Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Lower Level: New Hide Chair & Rug

The furniture ordered for our lower level finally came.  One piece is a replacement (due to upholstering defect) for a hide arm chair that I had already purchased. The chair that was replaced is shown below.  You can see the defect in the second image (middle back).`

Here is the replacement chair. It is fine, but I preferred the hide on the original one.            
                                                            This image shows the hide that is on the right side of the new chair.

                Here is the original chair I kept (purchased a pair):                          

Side view...
                                                                                               ...the pair together.

Other furniture for the lower level that came are a sectional and an ottoman.  I haven't taken pictures of things in place because I need a rug for the area.  Here is a shot of the sectional showing some of the fabrics, leather and hide on the piece.

The croc embossed leather on the inside arms is the same leather as on the back of my leopard fabric wing chair that is upstairs (see back of chair, below, for close up of leather).

I found a rug that had the colors and look I wanted, in kind of a tribal pattern. It's vibrant and probably not for everyone, but I think it looks good with the upholstery fabrics. Below shows the rug at the store (on floor at bottom of rug are sectional pillow fabrics).

I like the rug, however it measures 9' x 12' and ideally I wanted a rug more along the lines of 10' x 14.'  I could get a larger size of the rug, but since it isn't a "production" rug, I would have to custom order it, wait 6 - 12 months to get it and have no guarantee as to how close the colors and pattern would match. To put icing on the cake, the larger "custom order" rug would be quite a bit more expensive (I got the  9 x 12 at 25% off) and would be non-returnable.  Once I got the 9' x 12' in the space, I thought it was "passable," but have decided to order an oversize natural fiber rug to place underneath it. Below are some samples of sea grass, sisal and binding fabrics I brought home. I'm leaning towards sea grass. 


 Happy Birthday to my Doberman puppies, Henry and Rex. They turned one year old on June 18, 2012!  



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  1. Hi Lori! Everything is coming together so beautifully. I love that rug! I like all of your furniture pieces they are so unique, and look wondrful in your home. I really like those new bar stools in your kitchen, too.

  2. Lori, I love everthing, I am on the look out for a rug like that for my youngest's room. I love your taste in furnishings.

  3. Lori, You have beautiful elements for your room. I know the finished room will be gorgeous!

  4. So pretty! I especially love the croc embossed leather.

  5. Happy Birthday to Rex and Henry! They are beautiful! Love your new sofa and chairs. Gorgeous colors in the tribal rug.

  6. Love those chairs - they look like cousins of my cow hyde rug in my foyer!! And the rug rocks - those bigger rugs are tough to find - great idea to layer them. My childhood dog was named Rex Sebastian I!! Happy b-day to your pups.

  7. You've selected such beautiful pieces!! Love how warm and rich the color palette is. :-) Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week!

  8. I love your chairs and I'm glad you got your replacement.
    Happy birthday to the boys. I bet they are full of energy. Still puppies.
    Thanks for sharing!

  9. First of all, Happy Birthday to your pups :o) Beautiful decor! I love the rug and colors of it all.
    I have been out of the blogger loop, but finally catching up on some blog visiting! Hope you are doing well.

    Blessings & Aloha!

  10. I love your decorating style!
    I just started following your blog! I am looking forward to more posts!



  11. I'm truly not trying to be mean, but those chairs are confused!!!!! They have scalloped shell caved ornate arms and legs with cowhide, with leather. Yikes.

  12. Anonymous, back at you with the "yikes".... I am glad you said you weren't trying to mean because I wouldn't have known otherwise. ;) Although you find architecture of the chair with the cow hide and leather "confusing," I find the combination unexpected, and therefore interesting. But thanks for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave your comment.