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Sunday morning, we set our alarm clocks for 5 AM. Voluntarily! The Elkhorn Flea Market kicked off their season, and after our luck at last year’s market, we couldn’t wait to go back. Although, I’ll fully admit to be extra grumpy until we arrived at 7:30 – bright eyed and bushy tailed! (Thanks, coffee!)

The huge market is crazy, crazy packed with vendors, deal finders, and anything (and everything!) your antique-loving-heart could imagine. The drive will set you back 1 1/2 hours from Chicago to Elkhorn, Wisconsin, but it’s absolutely worth it. (As Scott and I like to call them, this is not a tube-sock-selling fair; it’s the real deal for all price points. Go, go!)

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We spent a good four hours weaving up and down the aisles, sipping hot chocolate and peeling off layers as the cool weather warmed up. I picked up a nice little sunburn on my face, but we came home with a packed car, too! Here’s what we got:

ONE. Pendants like these are pretty easy to come by, but this guy was in perfect condition and was ready to be hard-wired – and that cage! The cage sold us. Right now, the extra nook room off of our kitchen is still serving as a major power tool dumping ground, but we’d love to turn it into a little indoor work room (before next winter at the very least!), and this fixture feels right for that space.

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TWO. Scott has been on the lookout for a vintage outdoor lantern for what feels like forever (yes, really), and at the top of his list? A blue one. (Again, I can’t make this up!) It’s tiny, adorable and blue, and I’ll admit that I’m looking forward to putting it to use this summer.

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THREE. And finally, our favorite find of the day – a pair of cantilever patio chairs! There was a surplus of patio furniture at Elkhorn, and “patio furniture” was quite literally on our list of would-love-to-finds. We’re so, so looking forward to overhauling the exterior of our home this summer, and we imagine a couple of cozy lounge chairs, a colorful patio swing and a small table – in addition to a lot of paint to brighten up that freshly washed deck. We were immediately drawn to these (as were a handful of others that were ready to swoop in – yikes!) based on looks (how handsome are they?) and comfort (very), and after waffling for far too long (and even walking away for all of 5 minutes), we knew they had to come home with us.

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We knew they were mid-century, and a quick Google search pulled up these Salterini clam shell chairs for much more than we paid. (Like, a laughable amount more.) Are they Salterini? Does anyone know how to tell? They’re extremely heavy, very well made and look identical, but my internet sleuthing can’t find a way to tell for sure. (We found several more listings as well, all of astronomical numbers!) As the summer plays out, we’ll see if they’ll stay black; wouldn’t they be great in a powder coated white?

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For anyone within a few hour drive of Elkhorn, we can’t recommend this flea enough! There are three more dates this summer, and it’s worth the pain of a 5 AM wake-up call. Coming from me, that’s a big deal. (Says the girl who loves sleeping more than anything in the world.)

PS… Domino has named their Top 26 Design Blogs, and these two made the list! Whoa. We’re in incredible company, and we hope you’ll take a peek. Big hugs to all of you for keeping us motivated and inspired! xx.

  • caroline [the diy nurse] - May 20, 2014 - 8:30 AM

    Wow you guys really lucked out! I rarely find that many goodies- especially if I have the money lol. The caged light is my favorite- that would cost so much more these days!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel @ I'm Loving Today - May 20, 2014 - 8:50 AM

    I was there Sunday, too! I’d been wanting to visit for years, but was always busy on one of the flea market weekends…until last weekend! I couldn’t believe how crowded it was, and how huge! We were there for about four hours, too, and definitely didn’t see it all. My one regret is not buying up a beautiful Hudson Bay blanket for $70…still kicking myself for that one.

    Great finds! What a fun day!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - May 20, 2014 - 9:54 AM

      Did you end up getting anything else? Yeah, it’s crazy how after 4 hours, there’s still SO much to see. We usually breeze through the last third of the fair!ReplyCancel

  • Marie - May 20, 2014 - 9:16 AM

    I love your new pendant and had one more crush on your chairs, wow. You guys really have eyes like a cat ! I reminds me that I recently discovered one of my neighbor have two diamond chairs on his balcony. Those are chairs I really crave for (and no room to add them anywhere, of course). Any idea why I also crave a big blue velvet chair for my studio, by the way ?ReplyCancel

    • Kim - May 20, 2014 - 9:24 AM

      Haha, you’re silly. I would LOVE those diamond chairs. So pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Haha! I love your description of a “not tube-sock-selling-fair” Seriously, who buys those?

