Flor rug for entry
I have wanted to create a custom Flor rug for a long time. The modularity and wide range of colors and styles appeals to me but I've always had decision paralysis and never made it passed flipping through the catalog of browsing online.
I discovered their new design assistance and filled out the form requesting help creating a runner by the front door. My goal was to extend the entry for taking off winter boots so the material needed to be rated for high traffic. I am embarrassed to admit that it took contacting the company through their website for me to discover that they now have a store in Uptown Minneapolis, less than 5 miles from my home.
My design assistant, Stephanie came up with eight combinations of the Made You Look line which has more than 75 color options. Though I loved all of her designs, I still couldn't make a decision so I went to the store in person. That made all the difference. Stephanie showed me a couple of my favorite designs from her original eight. By moving the tiles around we came up with a completely different design. We pulled colors from the Otomi fabric and balanced the bold colors with three shades of gray. She ordered the tiles pre-cut which added expense but saved my sanity. The tiles arrived five business days later and I installed them in less than 30 minutes. I have left-over squares of the bright colors which I may use in the office.
More wall art
After documenting the furniture purchases we made for the house anniversary post, I was motivated to add a couple of framed prints to our walls. One of the prints is a Summit poster that Liz Hruska gave us in 2008! I love the colors and it complements the Otomi fabric in the dining room so I hung it on the opposite wall.
Awhile back I purchased a couple of posters replicated from 1854 chemistry illustrations. I thought they'd work well above Scott's favorite chair, the orange Boden.