Double Parlor The Victorian House

The Double Parlors, Shortly After Moving in

A lot of our furniture is working well in the new house. I’m OK with furnishing slowly and taking my time to find just the right piece, but I sort of went nuts with new stuff in the living/family rooms, double parlors, whatchamacalits.

I ordered the much-waffled-about teal sofa before we moved in. No regrets there.

Second Parlor

The child-sized wooden rocking chair belonged to Brandon’s mom when she was a kid, and she gave it to us for the new house. Yay for good hand-me-downs!

Antique Rocking Chair

I feel like that second parlor is coming together pretty well, even though there’s still a lot to do.

The first parlor wasn’t looking so hot though. So here’s where I’m all “I’m a blogger! I must document everything!” These look awful, and I know it.

First Attempt at Arranging Furniture

Welcome to brown and gray town. We had that rug in our bedroom at the old house, but it’s probably going to go in August’s room soon. It’s a little small for the front room, and the color isn’t working for me.

Brown and Grey Town

I tried arranging the couch along the window wall, but thought it would be weird to see two sofas aligned. Confirmed.

Failed Floor Plan

The TV stand was a little dinky on that wall. I also tried it on the adjacent wall, but it didn’t look any better. I put it on my ‘replace eventually’ list, and I had in mind a faux printmaker’s cabinet (something like this or this).

Not Looking so Good!

I wasn’t in a hurry to buy, but when I went out to the Land of Nod outlet to pick up a bed rail for August, I stopped in the Crate & Barrel outlet next door and found the Blake Media Console for half-off.

Blake Media Console

The outlet box underneath needs to be hidden better and I want to stack some nice big art books up top, but I think it looks great so far. But then I also ordered a new rug — the one I asked about on Facebook. Buy all the things! That’s my new motto! (I’ma need to stop buying all the things.)

Hello, new rug! I’m not sure about you yet.

Double Parlors

It works with the blue sofa in the next room, and I like having that visual connection, but it does not work as well with the crazy floral chair. And I like my crazy floral chair.

Crazy Patterned Rug, Crazy Floral Chair

(The cats and the dog do approve though.)

Kili

Elsewhere, I seem to have a lot of this going on.

Teal Plus Black and White Stripes

I feel like the stripes may not go all that well with the rug either. And I like my stripes.

It was on sale, and I used my Anthro birthday-month discount for a further 15% off, but it still wasn’t cheap. I think it would look great upstairs in our bedroom, but then we would still need a rug downstairs, and I’m not planning to buy many more big-ticket items for a while. What do you think? Keep the rug where it is, move it up to the bedroom, or just return it?

This might be a whole lot of crazy right here, even for me.

There's a lot going on here.

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146 Comments

  • Reply
    Monica
    September 19, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    I love the rug . . . but it’s not “you” and it doesn’t really work in that room. I’m sorry! It is lovely, but I would return it.

    Didn’t you have the ubiquitous black and white stripe ikea rug at some point? I think that would work really with your existing furniture and give the room a little more of the “punch” you want – maybe not as cushy underfoot, but if that room will get a lot of traffic a flatweave might be nice and easy.

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      Making it Lovely
      September 19, 2013 at 1:10 pm

      I did have it, briefly. It was in the basement, on the playroom side, but my cats took that basement to mean free-for-all-litter-box! and they trashed it.

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        Monica
        September 19, 2013 at 1:18 pm

        Whoops – nevermind, then. Cheerfully withdrawn!

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        Making it Lovely
        September 19, 2013 at 1:20 pm

        Lousy cats. ;)

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    Andrea
    September 19, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    I’m loving watching how it’s all coming together Nicole! Any possibility the rug would work in the second parlor (the one with the teal sofa?) or are do the blues of sofa and rug not work well together?

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      Making it Lovely
      September 19, 2013 at 1:18 pm

      The blues look great together, but the fireplace in the second parlor is set at an angle, so a large rectangular rug won’t fit.

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        Laura
        September 19, 2013 at 7:48 pm

        Could you switch the sofas?

