky winner will receive 30 tiles of their choice + a design consultation.
  • To enter, Step 1: First, visit FLOR on Facebook and give ‘em a like. It’s the first place you’ll find out about those important things, you know, like promo codes!
  • To enter, Step 2: Second, submit your entry by leaving a comment on this post and telling us, where will your FLOR go?
  • For additional entries: Share this giveaway on Facebook or Twitter, then come back and leave a comment letting us know. (One additional comment for each method – up to 2 extra entries!)
  • Giveaway ends: Tuesday, August 21st, 6pm EST
  • Shipping restrictions: US of A and Canada only, please.

The lucky dog winner will be selected using and announced on Wednesday, August 22nd. Good luck and happy entering!

First photo via FLOR.

  • Amanda - August 17, 2012 - 6:23 AM

    i have been in love with FLOR for a long time, and my front room is in desperate need of a rug, so this is perfect timing!ReplyCancel

  • Elise - August 17, 2012 - 6:33 AM

    living room, flor sure :-)

    the rug i currently have in there is a) 5 years old and kind of grungy and b) way too small for the space. would love to replace it!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - August 17, 2012 - 6:33 AM

    This would be perfect for my dining room! With a dog and messy friends, they’d be great. hahaReplyCancel

  • Ashley - August 17, 2012 - 6:35 AM

    Your blog was the first I had heard of this company and I am instantly in love. After searching for three years for a rug for our bare kitchen floor, this would be the perfect solution!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie - August 17, 2012 - 6:36 AM

    I would love to put one in our living room, which currently has a not-so-exciting plain gray rug!ReplyCancel

  • misie - August 17, 2012 - 6:42 AM

    This is an excellent giveaway! I was surprised by all their offerings – even if I don’t win – I may just have to invest in some squares for our new bedroom! Thanks for the info.ReplyCancel

  • Heather S. - August 17, 2012 - 6:43 AM

    I’d love to win some tiles for my living room – I haven’t found the perfect new rug for in there yet.ReplyCancel

  • Lissa - August 17, 2012 - 6:43 AM

    I love the idea of FLOR, especially with a dog and a 1 year old. I have 2 different places I would put it: the dining room or my living room. I am planning on removing the carpet for health reasons and this FLOR would be a great rug for my son to play on.ReplyCancel

  • Lissa - August 17, 2012 - 6:45 AM

    I have shared this on Facebook so hopefully you will get more entries and more readers!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - August 17, 2012 - 6:50 AM

    I would put my Flor tiles in my bedroom….I looking to change things up :)ReplyCancel

  • Lexi M - August 17, 2012 - 6:52 AM

    My new FLOR will probably go in our future nursery for our first baby!!ReplyCancel

  • Joy - August 17, 2012 - 6:55 AM

    Exciting giveaway! I’d love to use FLOR in parts of our kitchen and dining area :-)ReplyCancel

  • EmilyR - August 17, 2012 - 6:59 AM

    I’ve always wanted a FLOR rug! I’d put mine in my bedroom.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia - August 17, 2012 - 7:01 AM

    Well, I’m sure this will be perfect for the corridor just after the entrance.. It’s so boring there!! That would put color!ReplyCancel

  • AshleyB - August 17, 2012 - 7:01 AM

    I look at FLOR all the time but can never pull the plug. Ours will go in our apartment to define our living space from dining while still tying them together.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Phillips - August 17, 2012 - 7:01 AM

    I’d love some FLOR for my dining room! It needs a little love.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Phillips - August 17, 2012 - 7:01 AM

    I shared on facebook (Stephanie Phillips).ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Phillips - August 17, 2012 - 7:02 AM

    I shared on twitter (ECUTwinMama)!ReplyCancel

  • Steph - August 17, 2012 - 7:06 AM

    My FLOR carpeting would go right smack in my bedroom! Such a cool business.ReplyCancel

  • Maria Latham - August 17, 2012 - 7:06 AM

    This would SOOO go in my foyer.ReplyCancel

  • Amy Lynn - August 17, 2012 - 7:23 AM

    That giant black monstrosity we currently have in our living room is kind of the bane of my exisistance. Every little Pete hair and crumb shows up and I feel like I’m constantly vaccuuming. Myself (and the neighbors below) would be ecstatic if we won! Besides, the giveaway does end on my birthday! :)ReplyCancel

  • Amy Lynn - August 17, 2012 - 7:29 AM

    I’ve shared your post on Facebook (Amy Elliott)! :)ReplyCancel

  • Lilia - August 17, 2012 - 7:31 AM

    We would love to have FLOR for our living room. I think something colorful!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey Singletary - August 17, 2012 - 7:37 AM

    FLOR ME! I will definitely put the new tiles in my dining room. It is in major need of an upgrade from my college days beige shag rug.ReplyCancel

  • Josh - August 17, 2012 - 7:39 AM

    Not sure where my FLOR would go at the moment, but I can guarantee you that I will find a beautiful spot for it!ReplyCancel

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  • Liz Ann - August 17, 2012 - 7:44 AM

    Our FLOR would go in our newly added on sunroom. I love the look and the durability of it!ReplyCancel

  • Michael Wurm, Jr - August 17, 2012 - 7:45 AM

    What a great giveaway! I’ve been wanting to try FLOR for soooo long! I would use the squares in my living room or office.

    Thanks a million!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea - August 17, 2012 - 7:51 AM

    I am so intrigued by FLOR! We just bought our first home and we are looking for a durable, natural-fiber rug for our living room that can withstand our active life + a dog and a cat. This seems like the perfect solution!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea - August 17, 2012 - 7:54 AM

    Just shared on facebook! (Although my privacy settings makes it so only my friends can see it.)

