Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Cottage Update

Seven months a terrible thing happened to our little ski condo.  We walked in to find that there had been a leak from the upstairs unit which had created so much damage that the mitigation company had gone in and basically torn down half the walls, ceilings and floors without our knowledge!  The cottage was a disaster.  All of our things were piled up in one room without any order or care.  It's been a long slog with insurance companies and rip-off contractors, but we're almost there.  We managed to spend a couple of days out of the relentless Salt Lake City heat enjoying for the first time in over seven months our little peaceful place.

Here's a picture of our bedroom looking all cottagey with a museum patchwork quilt from Pottery Barn and a patchwork mirror from Sundance.

The mirror is yet to be hung, but you get the idea.  I'm looking forward to it being finally finished.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

RUGSUSA - 75% off sale!

I'm currently sourcing trellis style rugs for a client and stumbled upon an awesome sale at RugsUSA.  Use Coupon code IND75 to get 75% off and free shipping!  Most of the rugs are 100% wool and you can get an 8x11 for around $200.  That is unbelievable, most places that would be the shipping cost alone on that size rug.  But you have to hurry, many of the popular styles and sizes are already sold old.

Here's some of my favorite trellis rugs, but there are hundreds more to choose from.

Type in trellis in the search bar and 385 choices will show up.

Overwhelming isn't it? They also have lots of beni ourain style rugs at very reasonable prices. You could spend hours on this site. But if you see something you like, I'd grab it before it is gone.

*this post is not sponsored by RugsUSA, just wanted to share this awesome deal with you.  All picture sources www.rugsusa.com.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Things I Found While Shopping Around

Here are some things that I spotted while looking for some inexpensive hardware at Home Depot the other day.  I really was surprised.

This mosaic marble tile pattern is gorgeous.  I haven't seen this pattern before.  It would make a great accent in a bathroom.  And is reasonably priced at $16.99 per tile 13"x13".  Believe me, I've priced marble hex tile before and had quotes anywhere from $10.95 per foot all the way up to $55.00 per foot (and probably higher, can't remember the exact price, but I know I was shocked).

I also spotted this carpet.  I've never had to shop for carpet before because I'm not a big fan.  I have seagrass in my house.  But if I was to do a basement, this would definitely be a contender.

A great modern pattern, reminiscent of the patterns by designer David Hicks.  It comes in lots of colors also, and is only $2.21 sq foot.

And finally, these great metal panels which you can use to make custom radiator covers, cold air return vents, vents for TV components in benches, the possibilities are endless.

It's amazing what you can find when you've got a couple of minutes on your hands.

*This post was not sponsored by Home Depot, all photos by me.