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    jenn aka the picky girl
    September 19, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Return it. It doesn’t work with the things you love, so you won’t love it there. I think you can do better.

    Believe me, I get the urge to want everything set NOW, but I’d live in the space a bit. Seems like you’re unsure about what you have in there anyway, so maybe give it a few weeks.

    Your living room, though? Oh my gosh. It looks amazing. I can’t believe how pulled together it looks already. Also, any source for that lamp? I love it.

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    Carrie
    September 19, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    I think the rug looks great and it definitely ties the two rooms together. It also works with the floral chair and stripes! (Maybe I would feel differently if I saw it all in person?)

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      Caitlyn
      September 19, 2013 at 2:40 pm

      I’m with you 100% I think it looks great in the room and is really fun with the chair and the stripes. I would keep it, but I tend towards the eccentric. That said, it’s clear you don’t love, love it and for such a big ticket item, I think you should. So whether it works or not in a design sense, if it doesn’t work for YOU than you should take it back and wait until you find something that makes you smile as soon as it’s in the room instead of questioning it.

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        Making it Lovely
        September 19, 2013 at 3:01 pm

        I want to love, love it. I like it very much.

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        Alison
        September 20, 2013 at 1:17 pm

        That is very well put. I agree if you don’t love it and are questioning, then maybe you have answered your own question.

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    Ashly
    September 19, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Everything is coming together beautifully, but I am crazy jealous of your red Gainey planter. I had the opportunity to visit the Gainey factory last month and purchased their last large black planter like the one you have. I was also allowed a self-guided tour of their now-empty warehouse/factory – which was heart-wrenching. Your planter pops beautifully. Love it. That’ll be an heirloom one day, too.

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      Ashly
      September 19, 2013 at 1:37 pm

      + I don’t think the new rug works well with the patterned chair. It’s a little too bohemian for me. I think the room would look better with a rug that references the new sofa.

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      Making it Lovely
      September 19, 2013 at 2:41 pm

      Aren’t those planters amazing? I would have loved to see the factory.

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    Miranda
    September 19, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    I dunno, it’s hard to say, but if it were me, I’d probably return it and wait it out until I saw something better that I loved and knew would work with that killer chair and everything else you really love about your previous purchases in the room.

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    Helen
    September 19, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Ha, I’m watching what you do because our house was built in 1902 and is somewhat similar to yours. I love all the wood, transoms, pocket doors, big windows… but I never know how to arrange the furniture with all these things. And I can’t decide on wall decor to go with 12 feet ceilings.

    Love your house and happy to see you getting settled.

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      Making it Lovely
      September 19, 2013 at 3:02 pm

      12 foot ceilings! Holy cow. Mine are a paltry 10 feet. ;)

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        Helen
        September 19, 2013 at 10:49 pm

        Then whatever you hang, I’ll hang 2 foot higher!

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    Rebecca H
    September 19, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    What about putting it in the second parlor since you have blue and red there already? Or is that too matchy match?

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      Making it Lovely
      September 19, 2013 at 3:03 pm

      The second parlor can’t take a large rectangular rug.

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    Darnelle
    September 19, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    You’ve got white walls and lots of woodwork. you need warm colors to warm up the place. Not sure about the mid-century furniture everywhere, but you need rugs with much more punch. See how good your chair with the floral works. The grey rug doesn’t IMO go with the wood and makes it look drab. The white and diamond is too light. Try Kilim rugs, and you will be surprised how it will pull everything together. Just try it, you can return it if it doesn’t work.

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      Making it Lovely
      September 19, 2013 at 3:05 pm

      The gray looks awful, agreed. I do like the lightness of the new rug though — that’s what I was going for with it. Otherwise I am fond of kilims and have been considering something with a more ornate pattern and saturated color.

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    Nitya
    September 19, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Love Love Love the teal against the brown wood tones.. Well done. Cannot wait to see more! Happy decorating!

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    Lauren
    September 19, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    What about moving the flower chair into the back parlor?