  • Lisa Carpenter - August 17, 2012 - 7:56 AM

    Not sure exactly where my new FLOR would go — probably either living room or kitchen.ReplyCancel

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  • Kim Schutte - August 17, 2012 - 8:08 AM

    I actually ordered a couple FLOR samples (including Roadside Attraction) yesterday after reading your post. I like that with a little DIY I can create an odd sized rug for my living room!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda M - August 17, 2012 - 8:08 AM

    I would love some FLOR action in my living room. My rented loft has painted floors in a very unfortunate shade of grey.ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey d. - August 17, 2012 - 8:17 AM

    My FLOR would go in my kitchen. I need some awesome color to cover up a boring beige vinyl floor.ReplyCancel

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  • Beckie@Cubicle57 - August 17, 2012 - 8:28 AM

    We have a big empty room in a new apartment terribly in need of some FLOR! Our dog too needs a soft place to nap.ReplyCancel

  • allison - August 17, 2012 - 8:29 AM

    I need a rug for my living room! FLOR would be perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Carrie @DreamGreenDIY - August 17, 2012 - 8:30 AM

    Would love to add a Flor rug to our living room!! The customization feature is so unique =)ReplyCancel

  • Beckie@Cubicle57 - August 17, 2012 - 8:33 AM
  • Ilana - August 17, 2012 - 8:35 AM

    Our living room! We have zero rugs and having a FLOR one would be amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer S - August 17, 2012 - 8:36 AM

    We just moved into a house with all hardwood floors, so the possibilities are endless, but I think FLOR in our office would be great.ReplyCancel

  • Amy - August 17, 2012 - 8:40 AM

    Thanks Amy Lynn for posting this! I would love this in my family room. We have no rug and have 2 large dogs. We’ve been through many rugs and flor would be perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Clare - August 17, 2012 - 8:42 AM

    I need a rug in the living room!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - August 17, 2012 - 8:43 AM

    Our living room! After adopting two cats and a dog- this would be PERFECT!ReplyCancel

  • Liliana - August 17, 2012 - 8:47 AM

    I would use the FLOR rug in our fireplace living room or in the 3rd bedroom/office.ReplyCancel

  • Sara - August 17, 2012 - 8:48 AM

    I’d put mine in my office.ReplyCancel

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  • Rachel - August 17, 2012 - 8:51 AM

    What an awesome giveaway! If we won I would definitely put it in our living room… I know our two pups would love to curl up on it (when their multitude of beds don’t cut it haha).ReplyCancel

  • Marie - August 17, 2012 - 8:53 AM

    I would put a FLOR rug in the living room, replacing my older rug from college days.ReplyCancel

  • Two Pitties in the City - August 17, 2012 - 8:56 AM

    We love FLOR, and it’s so perfect for pet-friendly homes. We would love to add FLOR to our new office (which was also inspired by you guys!).ReplyCancel

  • Amber - August 17, 2012 - 9:06 AM

    I have been in love with FLOR tiles since forever. I would LOVE a FLOR rug in our living room!ReplyCancel

  • Jimmy - August 17, 2012 - 9:07 AM

    We need a rug of sorts for our ice-cold tile floor in West Virginia. It’s an odd shaped room, so the standard rectangle never seems to work right. We’ve had the place since 2009, and despite trying many different options we still have yet to find the answer.ReplyCancel

  • Teresa - August 17, 2012 - 9:07 AM

    I’ve been looking to get a rug in my office, but I can’t find anything the right size. These FLOR tiles are perfect! I’m in love with the design you picked. It looks amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Mercedes - August 17, 2012 - 9:09 AM

    Time to toss our 15 year old, “temporary” carpet solution in the living room.
    We pulled-up the brown shag when we moved in, only to find a linoleum carpet tarred down to the middle of the pine flooring. Eek! We’re ready to sand and refinish the floor and would love to add some magic FLOR tiles!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - August 17, 2012 - 9:17 AM

    I love Flor! I’ve had two Flor rugs in my office and right now my cheapo living room rug could really use an update. I have four kitties who have used it as a scratched post. I love that some of Flor’s styles aren’t loops (the cat’s favorite kind of carpet to scratch).ReplyCancel

  • E Davis - August 17, 2012 - 9:17 AM

    Wonderful blog and an amazing giveaway! We love Flor and have been wanting to get some tiles for a very long time. We would put our new Flor rug in our living room…it would be a perfect way to cuddle with our rescued pup, while giving our hardwood floors some much needed company. :)ReplyCancel

  • Kristina - August 17, 2012 - 9:23 AM

    We just moved into a new apartment and I tossed all of our old shaggy rugs in the process. The Flor rug would go right in the new living room, being that HUGE!!! It would mean no more slipping and sliding on those old Chicago hardwoods for my pup and kitty.ReplyCancel

  • Traci - August 17, 2012 - 9:25 AM

    I would love a new FLOR look for my dining room. (Or the hall, or the master bedroom, so many choices)ReplyCancel

  • Kristina - August 17, 2012 - 9:26 AM

    And I just shared on Twitter! Tweet, tweet! :

  • kristen - August 17, 2012 - 9:27 AM

    how exciting! i had FLOR tiles my senior year of college because the floors were awful in my apartment. they were great! could use some in the new place over the wood floors! thanks :)ReplyCancel

  • Brenna Campbell - August 17, 2012 - 9:32 AM

    My dorm room! The building I live in is almost 100 years old, and while it has pretty hardwood floors, I’m expecting them to get very chilly in the New England winter. Some fun, colorful FLOR tiles would be an attractive way to keep my piggies warm!ReplyCancel

