I SPY! Dash & Albert Rug Company

Let’s talk rugs. And cute ones at that.

Dash & Albert Rug Company is a rug haven. Every single rug is simply perfect - you can do no wrong. Promise!

Let’s dive in to the goodness…

Circle Fret Tufted Wool

Plain Tin Charcoal Wool Micro Hooked

Swedish Rag Woven Cotton

Diamond Slate/Light Blue Indoor/Outdoor

Camp Stripe Woven Cotton

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Spinnaker Woven Cotton

Stockholm Woven Cotton

Ranch Stripe Woven Cotton

And let me tell you, these striped rugs look AMAZING in any room. Seriously, you know you have a hallway or kitchen area that is screaming for one:). I do.

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Are you in the mood for a striped rig or what? Of course, this is just a super quick glimpse of what Dash & Albert carry online. Check them out – your floors will thank you.

Quick note – I simply love Dash & Albert rugs. No advertising here, just plain love.

Dining Room Update – Windsor Chairs

Did anyone else have one of those weekends where you blink and the weekend is over? Seriously, not fair. I need ooooone more day. Too bad life doesn’t work like that.

I have a little dining room update for you…I finally picked out the barn boards for our table, and I’m tickled pink because they are from Sweet Home, Oregon, where Kyle grew up. We’re going to have a little bit of Kyle’s home town in our house – hooray for a little personal touch! Hopefully our table will be ready in a few short weeks and then we’ll be on the home stretch.

Also, we made our way back to Portland with two windsor chairs, just like the ones I included in our design board. You see, my wonderful mom-in-law saw my design board and remembered she had purchased two windsor chairs years and years ago. After rummaging around, she uncovered the two chairs – they needed to be assembled but that was a-okay because they were easy to transport back to Portland. Ironically, they are exactly what I had in mind. They are made out of unfinished wood (do we paint or stain them?) and they are FREE! Thanks, Mom Nieman:). I’d been eyeing these windsor chairs from Pottery Barn, but with a $199.00 price tag, they were outta my reach.

Windsor Armchair, Rustic Mahogany stain

So you can imagine my delight when these chairs-in-a-box found their way to me! Of course I would have loved to have uncovered some seriously old and historically-rich windsor chairs, but when a price tag reads FREE, I’m quickly sold. And, I think with the right paint or stain and a little man-made antique action, you’d never know these chairs were brand-new and assembled from a chair kit.

After years of living in storage, I wasn’t sure what would really be in the boxes. I’m happy to report that the chair kit was complete and here’s a little time lapse in pictures of the windsor chair coming together…

Windsor Chair

Windsor Chair

Windsor Chair

Windsor Chair

Windsor Chair

Windsor Chair

Windsor Chair

Windsor Chair

It appears a little wobbly in the above pictures, because I haven’t glued and nailed it together yet. They recommend you put the chair together without the glue first, just so you know what you are doing before the glue comes into play. Now I need to disassemble, reassemble with the glue and nails, and then Kyle and I need to decide on a finish for the two chairs – black or white paint or a wood stain? We’ll think on it for a few days, and in the meantime, we’d love to hear your suggestions.

Cheers to a great week!

TGIDIYFridays – Botanical Art

 Remember when I announced earlier this week that I signed up to be hi, friend’s DIY blogger? Well, today marks the first day of TGIDIYFridays, meaning you can find me here!

Now that Fall is in full swing, I thought it would be appropriate to incorporate a little Fall  foliage into October’s Do-It-Yourself project. To learn how to make these little pieces of art, you’ll have to pop on over to hi, friend for the complete instructions…

Botanical-DIY art

Botanical-DIY art

And just to recap, TGIDIYFridays will be the first Friday of every month (Oct. 1st came a bit too soon this month) so you can expect at least one fun DIY project to kick off the month. Lots more fun stuff to come and thanks again hi, friend for letting me stop by your blog. Such a special treat!

Happy DIY weekend to you!

Home Tour – Meet Jordan + Lianne

Oh boy do I have a fabulous home tour for you today! Behold the beauty of Jordan and Lianne Philips’ home. Every detail has been tended to and it’s the perfect balance of style and comfort. I mean, don’t you want to move in tomorrow?

Before I show you the photos, I want to share a little bit about this wonderful couple. You see, they have quite the eye for all things beautiful. Jordan and Lianne run an incredibly successful photo studio called Jolie Photographie. Take a peek at their website, and you”ll be in awe of all the pretty photos. They don’t just do things well, they do things perfect. I think this trait is reflected in their home….enjoy!

Home tour

Home tour

Home tour

Home tour

Home tour

Home tour

Home Tour

Home tour

Home tour

Home tour

New office

A few of my favorite things (because I could really go on forever)…

  • The yellow Pottery Barn rug in the office. It’s the perfect pop of color!
  • The white antique furniture in the bedroom – such a relaxing space.
  • The wood boxes hung on the living room wall. Such a statement and handy too.
  • The mix of old and new – creates a fun, unexpected vibe.

I’m going to see if Jordan and Lianne would be willing to stop by the blog and say a few things about the space they’ve created. It’s truly a labor of love and an inspired place!