I really wanted to get this post up because I am so enamored with shag-modernrugs.com but I haven't a whole lot of time to describe completely their deliciousness!!
They offer the best in flokati rugs, at the best prices, with the best customere service, at your door practically the day before you order. I have two 5 x 7's and have purchased, for my non-internet friends, their very own flokati rugs...also from shag-modernrugs.com.
I recommend the plush 4000g flokatis. Much thicker and can handle plenty of action. I wouldn't go less than 4000g unless it is just for show or sits in a mostly unused guest room. There is a huge difference between the weights and I think it is absolutely worth the price difference.
We have four pets who sleep on them constantly and a son with many friends who romp on them...... and still they retain their thickness, their stand-up shag look and with a shake here and there...they manage to remain clean. This continues to surprise and impress me.
The process and history of the flokati can be found easily with a google search. Because of the process...the wool retains some oil making them resistant to dirt. Smaller sizes can be machine washed in cold water. Otherwise.....one can soak them in a tub and allow to dry outside in the shade. Vacuum without the roller...just use a suction attachment. More info. can be found at the shag-modernrug site.
Prices vary greatly from site to site. I believe shag-modernrug to be the least expensive and the quality is unsurpassable.
Lastly, flokatis add great style and elegance in settings from mid century to contemporary to eclectic and classic. Pretty awesome.
Beautiful things in shades of green! Frilly umbrella from sbumbrella comes in several colors and styles and is, I think, charming!! The heavily distressed deep olive highboy and chest are both from invitinglighting. Green bedroom with white writing desk is from apartmentherapy. Green puppy dog fabric is from a really neat site called bonbonkakku that prints and distributes fabrics designed by...well, anyone! One has to secure enough votes to have it printed. Check it out! Table runner can be found at dermondpeterson along with other deliciousness! Pacific-home carries the lime green console table and other treasures...many beachy...island oriented.
Yes, you heard right...Deb Harvey..the elusive catwoman fighting the crime of 'boooorrrrinnng' one PAINTING at a time.
I was so fortunate to have found my friend, Deb, on ebay several years ago. Since then...many paintings and jewelry exchanges and purchases later.....our friendship has continued on from 3000 miles away!!!
Deb's paintings never lack for color, and are in fact bursting with rich and saturated color !! Her expressive cats often take on the facial characterististics of humans.....which, I am thinking, is no surprise. Interestingly, her dogs are painted in a somewhat different hand and are equally magnificent...perhaps even sweeter. And, not to forget....her portrayal of women...lovely....like someone you would want to meet!
Eh hem....The original gold background cat with collar hangs in my living room.
So here is to you Miss. Deb Coffee Girl Artist Person!!!
Only a year ago....it would be hard going to find a fuchsia or magenta sofa without custom ordering the fabric. Now THEY ARE EVERYWHERE! And the selection of shades and hues of this magnificent...somewhat reminiscent of the 60's....pulsing pink COLOR is also abundant! Bravo and all that!
Search through this blog and you will come to the conclusion that magenta and lime are my favorite colors. So true! But until recently it was hard going to find quality furniture in these brilliant hues. Lots of fuchsia, magenta, lime and other vibrant colors at designersguild.
Ok, so I finally explored the new Crate and Barrel at Towson Mall! Sensory overload! But, then I don't get out much..to shop! I think I sat on every sofa and stayed on each one just a minute or two longer than I should. After much searching, I do believe I have found my sofa!! The Oasis!! Around $2,000.....it is worth twice that for it's comfort and for looking so beautiful. It's clean lines will allow it to shine in almost any decor. I would describe it as modern shabby. The base is quite structured and I love that there are no curls or scrolls. The hugely plush..and elongated cushions soften the straight edges. The chair, too, is dreamy...and add to the chair a most wondrous footstool it looks like a chaise and becomes heartbreakingly perfect!
The store itself is divine! Explosive colors here and there, mostly in the form of Marimekko fabrics, bedding and summery home goods. Where before it was one level and limited...it is now two floors and HUGE..expansive...glorious!
I don't even purchase much from crateandbarrel, but when I do, it is a forever piece.