  • Anna Kristina - August 17, 2012 - 9:34 AM

    Awesome giveaway! We’d put them in our bedroom or living room!ReplyCancel

  • Megan - August 17, 2012 - 9:37 AM

    Fantastic! I’ve been wanting to try out FLOR for a while, but I’m so indecisive. Design consultation to the rescue. Great giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn - August 17, 2012 - 9:38 AM

    OMG … love that first photo! Talk about grand entrance. Relocating to a new space in October. Not sure where my FLOR would go, but this would look amazing anywhere!ReplyCancel

  • Rori - August 17, 2012 - 9:39 AM

    I neeeeeed this for our upstairs hallway- the floor isn’t in the best shape and it will be a while until we can undertake restoring them, this would make such a huge difference!ReplyCancel

  • Christine - August 17, 2012 - 9:40 AM

    This would be perfect for my living room!ReplyCancel

  • Amy - August 17, 2012 - 9:41 AM

    I would loooove to win this- I’ve been contemplating my Flor are rug for months! (But still haven’t decided). It would go in my living room. :)ReplyCancel

  • Caitlin - August 17, 2012 - 9:52 AM

    Living room will look amazing with a FLOR rug!ReplyCancel

  • Stesse - August 17, 2012 - 9:56 AM

    Our new house has Spanish-style red tile floors, which are pretty but also hard, so this would be perfect for the living room… gotta soften that up!ReplyCancel

  • Alyssa - August 17, 2012 - 9:58 AM

    I’d love to put a FLOR rug in my new office/studio. I have interns starting in September and NEED to get a rug in the room before their first day!ReplyCancel

  • Heather Whisenant - August 17, 2012 - 10:04 AM

    I would love to put flor tiles in my living room!ReplyCancel

  • Meg - August 17, 2012 - 10:07 AM

    I would definitely love to create a new rug in our living room. We have an old, dingy rug in there now and I’d love something more contemporary and fun!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - August 17, 2012 - 10:08 AM

    30 tiles of FLOR? Oh my! Some of those tiles would go in my entry way and the rest would make their way into my bedroom for a cushy spot to place my feet when crawling out of bed in the mornings.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda @ Our Humble A{Bowe}d - August 17, 2012 - 10:14 AM

    Oh, Flor totally rocks. We currently have two rugs. I’d love a third for our dining space or our boys’ bedroom. Pick me, please! :)ReplyCancel

  • Zandi @ Radical Possibility - August 17, 2012 - 10:22 AM

    I need this in my living room haha because the rug thats there now cannot handle the traffic OR the wine stains!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - August 17, 2012 - 10:25 AM

    I love FLOR too. They would definitely go in our living room.ReplyCancel

  • Zandi @ Radical Possibility - August 17, 2012 - 10:25 AM
  • liz - August 17, 2012 - 10:36 AM

    We are desperately in need of a new carpet in our living room, and have been considering Flor in our hunt for the right carpet! I would love to win!!ReplyCancel

  • Shauna - August 17, 2012 - 10:41 AM

    We’re shopping for a new house, so our choices of rooms are endless! I think the best spot for a FLOR-floor would be a crafting room. (Hopefully I get one of those.)ReplyCancel

  • Claudie - August 17, 2012 - 11:00 AM

    It would go in my living room replacing the rug that’s way too small for the space that currently resides there.ReplyCancel

  • Beth - August 17, 2012 - 11:00 AM

    Maybe it would go in the office? Or bedroom? Or living room? We need rugs :)ReplyCancel

  • Jess DeLeon - August 17, 2012 - 11:04 AM

    We are in the middle of re-doing our 3rd floor/loft to make it our master bedroom–We lay the wood floors next weekend and I would LOVE to put an area flor rug under the bed!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Oneita @ grrlDog design - August 17, 2012 - 11:12 AM

    I’m a big fan of FLOR. My rug would definitely in the living room! My very short-haired pit bulls would appreciate something between them and the hardwood floors in the winter!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel H - August 17, 2012 - 11:14 AM

    Yay FLOR! I would put it in my dining room or living room.. decisions, decisions!ReplyCancel

  • june - August 17, 2012 - 11:20 AM

    we have a 550 sf bonus room that’s desperately in need of FLORing. :-)ReplyCancel

  • Emma - August 17, 2012 - 11:20 AM

    Weee! I love FLOR tiles. I would love some FLOR tiles for my currently carpetless living room! Thx for hosting this giveaway YBH!ReplyCancel

  • Hillary - August 17, 2012 - 11:25 AM

    Have loved (and coveted!) FLOR for a long time now! Would probably put it in our living room!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren Pinson - August 17, 2012 - 11:38 AM

    My Flor rug would replace the nasty shag rug that I can’t clean very easily and my Roomba can’t vacuum in my living room. And since I don’t quite need an 8×10 rug I might see if I can make an additional runner for my kitchen as well!ReplyCancel

  • Amy - August 17, 2012 - 11:38 AM

    In the dining room. The rug in there is currently in there needs to go.ReplyCancel

  • Sadie - August 17, 2012 - 11:39 AM

    Love the Settle Down tiles, they would go in our living room…since our pups have annihilated our West Elm rug!ReplyCancel

  • Amy - August 17, 2012 - 11:43 AM

    Tweeted too!ReplyCancel

  • Heather - August 17, 2012 - 11:45 AM

    I would love to have FLOR in my 7 month old’s room! He is starting to crawl and I bet his poor knees would enter this giveaway if they could!ReplyCancel

