tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5438518576931140312.comments2016-11-12T22:39:04.237-06:00thrifty little blogKasey at Thrifty Little Bloghttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11112656345319920659noreply@blogger.comBlogger5544125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5438518576931140312.post-41974547078252566992012-10-17T17:55:33.790-05:002012-10-17T17:55:33.790-05:00I think I like it. I would totally use those pill...I think I like it.<br /><br />I would totally use those pillows in there too, with the dark ones, and take out the tye dye ish ones.<br /><br />I would also get some patterned curtains, with orange accents.Jo Rohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02264579476888957435noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5438518576931140312.post-75958650862483518602012-10-15T16:05:25.099-05:002012-10-15T16:05:25.099-05:00I think the orange rug works well with the room! ...I think the orange rug works well with the room! all you need are some pillows that pick up the rest of the rooms colors...like a slate blue, sage green, golden yellow, grey or creams or maybe even throw in a darker shade of orange to make the room more sophisticated. I&#39;m pretty sure once you play around with it your husband will come to like that new rug! :) Lizzie Ann Designshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16068648521060103115noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5438518576931140312.post-56754479236175694432012-10-12T17:42:04.795-05:002012-10-12T17:42:04.795-05:00Oonafey &amp; Deborah~ Thanks for the rug love! I&...Oonafey &amp; Deborah~ Thanks for the rug love! I&#39;m still loving it too, but I do wonder if the orange would work better in my bedroom...<br /><br />@kristi~ I like the statement lamp idea, I&#39;m officially on the hunt!Kasey at Thrifty Little Bloghttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11112656345319920659noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5438518576931140312.post-1697657930071713712012-10-11T20:43:43.695-05:002012-10-11T20:43:43.695-05:00I like the rug! But I think maybe the couch makes ...I like the rug! But I think maybe the couch makes the room feel unbalanced because it&#39;s so close to the corner. I don&#39;t know how much space you have on the other side, but maybe you could move it to the left, away from the corner and then add an end table and statement lamp or something like that to anchor the corner. What do you think? I really like the room already though.kristi.w.http://www.blogger.com/profile/08194689985633487991noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5438518576931140312.post-28211469279092471672012-10-09T07:21:01.905-05:002012-10-09T07:21:01.905-05:00I love the rug. I think it adds dimension and inte...I love the rug. I think it adds dimension and interest to the room big time!<br /><br />And I&#39;m a huge neutral girl.Deborahhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/00778094998010491653noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5438518576931140312.post-79509972263330410882012-10-05T10:33:59.729-05:002012-10-05T10:33:59.729-05:00Oh, and the curtains looks awesome now that both s...Oh, and the curtains looks awesome now that both sets are up. Good call. Oonafeyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09951594171079633931noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5438518576931140312.post-57763832224677337352012-10-05T10:33:12.980-05:002012-10-05T10:33:12.980-05:00I think it&#39;s pretty fab. And the orange goes w...I think it&#39;s pretty fab. And the orange goes well with the blue pillows you already have. I would leave the new pillows and the blue pillows and hit up HomeGoods for some orange AND blue pillows. Boom - color scheme. Oonafeyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09951594171079633931noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5438518576931140312.post-53813800837518727672012-10-05T09:58:36.412-05:002012-10-05T09:58:36.412-05:00@Liz~ Great points! I think the rule of three is a...@Liz~ Great points! I think the rule of three is a good one. It almost seems like I should have gone with a yellow patterned rug to go with the yellow on the other side of the room. <br /><br />@Meg~ I agree, I do think the orange might be blending more than popping, but the bad lighting isn&#39;t helping anyone either. I&#39;m leaning towards using it in our bedroom because the floors are more of a darker brown (they weren&#39;t refinished when the living room floors were).<br /><br />@Comeca Jones~ I wish I were the pattern queen... maybe I could pull off these looks better ;).Kasey at Thrifty Little Bloghttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11112656345319920659noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5438518576931140312.post-80924310516028010652012-10-05T09:57:58.050-05:002012-10-05T09:57:58.050-05:00@Liz~ Great points! I think the rule of three is a...