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      Making it Lovely
      September 19, 2013 at 3:06 pm

      I feel like it shifts all of the color over to that room though, and then the other is just bland taupe.

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        Lauren
        September 20, 2013 at 12:40 pm

        Ah, that means more shopping! Which would be more fun if it didn’t cost money…

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    sarahs - redlinedesign®
    September 19, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Nicole: Its a beautiful rug…I would try it up in your bedroom as you were thinking and find something neutral with pattern in a similar style to compliment the room you have completed. (It will tie it all together that way)

    Some options to spark your creativity:

    http://www.westelm.com/products/kasbah-rug-steel-t520/?pkey=climited-time-rugs-sale&cm_src=limited-time-rugs-sale||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_–_-

    http://www.westelm.com/products/snow-peak-rug-t282/?cm_src=AutoCatRel

    http://www.crateandbarrel.com/decorating-and-accessories/all-rugs/chester-cream-rug/f53319

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      Making it Lovely
      September 19, 2013 at 3:07 pm

      Those are beautiful, but Brandon is against a too-white rug. I chose the one I did because it had a little more color in there for him.

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    ANDEE
    September 19, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    How do you keep your fig plants looking so lovely? Could you do a post about caring for them? Mine seems really finicky and difficult.

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      Making it Lovely
      September 19, 2013 at 3:09 pm

      I’ve only had the smaller one for a week, but that larger one I’ve had for almost a year now. It didn’t do well at first, but I called the shop where I bought it and they told me that I was not watering it frequently enough, and that when I did, I overwatered. Great combination! It took a little experimenting, but now I water it twice a week and it’s thriving.

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        Ellis
        September 19, 2013 at 4:32 pm

        Do you not want water coming out of the base of the fiddle leaf? Is that too much water? I water until it runs out the bottom (and the bottom is elevated about the base of the planter, so it doesn’t sit in water). Thanks!

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        Making it Lovely
        September 20, 2013 at 10:00 am

        My planter doesn’t have holes on the bottom, so that was part of why it took a little experimenting. The dirt is sitting on top of some fiberglass/cellulose sponge-like material inside the planter, designed to keep the roots from sitting in water.

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    Laurie
    September 19, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    I love that you are sharing in-progress pictures with us. Sometimes I get tired of all the perfectly staged pictures of rooms you get across the DIY blog-o-sphere. Some of us never hit that stage! Share real life with us!

    I love the rug and I think red, white, and blue is such a flexible combination that it can easily find a home. However, if it seems like nothing works right now or in your future vision, maybe return it? Depends on how much you love it. I believe that if you absolutely fall in love with something, it will fit somewhere because it is “your style.”

    The teal sofa is great! I’m re-evaluating my own teal-less sofa existence. How have I gotten along without one so far?

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      Making it Lovely
      September 20, 2013 at 10:02 am

      I advocate teal sofas for all.

      I do love the rug, but I’m not so sure I love it in that room. And I don’t know if I would rather move it to the bedroom or just get my money back. Or keep it where it is! Waffle, waffle.

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    Kathryn
    September 19, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    I do think that steel kasbah rug would look good there. You can borrow mine if you want a visual. Pattern, but neutral, for the crazy chair and the possible couch thing. However I haven’t been super impressed with the quality, if I don’t “comb” it the right way you can see the base.

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      Making it Lovely
      September 20, 2013 at 10:08 am

      I might take you up on the offer to borrow. I was considering a color like that for the walls somewhere, but maybe as a rug instead? I wonder if it would fall flat like the other gray rug though. With paint, I would have skewed it a little more toward the inky/navy side.

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        Kathryn
        September 21, 2013 at 8:49 am

        The white in the pattern pops a little more than just the textural pattern.

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    Monica
    September 19, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    I think the floral chair and rug look REALLY cool together!! Can you paint the chair’s legs? Painting them black might help unify with the b/w stripes elsewhere.

