12.08.2014

You're Kilim Me!

I've been looking for a runner for our galley kitchen because:
a.  I hate the linoleum floor in our kitchen 
b.  the floors are getting colder as winter approaches
c.  thinking something colorful would take your eye away from the fact that I hate the linoleum floor (I know I already mentioned that).

 This is a cool Oushak patchwork rug at IKEA but it was more than I wanted to spend in an area where food stains are highly likely.

This was also at IKEA...

Kilims are "happening" as evidenced in Domino magazine.



I dragged Howard to the Alameda Antiques fair yesterday and we wheeled and dealed and got this kilim rug from Pakistan.


Only look at the rug or Chief.  
Got that?  Not the rest of the floor.

Close-up.  We have these pinky corals, charcoal and white in the living room, too.


We hung this Pottery Barn curtain 
(on sale) to close off my messy office...

 The tie back is a belt.
This curtain is linen and cotton.
The curtain actually inspired me to straighten up my compact office.  Thanks for the flowers, Howard.

I organized instead of pulling out the Christmas decorations.
The baskets are from The Container Store and IKEA.

Well, wait…that is a new bay leaf wreath in the kitchen.


And I DID wrap a few presents with paper, ribbon and snow flake cards from Paper Source (I got an email from them about a 20% off sale--I just had to show the email on my telephone while I was there…it was not advertised in the store).

I'm a slacker in blogland as far as Christmas decor.  
Keep up the good work everyone!

29 comments:

  1. Your rug is gorgeous! I want one!

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  2. Excellent choice! I promise I only looked at the rug......
    Happy Holidays,
    Sharon

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  3. PERFECTION!!!! AND THAT CABINET COLOR….OMG!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

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  4. very nice, thanks for sharing! Are the first two rugs from Ikea? I couldn't find them online. Thanks

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    1. Yes, I saw them in the store on Saturday... in Emeryville, CA.

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  5. Great rug - it anchors the space and adds warmth. I'm loving the gift wrap collection, a pretty presentation.

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  6. The rug was the perfect choice. , every little bit of festive addition is perfect for your new home. Love the bayleaf in the kitchen, those smell so yummy. Merry Chritsmas Mary Ann

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  7. Hey Mary Ann - I'm seeing some Marsala in that new runner in your kitchen! Talk about on the front edge of a trend - this just announced the 2015 color of the year and you are on it my friend!

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    1. Ha! When you first said Marsala...I thought you meant we already spilt some Marsala on it...only a matter of time!

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  8. That looks fabulous in there!! And....your office is not messy! My office is MESSY!!!! Love the giftwrap!!

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  9. Oh Mary Ann....you're "kilim" me! Love your new rug, perfect addition to your kitchen. What a wonderful find! You have added some very special touches to your already fabulous home! cant wait to see what delights you come up with for your Christmas decore this year!
    XO....Gail

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  10. i'm just loving on your wordplay right now, that's all.
    b

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  11. Beautiful choice! Love your new rug!!!

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    1. Hey Mary Ann! Just saw your comment on my blog. Here are the Etsy shops I purchased from.

      https://www.etsy.com/listing/168770180/cheers-food-picksstirrers-set-of-20

      https://www.etsy.com/listing/174658153/gold-sequin-glitter-ball-drink-stirrer?ref=listing-shop-header-1

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  12. I absolutely love your kitchen runner! GREAT score! Your home is truly lovely- have a wonderful holiday! xo Nancy

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  13. The rug (and Chief) are so cute you won't notice the floor! I am also a getting slack with Christmas decorations. I just find that the older I get, the simpler I like to keep things. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas filled with love and laughter. xx Sharon

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  14. Can't believe those are from Ikea....wow! Looks great as does everything else, love your pretty decorations and your neatly organized baskets remind me of all the organizing I have to do...yikes!

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  15. I cant believe those rugs were from IKEA...I'm going to have to go there..

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  16. I love that rug (and your title made me laugh)! Everything looks great around your house. I am so glad to know I'm not alone in not really decorating yet. :)

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  17. Mary Ann your new kilim rug, curtain and baskets are just right for your home! The colors in your Kilim would work perfectly with my colors as well. Let me know if you see another one similar!
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful updates!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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  18. I love the kilim rugs! They add so much character to the floors!! Will have to check out Ikea soon!!
    xo. Leslie

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  19. I know what you mean about the spills on a kitchen rug. I'm struggling to find one right now and have a Seagrass rug for now. Been a fan of kilim rugs for a long time, yours looks perfect for your place.

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  20. love the rug choice and the fact that your hubby went with...he's a trooper.

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  21. Love your new rug and your little model, Chief! And I loved how you carved out that office space! I remember you showing your amazing view! What was the space intended for originally? Just curious....old buildings have cool little alcoves and spaces!

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    1. I have a feeling that little room may have been a maid's room next to the kitchen like that. There is a spot underneath the table in the dining room with a button to "ring" for service (the bell part is no longer in the kitchen though).

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  22. Mary Ann, Your new rug looks wonderful in the kitchen. I love the title of this post.
    Happy Holidays!
    Sherry

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  23. Love that little wreath and those kilim rugs!

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  24. I saw those awesome rugs at Ikea....but dang there were $$$. Love the one you got though:) I promise I did not look at the floor.....only the rug and Chief! Merry Christmas Mary Ann.

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