@Liz~ Great points! I think the rule of three is a good one. It almost seems like I should have gone with a yellow patterned rug to go with the yellow on the other side of the room. <br /><br />@Meg~ I agree, I do think the orange might be blending more than popping, but the bad lighting isn&#39;t helping anyone either. I&#39;m leaning towards using it in our bedroom because the floors are more of a darker brown (they weren&#39;t refinished when the living room floors were).<br /><br />@Comeca Jones~ I wish I were the pattern queen... maybe I could pull off these looks better ;). kbhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04905350225942421011noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5438518576931140312.post-80736555118103823232012-10-05T05:52:20.648-05:002012-10-05T05:52:20.648-05:00I love the rug but I am the pattern queen!I love the rug but I am the pattern queen!Comeca Joneshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13141998363630920817noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5438518576931140312.post-79522048276878888102012-10-04T20:06:08.252-05:002012-10-04T20:06:08.252-05:00Love the pattern of the rug, not so sure about the...Love the pattern of the rug, not so sure about the color. The orange is bringing out the orange of the furniture and the floors so that it all kind of blends in an almost washed out way. It&#39;s not acting like the POP of color that room needs. I&#39;d go for a cool color instead of a warm one to provide the contrast - my instinct is thinking blue.Maybe look at how YHL pulled off their rugs for inspiration?Meg @ House Notesnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5438518576931140312.post-55964964294703766132012-10-04T19:43:00.929-05:002012-10-04T19:43:00.929-05:00On a different note, I really like the look of tha...On a different note, I really like the look of that &quot;rarely seen angle&quot;! I love how you filled the space on both sides of the doorframe, and I love the pieces you used to fill the space :)Lizhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07068029320421904242noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5438518576931140312.post-3642435373543769012012-10-04T19:40:07.598-05:002012-10-04T19:40:07.598-05:00I definitely like the thought of incorporating pat...I definitely like the thought of incorporating pattern in some way -- either through the rug or through the pillows. I think the orange rug has a lot of potential in the living room, but I think part of your/Nate&#39;s hesitation is that the current pillows (and lack of accessories) don&#39;t complement it as well as something else would. The rug looks nice, but it doesn&#39;t yet look intentional (if that makes sense). It all comes down to your style preference, but something like this could look nice: http://pinterest.com/pin/13721973835456193/ Orange and teal is a pretty color combo (though definitely bold!), and I&#39;ve heard from several sources that you should have a color repeated three times throughout a room for it to look intentional. I agree that the orange pillows would probably be too much because the patterns would compete (though I could be wrong, maybe it would work), but maybe you guys already have (or will find down the line) some orange accent pieces, vases, etc. I also think the jute rug + orange pillows would work, but I think the same thing would hold true about repeating the orange somewhere else in the room. I would suggest perusing houzz.com and pinterest.com and looking for images of rooms with orange rugs to get some ideas of what direction to go in. That also might help persuade Nate since guys often can&#39;t image the end result! I think the rug could also look nice with your table and chairs (http://www.westelm.com/products/lattice-dhurrie-b856/?pkey=crugs-flooring) though that does make cleaning up crumbs a bit more work.Lizhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07068029320421904242noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5438518576931140312.post-21736397415677021212012-10-04T13:22:08.074-05:002012-10-04T13:22:08.074-05:00@Mrs. Chic~ That&#39;s a good point. It&#39;s in a...@Mrs. Chic~ That&#39;s a good point. It&#39;s in a bit of an awkward spot. Maybe we&#39;ll end up compromising by using the pillows in the living room and the rug under the bed in the bedroom?<br /><br />@Kim~ thanks!Kaseyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14018425020624993447noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5438518576931140312.post-50489097190014062842012-10-04T12:27:59.381-05:002012-10-04T12:27:59.381-05:00I really like the rug. And the pillow for that mat...I really like the rug. And the pillow for that matter. But if he hates them, it&#39;s probably worth a change. Good luck!Kim @ NewlyWoodwardshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14306871325108889905noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5438518576931140312.post-64027379005108411472012-10-04T11:13:24.438-05:002012-10-04T11:13:24.438-05:00I&#39;m not sure how I feel about the rug just yet...I&#39;m not sure how I feel about the rug just yet, the only thing I can think of is to pull it from under the sofa more, just so you can see it he&#39;ll like it