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    kara
    September 19, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    so did you end up getting the comfortable couch company sofa?! that makes me super happy.

    we lived without a rug in our hard-wooded living room for about a year. it’s way nicer/cozier with a rug, but it seems like you have plenty of spaces to chill already. maybe throw some floor pillows in there and wait on the perfect rug?

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      Making it Lovely
      September 20, 2013 at 10:09 am

      No, I went with the Anthro sofa when it went on sale, since I already knew I loved it and could attest to the comfort.

      We can go without a rug for a while too.

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    Allison
    September 19, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    I like the crazy flower chair and the rug together. the colors tie together nicely. And the pattern of the plant stand next to the chair and that of the rug echo each other too. It’s a lot. But not in a bad way, to my eye and sensibility. The rug looks nice and soft too.

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    Shannon
    September 19, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    I actually really like the rug with the floral chair! I think they look nice together!

    And I LOVE that media console!

    Keep the rug!!! :)

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    sam
    September 19, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    I love the coffee table in you second parlor. Where did you get it? Also I think rugs are a big commitment, if you don’t love it, return it. There are so many great options out there.

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      Making it Lovely
      September 20, 2013 at 10:10 am

      It was from Crate & Barrel, but they no longer carry it.

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    sp
    September 19, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    sorry that rug doesn’t belong there. not sure what the bedroom looks like…

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      Making it Lovely
      September 20, 2013 at 10:11 am

      The bedroom’s a blank slate right now. Same creamy white walls as the rest of the house, more natural wood, and a neutral taupe/brown upholstered bed. The rug would look great in there, but then I’d be limiting what bedding we could go with.

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    Asheley
    September 19, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    I think the rug and chair look AMAZING together.

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    Heidi S.
    September 19, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Have you considered moving the new sofa into the front parlor? It looks really nice in the bay window in the back parlor, but maybe that would work with the rug in the front room even better. I quite like the new media console.

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      Making it Lovely
      September 20, 2013 at 10:12 am

      That teal sofa is so long (98 inches, I think) that it fits best where it is. The other sofa is 86 inches, for comparison.

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    Katharine
    September 19, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    The rug seems too “primitive” for your usual design tastes. It’s puzzled me from the first time you posted about it.

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      Making it Lovely
      September 20, 2013 at 10:13 am

      I can see how it might seem like a departure. I do like it a lot though.

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    Catherine
    September 19, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    I also like the rug in there with the crazy chair. I agree it’s not your usual style, but you are branching out. If it doesn’t work for you and you still love it, I’m sure you’ll find a place for it somewhere in that gigantic house. It’s all coming together so well, and look at all that natural light! Beautiful.

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    Cassie
    September 19, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Not to beat a dead horse but I love the way the rug looks with the Floral chair. I don’t think it’s to busy at all. You have the solid sofa in there to and when you look at the sight line with the solid teal sofa…sold! I love it. But the more important thing is, do you love it. You should live with things you love.

    And thank you to the commenter who said those plants were figs! I keep seeing them on people’s blogs and wondering what they are because I want one. I suck at keeping things alive and I know I am risking my dog’s marking tendencies, but I think my new house (cause I just bought one too) needs some plants with all its big windows.

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      Making it Lovely
      September 20, 2013 at 10:25 am

      Yep, fiddle leaf fig. The new one I bought was from IKEA, only $12!

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    Stephanie
    September 19, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    I vote return the rug. Ditto to the commenter who said it feels too bohemian, which I love in other settings, but doesn’t seem to jive with your style. Go for something with bolder colors! Can’t wait to see how the room evolves:)

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    Nicole
    September 19, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    I think the stripes look great! Your space looks eclectic, anything goes. Everything you love that is…

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    Carin
    September 19, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Have you ever checked out Rugs USA. Great rugs, free shipping and often have a 50-80% off sale. I have bought our new home 4 new wool rugs for under $1000 (for all 4 rugs) and 3 of them were 8 x 10 or larger. And they often have great prints and up to date looks. Just another site to check out for an affordable rug.

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      Making it Lovely
      September 20, 2013 at 10:26 am

      They have a great selection over there. I’ve linked to them many times before!

