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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

391st Inspire Me Tuesday

Welcome to the 391st Inspire Me Tuesday.  Last week we didn't have Inspire Me Tuesday, instead we enjoyed 30 of the most amazing homes during the 2017 Fall Home Tours.   If you missed any here is a review.
2017 Fall Home Tours
Monday - Sept 11
A Stroll Thru Life


Inspiration For Moms

Cuckoo4Design


Clean & Scentisible


Life On Virginia Street


Decor to Adore

Tuesday - Sept 12
Life Love Larson

Remodelando la Casa


Thrifty and Chic

Seeking Lavender Lane


Decorating Delirium


Our Southern Home


Wednesday - Sept 13
The Chronicles of Home

Erin Spain


Nesting With Grace

21 Rosemary Lane

Our Fifth House


Thursday - Sept 14
ZDesign At Home

Simple Stylings


Life & Home @ 2102


11 Magnolia Lane


Rain On A Tin Roof 


Hymns & Verses


Friday - Sept 15
Far Above Rubies

Haneens Haven


Tidbits & Twine


House By Hoff


Common Ground


Refresh Restyle
Duke Manor Farm 

If you missed a single one, be sure to go back and catch up.  Each home was stunning.
Ok, let's see what you have for this week.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Is There A Right Or Wrong Way To Turn A Rug?

If you have a rug with a pattern and a nap that shows light color one way and dark color the other way, is there a right or wrong way to turn it in your home?  I don't think so, I think it is what ever you are trying to achieve in that room.

My living room is small as you all know and it also has an adjoining dining area.  So a long rectangular space.  I love the idea of a rug to suggest a living room area different from the dining area.  I found one that I loved, but then I got a little stumped as to how to place it.  Which way to turn it.

As you can see my rug has an abstract pattern.  Depending on which way you have it turned, it goes from a more open pattern to a more closed pattern.  The nap on the rug is about 1/2 inch tall and with it placed this way it is a lighter beige color.


A friend suggested that I might want to turn it around the other way to open up the recessed area by the window.  Now it did seem to open up that area a little, but there was something about it that seemed off to me.  It was the nap - it shows up way darker turned in this direction.  It is still pretty, but the concentrated dark pattern seems to just cut the room in half.  It screams, this is the end of the living room and makes the whole area seem smaller than it really is.


I like it turned the other way.  The color is lighter and it makes the area rug just sort of drifts off into the dining area instead of creating a definite line and stopping point.


You never know until you turn things around and try it different ways.

  Maybe your rug would look better turned the other way too.

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