Monday, April 23, 2012

are you one of the 17,000?



According to Better Homes and Gardens this photo has been pinned over
 17,000 times on Pinterest!
What draws you to this room?
For me it's the bold statement of the large patterned rug,
impact, but in a subtle way because of the neutral tones!

bhg.com

Look what I spotted in stock at Home Depot last Friday, certainly not exact,
 but could achieve a similar vibe, don't you think?
Mowhawk, Simpatico Model #301293 here
  The quality is in line with the inexpensive price tag -  $187 for an 8 x 10!
It had 25 reviews and got a 4.5 out of 5 rating.


I haven't forgotten about the dining room update I was working on,
but hadn't found anything that spoke to me until I saw this.
I brought home the 5 x 7 as a test.
This time of day the paint takes on a more yellow tone,
 during most of the day it is lighter, but still a little creamier than the white in the rug .


 In this photo you can see the short pile easier, it certainly isn't dense,
 but the backing doesn't show when you separate the fibers.


Does anyone know the source for the rug in the original bhg photo,
 on their site there were a lot of comments asking, but no reply.

What do you think?


24 comments:

Dana Frieling@ Make Them Wonder said...

So, what did you decide? Committing and getting the bigger size or waiting for the BHG source? It's a great rug for the price, no doubt.

Kate @ Daffodils said...

We have that rug in an 8x10 and love it. I was shocked when we found it at HD, such a steal!

Nuha said...

it is a pretty room! love the neutral feel, but those chairs are really what catch my eye. pretty pretty!

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Lisa Scibilia said...

So pretty and looks much more expensive than $187 for an 8x10.

Lisa Scibilia said...

PS I am loving the feel of your dining room already!

Cathy Wall said...

At $187 what have you got to lose? It's the look for less and sometime when you find a different rug that speaks to you, you won't feel bad about moving on! Go for it!

Holly said...

I was immediately drawn to those pretty tulips displayed ever so nicely, but then I went to those great chairs because I have furniture on the mind. I love your chandelier in your dining room and I think you've found "the look for less" too!

Jill Elaine said...

I like the one you found! It's a little more subtle and I like that. As far as the white in it being lighter than your walls - I like that too!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i think it works beautifully. i like the more subtle look as well.

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

I love the rug, what a great price. It's funny how we have the same color walls and yours looks so much creamier than mine! Mine looks borderline stark, but once I get a rug I think it will help. Yes, I believe I am one of the pinners of that image:)

Simple Dwellings said...

I love your new rug! It's beautiful! And even if it's a shade different than the wall color, I think that gives depth and interest to the room. I love the look of several different shades of the same color! And that BHG room is gorgeous! I can see why it has so many pins! How did I miss that one?? :)

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

Have not pinned the BHG pic but it is quite beautiful. I like the HD option. You have some amazing natural light in that room, Pam.

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Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

Love the photo from BHG... it is all neural with an pop of soft pink. Great textures and so soothing!

Diana @ Your Day Simplified said...

The rug is perfect for a very neutral room. It adds just the right pizazz. I think your HD option is a GREAT alternative (especially for the price). Love HD!

Leslie said...

WOW! Great price and works perfectly with the neutral colors.

leslie

Gretchen said...

That rug is great! I think it's a good idea to check out the big box stores sometimes. I got my big rug in my living room from Home Depot and I love it. They have lots of different sizes and you have such a variety to choose from.

Gretchen

Alexa said...

Oh wow. Very amazing match...it's very close and I love the way it looks in your GORGEOUS dining room!

Jennifer L. Griffin said...

I was just wondering how your dining room was coming along. I love the rug and think the larger one will be perfect. I think it gives the perfect amount of interest but will still blend nicely with anything else you want to use. Coming along nicely!

Calypso In The Country said...

I love the rug and the price is amazing! I think it would look great in your dining room. I haven't pinned that image yet, but I do love it! So soft and inviting!
-Shelley

Meg {henninglove} said...

wow that is a lot pinning for sure!! i love that rug

Lori said...

I actually like your rug better, more subtle and such pretty colors. Great find!

René said...

Apparently I have been under a rock because I have never seen this image? Drawn to the neutral color scheme and those gorgeous pink tulips & throw. Love your new dining room rug by the way.

Nancy said...

Hi Pam,
That's perfect for your DR! It really makes a statement...go for the bold big pattern!
Nancy
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