Area Rugs

I’ve been asked to write a post on area rugs, just didn’t think it would be this difficult to choose a rug! They say a rug pulls a room together, it becomes cosy, colourful or simply anchors a living space. Choosing a rug can sometimes become quite a stressful task as this sets the tone for a room for a while, at least! Besides, they can become quite expensive. A rug can become the focal point of colour, they can include accents of colour in the room, create texture, or simply something neutral that allows you to experiment with colour in other aspects of the room. These are some pics I found on the Rug Company site, do yourself a favour, if you are looking for a rug look here for some inspiration.

Take me to Market!

With that said, we went to Market (on Marriott road) for breakfast on Saturday morning. This building is the epitome of what we want our house to be! I love the use of open space and just the flow between spaces. How cool are the steps leading up to the lounge area, and the bar/kitchen area?! This definitely makes it to my wishlist.

Suburban bliss?

I’ve always had this idea that I’m made for urban living. The idea of living in the city, the convenience of all amenities being close by has always appealed to me. Being able to walk to a corner bakery for early morning croissants! Who am I kidding? I have clearly been watching too much Sex and the City! But seriously though, why is it that we have to get married, move to the suburbs in a three bedroom house and have kids? So I have decided, if we can’t live in the city, we will live close by. This is to boicoting suburbia!!!

We Finally Have a Headboard!!

So the day has finally arrived! After lots of oohing and aahing, about making it myself, we have a headboard. This was a project that I had been working on for months, in my head that is! I have had internal struggles on whether or not to go the diy route or not. The thing is, when you start collecting furniture that will possibly be going into a bigger house, you have to think twice about the quality of pieces that you find. Like I said before, I’m into diy, but not into making a mess of things! I think now that I’d rather leave things to the professionals!

What I’m basically saying is no, I did not do it myself :-( , but I’m quite happy with the end result. I did enjoy the process of finding fabric and shopping around for the best price though. So this is the deal, I found fabric at U&G Fabrics in Overport, they then give you a list of their recommended suppliers that do headboards. However, I was still not happy with their pricing and eventually I decided to give Foam Fundi on Argyle rd a bash. ( I was going to get all the supplies to build it myself from them initially). It turned out that they make headboards! All in all, the headboard costed me R1000 including the fabric :-)

I’ve attached a pic of our new addition, as well as a (overpriced at R2800) headboard that I saw this weekend at @Home in Gateway. Take your pick!