Thursday, February 2, 2012

New Additions to My Family and Replacing the Great Room Rug

I haven't posted in a while for a variety of reasons, one of which is that we added two Doberman pups to our family in July.  Taking care of two puppies is like having a new child... almost.  Here are the pups when we first got them. 

This is Rex:

and this is his brother Henry.

Here are Henry and Rex a few ago at the age of 28 weeks... they are sweet and handsome boys.



PART II: New Great Room Rug

Now for the great room rug..... below is a picture of the rug I have had in my great room for awhile.  It was a hand knotted rug that looked fine, but the 8' x 10' dimension was too small for the space.  

This is a pic of the original rug in place with furniture.

After looking for several months, I finally found a larger rug I liked. It is a hand knotted rug in an "Oushak like" pattern (it is not an Oushak, it was made in India). Here it is....

This rug has a lot of the same colors as the previous one, but is bigger (9' 6" x 11' 8") and I like the fact that I can orient the rug with the long sides parallel with the fireplace (see below). 

I also prefer its bigger, bolder, almost tribal like pattern as compared to the other rug. Here are some close ups of the pattern. 

Here it is rug with the couches... I think the rug makes some of the colors in the fabrics pop, especially the blues.

Closer up.....

I need to get the coffee table back in place... 

Other plans for the room include window treatments and doing something with the ceiling. Below is a pic of the ceiling... I think doing some sort of stencil/Modello in the circular inset around the fixture might be interesting.

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  1. Hey! By fluke I saw this in my google reader~glad to see you are posting, I have missed you and your beautiful designs. I love the rug Lori, the tribal pattern is so great as is the blue~what a beautiful change! The new kids look great on the blog too...

  2. That looks great! It goes so well with your sofa and pillows. Glad to see you back. I always enjoy seeing your great style.

  3. Everything looks gorgeous...what a beautiful room. Your new carpet is excellent...beautiful design and colors.I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at
    Hugs, Gayle.

  4. I LOVE it! It the perfect colors and size. I hate when people get rugs that are too small...this looks great!

  5. Look at those adorable pups! I want one or two or three, too.

  6. So happy for your new additions to your family. They are beautiful. I love the rug! Great choice. Your home is so warm and inviting.

  7. Rex and Henry! So handsome.

    Love the rug. I really like how the cool and warm tones pull everything together. Nice!

  8. Wanted to stop back over to say Thank you for your lovely visit and kind comments.

    Aw! Rex and Henry were adorable itty bitty pups and have grown to be so handsome! They look older than 28 weeks!

    Love your carpet too...I think I've said this on my comment to another of your posts...but it bears repeating...You have a gorgeous home!

    Blessings & Aloha!

  9. Again, perfect! And you're right, the new rug pops the blue on the couch. They were meant to go together!!