Tuesday, February 24, 2009

help

This is our dining room. You can also check it out on rate my space.
I used to have a tan/cream cowhide under the table but recently sold it and got a zebra hide. I like it, but am not very happy with it. So, I think it is going to be sold. (anyone interested?) Now I need help selecting a new rug. I am thinking I want something with a cream background to play against the dark black table. I found a few at Pottery Barn and have added them below. I would LOVE suggestions, links, etc. I am on a mission! This is #1 from Pottery Barn. I like it but not sure if I want to commit to it.....

I love this one, #2 also from Pottery Barn. These are all around the $2-300.00 range which is where I want to be for a 5x8 rug


and #3. I am leaning towards this one because it is the lightest and I think would work well with all the green accents I have in my home.

If you have any ideas, pls. send them my way! Thanks!!!



25 comments:

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

I'm with you on #3 - it would look great there!

Sherry Petersik said...

I love them all but I think #3 is THE ONE!

xo,
Sherry
www.thisyounghouse.com

Lynette said...

Here is something new to try...there are great new designs in indoor/outdoor rugs. Try www.ballarddesigns.com....you can get a 5x7 for as little as $89.00. I have had a leopard print one under my dining table for about five years and it looks as good as the day I bought it. You can vacuum it like any other rug. Spills wipe up with a damp cloth. They are usually made out of a polypropelene and do not absorb spills. The price is right, the patterns are great, they are easy to maintain AND you can use it on your patio when you want to change it. You can also find them at overstock.com sometimes or in the Grandin Road catalog and many other places...just google indoor/outdoor rugs... You might be surprised at the great selection of patterns you will find!...and the great prices!!!

Lynette said...

Take a look at one design that is available:

http://a248.e.akamai.net/f/248/12335/6h/s7ondemand1.scene7.com/is/image/ballarddesigns/RW051_1?$detail$

Lynette said...

Or check out this cream/green one...from Ballard Designs.

http://a248.e.akamai.net/f/248/12335/6h/s7ondemand1.scene7.com/is/image/ballarddesigns/RW027_1?$detail$

...and NO I don't get a commission!! Ha Ha...just love the product!!

Jodi said...

I love #2. I like the creams and the bit of green it. I like #1 too, but I am not sure, #3 is nice too, but if you it's alittle too subtle esp coming from cow print and zebra print.

Donna said...

Oh no I am going with No. 1.....I love that Melaine!!! Super cute. I can't believe you don't like the zebra....LOL (just like me).

Katie said...

I like #3, but I am always drawn to neutrals/black/whites...What does your zebra rug look like?

Katie

Antiques and More Blog said...

I like rug #3! But it's ultimately your choice.

Lisa

Claire said...

I love #1 and #3, either one would look great! Now, totally off subject but I have a HUGE favor to ask you...

Is there any way you could send me the templates you created for the graffiti art you painted in your home? I am going to have a go at it but am unable to download them from wonderfulgraffiti.com

clairehaney@gmail.com

miss shortcake said...

I personally love # 1, but #3 is more classic and may have more staying power.

kimmcl said...

Gotta go with #1 - it looks like it would go perfect in the room. The other 2 are great too, but too safe. You don't seem like the kind of person to play it safe. I love your style!~
Kim~

Country girl said...

I like the 3rd one as it goes with your black furniture.

Nora said...

#3 is my favorite. I like that it is a little more neutral and can go with more. Good luck!
p.s. Hope you are feeling better soon!

Mamaoftwins said...

Well, if I was in a different situation right now I would buy that Zebra rug up in a heart beat. LOL But I guess I need to be a good girl. Darn!

Hum. I like all 3 rugs. Im a visual person so its hard for me to guess without the whole room, table, etc. but if I chose just one it would be #3 first then #2. I actually chose #2 first but I thought because the table and side table were dark the rug should be alittle lighter to match the curtains? hth

The Willow Rose said...

I like #2 love cream and greens... I am looking for a zebra print rug brown and creams for my studio/office. Love your blog.

Jill said...

I am a huge fan of Dash & Albert rugs - the colors are wonderful - great quality and a great value. I have a Dash & Albert rug under my dining room table. I order it from www.laylagrace.com. I realize this is a totally different look than the options you have posted but something to consider. Good luck! Oh, another thought - I don't know about you but I have never LOVED the quality of Pottery Barn rugs - especially under a dining table.

Susan said...

I like #2..I don't think you will get sick of it and it appears pretty transitional. #1 you would be committed to that specific color and #3 looks a little southwestern to me. I agree I would give Ballards a try as well.

Oliver's said...

Ok...I viewed your rate my space pictures and I am in love with your home! I have a few questions...what kind of finish do you have on your dining room walls? And where do you get all of your vinyl recipes and definitions? So whimsical. I am decorating my parents new home for them and got such inspiration from yours since I am more of a french junk kinda chick. Thanks so much, Paula

Cathy said...

Oh I would be of no help making that decision but I wanted to tell you your dining room is beautiful. I'm glad to see another Nora Jones fan too :o)

{{Hugs}}

Cathy

Sonya said...

I like the Third as well!

Emily said...

Yes #1 is a commitment but since you seem to like to change things around a bit I do have to say I really like it! It would work so well in the dining room and then if you ever change your mind it's got such good color to re-use in other areas. That color green is so soothing to the eye and uplifting!

However if I was going in the safe zone #2 would be my preference because it's a little darker in color and wouldn't show much in the way of stains... Plus I just prefer the design on it over #3.

There is my two bits! :) Good luck! At least you have it narrowed down! I have the hardest time doing this type of thing!

Tara said...

Hey Melanie, what about a sisal or a seagrass rug to accent the placemats? I have these mixed in with my patterned funriture and I love they way they feel on my feet and give some added texture. you can find them at a good deal at West elm or pottery barn, just a thought! :)

HeartSmiles said...

IMO #1 is too modern for that room, although it is very cute. #2 or #3 are my favorites, but I also like the idea someone had about a sisal/seagrass rug!

Tracey said...

I like #2. It has that great little punch of green. I love that green! It just brings life to a room. Love the bog-just found it this week!

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