What we haven’t disclosed to you is our ups and downs with integrating her colors more artistically throughout the family room/great room, let alone our home. Let me state this off the bat. I am all about flow. To me, there is beauty in having rooms play off one another. I know some people have different views of this philosophy but I know for a fact that this is one aspect of design that I am firm on. I simply love a home that has a unifying palette (my only exception would be for a child's room).
Also, I LOVE neutrals, but I admit I have an affection for rust (not orange.. but rust) and steel grey or unsaturated blues. And so this rug was able to gently harmonize both.
BUT...I think I may have fallen out of love. I don't know what has caused this but I seem to be tired of my friend Colette.
I think I am smitten. I think she would look majestic on our floors. I think she would be a refreshing change and embrace the color palette I find myself gravitating toward. I think she would create a more perfect flow for our home.
And then there is exotic Malika:
all rugs are Pottery Barn -- of course
What a TEASE! Not only does she fascinate me with her blue temperament but do you see that hint of rust peeking out? (syncope occurring)
I think I have issues.
Do I give Colette a second chance? Do I scrimp and save for a rug for the second time? Do I scour ebay day in and day out? Do I sell an egg and splurge?
Deep down I still love Colette..maybe I just need some convincing to stabilize my roaming eye.
What is a girl to do?
UPDATE: We were unable to tour the Old Louisville home due to a sneaky winter storm. We have rescheduled for Friday of next week. Stay tuned!