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? 


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

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

  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. :-)

  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? :)

  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!

  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. :)

  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.

  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.


  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!


  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.