  • Penina Frager - August 17, 2012 - 11:46 AM

    A FLOR rug would be great in my living room as I change out pillows for a new fall look!ReplyCancel

  • Kasey Bryan - August 17, 2012 - 11:51 AM

    Where wouldn’t I put a FLOR?ReplyCancel

  • Caroline Eastman - August 17, 2012 - 12:11 PM

    My bedroom, for sure!ReplyCancel

  • elif - August 17, 2012 - 12:12 PM

    Definitely in the dining room. I’ve heard great things about how easy they are to clean!ReplyCancel

  • Emily @ Our Waldo Bungie - August 17, 2012 - 12:16 PM

    Ooooh! I would love to win this! I’ve been obsessed with FLOR since you posted about the Ikhat ones in your office! :)

    If I were to win, I’d put my new FLOR tiles in our living room. I’ve been thinking about replacing the rug we have in there for quite some time now!ReplyCancel

  • Jhoanna - August 17, 2012 - 12:31 PM

    I would love some FLOR tiles. I would use them in our family room, it’s bare and cold right now.ReplyCancel

  • jessie aucoin - August 17, 2012 - 12:41 PM

    fb liked. 30 tiles, huh? i think some will go in our living room to replace the existing tiles (many of which our dog decided were chew toys), and the reminder would probably be used to round out the somewhat skimpy selection we bought for the bedroom.ReplyCancel

  • jessie aucoin - August 17, 2012 - 12:45 PM

    shared on fb as well. that’s two entries!!!!ReplyCancel

  • CP - August 17, 2012 - 12:56 PM

    I haven’t tried FLOR but would like to get one for my living room. I sold my old rug and haven’t been able to decide on a new one yet.ReplyCancel

  • Karen - August 17, 2012 - 12:58 PM

    It would go right into our office… I’ve been thinking they’d be perfect for our rolling chairs that just won’t roll over other rugs that don’t fit the space.ReplyCancel

  • Emmy - August 17, 2012 - 1:15 PM

    The boyfriend and I just moved in together! He’s a grad student coming from a furnished apartment and I moved across the country to be with him (thus got rid of most of my stuff, including the rugs).
    If we won, we would put it in the living room!ReplyCancel

  • kaylan - August 17, 2012 - 1:15 PM

    my living room would looove a flor!ReplyCancel

  • kate n - August 17, 2012 - 1:15 PM

    I’ve been eyeing FLOR for my single girl studio! Since it’s so small, I could use 30 tiles in different areas to differentiate spaces – living space and sleeping space!ReplyCancel

  • kaylan - August 17, 2012 - 1:17 PM

    facebooked :-)ReplyCancel

  • kaylan - August 17, 2012 - 1:18 PM

    and… tweeted!

    thanks for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Raven - August 17, 2012 - 1:30 PM

    I liked FLOR on fb. I hadn’t heard of this company either until your post. What a great idea! I love the versatility.

    I would use the flor in my family room. It would be great to mix and match. Thanks for the chance, and introducing me to FLOR!ReplyCancel

  • Brenna - August 17, 2012 - 1:35 PM

    Ooh, would love to win some Flor tiles! I would most likely use them in our guest bedroom (which is a bit bare at the moment).


  • Brenna - August 17, 2012 - 1:36 PM

    Shared on FB! :)ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - August 17, 2012 - 1:39 PM

    Nice! Our Dining Room could totally use a rug!ReplyCancel

  • Matt - August 17, 2012 - 1:40 PM

    I’d love this in our dining room!ReplyCancel

  • LC - August 17, 2012 - 2:10 PM

    I liked FLOR!

    I have wanted one for soooo long – need it for the entry way!ReplyCancel

  • Kari M. - August 17, 2012 - 2:33 PM

    I just moved to a new apartment and have been wanting to put a flor rug in my new dinning room.ReplyCancel

  • Elaine - August 17, 2012 - 2:34 PM

    I would love to add some FLOR tiles to my long and narrow entryway!ReplyCancel

  • Kari M. - August 17, 2012 - 2:36 PM
  • Sarah - August 17, 2012 - 3:10 PM

    My Flor tiles would probably go in my bedroom. Or maybe my basement.ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth G. - August 17, 2012 - 3:12 PM

    I Like FLOR on Facebook.
    My FLOR would go in my bedroom.ReplyCancel

  • Katharine - August 17, 2012 - 3:12 PM

    We’d LOVE for our bedroom to have a FLOR in it!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth G. - August 17, 2012 - 3:13 PM
  • Amy - August 17, 2012 - 3:26 PM

    I liked FLOR on Facebook (great idea for promo codes, btw). I would put this in my bedroom, and would attempt an L-shaped rug (unless it looks terrible, then I’ll go traditional layout).ReplyCancel

  • Megan E. - August 17, 2012 - 3:27 PM

    I’d use them in my living room!ReplyCancel

  • Blair - August 17, 2012 - 3:43 PM

    I fell in love with Flor when I moved to Chicago! I’d never heard about it in Dallas. I would love to replace the not-so-exciting Home Depot carpet in my bedroom or put it in my dining room!ReplyCancel

  • katie r - August 17, 2012 - 3:56 PM

    living room! come save me! :)ReplyCancel

  • Katie R - August 17, 2012 - 4:02 PM

    I facebooked :)ReplyCancel

  • Brianna - August 17, 2012 - 4:06 PM

    I would love some Flor tiles to put under my dining room table!!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - August 17, 2012 - 4:10 PM

