Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Schwang Manor: More Dog Rugs
With a couple of extra days off this weekend, we were able to conclude our search for more dog resistant rugs and finish some other things around the house. We just had a West Elm store open in Chicago so we made our way over to check out their rugs firsthand. Between the bike, the dogs and snow our sunny orange entryway runner wasn't looking too bright anymore: We traded it out for the Andalusia rug in espresso. The 2x7 rug was around $130, including tax, and it's good quality that feels good underfoot and still looks nice in our main room. Plus the brown hides any dirt. Miss M. was quick to claim it as her own perfecting her"downward dog" yoga pose:We were also having some problems in the back entryway with the snow coming into the house and getting the wood floors wet. Before only one dog was able to come in and wipe their feet. But for only $15 we were able to pick up the extra-long Ikea Halsted doormat so both dogs can hang out with room to spare. It's more industrial-feeling, made to be a doormat, but I like the simple, modern look. It's a little smaller than our space, and is still curling a bit at the edges, but for $15 it does the job perfectly. Miss M has to break it in with even another rendition of her "downward dog":We still didn't pick up anything for the bedroom. I feel like it looks a bit bare, and it would be nice to have something underfoot, and yet another space for Miss M. to practice yoga:I have been eyeing the Pebble Rug in slate to go with our gray bedroom walls. It's super soft and I like the texture. Here is how it looked in the store:After just being a floor sample some of the strands were starting to separate, so I can''t imagine it would hold up well to the pooches or Miss M's dagger-like claws. Maybe we should just stick with the hardwood?