    More importantly I love your scores! The light and lamp are awesome, but those CHAIRS! Love! I’m pretty sure they would look good in any color.ReplyCancel

  • Trish - May 20, 2014 - 10:56 AM

    Those chairs are amazing and would look great in any color! I could see a bright yellow – or maybe the same blue as your pretty little lantern!ReplyCancel

  • Linda @ It All Started With Paint - May 20, 2014 - 12:50 PM

    You know, I’ve never been to a flea market (crazy, right?) and now I’m intrigued. I might just pack up my daughter and head to Elkhorn next month to check it out. Looks like they have some amazing things!

    :) LindaReplyCancel

    • Kim - May 20, 2014 - 1:06 PM

      Oh man, Linda! You are in for a treat if your first Flea Market experience is Elkhorn! Also be sure to check out the Randolph Street Market!ReplyCancel

  • Jodi - May 20, 2014 - 1:23 PM

    awesome finds! and congrats on the domino mention!!!ReplyCancel

  • ann - May 20, 2014 - 1:23 PM

    Love the blue lantern on grandpa’s table’ReplyCancel

  • Jillian - May 20, 2014 - 1:39 PM

    I’m crushing on that colorful fiestaware! & to think I registered for all white fiesta goods when I got married! Which of course I still love but geesh, did I think I was a grown-up or somethin’? CONGRATS ON DOMINO!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jillian - May 20, 2014 - 1:40 PM

    P.s. yes, paint the chairs white! Love ‘em!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Lynn - May 20, 2014 - 3:08 PM

    You didn’t buy the Pete cane?!?!?ReplyCancel

    • Kim - May 20, 2014 - 3:18 PM

      Haha, I should have picked it up for you!ReplyCancel

  • Heather MacFeather - May 20, 2014 - 11:56 PM

    Those chairs are pretty great. They look like they may have some flex/bounce when you sit in them?

    When I first saw them with your dog posing to the side, the first thing that came to mind was “buddy collar” (aka “lampshade”. Animals wearing them crack me up).

    I hope you can un-see the lampshade thing with time. I bet they would look great painted any colour!

    Enjoy.ReplyCancel

  • Julia@Cukoo4Design - May 21, 2014 - 6:41 AM

    So much cool stuff. Looks like a great timeReplyCancel

  • Paige @ Lux Per Diem - May 21, 2014 - 8:36 AM

    God, flea markets are like crack to me.ReplyCancel

  • tia - May 21, 2014 - 1:31 PM

    those floral chairs in the 7th photo down gave me a tingle! lol. i’ve yet to master flea markets.ReplyCancel

  • alex - June 19, 2014 - 11:42 AM

    hey – per chance if you noticed, were your furry friends welcome here? would love to do this, but would need to figure something out if we were able to make it.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - June 19, 2014 - 12:04 PM

      I didn’t notice a single pet at this one, but I would double check their FAQs (almost all flea markets will have this info on their site) to make sure!ReplyCancel

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With so much of our attention being focused on our entryway, I’ve been craving a break away from trim, caulk, more trim and more caulk. It’s been feeling like the never ending chore (just as you’re likely wishing we would stop grumbling about it!), so in-between all that caulk, I’ve been stealing a few moments to put a little effort into the (very sad) studio:

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Finally, we have a bit of art in here! After organizing all my files, it was a quick project to get some of our frames out of storage (and by storage, I mean the scary spare bedroom) and onto the wall. Aah, the view from my desk got a whole lot prettier:

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I knew I wanted to put a salon-style wall in this area, if only to help conceal the television – which I consider to be great company while I’m painting. (You might remember it hanging in the studio of yore?) On a side note, these photos were taken right before we started installing wood caps and more baseboards last weekend; the space is finally, finally transforming! 

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I told Scott that I thought it’d be fun to tuck a small photo of our demolition (from the same room) on the wall, and he – genius that he is! – suggested that we do the same thing in every room. As other rooms start coming together, we’ll definitely be framing pint-sized shots from where we started; it’ll be a nice reminder of how far we’ve come.

