Oct 18, 2009

if you love me, VOTE

below are 2 terrible pictures of our living room.
{in the throws of a redesign.}

it's IMPERATIVE for future progress that i decide which rug to use
and which to throw on craigslist.
i CAN NOT decide.

i like both for different reasons.
it's already a 50-50.
and i've phoned a friend.
now i'm asking the audience.

if you love me.
{and even if you don't}
please vote.


here are some things to keep in mind:
1. the chair in the corner (red check) will be a mocha velvet at the end of this week
2. there will be a large square ottoman that i would like to upholster in a geometric print OR even a floral
3. the mantle will be staged entirely differently (including the poppy colored clock)
4. there will be avocado green curtains hanging behind the couch

please - don't let me down.


CHOICE A:



CHOICE B:



Current Tally:
27 Brown
12 Oatmeal

4 Undecided (including me!)

30 comments:

Christy said...

While I love a great shag rug, the floral adds so much visual punch. I love it.

siovhan said...

I love the shag rug. I think it gives you more wiggle room with a future ottoman or furniture, too. :)

liso. said...

i vote the first...just for a little more personality.

mathistown said...

I'm sure this isn't news to you, but the first gives the room a more cozy, visually interesting feel. The shag is nice, but would require more changes to the room to really "make" it, you know? So I vote A. You get more bang for your buck in terms of design without having to change things. Excited to see "after" pictures!

Alisha said...

i vote the 2nd. i think you've "personality-ed" up the room already, and the 1st one is a little too busy with the other accents you have going on.

Kalie said...

Jason and I both vote for the first one. And your giraffe chair is looking great :D

Anonymous said...

Definitely cast a vote for #1!! That will look great with your mocha chair, curtains, poppy clock, the couch, etc. You may have to reconsider a floral or geometric ottoman though. Maybe a tufted ottoman instead? Gives texture and interest without the competing pattern. Although that would make for a much more complicated DIY...


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Jylare said...

Definitely the brown one. Ps I love all your DIY projects. I wish I was you :)

angelique said...

I prefer the floral but then you'd have to upholster the ottoman in a geometric or even a solid

Anonymous said...

the oatmeal rug.

Laura said...

Depends. While I like the first rug better than the second one, it could clash with a print ottoman. If you do too many different prints in the same room, it just gets to be too much. So you have to decide...go neutral on the rug so you can have print furniture, or go neutral on the furniture so you can have a print rug.
Good luck! And let us all know what you decide!

Lars said...

I vote B. It looks more comfortable if you ever happen to be laying on it. Also I agree with the other voters that it could clash with the prints. It also allows for more design overs in the future.

Kristin said...

Most definitely choice A. 'Nough said.

Morgan said...

choice a gets my vote.

Amanda said...

i'm a choice b. i like how it lights up the room. especially with all the dark furniture you have got going.

Jordan and Candice said...

Choice A - I love it.

L& J said...

the first one for sure.

Katie McNeil said...

A all the way.

Allison and Noah Riley said...

I have a confession. I have been craving the Jacobean ever since I saw it in your place. Every time I go to Target, I slow my pace a little through the rug aisle. If one happens to show up in my apartment one day, will that drive you crazy?

Anonymous said...

A for sure.

Anonymous said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE THE COLORS IN CHOICE A! choice b dulls your room out!

The Castletons said...

i like choice a. i think its more fun and brings the rooms together nicely. good luck deciding :)

Chelsea said...

I think B, especially if you are going to do a pattern on the ottoman.
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Stephanie said...

this is tough. i like the floral, unless you go with a geo/floral print ottoman, an idea i love. but i will love you and come visit either way.

can't you keep both?

kimmy girl said...

i love you. so i vote. i vote brown floral.

Heather Ashby said...

Brown. For sure.

annie said...

I vote brown! That floral already brings out the best in your pieces, so imagine what it will look like when the entire room is put together!

yellsoftly said...

I don't know you, but I love your blog. And I love that brown rug! Can't wait to see more photos.

Sue said...

A. Go big or go home.

Teri said...

I vote brown. Do the ottoman in something simple. Its gonna look awesome.