Special Delivery

If all goes as planned, this rug from eBay and a new pair of arm chairs and will arrive at our apartment today! It feels like Christmas morning!


I know the rug is going to need a professional cleaning, but I'm hoping the colors are pretty in real life. But I have high hopes that my $220 were not spent in vain! I think it will clean up nicely.


It's a pretty big rug (10x13) and I'm thinking the plan is to put it in my office with the hope that it will lighten up the room a bit.

I'm thinking about doing a grasscloth-ish DIY on the walls in there that might end up being sort of dark, so it will be nice to strike some balance on the floors.


PS We sold those pretty blue chairs a few months ago. They just weren't comfortable after long stretches of time. I'm pretty jazzed about the replacement office chairs though. They're at the upholsterers now, but I'll be sure to share soon.

Happy weekend friends!!

xx

38 comments:

Jules said...

Will you do before and afters of your office rug? I'd be interested to see how much different it will look after cleaning.

MCS said...

That rug is beautiful, I can't wait to see how your redone office turns out.

My Crafty Home-Life said...

Which e-bay seller? It looks so lovely in the picture...fingers crossed.

Nancy said...

That rug is gorgeous! I've almost sworn off buying rugs online because of the color differences, but this is neutral enough. Can't wait to hear how it is in real life. Your office is fabulous.
Nancy
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Mel & Liza said...

I just discovered a new little thrift shop on 3rd ave and 20th, they have great pieces, rugs mirrors, etc....

Laurie said...

Oh la la - hope that rug is as good in person as it looks online. Can't wait to see.

Jennifer said...

You're the best ebay-er in the world with all of your loverly finds. I must know your secrets...lol! I hope all goes well upon it's arrival.

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

The colors in the rug are really special! I hope it lives up to your expectations.

Kate said...

i too would love to know the origins of your rug... specific Ebayer or what your search term was... when i look for rugs on ebay they're always way more expensive than I'd been hoping, but under $300 is SO reasonable!

Charlotte said...

Very cute rug, I hope the colours come out well like you expect them to.. the patterns in it are so lovely!

Megan said...

I would love to know the ebay seller too...but also what search terms you used! Thanks a million.

Rachel May said...

The best part about ordering things online is opening them like a present once they arrive in-home. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you that it's perfect!

Tiffany Leigh {thedesignerlifestyle} said...

Wow you're office is so beautiful! And I'm loving the rug, hope it cleans up nicely. Good luck!
Tiffany
thedesignerlifestyle.blogspot.com

Ngoc said...

Random question, where do you recommend buying drawer pulls? You have some nice ring pulls, I am redoing a dresser.

Thanks!

Jill said...

love the rug! looking forward to seeing a picture of it in your office. also, I love the white fluffy cushion on your old blue office chairs. do you know where I could find those? I've seen them in a lot of design photos. Thanks so much.

Splendid Sass said...

I LOVE the rug, Jenny! I love oriental rugs, and we have a great source here.
Happy Friday.
Teresa
xoxo

Anonymous said...

Just came here to ask you to offer up what search terms you use, but see that other commenters have beat me to it. Thanks in advance!

You always find great things on ebay! This one is a beauty!

Hilary from HR Home said...

You must divulge your secrets! Where did you find this beautiful 10 x 13 rug for only $220. I was dying for a large inexpensive rug. I settled for a massive jute one.

Nicole said...

HOW did you manage a large rug for such a great price?! You are an e-bay supahstah. Sadly, I am not.

I'm very interested in this upcoming grassclothishness...oh look, I just made a new word.

Lindsay @ Me, Ed and Pea said...

$220 for a 10x13!?!? Awesome!

linsey said...

Waiting with baited breath for the new chair post—My back can't take anymore of our crappy ikea chairs. HELP!

Barbie said...

You are so rad! How you do everything you do is beyond me, but I always love to visit LGN. If I lived in NY, I'd hire you in an instant!

JTay said...

Love it! But I love your old rug too - what will become of it?

pchboys said...

Totally agree with JTay. Curious as to what will happen with your old office rug. Perhaps we can start a bidding war for it!! Keep us posted!!

LindsB said...

So so pretty! Its going to be perfect in your office!

Tracy K-dollarsandsensedecor.com said...

For a second, I thought you stole the J Crew rug right out from under them! :) LOVE this one too!
You need to do an entire post about ebay & Craigslist.
Thanks for your constant inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Would love to know which upholsterer you use - I have some chairs I need to have re-done and a NYC recommendation would be great!

Sandi M said...

Stunning colors for the rug! I'd love to find a similar one for my living room. Can't wait to see how it all turns out in your room.

npd said...

would love to know which upholsterer you use in nyc? in fact, would love for you to do post on your source list here! thx so much and can't wait to see the new chairs!

Haus and Home said...

The rug has some great blues in it! Nice find! Can't wait to see the final product.

classic • casual • home said...

That rug looks GREAT!

pve design said...

You scored a special rug for a special office!
It is amazing what a cleaning can do!
pve

Anonymous said...

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babyb

Jen West Design said...

Love it. I think your next project should be to try to copycat an over dyed Turkish rug. Go Jenny!

Larrisa Hill Designs said...

Love the rug...Did you purchase it from a Ebay shop or an individual seller? Would love to know....

Apt. #34 said...

oh my, that is exactly the type of rug I'm looking for!! who is your eBay source?!

michele said...

oh MAN! that rug is EXACTLY what i've been looking for! right size, right colors ... GAH!!! it's gorgeous! (and if it doesn't work in your space, please let me know. ;o) )

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

I'm SO jealous of that rug- it's PERFECTION!

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