Here’s the stool we also got yesterday. I was feeling badly that it got kind of overshadowed. It’s a sweet little thing.
At first I was photographing it upstairs on the bed which is where I photograph a lot of things because the light is nice and it’s a pretty white background. But after taking a few photos I thought it seemed a little strange to put a stool on a bed.
It was nice to look at some of the other things I’ve slowly been collecting for the living room – like rug samples from Flor. We’ve been pretty happy with the Flor tiles in F’s room and although I’m open to purchasing just a rug, I find that the tiles really give me flexibility to choose a rug size that works in the space. The rug we have now is just way too small (as well as too old, and too cream and too worn out…). I ordered a dozen samples and I’ve been laying them out in the different lights, as well as just thinking about furniture to come. I really love these two wool ones – they are so incredibly soft, like a big, comfy sweater, and I can imagine stretching out on them and it feeling really good. They are the plushest of the group. Several samples were too brown and too blue, but a lot of the grays really pick up the golds and the reds of the floor and still look good with the wall color (the gray sample on the right: Sherwin Williams “On The Rocks”), as well as a slightly darker shade of gray and a nice grayed out aqua (both of which I’m considering using on the inside back wall of the bookshelves to break up all the white.
They also look good with the gold accents and warm woods of the furniture.
There are also some other samples that have similar colors with a bit more pattern. I’ll probably order a couple of full tiles once I think we’ve settled on one to test them out.
The oranges and the golds are for a surprise in the adjacent room! More on that later.
And here’s my personal scale model, up from a long nap, with puffy, swollen eyes. (Boo pink eye.) She is looking pretty good and color coordinated with the whole post although it certainly wasn’t planned. Even her burpie of choice today looks smashing with that new stool!