    I love the versatilityReplyCancel

  • Leila Waddell - August 17, 2012 - 4:18 PM

    My bedroom needs FLOR!ReplyCancel

  • Sam - August 17, 2012 - 4:26 PM

    Oh this would sooooo rule. We are looking for a rug for our living room. We’ve had nothing for a while but we’re about to welcome a baby and with that comes MESS! We would love this!ReplyCancel

  • Liz - August 17, 2012 - 4:31 PM

    Awesome! I have been considering Flor for our family room or sun porch but hesitate to buy because I have never seen it in action! This way would be worry free :)ReplyCancel

  • leslie - August 17, 2012 - 5:30 PM

    oh, i love FLOR. and so will my living room!ReplyCancel

  • Dee - August 17, 2012 - 5:39 PM

    Liked on FB! Love FLOR tiles! I cannot decide… Living room or dining room! Just redecorated LR, but know the DR could come alive with a rug! Thanks so much!ReplyCancel

  • hannah - August 17, 2012 - 5:43 PM

    in my living room…we had a throw rug, but my cat was far too fond of pretending it was prey, so now we’re down to bare floor :-/ReplyCancel

  • leslie - August 17, 2012 - 5:46 PM

    i just shared it on facebook – – though my privacy settings may not allow you to see it.ReplyCancel

  • Katherine - August 17, 2012 - 5:49 PM

    Oooh I love Flor!
    I have been playing around with their online configuration thingy, looking for a pattern for a runner for my long entryway hallway. Fingers crossed!!!ReplyCancel

  • Anne Nelson Morck - August 17, 2012 - 6:06 PM

    I ordered the Flor catalog yesterday after reading your post. Just loved the possibilities. Would put this in my family room, as part of a makeover I’m dreaming of.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - August 17, 2012 - 6:10 PM

    Those gorgeous FLOR tiles would go in my LEGO studio!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay Currie - August 17, 2012 - 6:42 PM

    We have a 7month old little boy and a 3 year old hairy baby (grommit our Boston terrier). Drool, snacks, bones and hair are part of our lives. But I also like to have a some what stylish house. What a great way to keep a rug and just replace dirty tiles.ReplyCancel

  • Laura - August 17, 2012 - 6:49 PM

    I’d love to use FLOR tiles in our baby play area!!ReplyCancel

  • Julie - August 17, 2012 - 6:51 PM

    Would love a new rug for our living room – pulling up the carpet & refinishing the hardwood.ReplyCancel

  • Lauren - August 17, 2012 - 7:04 PM

    already liked :) I could totally use Flor for living room, the rag rug I have in there now is not holding up so wellReplyCancel

  • Jess - August 17, 2012 - 7:31 PM

    I just moved to Chicago after selling all my possessions and living two years in Spain so I’m in need of pretty much everything. Seriously. So my future FLOR tiles could pretty much go anywhere but I’m thinking the living room would be a good start. :)ReplyCancel

  • ella - August 17, 2012 - 7:35 PM

    Liked on Facebook. My Flor would go in my new living room!ReplyCancel

  • Jess - August 17, 2012 - 7:36 PM
  • Michelle@decorandthedog - August 17, 2012 - 8:24 PM

    Our basement family room could use some FLOR love!ReplyCancel

  • Marshall - August 17, 2012 - 8:25 PM

    my living room really needs a rug. badly.ReplyCancel

  • Victoria C - August 17, 2012 - 8:25 PM

    If I was lucky enough to win the Flor would be perfect for my dining room.ReplyCancel

  • Meg - August 17, 2012 - 8:59 PM

    Liked on facebook. I live in a loft with concrete floors so it would go in our open living room space. Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Bernadette - August 17, 2012 - 10:01 PM

    I’d love to win some FLOR tiles! I need to create a custom size rug to put under my parsons desk and dining room table :)ReplyCancel

  • Christina - August 17, 2012 - 10:15 PM

    I would put my flor in my living room!ReplyCancel

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  • Angela - August 17, 2012 - 10:23 PM

    Having moved from the condo above the yellow brick home, we have some additional square feet and could use additional FLOR tiles! The dining room could definitely use some tile goodness.ReplyCancel

  • Andrea - August 17, 2012 - 10:29 PM

    Definitely in my dining room under my table… My floor and table happen to be almost the identical colour of wood, but like… Half a shade apart. Ick. Flor tiles would do wonders to break up the wood upon wood look ;)ReplyCancel

  • sarah - August 17, 2012 - 11:27 PM

    where wouldn’t a new FLOR go? living room, office, weird hallway…i’d love one!ReplyCancel

  • Annie - August 18, 2012 - 12:07 AM

    Dining room! Or basement office? Or bedroom? The possibilities are endless…ReplyCancel

  • Amy T - August 18, 2012 - 6:30 AM

    I would love to put a floor setup in my dining room. =)ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - August 18, 2012 - 7:46 AM

    In my bedroom! This looks like the perfect way to have a rug to warm your feet when you get out of bed, but not have to buy a giant rug that is mostly hidden under the bedReplyCancel

  • Patti varland - August 18, 2012 - 8:53 AM

    Jake had FLOR tiles in his old bedroom, & FLOR is perfect for his new bach pad room addition : )ReplyCancel

  • Libby - August 18, 2012 - 9:36 AM

    I LOVE FLOR!!! The tiles would go in my living room.ReplyCancel

  • Jacqueline - August 18, 2012 - 9:50 AM

    Love FLOR tiles! I would have a hard time deciding where to put these, but I think the living room would win out. I’d like to add some colour and texture to the room. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • sadie - August 18, 2012 - 10:03 AM

    I have had my eye on FLOR for a few years now. I love the versatility that tiles have over traditional carpet. I would put them in my living room to add some color.ReplyCancel