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Because gallery walls are such a vast collection of frames – all with different hooks, wires and hangers – we use this screw-plus-paint-stick trick. We take out this homemade tool all the time, and not only will it save your walls from dozens of unnecessary pock marks, but you’ll get your nail in the right spot on the first try. Just lightly push on your frame after you’ve eyeballed the placement, and the screw will make your mark!

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The collage is a mix of some old and some new (mostly old), but all things that I’ll happily stare at all day long - always important. Here’s what we’ve got:

1) Framed deer, thrifted // 2) CB2 clock // 3) Penguin painting, gifted from a friend // 4) Onward! print, from Les Puces // 5) Framed Pinhole photo of us in Paris // 6) Lithograph print, gifted from a friend // 7) No. 9903 by Kari Herer // 8) Bison print by Laura Baisden // 9) Vintage photo and frame, thrifted // 10) Our demolition photo // 11) Beach photo and Ikea frame

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Unrelated (although it could be in a streeetch), but as I was wrapping up taking photos (of photos, naturally!), I caught a silly moment from Libby and her puppy siblings:

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And just like that, she realized who was behind her – and she was gone.

PS… Don’t be afraid to pick up those back-less, glass-less frames from flea markets and thrift shops! If you’re looking for an affordable way to display your growing hoard of frames and photographs, this is what we do.

  • Marie - May 15, 2014 - 7:01 AM

    Your wall art gallery really adds some personality to the room and your demolition picture is such a great idea ! I think I should have used you trick to hang a frame in my entryway because the marks I draw with my pencil wouldn’t go away on the wallpaper. At least, those are hidden by the frame, but I was wondering how you would do to center your frames on the wall with only your screw-plus-paint-stick trick ?
    PS : You made my day with the last photo !ReplyCancel

    • Kim - May 15, 2014 - 7:27 AM

      Aw, bummer about the wallpaper! Would one of those soft white erasers take that up? Or a magic eraser?

      For centering, I’d just measure the center of the wall and mentally mark where that is, followed up with the paint stick trick. OR if you have someone else to help, have him/her hold the measuring tape up while you paint-stick-trick your frame! No unnecessary holes!ReplyCancel

      • Marie - May 15, 2014 - 9:02 AM

        The white eraser wouldn’t work, unfortunately. Quality wallpaper seems very fragile actually.
        Wow, you’re really good at that, I never could mentally mark the center of my wall ;-) My husband would surely help me, thanks for your advice Kim.ReplyCancel

        • Kim - May 15, 2014 - 9:09 AM

          I have eyes like a cat – haha! Or, you know, go the safer route and have your husband help :)ReplyCancel

          • Marie - May 15, 2014 - 10:29 AM

            Kimmy Cat, I like that !ReplyCancel

  • Cara@theprojectaddict.com - May 15, 2014 - 7:02 AM

    Genius hanging tip. Thanks! The studio is looking good!ReplyCancel

  • Anngela - May 15, 2014 - 7:14 AM

    Looks great and I love this hanging method! Is that console a filing cabinet? Where is it from? Love the space and can’t wait to see it complete!ReplyCancel

  • Hannah@Eriesistibull - May 15, 2014 - 8:07 AM

    Love me a good gallery wall. And what a genius idea to conceal the TV a bit!

    Also, I just want to smush up CC’s face and smooch it all over! Those eyes! That mouth!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - May 15, 2014 - 9:27 AM

      I KNOW. Isn’t it ridiculous?! Yummy, yummy.ReplyCancel

  • Darnetha @ ChippaSunshine - May 15, 2014 - 8:14 AM

    I use that same hanging method. Love the demolition photo! That space has come a long way and it looks great.ReplyCancel

  • Jillian - May 15, 2014 - 8:44 AM

    This just may be my fav gallery wall ever! I spotted your Kari Here print from a mile away, been coveting one of her prints for a looooong time now! The dogs spying on Libs is hilarious! HahaReplyCancel

    • Jillian - May 15, 2014 - 8:45 AM

      Herer. D’oh!ReplyCancel

      • Kim - May 15, 2014 - 8:48 AM

        Thanks, woman! It was so hard to decide which one I liked the best… might need to get another one. (And larger!)ReplyCancel

  • Heather - May 15, 2014 - 8:44 AM

    Looks great! I have the same frame (also painted white!) that you used to demonstrate how to hang pictures. I’ve never seen a twin frame (!) – I got mine from my mother years ago and promptly painted it white since the dark brown wasn’t doing it any favors. ;)ReplyCancel

