Month: December 2016

Book Club: The Decorative Carpet

Why are rugs on the bottom of the totem pole?

I work at a rug and carpet store, so for me, that’s why I don’t bring up rugs very often. I see them all day already. Before I worked at this store, I had zero appreciation for rugs. Zero. Everything I had been exposed to were either the stuffy traditional rugs (you know the usual blacks, reds, and blues- not my style) or the cheap rugs at Walmart. I almost didn’t even understand why they existed. Then I entered the rug industry. Literally, a door had opened up a whole new world for me and exposed me to so many beautiful rugs that were so painfully out of my budget.

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Taking Stock

Making It Lovely is one of my favorite blogs to follow along. When she posted something called “Taking Stock” and shared a couple of links to other bloggers (here and here) who also did it, I just had to give it my best shot. So here goes:

Making: Progress on getting my apartment well designed.

Cooking: Dinner in the evening. Likely Hamburger Helpers tonight. I need to make a cake soon, but when am I going to find the time?

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Dreaming of a White Christmas in a Mountain Home

Everything Ken Fulk does exudes drama with hints of masculinity and timeless classics and this Montana home is no exception. There is so much texture everywhere that you just want to touch it: the stone fireplace, the leather chairs, the fur stool, the wooden coffee table, and if at all possible, those round pendants. And those windows? With what appears to be snow on those trees outside? More eye candy galore!

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My Muse: Houses

It’s getting real,  y’all. House hunting is about to seriously happen and I’m dreaming of houses.

None of these are by any means exactly what I’m looking for or will be getting, but because they’re inspiring. And unfortunately, these lovely classic Charleston homes (see photo above for an example) are way too far out of my price range.

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