  • kelcey - August 18, 2012 - 12:47 PM

    Would love me some living room FLOR to pull things togetherReplyCancel

  • Kyley and Ammo the Dachshund - August 18, 2012 - 12:59 PM

    Oh boy, I’ve been wanting a FLOR rug for so long. fingers crossed I win! I think I’d put it in my bedroom around my bed. Since my bed frame goes all the way to the floor with a solid piece of wood I always thought a flor rug would be perfect to put around it – to make it look like a huge rug with less tiles!ReplyCancel

  • Medina - August 18, 2012 - 1:10 PM

    I need a dog-friendly rug in the dining room.ReplyCancel

  • Mary K - August 18, 2012 - 3:58 PM

    This would be wonderful in the entryway to my living room! It’s an open space that won’t allow for furniture but still begs for filling. Something architectural like this would be perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Mary K - August 18, 2012 - 5:27 PM
  • SEMinegar - August 18, 2012 - 6:07 PM

    I would love to have some tiles as a runner by our entryway! It’s so hard to find the right pattern and length in a runner.

    Great giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Jessie Aucoin - August 18, 2012 - 10:42 PM

    Just remembered I have a twitter account–shared the giveaway there too!ReplyCancel

  • Katherine - August 18, 2012 - 11:21 PM

    I’ve been debating a use for FLOR in my homw for a long time now. And I think either in my dining room or guest bedroom would be just the place.ReplyCancel

  • Eric - August 19, 2012 - 7:55 AM

    In our living room…replacing the horrible IKEA rug…ReplyCancel

  • Laura Williams - August 19, 2012 - 8:15 AM

    They would look amazing in our dining room!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra Shappee - August 19, 2012 - 8:27 AM

    Living room for sure!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsey L - August 19, 2012 - 8:54 AM

    In the living room of my new apartment!!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsey L - August 19, 2012 - 8:58 AM
  • Tiffany - August 19, 2012 - 10:11 AM

    I’m in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is an awesome orange old style railroad apt. We’re not rich but we sure are colorful! We need an awesome rug for our living room!ReplyCancel

  • Jesse @ Buckhouse (@buckhouse_blog) - August 19, 2012 - 10:38 AM

    In my boys’ office on the old exposed attic floor. So excited and hopeful! I have always wanted to have some of their products in my house. So cool AND sustainable.ReplyCancel

  • Laura M - August 19, 2012 - 11:10 AM

    I love Flor! We have been searching in vain for a rug for our living room – this would be the perfect solution!ReplyCancel

  • Jen N. - August 19, 2012 - 11:23 AM

    I really need some Flor in my dining room. It’s so bare right now!ReplyCancel

  • Amber - August 19, 2012 - 12:10 PM

    Oooooh! I love FLOR tiles! I have been dreaming of putting a new area rug in our front living room right after we rip out the carpet and re-do the original hardwood floors. Why must awesome area rugs be so expensive??ReplyCancel

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  • Michelle H. - August 19, 2012 - 1:50 PM

    I adore Flor on Facebook (Michelle Hudak)ReplyCancel

  • Michelle H. - August 19, 2012 - 1:55 PM

    We live in a bungalow with massive attic space; I’ve converted a section in a sewing/craft room but the floor is still wood and it’s old, dirty and pitted with flaws (shoes mandatory or you’ll get splinters). Flor tiles would be perfect…some great added color as well as a durable surface to protect my tootsies. Right now I can’t even lay a quilt on the floor for basting because the wood is so nasty and looks like an old barn floor.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle H. - August 19, 2012 - 1:57 PM
  • Dara - August 19, 2012 - 2:01 PM

    We would want to replace our current area rug with flor tiles. Our kids/babies have taken their toll on our rug and I was admiring the ones you just chose!ReplyCancel

  • Dara - August 19, 2012 - 2:46 PM

    I just shared on Facebook also!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle H. - August 19, 2012 - 3:33 PM
  • Elisa - August 19, 2012 - 3:47 PM

    Always love the crazy Flor combos.. and you guys seriously rock them in your house. I’d love to lay a handful of Flor tiles in our foyer!ReplyCancel

  • Brian - August 19, 2012 - 4:13 PM

    Our FLOR would go in the living room. We want to live on it.ReplyCancel

  • Hannah - August 19, 2012 - 6:16 PM

    Oh my gosh! I totally would love some free FLOR in my living room! Best giveaway ever!ReplyCancel

  • elle - August 19, 2012 - 6:25 PM

    My living room would love a new rug, and with several pets the Flor system just makes sense to me!ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne - August 19, 2012 - 9:02 PM

    We should definitely use it in our office. How fun!ReplyCancel

  • Liz - August 19, 2012 - 9:04 PM

    I absolutely love FLOR despite never having owned a single tile- they have great colors and patterns and I would be incredibly lucky to use them to make a rug for my living room at last!ReplyCancel

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  • SUMMER PLEWES - August 19, 2012 - 9:31 PM

    it would go in my hallway or livingroom in my new houseReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - August 19, 2012 - 9:34 PM

    We have been planning to order a FLOR rug for our living room AND our guest room. :)ReplyCancel

  • SUMMER PLEWES - August 19, 2012 - 9:36 PM
  • KIRSTEN NIEMAN - August 19, 2012 - 10:36 PM

    Ohhhh, such an amazing giveaway! LOVE! I think I’d choose new carpet for our living room. Our rug is looking pretty tired, and I know a new FLOR rug would really liven up the space!ReplyCancel

