One Room Challenge – Week 3 (Panic and Indecision)
Here is a piece of advice for you…If you want time to pass with lightning speed, join the One Room Challenge! Seriously, how are we on week 3 already?
I am panicking slightly because with just 3 weeks left, I better make sure I get everything ordered in time. And to order things…I need to make some decisions!
My biggest decision will be the rug. Once I commit to one, I will be able to choose the fabric to cover the chair seats and then move on from there…
I think I have been to every store in New Jersey that sells rugs and I have spent more hours than I care to admit, scouring the internet. I want something with a light background with some blues in it. When I found the rug below, I ordered it in a small size to try it out. It should be here tomorrow and I have my fingers crossed that I will be happy with it in person.
Couristan Monarch Kerman Vase Rug
So the decision will be narrowed down to that rug or a seagrass one. I think I am leaning towards seagrass for the look and versatility and I am leaning towards the rug above for softness and color.
I know the rug above will give the room a more formal look. In that case, I might add a buffet/sideboard like the one below …(It looks gray in the photo but is supposed to be distressed antique white with solver and gold highlights.)
I would put the piece along the blank wall (in the first photo above). My china cabinet across the room is dark cherry so I thought it might be nice to go lighter on the other side with this one…unless it makes the room look lopsided…
I have searched antique and used furniture stores for something cherry instead but most that I found were way too expensive. A console table type of piece could work but I really need something with storage below. The one below could work and is the right size for the space, although it’s a little casual…
251 First Wellington Buffet Sideboard – via Bellacor
Then there is one that is totally out of my budget but I just love it. I have this thing for plantation shutters and shuttered door furniture…
I already checked the RH outlet and couldn’t find it on sale there so I guess I will just have to find something else…Even the smaller size (which I would get anyway), is too much to spend right now.
Other than that, I bought a couple lamps from Homegoods to put on this mystery sideboard but I am holding on to my receipt until I make more decisions. What am I waiting for?…Well, I guess the rug for starters! Wish me luck on that decision!
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Ohhh, I love that RH console as well! I'm a big fan of Birch Lane, maybe you can find a less expensive piece that is just as beautiful! Best of luck during ORC!
Thanks Kristin! I saw a few on Birch Lane that could possibly work. I am heading out to another furniture store this morning to see what I can come up with…Good luck on the ORC as well!
I am sure whatever rug you choose will be beautiful. I am a fan of jute or seagrass because they are so versatile. You can dress them up or down, and it makes it easier to change your decor.
I love your sideboard options Shelley! That blue is looking so gorgeous with the white trim, love it for a dining room!
I love the blue Shelley and am so glad you chose the Hale Navy!The RH console is beautiful, but I like the other distressed white one better with your other furniture anyway. Hope one of your rugs works out!Sheilaxo
Thanks, Sheila – actually it's SW Naval. Thanks for your input…fingers crossed as the rug is due to arrive today!
omg I love that rug I need to find one like that for my living room!