    • Kim - May 15, 2014 - 8:47 AM

      Oh, awesome! We got it at a thrift store in Pittsburgh – and you’re right. The sad brown just wasn’t working.ReplyCancel

  • Isn’t it nice to actually put something on the wall? This is such a cheery arrangement. I love the small shot of the reno in progress :)ReplyCancel

  • Julia [Chris Loves Julia] - May 15, 2014 - 10:22 AM

    The demo photo is so smart and charming. I love the whole thing.ReplyCancel

  • Lyndsey - May 15, 2014 - 10:25 AM

    Love, LOVE, love the gallery wall! You trick for hanging frames is ingenious, and i can’t wait to use it myself– thanks so much for sharing! I’m really envious of your vintage frame collection……those gold frames, sigh. so wonderful.ReplyCancel

  • Lyndsey - May 15, 2014 - 11:36 AM

    ooh- one more question. Can you share what white spray paint you use on your frames? thanks!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - May 15, 2014 - 11:38 AM

      No problem! We’ve used anything from Rustoleum to Krylon, although our favorite brand is Design Master (found at Michael’s craft stores). No matter what, we always use a spray primer first to prevent future scuffs and chips.ReplyCancel

  • Erika - May 15, 2014 - 12:19 PM

    Love the wall of art! On a completely unrelated note. We rescued a Pittie in Dec and she is not doing well getting along with other dogs, any suggestions or tips that you used? Any help would be awesome! Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - May 15, 2014 - 12:31 PM

      First, HOORAY for you for rescuing a Pit! I’m so sorry to hear that you’re having difficulty. I would recommend contacting the adoption/rescue organization that you adopted her from. Many times, these rescues will have at least 1 training class in place or a program where you can get free training and/or help. Also, it’s VERY likely that the owner of the rescue will be more than happy to provide some tips and tricks, as their #1 goal is to ensure their fosters have a great transition and happy home. He/she will also know the ins and the outs of your new BFF, and will be able to provide insight.

      Most of all, don’t force your new girl into anything she’s uncomfortable with! But I’d definitely start with the suggestions above. Best of luck, and congrats on your newest family member!ReplyCancel

  • Liz - May 15, 2014 - 12:27 PM

    Oh my goodness that screw plus paint stick idea is GENIUS! I cannot tell you how long I have craved a good way of making a photo collage with a bunch of pictures in frames in my bedroom but have been too terrified because we have ancient plaster walls and I knew I wouldnt get it right the first time. Bless you for sharing that awesome trick!

    Love the demo photo too- what a fun nod to your home :)ReplyCancel

  • Julia@cuckoo4design - May 15, 2014 - 5:31 PM

    Love the TV mixed in with the beautiful art. I couldn’t live without my TV while I work. Shame on me.
    Love the silly cat and dog moment you caught on camera.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara - May 15, 2014 - 5:39 PM

    Looks so nice! And you have really nice art there. I like that buffalo illustration a lot.

    And cat and dogs :) What a great photo. I even imagined conversation between them
    “What are you doing, cat? Go away dog, go fetch a bone or something”ReplyCancel

    • Kim - May 16, 2014 - 8:50 AM

      Awesome. I also imagine Jack is saying to CC, “Hey, you go check it out; I’ll stay back. Give a signal if it’s a go!”ReplyCancel

  • Joanna @ TheNestbook - May 16, 2014 - 12:10 PM

    Love the demo photo idea! So original. Also, I may need to purchase that No. 9903 photograph. I’m dying over it!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - May 16, 2014 - 12:37 PM

      Definitely! All of her photographs are beautiful, and the quality (in person) is stunning.ReplyCancel

  • patricia schaff - May 17, 2014 - 12:07 AM

    Clever idea.ReplyCancel

  • Gabriela - May 17, 2014 - 5:14 AM

    Is very original place but is very hard to make cleaningReplyCancel

  • Melissa - May 18, 2014 - 8:42 AM

    What a great tip about hanging the pictures! I’m definitely going to have to start using that, my walls (and hubby) will thank me. Your wall looks great! I love how much light you get in the house.ReplyCancel

  • Melanie - June 1, 2014 - 2:47 PM

    I love the paint stick idea! We’ve a massive wall of frames I want mounting and I usually have to wait for my husband to get his fancy laser took out,…..he has to be in the mood and it isn’t often that he is!!! I think I might be able to manage this myself though…….
    Melanie x
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I said last week that we were totally working outside of our comfort zone, and together with the recovered velvet sofa, our new rug sealed that deal.