  • Brenda Lacourciere - August 20, 2012 - 5:08 AM

    My FLOR will go in the new babys nursery.ReplyCancel

  • Jane @ The Borrowed Abode - August 20, 2012 - 6:46 AM

    What an awesome giveaway! I keep eying FLOR for our guest room – or our kitchen – but keep getting cold feet. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Jane @ The Borrowed Abode - August 20, 2012 - 6:51 AM

    I shared on my blog page on Facebook.ReplyCancel

  • Heather - August 20, 2012 - 7:57 AM

    I tweeted about this giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Jodi - August 20, 2012 - 8:38 AM

    what a great giveaway! i would love to add some FLOR to my entry hallway and to my kitchen.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - August 20, 2012 - 9:34 AM

    Flor would go in our long long long hallway in our Chicago condo.ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth Croft - August 20, 2012 - 10:09 AM

    It’s a real toss-up between the living room where it could be enjoyed by my roommates as well, or in my bedroom which is really more like an art studio with a bed. A bright mismatch design like in the photo would be so inspiring while I’m working! Also, Tweet/facebook posts are going up right now :)ReplyCancel

  • Nicole - August 20, 2012 - 10:12 AM

    My flor catalog is nearly worn out — so many options! This would go in out living room under our sectional.ReplyCancel

  • Kara - August 20, 2012 - 10:13 AM

    My FLOR would be for the living room – with three dogs having something that is easy to clean is just what I need.ReplyCancel

  • Marie - August 20, 2012 - 10:15 AM

    Love FLOR… I would put FLOR in the living room to replace the temporary, cheapo, dog proof rug that currently resides there :)ReplyCancel

  • Jill - August 20, 2012 - 10:37 AM

    I’d put it in the master bedroom in our new rental house in Lincoln Park!ReplyCancel

  • Brie - August 20, 2012 - 11:16 AM

    Oh this would be such perfect timing! I need something fresh for under my couch and coffee table. Woo Flor!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren - August 20, 2012 - 11:34 AM

    I’d put my FLOR in our living room. It’d be the cutest and most comfortable way to hide our “vintage” apartment’s horrible wood floors.ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly - August 20, 2012 - 12:24 PM

    We just moved to Savannah and we need a living room FLOR!ReplyCancel

  • Erin S - August 20, 2012 - 1:23 PM

    My FLOR would go in my bedroom – it’s the top floor of a cape cod and is such an odd shape, using FLOR tiles would really help me get the perfect look!


  • krissy - August 20, 2012 - 1:26 PM

    Our FLOR would certainly go in the living room, we have a high energy pup who tends to spill things and is hard on our floors. Having an easily removable/washable option would be!ReplyCancel

  • Kalli - August 20, 2012 - 2:27 PM

    I would put it in our living room, walking on the hard tile we have is starting to make my bare feet sore.ReplyCancel

  • Kalli - August 20, 2012 - 2:29 PM

    Oh, and I Facebook-shared too : )ReplyCancel

  • Alissa Little - August 20, 2012 - 2:49 PM

    My FLOR will go in my new, down-sized office space (inspired by your latest studio update)!ReplyCancel

  • JOY - August 20, 2012 - 2:56 PM

    Would love to win this. Thanks for the chance.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl A - August 20, 2012 - 3:06 PM

    I like Flor on Facebook.
    I would put the tiles in my living room.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl A - August 20, 2012 - 3:07 PM
  • Summer N - August 20, 2012 - 3:13 PM

    The “Parallel Reality” is just the pop of color my Master bedroom needs!ReplyCancel

  • Anna Hull - August 20, 2012 - 5:02 PM

    Ooh… choices. I would put it in our laundry room. It has this terrible stained concrete floor – not very inspiring for laundry! I think FLOR would work perfectly on that surface and make laundry less depressing!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Shunk - August 20, 2012 - 8:30 PM

    My front hallway is long, drab and tight. It NEEDS FLOR to brighten it up! :)ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Shunk - August 20, 2012 - 8:33 PM

    It has been shared on my facebook page!! YAY!ReplyCancel

  • Becky - August 20, 2012 - 8:34 PM

    I could desperately use this in my laundry room. Or living room. Maybe both!ReplyCancel

  • Mallory - August 20, 2012 - 9:53 PM

    I want to try a flor rug in my entryway!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica B. - August 20, 2012 - 10:40 PM

    i “like” FLOR on facebookReplyCancel

  • Jessica B. - August 20, 2012 - 10:41 PM

    if i won, i think my new FLOR would go into my daughter’s room :)ReplyCancel

  • Molly - August 20, 2012 - 10:42 PM

    I just bought a house, & my living room is in desperate need of some love!! The rug we have is a hand-me-down that matches nothing I own.ReplyCancel

  • Suna Cho - August 20, 2012 - 11:59 PM

    I’m redoing my boy’s room and the new FLOR will be a great addition and look awesome!!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny - August 21, 2012 - 9:29 AM

    I would put it in my living room – our rug there is about shot and this would be great!ReplyCancel

  • Magpie` - August 21, 2012 - 10:04 AM

    I will be putting my FLOR rug under my dining room table. Right now I have a too-small cheapie Ikea rug under a large, dark-colored table. Hope I win! :)ReplyCancel

  • michelle - August 21, 2012 - 10:13 AM

    My FLOR would go in our master bedroom!ReplyCancel

  • Susan M. - August 21, 2012 - 11:19 AM

    We’d use the FLOR carpet tiles in our den/mudroom/reading room. It’s an area that needs some fun color on the floor b/c it’s one of the first rooms you see when you walk in the door, but needs to be easy to clean and maintain. I love the versatility these FLOR tiles offer – they’d be perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Susan M. - August 21, 2012 - 11:20 AM

