A New Seagrass Rug Inspires a Post

Thursday, January 27, 2011

5 years of living in our cottage home has gone by in a heart beat!  When we moved in, I knew selecting Seagrass rugs would be a great design choice for both function & continuity between rooms.  With years of wear starting to show, we were in need of some upgrading.  I've heard about, but never ordered from Overstock.com, so I went to their website to check out selection and price points.  I was actually blown away by all the options of sizes & patterns, and their amazing flat rate shipping fee. I even ended up adding a 8' square Seagrass rug to our shopping cart.  The square shape rug never seems to be easily available, its a size typically cut for a custom order.  We needed a square for our "Black Room"...  when we renovated this house prior to moving in, my husband (and Builder Extraordinaire), moved one of the walls (a shared wall with our kitchen) in this room to accommodate for more kitchen cabinet space, leaving us with what was originally a rectangular shape into a square.  Long story short, the 8' square Seagrass fits perfectly! Check out my before & after pictures below.

Black Room Before the Seagrass

Black Room After

Our home's decor can be summed up in 2 words -- "Found Style".  We are like the poster children for mixing Old & New and High & Low with accessories & furnishings, and our rooms are ever evolving.  I've tagged a couple of items in our Black Room -- details below.

1. Shutters purchased off of Craigslist. | 2. Custom metal artwork by our dear friend Chris Beck. | 3. Baskets found at an Estate Sale. | 4. Tufted Sofa purchased back in 2004 at Savvy Snoot here in Atlanta.  If you haven't been, check out their website for more info & to view current inventory.  The owners feature items found in homes that are experiencing a redecorating overhaul, furniture that is in excellent condition, just not part of the new design plan.  We were told that the sofa we purchased came from a decorator who had it upholstered in a Jim Thompson fabric...  regardless, I have always loved the black fringe, tufted back, and single seat cushion. -- you either love it or hate it. | 5. Metal Wire Sculpture by my husband Jim Ferguson. | 6. Pair of Alessi Blow Up tables purchased off of Craigslist. | 7. Turned Wood Bowl by my father-in-law Jim Ferguson, crafted from a chunk of wood taken from a cut down overgrown Holly tree at our previous home. | 8. Golden Pig -- carried back from our visit to my parent's in Shanghai (plus its Jim's Chinese zodiac sign). | 9. Red Serving Tray with pieces of Cinammon formed into the rectangular shape  -- carried back from our visit to Singapore (a beloved city I lived in after college).  Purchased from John Erdos, an amazing renovated Shop House retail store featuring fresh & forward Asian inspired accessories & furnishings. | 10. Mid Century criss-cross teak base table, purchased at Decatur Estate. | 11. Our new 8' square Seagrass rug, purchased on Overstock.com | 12. Pair of Leather Club Chairs -- not sure of their maker, but were purchased at a "Fire Sale" of sorts at a home designed mostly with John Saladino pieces.
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