Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Arriving Soon! Andalusia Rug



I'm actually breaking this news to you before I tell the hubs.  Well, I mean, by the time you read this he'll know.  But right now he's playing on his new iPad (a gift to himself, for being himself) with a new App where he can record his own voice.  Apparently he's writing a song.  The lyrics go like this: "Back in the daaaay... there was a doooog... his name was Geooorge...".

I just ordered the Andalusia Rug from West Elm for our dining room. Yep, I've been looking after it for quite awhile

I haven't seen it in person (we don't have a West Elm in Birmingham), but it's made enough appearances to make me feel relatively comfortable.  Like this season's Secrets From a Stylist.

Andalusia Rug from Secrets from a Stylist, via Dwell & Tell (that's me, yo)
It was kind of an impulse.  Yes, I've loved it for awhile but I'm a commitment-phobe. I've considered a striped rug, a DIY stencil rug, another natural fiber rug.  But tonight I walked in from a pretty long day at work, and decided to buy it.  I'm like that.  I usually waaaay over-think something, but every now and then I make an impulse buy, comforting myself that there will be a way out (and there is, ya know, I can always return it). 

The gift card my mama and daddy-o gifted my a West Elm gift card awhile back took the edge off.  I had about $15 left, which helped with the shipping.

Are you considering some rug options?  Geometric? Natural fiber?  Do you think we've made a mistake?  :)  And (most importantly) do you like recording yourself writing songs, the kind you would never dream to let anyone hear, like Seth does? 

12 comments:

  1. Nice rug and all but is George still in need of a good home? C.E.

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  2. Haha! We actually decided to keep him. I love that bulldog. Just don't like all those little white hairs. :)

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  3. Hey Hey fellow Birminghamsters. I actually found your blog by searching for people who bought this rug. How do you enjoy it? I have a 1921 bungalow in Norwood that I think this rug would look GREAT in. Please let me know how it worked out. Best of luck on the house. I'll be following you now. :-)

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  4. Hi Devin!

    We actually just had the rug delivered today (wow... fast shipping). So far (I'm at about hour number 2.5 of unwrapping it) I love it! I really don't think you'll be disappointed.

    I promise to post pics in our home! Please keep us posted on your decision, okay? :)

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  5. How's the color on the rug? Is it more muted or vibrant? Is the ivory really ivory or more beige/tan or white? I've been looking at it for some time a well, but I can be leery of viewing colors over the internet and I don't have a West Elm near me either! Thanks for your help!

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  6. Hi Ashleigh!

    I'm really happy with the colors. It's actually a pretty vibrant yellow, but not too much so... I would say the ivory is a true ivory, not at all tan. :) I was wondering both things myself before ordering it.

    I'll have a post soon with photos, so be sure to check back. :)

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  7. Hi Erin,
    Great blog! I too have been mulling over the purchase of this Andulasia rug from West Elm. I think it would look great in our home office. Any chance you will have the pix up soon? Looking forward to them.
    -Erin

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  8. Erin,

    I have just stumbled upon your site while searching for this specific rug. We are currently looking at the same rug but in the brown (espresso) color. We don't have a West Elm store near where we live. We will have to order it online. But I just wanted to know how's the quality ? I'm not sure if I really like the texture but the design is really nice.

    Morgan

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  9. Hi Morgan,

    I think the quality seems very nice durable. It's nice and thick and seems very well made. I say go for it, girl!

    Erin

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  10. Hi Erin,

    Thank you for taking some of your time to respond to my message.

    We currently have two options and I think I may end up going with the West Elm Andalusia.
    Option 1: Andalusia by West Elm

    Option 2: Chandra Antara by Chandra Rugs

    I like the second rug but I find the Andalusia more modern.

    Thanks
    Morgan

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