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?

12 comments:

Channon said...

Great post!! If you don't mind, I'm going to link to it from Dogs 'n More (in my Blogger profile), okay?

Also, I'm insanely jealous of that photo of a lovely downward dog. My terrier does a grand pose herself, but never when I'm even in the same room as a camera!

Pibble said...

Great choices, and they've obviously received Miss M's Seal of Approval, too.

I would be hesitant about the loops in the pebble rug; I know the rug wouldn't last long with my dogs. I love the style, but I'd have to stick with admiring it from afar.

What ever happened to the other one you were considering for the bedroom? I think it was similar to the one you got for the entryway, but in yellow?

RescuedPittieMommy said...

I so wish we had an Ikea here!
The hallway rug is awesome; great find.

LiLu said...

Ahhhhh! I want your puppies!

Schwang said...

Miss M. is very dramatic when she stretches. She has to stretch out, then tip-toe forward. We have actually been able to condition her to do it on command, through she really was stretching in those photos. I really liked the yellow rug from our other link, and the brown rug is the runner version of that one. Since we have the gray walls, I wasn't sure how the yellow would look...

badmuthafudruckers said...

I just ordered some Flor carpet squares from one of your previous posts for my high-traffic living room; next time I'm visiting my mom I'm going to check out Ikea's rug offerings. The mountain grass rugs I currently have are extremely durable but not very colorful.

Thanks for the tips!

dw said...

I really like that espresso rug from West Elm! I normally look at the West Elm out in Oakbrook (yeah, I live in the city but I usually end up shopping out there sometimes) and may have to look at that. I've got hardwood in the main living area but carpet in the bedrooms. I don't know which would be better for dogs, hardwood or carpet. Thank you for your kind words on my blog. I'm going to take a break for a while, but I think that yes, going to events, getting to see the dogs in action, so to speak, might be a good way to decide what I really want and what would be right for me. Thanks again!

Kari in WeHo said...

oh man claws and rugs are no fun. we learned that the hard way. Love how Miss M practices her yoga everywhere :)

Dory and the Mama said...

I would say if Miss M's happy then the rug is a keeper...Wonder if you could bring her shopping with you??
;=)

Thanks so much for the informative post!

Benny and Lily said...

The most important question is how do you guys like all these new rugs?
Benny & Lily

kissa-bull said...

i she that miss M is using her rug for dogga
teehee
pibble sugars
the houston pittie pack

Daisy Dog said...

Love the rugs. Good choices. We have had a few accidents altely on our "throw" rugs! ewww. We can go for months then all of a sudden oops on a regular basis. I think it might have been a change in food. Love the yoga aka doga :)

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