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    Sarah F.
    September 19, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    What about switching the couches and chairs? Move the blue one and little rocker into the TV parlor, and move the beige couch and crazy floral chair into the fireplace parlor.

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    Kristen
    September 19, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    I think your plants really make the room with the blue sofa. What are they? where did you get them? return the rug

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      Making it Lovely
      September 20, 2013 at 10:27 am

      They’re fiddle leaf figs. The smaller one may move upstairs eventually — I’m not sure. I bought my first one from Sprout Home, and the new one was from IKEA.

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    Laura
    September 19, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    The rug ties the floral chair and the teal couch together nicely. It also adds a lattice look that is turn of the century, yet is more spare and modern. Black legs on the chair and painting the side table black may be what you need.

    This is SO exciting!!

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      Making it Lovely
      September 20, 2013 at 10:28 am

      I don’t want to paint the chair legs, but I’m not against changing the side table. Black is a good suggestion!

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    Nicole M.
    September 19, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    I LOVE the blue sofa….but, I am not loving that rug. I like it separately, but I don’t think it works with what you have. I would keep hunting. If you loved it, you wouldn’t be questioning yourself…you don’t love, love it. I can’t wait to see the progress, your house is lovely :)

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    Jill Browning
    September 19, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    I’m ok with all of the mixed patterns (and Jamie Mears certainly would be too!). But I feel like if you’re going to spend a lot of money on something, you need to LOVE it.

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    Brooke
    September 19, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    What are you doing with your old media stand? I wanted that so badly and to this day I am still a little mad that I didn’t just get it anyway when my hubby vetoed it. I will pay a pretty penny and shipping to Texas if you’ll pass it on to me. :)

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      Making it Lovely
      September 20, 2013 at 10:29 am

      Brandon wants to move it up to the third floor and set up a second spot for watching TV. Sorry.

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    Barb
    September 19, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    I like the rug with the sofa from the other room. But, I don’t like the rug with that flowery chair (which I *LOVE*).

    I did this on Microsoft Paint. Move the flowery chair into the room with the teal sofa. It’s perfect in there (and, you get to keep your favorite chair). See (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v90/moose53/PICTURES/flowery-chair_zpsf622978e.jpg).

    Keep the rug in the room where it is now … it does bounce nicely off the teal sofa in the other room.

    Now, you just have to find another *nice* chair to go with the rug.

    AND, I don’t charge for my design influence :GRIN:

    Barb

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      Making it Lovely
      September 20, 2013 at 10:31 am

      Thanks for the free consultation!

      I do like the floral chair with the other sofa, but then the first room feels so flat. I can remedy that though with paint, pillows, a different chair, etc. I’m going to play around with the layout some more.

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    Amy
    September 19, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    I think if you put the floral chair in the parlour with the blue sofa it might work a bit better (totally agree the connection from the rug to the blue sofa in the next room is great).

    Buy all the things! :)

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    Jill
    September 19, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    So much blue – is pink a faint memory? I don’t know why but blue with all the wood, not working for me. As for the rug – I like the Microsoft Paint with no rug at all. I think the rooms need warm colors with so much wood.

    JD

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      Making it Lovely
      September 20, 2013 at 10:33 am

      I still love pink. There’s a lot of blue right now because it’s the only color in play, thanks to that sofa. The floral chair has a million colors in it though, and once I finalize paint choices and other accessories, the color balance will shift.

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    Lesley
    September 19, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Loving it all!. It’s great watching as everything comes together…just a question though (not sure if this has alreaddy been asked/addressed in previous comments) how do the wheel on the teal sofa go on the timber floor? Do you intend putting something under them so they don’t “dent” the floorboards
    GREAT HOUSE!!
    xx

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      Making it Lovely
      September 20, 2013 at 10:35 am

      The floors are fine right now, and I think the wood is hard enough that it won’t be a problem. If I notice some denting starting to happen, I like the idea of a vintage flat-weave rug in a long, skinny shape. 12×4, or some other funny length that would work with the fireplace angle in the room. Or FLOR tiles.