We picked this up on Ebay, and after staring for weeks at Persians (it became a 15-minute part of my morning routine; shower, coffee, feed the family, check Ebay, you know), we narrowed it down to a few choices. To be honest, Scott wasn’t completely on board at first, but he warmed up to the idea when I touted the heavily patterned pieces as being more pet friendly than, say, a soft neutral that we’ll want to replace in a few years. It’ll help conceal everyday wear and tear! It’ll get better with time! We’ll pass it down to our pretend kid’s kids! (Or at the very least, pass it down to our friends’ kids’ kids!)

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I quickly realized that there is definitely an art to understanding and purchasing an authentic Persian, and after messaging a helpful seller, they pointed me in the right direction for what to look for in terms of durability. Ours is hand-knotted and wool with a cotton foundation, however, it’s not considered an antique since it only dates back to 1970 (and we’re cool with that). I found this guide to be really helpful, and this symbol chart is pretty fun!

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The day it arrived, we both excitedly unwrapped it, laid it out on the count of  three (1… 2… 3!) and immediately loved it! Then almost immediately after that, thought, hmmm. Is it too much? Is there too much color? Yes, it’s falls outside of our comfort zone and while that’s nice and scary (good) and all, but did we go too far?

The pattern has our hearts, but if I think about it too long, I might say that I wish there were more pinks and blues – but that pattern. It makes it, don’t you think? The size is perfect for this room, an odd size, for sure, coming in at 6′x10′. (Another reason I was on the Persian train; so many unique size options!) It allows for traffic to pass through the living room without anyone having to step on the rug (which would cause weird wear issues), and it’s wide enough for our extra long (100″) couch.

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So while there was a solid return policy (which is what prompted us to just pull the trigger already!), we’re keeping it! It does feel warm and inviting and vibrant – but this room needs more layers. Right now, it’s heavy. Weighted. The whole room is drawn down to the floor, and the two big punch-you-in-the-face pieces are in place – with nothing else around to lighten the mood, so to speak. No soft and neutral curtains. No artwork. No light fixture! No plants, not enough pillows and blankets and no baseboards (for the love of Pete; I’m as sick of mentioning them as you are reading about it). We’ll need one more chair (or bench or sturdy ottoman?) in here, and once we’re done trimming this room, we can move on to those cozy needs.

Bottom line, we love this rug. And with the two big pieces in place, the other changes will (hopefully) tumble into place – soon enough!

PS… our goal to finish the entry trim + floors this weekend didn’t quite come true (although we really, really tried!), so we’ll be tying that up this week and the coming weekend. Oy, I f@*!ng hope.

  • bella - May 13, 2014 - 7:05 AM

    I love that rug. I am not afraid of it’s pattern, color, boldness, at all. But then, I’m old. That rug is considered a nice neutral in my world. ha.

    One thing that stands out to me now is the painted nook. If it were my room, I’d have to paint the walls a deep peacock blue to match the sofa.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - May 13, 2014 - 9:35 AM

      You know we love that bold blue, but our closet door (and soon-to-be) front door are both a deep navy… might be too much? Now that we’ve lived with it for a little less than a week, we’ll go with you – these are all nice neutrals, right? ;)ReplyCancel

  • caroline [the diy nurse] - May 13, 2014 - 7:22 AM

    It’s absolutely 100% gorgeous. If the couch didn’t make the room [which it totally did], this does. I wouldn’t leave that room ever.ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey d. - May 13, 2014 - 9:01 AM

    Mmm…Mmm… That’s pretty much all I have. That rug makes me sigh contentedly over the pretty. I love it.ReplyCancel

  • Heather - May 13, 2014 - 9:17 AM

    It’s beautiful, Kim. I am a huge fan of bold Persian rugs, but know that already.:) When we got our first one, which is 10×12, I was a little “What have I done??!”, but after about a month of letting it settle into the room, I loved it. Mine is red heavy too, so I balance it out with blues, too. :) The room is really coming together and I love how the rug and reading/music nook compliment one another.ReplyCancel

