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Giveaway: FLOR

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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.

  • 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

  • SUMMER PLEWES - August 19, 2012 - 9:30 PM


  • 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


Our Flor Attraction

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?


We’ve Been In Paris!

We left last Friday afternoon for a whirlwind trip to Paris to wed + photograph our friends, Jess and Scott. And if you follow along with Jess, you may have known this already. The freshly wedded duo eloped, and we were so honored to be there and officiate (Scott) and photograph (me) the moment. We can’t wait to share our whole experience with you – that is, after we’ve finished sorting through hundreds of photos, mini Polaroids included! (The one above was taken on our last night.)

We’re fresh off a 9 hour flight (home again, le sigh), so pardon us as we revert back to English (it sounds so harsh after practicing their romantic language!), sift through photos and piece together Parisian posts that others can understand – you know, rather than the incomprehensible happy sighs that Scott and I have been exchanging since we landed.

Next week, we’ll share more, including our flea market finds (you know we had to fit that in!), too many photos and Scott’s take on wedding his first couple. We already can’t wait, but in the meantime, there are still a few other things we want to share with you this week – a (spoiler) sweet giveaway included!