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    laura
    September 19, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    Wow! I actually love that rug a LOT. I even like it with your crazy chair, but I love a little crazy/bohemian action. The blue sofa looks so fantastic in that parlour! Such a good decision to buy a blue sofa! Thanks for the pics.

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    Lauren @ A Lovely Lark
    September 19, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    I vote to return the rug as well! Beautiful, but it doesn’t seem to fit your new home or your style. Branching out is great and exciting and fun, but I think this is square peg, round hole for sure. I would love to see a crisp black/white patterned rug or maybe a really saturated modern take on a Persian? Something less furry for sure.

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    Lauren @ A Lovely Lark
    September 19, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    P.S. I also love that you’re sharing things in-progress. I find it mildly depressing when some of the blogs that I follow just decorate an entire house in like a few months and share the before and after. How many people have the time or budget to do that? It seems so unrealistic and out of reach. (Plus I think the process is sometimes just as fun as the end result!)

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      Making it Lovely
      September 20, 2013 at 10:36 am

      I love seeing the process too! It feels more natural to me to share it all along the way, so that’s how I approach it.

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    erica
    September 19, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    I really like the rug and floral chair combo! I love a mixing of styles and patterns – just look at fashion these days. Looks cozy, happy, and chic to me!

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    Melissa
    September 19, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    I also vote no on the rug. But I must say I am LOVING the Victorian house! I just know you are going to have happily ever after there!

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    Heather
    September 19, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Return it and look on craig’s list!! Don’t keep anything you don’t LOVE!!

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    Marissa
    September 19, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    The teal sofa room looks amazing, and I’ve always adored that floral chair. I’m not crazy about the rug at first sight, though it looks cozy and perfect for sprawling on the floor for family movie nights. I might consider these alternatives, though I have far less of an interior design eye than you:

    This first one is a little crazy, but if anyone can pull off a fox rug, it’s you. I love the brown fox with all that lovely woodwork, and the blues to tie in with the sofa.
    http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/home-rugs/27647163.jsp?cm_sp=Fluid-_-27647163-_-Regular_0

    Or, if you decide to move the floral chair into the teal sofa room (where it would look AH-MAZING!), you could bring in a very colorful rug to maintain the colorful-balance between the rooms (as well as colorful artwork and throw pillows)…
    http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Fashion-N-You-Alliyah-Metro-Circles-New-Zealand-Wool-Blend-Cream-Area-Rug-6-x-9/7639234/product.html?rcmndsrc=2

    OR

    http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Handmade-Rodeo-Drive-Patchwork-Multicolor-N.Z.-Wool-Rug-6-x-9/2944250/product.html?refccid=PGAEKADKSS5JLXKMTZTU3MW3TQ&searchidx=13

    If you keep the rug, I’m sure I (along with all of your readers) will grow to love it.

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      Making it Lovely
      September 20, 2013 at 12:44 pm

      That fox isn’t right for the room, but it is very sweet! I’m not sold on the others. I think that if this one goes back, we will be rugless for a while… waiting for just the right one.

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    Emily
    September 19, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    I vote with others about returning the rug. What about a groovy braided round or oval rug in a mix of colors to go with your awesome flower chair. If you wanted something more subtle, I’d do a dark brown sisal/jute rug with a shade of blue or even red (wild card) border.

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    Hally
    September 20, 2013 at 1:22 am

    I love that rug, but just not in your living room. And not next to that chair. :(

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    Stefanie
    September 20, 2013 at 3:07 am

    Return the rug. In November, several online rug stores have their 70% off sale. You could get two rugs for the price of that one and likely a better quality.
    I agree with some of the the others, the floral chair and the blue sofa is a love match. They are longing to be together.

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    Katrin
    September 20, 2013 at 3:15 am

    I just wanted to say that I really, really like that how that rug looks with the blue sofa in the other parlor. Could you maybe use that floral chair in the other parlor? I think it would look fine together with the blue sofa.

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