Riad & a Rug

I love it when the man in brown (A.K.A-UPS) brings me goodies.

Today he brought me a bevy of Windsor Smith fabric samples- I know you’ve seen the Riad print-many times over- but I didnt realize all the different colorways there are:

Left to right:
Riad in Akuatik (aqua), Silver, Indigo, and Sea foam.

Im loving the sea foam and contemplating using it as drapery in my master bedroom- but hubby likes the silver as well- so we’ll see.

I also got in a sample of Schumacher’s Camberwell Vase- which pairs really well with the Riad in Sea Foam.

And the other goodie the man in brown delivered:

Rug USA- Chevron in charcoal.

I immediately rolled it out in the living room and did a little happy dance- my daughter then comes in from school and says “my eyes, my eyes” complaining that it looked like an optical illusion. *sigh* talk about letting the air out of my balloon.  Then hubby comes home- takes one look and walks away.  What is wrong with these people!!??  LOL.   But in hubbys defense he said “honey, you pick the paint, I pick the movies”.  That is our little saying we have between one another-he has learned that Im good at choosing things for our home and trust my instincts- and he is crazy good at picking movies-seriously- when Im like “umm I don’t know, that looks weird”, then I watch the movie and Im like “that was the best movie ever!!!”.  So, I pick the paint, he picks the movies and we live happily ever after!

I also wanted to give a little shout out to my friend Lori from Lori May Interiors for her clients bedroom being featured on the West Elm blog.  So excited for her! Head over to West Elm to see the amazing job she did.

Have a great weekend my friends!!  We’re celebrating my husbands birthday and Im getting my hair did! (it so needs it).  Cheers!


14 thoughts on “Riad & a Rug”

  1. I also got that same rug delivered from rugs usa this week but in the light blue!!! I’ve been working crazy late hours, so I haven’t had time to open it and see the rug. I am soooo anxious to check it out as soon as possible!!! Hopefully I’ll get home at a decent hour tonight to check it out. I’m so glad to hear that you are happy with yours, so I’m sure I will be doing the happy dance too!!!

  2. I’m loving the Riad print in the Sea-foam. I never get sick of that color, I might have to copy you on that fabric, I love it! Your rug is so cool! I am still on a quest for a rug for my entryway. I need to just make a decision. I think you have a good compromise going on in your household with the paint and movies!

  3. That fabric is gorgeous — I’m trying not to look too closely, bc it’s exactly the vibe I want for my bedroom….but I just can’t start another room! And that rug…I want it in the lighter blue for my DR, but I choked and missed the 50% off sale…it’s only 35% off now. Is it great quality…good for a DR?

  4. The rug is divine! I ordered a black/white chevron as well. MIne should be here any day. I’m really excited after seeing yours!

  5. Love your philosophy on living happily ever after! And REALLY love those two fabrics together…still searching for inspriation to start my master makeover…hmmm.
    Everytime I see seafoam green it reminds me of my 1986 wedding colors…seafoam and pink!

  6. This is too funny! My family often reacts the same way and they often don’t share my enthusiasm for fabrics, tile, wallpaper, etc. I think your selections are perfect!
    Have a great weekend!

  7. Love the Riad!!! Wherever did you find it!?
    And love the chevron rug too – it is a different spin on the classic.

  8. That Schumacher fabric is *to die for* and I love it with the Seafoam Riad fabric. THe silver would look nice with it, too, but maybe you could use some of the silver for throw pillows! 😀

    Ricki Jill

  9. Hahaha I love the reactions you got to your rug!! I recently got a chevron rug for our dining room and I got very similar reactions to it…although in all the doubters’ defenses, I do get a little dizzy when I vacuum mine. Small price to pay though for something that makes a room the way a chevron rug does! I LOVE yours!!! The fabrics are gorgeous too!

  10. Sounds like my house! A house full of guys and they never have the same option! Oh well… if you like it and you are happy then they should be too! And BTW… I LOVE IT!!

  11. Well, I for one love the rug, but your daughter’s reaction cracks me up! Thanks so much for the shout out Amanda. Love my blogger friends!!!

  12. I’m loving the fabric as well! Such a great print…and the rug is perfect. I just received my chevron rug from RugsUSA too. Love that site!

  13. I’d say your track record speaks for itself when it comes to designing your home! :) The rug is fabulous!

  14. Meredith says:

    Hi Amanda!! I’m in LOVE with the silver Riad print but can’t find it. Can you tell me where you ordered/purchased it from??
    Thanks so much!!

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