'R' for Rugs Brandon's Office Dining Room

Time for a New FLOR

The sisal rug in our dining room is about five years old, and it has a big threadbare spot on it that was just made much worse this weekend by vacuuming. Luckily, FLOR just opened a store in Chicago, so Brandon and I headed out to see what we could find.

image from Apartment Therapy

We went through, grabbing a sample of each carpet style and color that interested us. Then we started narrowing down the choices (too dark, too light, can’t withstand heavy foot traffic, and so on), until we ended up with our final selection: Feelin Groovy in Pewter.

Feelin Groovy FLOR

Brandon and I also really liked the Be My Neighbor Rug.

Be My Neighbor Rug FLOR

Where could we use something so awesome? In Brandon’s office, of course. He’s going to feel like a giant.

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  • Bethany
    June 23, 2009 at 9:53 am

    I have always loved grey as a neutral. I think your choice will look wonderful. And I loved your comment about Brandon feeling like a giant. Awesome.

  • Jen
    June 23, 2009 at 10:13 am

    You know … I wanted to like Flor. I bought some tiles – some for our hallway, and another rug “set”. I just didn’t like how they looked/wore. Maybe they aren’t cat-friendly? I’m not sure, but I’m just not a fan, and I really really wanted to love them.

  • Danielle
    June 23, 2009 at 10:17 am

    That neighborhood rug is awesome! So different! an office would be a great spot for it, or a sun room.

    Good call the the gray. I live in the midwest as well and between the season, my carpets look gray :-)

  • Cyrie
    June 23, 2009 at 10:19 am

    I really like Flor. I have a big section of it in my family room and it looks as good as the day I bought it. They really have some fun patterns.

  • Tommy Bahama Bedding
    June 23, 2009 at 10:26 am

    I like your choice – great color :)

  • Angel Cutsforth
    June 23, 2009 at 10:32 am

    I love the grey one! I’m glad you’re using the winnings on stuff for the house.

  • val
    June 23, 2009 at 10:35 am

    i bought my mom a set similar to the neighborhood one, but it had a city in place of housing. It was SO cool! except that it was SO small. In the picture you posted, it looks like they used 2 or maybe 3 boxes. My advice is to buy two sets of it, or add in a solid neutral for a patchwork effect.

  • Kim
    June 23, 2009 at 11:57 am

    Wowza, I had no idea a store had opened in Chicago! Is it 5 yet? I’m outta work and heading there. Thanks for the heads up.

  • Jenni
    June 23, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    i looooove that gray carpet! How lovely. That store sounds great!

  • Laura in LA
    June 23, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    This is off the subject a bit, but, how did you attach the pink fabric in the back of your hutch & make it look so great?

  • Nuit
    June 23, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    Geez, the neighborhood rug is to die for!!!

  • Ink Obsession Designs
    June 23, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Love your choice! My friend is an interior designer and gets the FLOR rugs gratis! Makes me jealous… :)

  • l & g
    June 23, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    You might want to purposely stain your FLOR samples and try to get them clean before you buy them. I bought mine when my son was an infant, they didn’t last a year. Babies drool and spill A LOT! My friend said our FLOR rug looked like a NYC sidewalk… yick!

  • pearllinds
    June 23, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    I love FLOR tiles! I am waiting for them to have another free shipping event so I can switch my living room rug up. My Bissell SpotBot cleans ours up really well.

  • Mary Snyder
    June 23, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    You will love your FLOR…it is so easy to put together, looks great, and cleans easy. We just put it in the entryway and our baby’s room (due next Tuesday!)

  • jill
    June 23, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    Anyone know how to find out about the furniture used in the flor catalog and prob website too. A lot is modern from DWR, but I’m drooling over some of the other stuff.

  • Miss B.
    June 23, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    That’s brill, so cool for an office and a really funny name to boot!

  • amanda
    June 23, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    I LOVE your pick! Lovely color! I might have to pop into Flor!

  • Sarah L
    June 23, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    love that neighborhood rug! so…whatcha gonna do with the UO rug already there? If you need a buyer for it…:)

  • Morgan
    June 24, 2009 at 8:48 am

    Fab…. I love the Pewter! And that neighborhood rug is awesome! Off to google to see if FLOR is available in Canada.

  • Bri
    June 24, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Haha, I’d be playing godzilla all of the time. :)

  • Jenny
    June 25, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    I have FLOR in my closet (and would put down more if we weren’t moving soon). I used to work for them and they have a great product and it’s a great company!

  • Abbe
    June 26, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    “Anyone know how to find out about the furniture used in the flor catalog and prob website too. A lot is modern from DWR, but I’m drooling over some of the other stuff.”

    Much of the furniture is from neighbor store Jayson Home & Garden, especially what is in the Chicago store. http://tinyurl.com/od4lcc

  • featherbed
    June 28, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    what an awesome rug!! I want to be a giant too!! :)

  • Cindy
    June 30, 2009 at 8:41 am

    Ooh, great choice! How awesome…the FLOR store is pretty close to my house!! I’m going to have to check it out soon.

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