A Bohemian Update

Hi everyone!  Happy Presidents Day.  While most of you have been enjoying leisurely activities an outdoor adventures with your loved ones this holiday weekend, I have spent mine tweaking my living room.  Call me crazy.

If you have been following the blog for a while, you know that my living room tends to lean toward the traditional.  I have been wanting to give it an eclectic and global influence for a while now.  When I was contact by Kilim Pillow Store and Unique Rug Store, I leaped at the chance to try out their rugs and pillows in my space.

You simply have to check out their sites.  If you want to add a layered, collected look or a global vibe to your home, they are the source!  I could spend hours perusing through their sites.

Here is the overdyed Persian rug I selected in our living room.  I just love the  deep, saturated color.

Here are some of my other favorites from Unique Rugs.

Here is the Kilim Pillow from Kilim Pillow Store.  The one I selected is so vibrant an colorful.  Each pillow is fashioned from an unused Kilim rug that is 30-40 years old.

Here are some other gorgeous options from the Kilim Pillow Store site.

What do you think?  I think even the most traditional room needs something bohemian and eclectic to add some interest and personality to a space.

Head on over to Unique Rug Store and Kilim Pillow Store to see their truly unique products.  I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Until next time . . .




*This is not a sponsored post.  Kilim Pillow Store and Unique Rug Store did provide a pillow and rug for my review, but all opinions, as always, are my own.

Decorating with Vintage Rugs from Chairish

Happy Friday loves!  I was approached by designer site Chairish and challenged to create a room using one of their vintage rugs as the centerpiece.  Challenge accepted!

If you have never heard of Chairish, you can read about them here, as I did an entire post about how much I love the site.  In a nutshell, it is an online consignment marketplace for the design obsessed.  It is basically a Craigslist or Ebay with only the good stuff!!  Amazing, right?

I chose a gorgeous Missoni rug with lots of color as my centerpiece.  You can see sources for all of the products used at the end of the post!

Chairish Design Board (2) Tulip Table / Chandelier / Fiddle Leaf Fig / Ghost Chair

What do you think?  I love it because it has a nice balance of traditional and modern, and has just the right pop of color!

If you have never checked out Chairish, I highly recommend it.  You can find some amazing deals on unique designer decor!

Have an amazing weekend!  I will be working on hard on my patio!!



Cococozy: Decorating with Sheepskin Rugs

Hi friends!  I don’t know about you, but it is downright freezing right now where I live.  Getting out of bed in the morning is tough.  I just want to stay inside curled up in my PJ’s all day.  So, when I am able to lounge inside all day, I want my home to feel cozy.  Especially, during the long winter months after Christmas is over and it looks so bleak outside.

I think sheepskin throws are an amazing way to add style, texture, and warmth to any space. They can go with any decor from modern to cottage, and you can use them in a variety of rooms. I love them by the bedside, in the dining room, in a nursery or just thrown over a couch, chair or coffee table.

We have a leather storage ottoman we bought when we had little kids toys everywhere and no storage.  It is not my ideal choice, but it works for right now.  To give it some style, I placed a sheepskin rug over it and put a decorative tray over the rug. It helps to direct your eye away from the heavy, bulky leather.

I love how sheepskin rugs are used in the spaces below.

Sheepskin Rug

Traditional Home

Sheepskin Rug


Sheepskin Rug


Sheepskin Rug

T&G Interiors

Sheepskin Rug


Sheepskin rug

Pinterest via Nicety

Sheepskin Rug cozy

Nordic House

Sheepskin Rug cozy

Made in Heaven

Sheepskin Rug cozy nursery

Project Nursery

Sheepskin Rug cozy nursery playroom

 346 Living

Don’t you just love how the sheepskin rugs look in these totally different interiors?  The good news is you have a tons of options for both real and faux sheepskin at a variety of price points.

I really like the Rens from Ikea which is only $29.00.  Their faux version the Tejn is only $12.99.

Rens sheepskin rug ikea cozy

Do you like the look of sheepskin?  How do you cozy-fy your space for the winter?





An Ode To The Rug Pad: A RugpadUSA Rug Pad Review

You keep the rug from slip sliding away. But you hide under beautiful rugs all day. You add to the plush feel underfoot. Yet no one gives you a second look. No one appreciates the hard work you do. That is why I wrote this poem for you. I promise that my product reviewing skills are better than my poetry!  In all seriousness, I was beyond thrilled when RugpadUSA offered to send me an amazing environmentally safe rug pad to try out.  I had heard great things about RugpadUSA’s rug pads from other bloggers.  I selected the Eco-Solid rug pad in a 5×7.   I selected the Eco-Solid rug because I have small kids and a dog who are often playing on the rug and I wanted it to be environmentally friendly. The area rug in my dinning room had a really old rug pad that was just not staying put any longer, so I wanted to try the new rug pad in this room.  Here is the rug that I needed to stay put! IMG_7441 First, when the rug pad arrived, I noticed it was practically odor free and did not have that chemical smell that some rug pads have.  So far, I am very pleased with my RugpadUSA Eco-Solid rug pad.  The rug pad is nice and thick and adds an added plushness to the carpet.  My dinning room is a high traffic area and the rug has stayed put.  Hopefully, with time, it will hold strong. IMG_7413 IMG_7447 I would highly recommend ordering your next rug pad from RugpadUSA.  You can shop by rug type, size, or material type.  You can even have a custom rug pad made!  They also sell outdoor rug pads.  It is your one stop shop for all your rug pad needs and has excellent prices.  We are very happy with our new rug pad.  Now all I need is a new rug! This is a product review.  The rug pad was provided by RugpadUSA, but all opinions expressed are 100% my own.