  • Sara - May 13, 2014 - 9:48 AM

    I love it. I too am a fan of the mostly neutral thing, but the punches of color are what take it to the next level. I went the Kilim direction myself, but I love the Persians too. Well done!ReplyCancel

  • Staci @ My Friend Staci - May 13, 2014 - 11:28 AM

    This looks amazing. Once you start accessorizing, it will fall into place better, I think. Contrasted against the royal blue sofa (solid) and wood accents (neutral), it is the perfect X factor!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa @ HOUSEography - May 13, 2014 - 12:07 PM

    LOVE! I always tell my clients that they need to live with major changes for a few weeks. Their minds need to be resent with the new way of living in the space. 9/10 times they keep the big change.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - May 13, 2014 - 12:20 PM

      Definitely good advice. Every day, it’s growing on us. (We want more!)ReplyCancel

  • LauraC - May 13, 2014 - 4:16 PM

    Never commented before, but chiming in to say how great that rug (and the couch) looks! Yeah, it will look better with curtains and layers of course, but it looks so, so, so good already! Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Katja | Shift Ctrl Art - May 13, 2014 - 5:52 PM

    I think that rug looks fabulous. I love it with the blue couch. I love the whole thing with the green nook. I like that it isn’t too matchy matchy. I agree with all the advantages you are pointing out about this rug. Look fantastic too.ReplyCancel

  • Tori - May 14, 2014 - 8:05 AM

    I love it! Great choice! I actually have a very similar, but smaller, rug in my office (staring at it right now!). I love fun rugs since most big furniture pieces tend to be a solid color they do add great color. And, they also hide a lot of pet wear and tear (And puke). : )ReplyCancel

  • Julia@Cukoo4Design - May 14, 2014 - 9:19 AM

    Drool, it’s perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Monnaie - May 15, 2014 - 6:24 AM

    Beautiful carpet!ReplyCancel

  • Liz C - May 15, 2014 - 9:28 AM

    Just found you guys by way of Domino, totally sucked in & scrolling through tons of posts. I don’t suppose you’d share the seller you found this rug through, would you? :)ReplyCancel

  • caroline - May 15, 2014 - 6:00 PM

    I found your lovely blog a while back- but this is my first time commenting. I have had Persian rugs for years, and have learned so much about them along the way. It looks high quality and I think it looks great in your space, and plays off the studio room beautifully. I laughed when you said you wished it were more pink and blue, because the Persian in my living room is ONLY pink and blue! Small areas of navy and peach, but mostly hot fuschia/coral and light blue. It’s a little crazy, and sometimes I wished it looked more like yours! Grass greener eh? :)ReplyCancel

    • Kim - May 16, 2014 - 2:52 PM

      Ha – aah, yes, the grass is always greener. Suffice it to say this won’t be our last Persian, so we’ll get many more chances!ReplyCancel

  • Krista - May 15, 2014 - 7:58 PM

    Love! The rug, couch and wood are perfect together!ReplyCancel

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  • Joanna @ TheNestbook - May 16, 2014 - 12:04 PM

    I love that rug!!! It is gorgeous. And I totally know what you mean when you say searching for it was part of your morning routine. Now that you have it the search for something else can take its place! :)ReplyCancel

  • Karen L. - May 17, 2014 - 10:46 AM

    We have several Persian rugs in our home and really love the look, the colors, and the durability. We have six grandkids and it’s especially great for when they come to visit as they don’t show anything, wear like iron and are so comfy, too.
    Recently I went to the Richmond area Homearama, and there were the usually schemes of lots of greys, pops of bright colors, neutral/light rugs (which can be lots of work to keep clean looking) but then…..we walked into one home with several wonderful, bright Oriental rugs! Loved how current they can still look and so practical as well—after all they’ve been in homes for many, many years and still going strong. I love your look and it makes me want to go with a blue sofa!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - May 19, 2014 - 9:03 AM

      Thanks, Karen! So happy to hear all those great things about Persians. I have a feeling this won’t be our last one.ReplyCancel

  • shavonda@ahomefullofcolor - May 21, 2014 - 3:56 PM

    Awesome pairing. Im a major color fanatic and this is totally my jam! Love it, love it, love it.ReplyCancel

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