Hi guys. I started writing another monster post on buying rugs but then I got overwhelmed and more than a little worried I don't know what the hell I'm talking about. When I began studying maps of the Middle East and researching the major rug weaving cities of Iran I realized I may have bitten off more than I could chew right now. I'm just a little OCD like that. I'll get around to it soonish but I need to let things incubate for a while. In the meantime, I highly recommend this article on buying rugs.
Also, I am super busy because my kids have succumbed to cold #857 this year. Both are encrusted with all manner of viscous fluids and it's a full time job keeping that bizness off my new rug.
It's much prettier (darker and less contrasty) in person but I'm already stressing about how overwhelming it is in its new space. I foresee a major rug and furniture rearranging party on the horizon.
Lest you think me a heartless bastard who only cares about my furnishings, here are my cute little people. It's good that they are cute because they destroy everything I own.
Which is why my fabulous Jenny Andrews Anderson painting is still safely rolled up and not actually lying about on the floor like this. I can't wait to get it stretched and hung over my fireplace because it is HUGE and I love it.
Speaking of art, I'm selling this large (4 ft) 70s abstract painting. Austinites, email me if you're interested.
Still speaking of art, I'm slightly obsessed with this amazing gouache painting I didn't buy. Why didn't I buy this? Oh yeah -- because I already spent all my fun money on art and rugs.
Strict budgeting is largely sponsored by the impending (soon? I hope?) kitchen redo we're saving for. I've been to see Sanders for paint help and I think I've narrowed the cabinet colors down to three choices. We shall discuss this ad nauseum later, but for now just know that babies love Sanders.
Publicly launching ones photography and decorating career at the end of a series of crappy phone pictures is undoubtedly a smooth move. Please do see my photo site here and my latest house tours here and here if you're interested in hiring me to work for you.
You know where to find me.