more. I wish I was more helpful :( <br /><br />On the plus side I do like the pillows :)Mrs. Chichttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11784825966340743698noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5438518576931140312.post-21142381899156085222012-10-04T10:54:43.088-05:002012-10-04T10:54:43.088-05:00He said that it&#39;s an old lady rug (flowers). I...He said that it&#39;s an old lady rug (flowers). It also needs a good cleaning to freshen it up. I&#39;m guessing color is a factor as well because he liked that the other rug matched -blended in with- everything. <br /><br />He also hated the dining room table when we first got it, but likes it now. If it&#39;s really a good fit with the room, I&#39;m sure I can get him to like it.Kasey at Thrifty Little Bloghttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11112656345319920659noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5438518576931140312.post-3560333384248982602012-10-04T10:38:55.755-05:002012-10-04T10:38:55.755-05:00I really like it. The pattern doesn&#39;t compete ...I really like it. The pattern doesn&#39;t compete with the rest of the room and it makes it look cozier and more finished. <br /><br />Is Nate&#39;s issue the color or the fact that the pattern includes flowers? Heatherhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10404180898034770946noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5438518576931140312.post-2884382112793041812012-10-03T15:00:10.178-05:002012-10-03T15:00:10.178-05:00I like the curtains. I think they add a lot of war...I like the curtains. I think they add a lot of warmth to the space. I agree with the patterned rug idea, too. Ikea has some inexpensive variations, under $200. Rug USA also has less expensive rugs, but they seem to be nylon construction and I wouldn&#39;t know about the quality. Some fun oversized, patterned pillows would really help too. World market and HomeGoods have great options for little money. Oonafeyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09951594171079633931noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5438518576931140312.post-58598005168994667312012-10-01T09:52:45.488-05:002012-10-01T09:52:45.488-05:00As a contractor starting out (many years ago), I w...As a contractor starting out (many years ago), I was surprised at how few people got a price other than mine. Maybe one in every 30 or 40 customers told me they were looking for pricing elsewhere. I later found that most of my competition was completely incompetent and didn&#39;t return phone calls (loosing business in the process). This was in South Eastern PA, where there was almost always plenty of work to go around. <br /><br />I also learned that you don&#39;t always save by going with the cheapest contractor. Most of the ones that undercut also skimp on materials and cut corners. Please beware when going with the cheaper price.<br />Karl B (The Frugal Berry)http://frugalberry.comnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5438518576931140312.post-26146630774444839152012-09-19T03:37:37.304-05:002012-09-19T03:37:37.304-05:00I love what you did with your living room. The cur...I love what you did with your living room. The curtains and blinds made it a bit homey and cozy. Stevehttp://teakmaster.com/wood-restoration-company/deck-refinishingnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5438518576931140312.post-17453992209851073952012-09-08T12:57:02.557-05:002012-09-08T12:57:02.557-05:00This kind of tutorial is very helpful specially to...This kind of tutorial is very helpful specially to those who are beginner. Sometimes we want to do something but we don&#39;t how to start because we have no idea specially the right tools that will be needed. garage equipmenthttp://www.tyrebaydirect.com/1007-Garage_Equipment.htmlnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5438518576931140312.post-55776345178678809882012-09-06T21:56:40.614-05:002012-09-06T21:56:40.614-05:00Oh boy you have some decisions to make! I am havin...Oh boy you have some decisions to make! I am havin the same problem hence no reveal of our new living space . Maybe I will wait to see what you do....lolComeca Joneshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13141998363630920817noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5438518576931140312.post-60003386027548724642012-09-05T22:44:13.343-05:002012-09-05T22:44:13.343-05:00I really like the curtains and the height they giv...I really like the curtains and the height they give the room. Maybe add some bamboo shades for a little texture? It looks like you are off to a great start...it&#39;s amazing what pillows, rugs &amp; accessories will do.Cindyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15934421873379403768noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5438518576931140312.post-50365929166771137602012-09-05T17:05:47.938-05:002012-09-05T17:05:47.938-05:00We have similar curtains and rods. I love them. We have similar curtains and rods. I love them. Lisa Rusczykhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13831794784260598207noreply@blogger.com