Thursday, January 5, 2012

Bold and Fun Or Classic?

What to do, what to do?!
A couple months ago my sister gave me this beautiful needlepoint rug. 
It's got all the right colors and I think it works beautifully in my evolving living room. 
I wasn't sure about it at first, because I thought it might be a little old fashioned and I had been thinking that I wanted to go a little more modern/fun with the Ikea Stockholm Rand.
IKEA STOCKHOLM RAND Rug, flatwoven, black, off-white Length: 11 ' 6 " Width: 8 ' 2 "  Length: 350 cm Width: 250 cm
When I put the needlepoint rug down I loved how it cozied up the room. 

And you can't really go wrong with the price of $0! 

Yesterday I was in Crate and Barrel and noticed they have a black and white stripe rug that is actually $50 less than the Ikea one - how did I miss this for so many months?.... 
When the sales person told me it would have to be ordered, I decided to walk away 
because I didn't want to commit to it. 
But, then she found me and said, that one in the size I  needed had been returned and was in the store. She was smart to also mention I could return it if I didn't like it.  
What do you think? 

Bold and Fun

Or Classic? 


pve design said...

I love them both! I think the one from your sister is cozy while the stripe is mod and fun! I love your images....I want to illustrate them....they are cleverly arranged. You have such a great eye. Wore my Julie Lorusso necklace New Year's Eve! Ton's of compliments.

My Notting Hill said...

Oh, I think I like the bold and fun, it picks up on the pillows in the back too. Could the needlepoint go in a bedroom and then you can switch them out when you want? Bold and fun in the summer and needlepoint in the winter?

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

I like the bold and fun stripes! And I'll be forwarding you my address to take the needlepoint rug off your hands. Happy New Year ,Julie!!!!

the gardener's cottage said...

hands down the striped one julie. it is totally awesome and makes the space come alive. i sound like i know what i'm talking about huh? seriously, i love it.

Anonymous said...

oh I have to agree that both are awesome!

I cant wait to have a house close by so that you can come over and decorate!

xo Annie

Stitchfork said...

Bold and fun! But keep the needlepoint one when you need a change from time to time!
Happy New Year Julie!
xo Cathy

Bonnie G said...

I vote "bold and Fun" and perhaps minus one pillow on the loveseat.
Happy New Year to you and your family!

About Last Weekend said...

Wow you have a great eye. Both work and are so different. As one is free (and it looks very expensive too!) you should buy the black and white one for sure as a change out.

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Aubusson (needlepoint) rugs are so chic! I guess I am the only one who likes that better?

Interior Design Musings said...

OK, very tough to choose! I saw the initial images and thought, "definitely the free one" but then saw the other and changed my mind. I think the free one gives is a more cottage cozy vibe while the stripe is a more modern chic feel. If it were me, I'd keep both and switch them out for the seasons or moods! M.

Eleanor said...

Stripes! Love the bold look!

Just found your blog and love it!

Anonymous said...

My vote is the needlepoint rug! Julie B

Anonymous said...

I think the needlepoint rug is wonderful! Everyone has a striped rug.

About Last Weekend said...

Just zapping back - a quick thank you for the great advice on writing outside the blog. Yesterday I got off my bum and wrote up loads of story ideas and sent them off. Thanks for getting me started!

designchic said... them both so much and such totally different looks. Buy the stripe and keep the needlepoint for a change.

Linda in AZ * said...

*** That NEEDLEPOINT RUG is TOOO FAB, and YOU are one... lucky... sister...!!! (The only thing MY SISTER has ever given ME is a HEADACHE!!!)...

Seriously tho, they're both totally opposite, and since your sweet Sis just GAVE that yummy rug to you "for free", I suggest first that you DO SOMETHING VERY NICE FOR HER!!!...

...THENNNN, you may consider buying the black & white one also, and changing the rugs out at different times of the year or heck, just depending on your MOOD that week!!!

You have a wonderfully generous sister and a "LUCKY PROBLEM"!!!!!

Linda in AZ *

robyn said...

I have to say generally I would go for the B&W stripes because I'm a big fan but in this case the one your sister gave you works wonderfully taking into consideration the shapes of your furniture. What I would suggest is to get more of the Hollywood regency gold in the wheat shafts side table, put something utterly dramatic in the middle for the coffee table, and maybe even a small zebra skin over the main carpet under the new table might be nice...:)

Love your blog!


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A Perfect Gray said...

love, love the stripe. so fresh and fun. wish I could luck up on one like you did. I'll try C&B because the nearest ikea is 1.5 hours away. but worth the trip! donna

Anonymous said...

The needlepoint... Beautiful!
Everyone has C&B and Ikea