Eeek! It's crunch time. These 6 weeks are going by waaay faster than I had anticipated. Good news is that most of the big pieces are now in place and we're making good progress overall...at least that's what I'd like to think.
This past week we picked up our rug, which is actually a carpet piece from one of our generous sponsors, Karastan.
Going with a carpet was perfect because it allowed me to get a floor covering that was the exact size I wanted. I took it in to the team at Area Rug Factory in Ventura and they custom cut and bound the edges. I also had them do a custom pad to go under the carpet and protect the floors.
The carpet I chose was the Patola in Almond Cream (currently on sale), which has a subtle ikat inspired pattern with striated neutral colors. It's made of New Zealand wool and feels great when walking on it barefoot.
Looks nice right? These photos don't do it justice. The weather was a bit gloomy so the natural light was limited when I took these but hopefully you're able to see the pattern.
Here's a look at the binding they did around the edges. Some people prefer to go with serged edges, but I like the clean look of this.
Here's a peek of it with the furniture:
art: sarah swanson paintings in ikea ribba frames
Speaking of which, my armchair came in. It's the Catalina from Apt2B upholstered in a cleanable cream fabric. The size is perfect for the space, and I love it's simple and tailored design. Also, yay for it being handmade in the USA!
A couple of other things, I added this little black accent end table which works great next to the armchair.
I also added this seagrass braided basket, which is actually part of a set of 3. The other two will go in the dining space. They're perfect as stylish storage for throws, dog toys, etc., and also a great way to bring in a bit of texture.
Both the accent table and basket are from sponsor Bellacor, which if you haven't checked out, is a good resource to bookmark for home decor items. They have tons to choose from.
Last but not least, the dining chairs and table.
I was so excited for these. As soon as we assembled them and put them in place, I thought, "yes! we have a grown up dining space now!"
Between now and Sunday the plan is to scramble to finalize everything for the final reveal photoshoot on Monday. I'm still waiting on a few more things, and I need to do some in-store shopping, installing, fixing, painting, hanging, ironing, cleaning and styling. Fingers crossed it will all come together! Wish me luck!
p.s. I've updated the ORC Pinterest board with the items in the space.
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