Disclosure: I was compensated by eBay and Style Coalition for this post. But all collections and opinions are 100% mine.
It all started with the rug.
When I first saw it…..the kitchen finally made sense.
Before the rug….I had the white cabinets and the white shelving and the gray counter tops and the white walls and the gray and white flooring.
Can you tell? I like neutral and simple and classic.
We are all friends.
And then….one day….I saw the rug….
…and it all clicked.
Has that ever happened to you?
You started designing a room and you had it all planned and you had picked out furnishings and painted walls and designed it all….
….and you kind of liked it.
It was okay.
It was fine.
It was sufficient.
But okay and fine and sufficient were not what I was going for.
I wanted wow.
I wanted amazing.
I wanted to dance the cotton-eyed joe and twirl around in celebration.
And then I saw the rug….and….well….you know the rest of the story.
But what I didn’t tell you about…..
….was the hesitation.
The direction and path and journey that the rug would take me on would require more work and a little more money and taking things back to the store and reworking some other things….and changing my plans.
And wasn’t it fine already?
And so I paused…..
….even though the rug was perfect.
In the end….I bought the rug and changed directions and added orange to my pink and pillows to my chairs and polka dots to my lampshades and stripes to my cabinets.
And put together a collection for my inspiration for the room (including the amazing rug) in case you want to recreate the look.
And the additional work?
The extra effort?
The change of plans?
The reworking and redoing and stripe painting and quote writing…..
…..worth every single minute. :)
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Disclosure: I was compensated by eBay and Style Coalition for this post.
But all collections and opinions are 100% mine.
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