Wednesday, October 29, 2014


When we found out we were expecting our fifth child, we realized that we'd have to do a little room shuffling in our home to comfortably accommodate our growing family .  After giving it some thought, we came up with a game plan.  The boys would share a room (my husband's former home office) and we would convert my son's old room into the new baby's nursery.

 Of course, over the summer I became so busy with work and family activities that not much was done in the nursery at all.  By the time we were finally ready to work on the space, Zaria was born.  Fast forward a few months...Time is flying by so quickly. Zaria has just turned 3 months old (already!). So I figured "What better time than now to tackle completing her nursery?"

I knew I wanted to create a cozy, vintage-meets-modern feel with just a hint of global chic. However, I also knew that with our budget and my super busy schedule, a major redesign was way out of the question.  This room redesign would have to be completed without painting the walls or adding expensive furniture. I often tell clients that:

 "One of the easiest ways to update the look of a room is to use an area rug.  Area rugs can add texture, color or pattern to the space."

I decided  to take my own advice and use a rug as the starting point of the nursery design.  I needed a rug that would not only hold up to Zaria's first steps and her siblings' horseplay but would also work well with style of our home's decor. I went straight to my go-to online resource for rugs - Rugs USA.  They have an amazing selection of stylish affordable rugs!  After scrolling through their site, I fell in love with the Oriental Weavers Kaleidoscope rug.  It's bold dramatic color and vintage yet modern design were the perfect foundation for the nursery's new look! The vibrant color of the rug makes a big impact and brightened up Zaria's room instantly. Although the rug mainly features a bold berry color, I love that it also has accents of navy, tangerine and turquoise. 

I received the rug in the 6x9 rug and was pleasantly surprised with how quickly and well packed it arrived.  I couldn't wait to take it out of it's packaging and test it out underfoot!

The rug is really soft underfoot and will be perfect for when Zaria starts to crawl. The quality, pattern, color and vintage design make it a great choice for high traffic areas too. We're putting the finishing touches on the space now so a full reveal of the nursery will be posted here soon.

I'm really happy with my rug selection and would love for you to check out Rugs USA to get started on your very own room revamp.  Rugs USA is offering my readers a chance to win a $200 gift card good towards any Rugs USA purchase!!   There are so many fabulous rugs to choose from on their website.  I know you'll find something you love. Exciting right?!  Enter today for your chance to score a stylish rug.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
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