    I just “liked” FLOR’s facebook page!ReplyCancel

  • Annie - August 21, 2012 - 2:49 PM

    I shared on Facebook!ReplyCancel

  • Trude - August 21, 2012 - 3:43 PM

    I’ve always wanted to try FLOR! Just liked them on FB. :) We definitely have a bare spot where the front door opens onto one end of the living room, and there’s a long space like the one shown in the photo that is crying for some kind of rug/carpet!ReplyCancel

  • Leigh Anne - August 21, 2012 - 5:45 PM

    FLOR in the baby room! It would be awesome :)ReplyCancel


Since purging our fluffy, grey rug at this year’s building-wide yard sale, our living space has felt… extra sparse. Not too long ago, we listed our goals with the tweaks we have in mind, but the in-betweens have us – and the kiddos – feeling out of sorts. For the last couple of weeks, our main room has been looking like this:

Jack is being quite the weirdo (what else is new?), not knowing where to lay on stay-in nights, and you saw above that he prefers the foyer Flor – well, unless we’re kind enough to stash his bed by our feet. The hardwood confuses him, so we decided it was time we make our move and select a new rug for the room.

After going back and forth on what style/type of rug we should search for, we quickly realized that in our pet heavy home, we should just stick with what we know works for us: Flor tiles. (You might remember our most recent selection, Sophistikat in the studio.) We love that we can swap out a tile if disaster strikes (so far, knock on wood – quick!, we haven’t needed to do this), and we’re thrilled to be partnering with them for what will be our third Flor rug!

As we’ve mentioned a few times, the living room tweak-fest will be all about toning things down – using neutral, fresh colors while allowing any artwork (and potentially re-covered throw pillows) to shine. With that in mind, and after browsing tiles online, we were leaning towards Roadside Attraction in Frost. To be doubly sure, we headed to their retail store (remember how excited we were when it opened?) to make absolutely sure it was right for us.

As you can imagine, we wavered on our decision when we found Settle Down – we were like kids in a candy store! – but after a quick poll, we went with our gut and stayed true to Roadside Attraction. And just as with our Sophistikat, we had two options. Here they are laid in the same direction:

And this is after rotating every other one 90 degrees:

While the first one brought a nice, subtle texture into the room, we thought the second option had a bit more funk (always a good thing, you know, in the right context), but we couldn’t have been more torn down the middle. Right now, we have this:

Update: The above photos were taken yesterday, and after just one night of living with the every-other-angle, we’ve already switched it back to option one. It was a just a bit too busy for our taste. All the tiles are now facing the same way, ah, well!

Our rug is 4×5 tiles (20 total), which is around 6 1/2′ x 8′, but we’re on the fence on whether or not to cut a few tiles in half (using this method, same as the foyer) to add some oomph to the width. In any case, we couldn’t be happier with the color – ooh, it plays off our grey halls – and the sisal-like pattern is just enough to be interesting but not overwhelming.

So, the rug? Done. Our backwards learning is in full effect, so now we wonder, what to tackle next?

We’ve been piecing together art for the big, blank wall (having made a list on our chalkboard back splash), and we picked up even more art at the Paris flea. We’re thinking that’s the next logical step – selecting frames and mats can be quite the task in itself – but first, we’ll spend a few nights enjoying this Attraction (har-har).

And the best part of our new rug? Tomorrow, Flor has a not-so-little something in store for you, too! But what about you? Any new rugs underfoot in your home?

  • Jen Hauer - August 16, 2012 - 7:16 AM

    Love everything you do! Can’t wait to see it all come together!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - August 16, 2012 - 9:09 AM

    Looks great! I may have to check out FLOR; I’m having a hard time finding the right size rug for my room, so something like this may be the perfect solution.. I assume you don’t have any problems with the tiles moving around? Are they reasonably plush? I’m trying to bribe my dog to stay off the couch by giving him a plush rug to lay on instead!ReplyCancel

  • jessie aucoin - August 16, 2012 - 10:08 AM

    please be a giveaway. please be a giveaway. please be a giveaway. carra chewed up a few (read: a lot) of our tiles back when we first got her. the missing sections have since bee concealed by strategically placed dog pillows. unfortunately, flor has discontinued the design we cuurently hae so we’ve been stuck (for a year and a half now) on trying to figure out which design to make the great switch to. decisions, decisions.

    your old shelves got a fresh coat of paint yesterday. hoping to mount them tonight. happy new home, indeed.ReplyCancel

  • Kim - August 16, 2012 - 10:15 AM

    Thanks, Jen!

    Jessie, what color did they get?! How exciting, yay for a happy home!ReplyCancel

  • casacaudill - August 16, 2012 - 10:49 AM

    I love those particular FLOR tiles. We had Flor in our house when they first came out and they were great for pet problems – of which we have many – but I didn’t love the style (bright aqua and black stripes). We uncovered some pretty heinous potty issues when we updated our master bedroom this weekend and I’ve been thinking about a new rug ever since. This might be the solution.ReplyCancel

  • jessie aucoin - August 16, 2012 - 11:48 AM

    just a fresh coat of white on the shelves. nothing fancyReplyCancel

  • Kim - August 16, 2012 - 1:21 PM

    Kim – some are more plush than others, but they’re generally a much lower pile, great for high traffic areas and pets. The squares adhere together with big stickers on the bottom, and they have a rubber backing which really helps things from sliding around. We haven’t noticed any slippage from any of our Flor rugs. Hope that helps!ReplyCancel

  • Jill - August 17, 2012 - 10:58 AM

    Glad you went back to #1! My eyes were starting to cross! :)ReplyCancel