Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ch-Ch-Changes...

So I don't think I told you guys, but this weekend our home was photographed for an Apartment Therapy House Tour! Woot-woot. I had once entered a color contest on their website and after it was over, I got an email asking if I would be interested in doing a tour. Heck, yes!

The two ladies that photographed our little space were as sweet as pie and the tour should be on the website in a couple of months. I'll definitely keep all of you updated. After all, I might need some nice comments to outweigh the sometimes very critical and frequently snarky AT commentors!

Anyhoo, once I knew the tour was coming up I, of course, procrastinated and waited until days before to spruce up the space. One of the things I did was add a rug to the office area.

You may remember we once had a rug in there but some dog{s} made it their potty place and it could not be salvaged. You'd think two adult dogs who are "potty trained" would know better, right? That's what I thought. You and I both thought wrong.

Well, back to the rug {and we now keep the office door closed} we purchased! It was an Overstock find and I really fell in love with it at first sight!

Here's the link and online photo:

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And here it is in our space {please excuse the craptastic phone photo, I haven't been home during the day to take a decent pic with that gorgeous natural light!}:

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Like? Dislike? Do share, friends!

And, stay tuned...the office isn't the only thing that I changed up! ; )

xoxo

31 comments:

modern jane said...

It looks fantastic! Congratulations on the house tour:) I promise to comment lovely things.. those AT readers can be vicious! :)

Michelle @ Ten June said...

That's amazing news! Congratulations! :)

And I looooooooove the rug. Really!

DecorandtheDog said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one whose "child" ruins their decor. :P

I don't personally like or dislike the rug. I'm torn. You are much more brave in the color/pattern department than I am and you always make it work!! Great blog!!

Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

For some reason it's throwing me off a little... maybe because I'm trying to picture it with the old rug? I dunno, but either way, I think that rug's a good buy.

p.s. You're in Saint Louis, right? I grew up in West County.


Kelly

Kristen said...

Love it! Btw, I have been looking for a green moss ball thingamabob (?) like that, would you mind sharing where you found yours?

KT said...

I love it! It looks especially smashing with the chevron curtains :)

Can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeves!

Allison aka Half of VAMH said...

Congrats girl! And we'll totally have your back!

Meghan said...

I love how it looks in the office space! All those patterns are very pleasing to the eye! And congrats on the AT house tour! Thats very exciting!

Karen said...

I think it looks really great in the room! Can't wait to see the changes.

Katie @ Noodle and Boof said...

fun! nice addition! can't wait to see more! congrats on the spread!

Emily V. said...

Love it!

The Mango Archives said...

Love love love. You are incredibly talented with mixing patterns!

Lynett said...

Look at you getting all famous on us? Can't wait to see the feature. Loving the rug J!

Caitlin at the Desert Domicile said...

Oooh very nice! I love how you're not afraid to mix patterns and colors (something that paralyzes me).

Your new rug reminds me a bit of this IKEA rug I've been coveting but sadly it's too small for my living room: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50168285

Can't wait to see your house tour :)

Amanda @ Tall Glass of Water said...

You are the queen of pattern mixing and I love it! I see that the rug ties in with the blue and white couch pillow just enough. Congrats on the AT feature!

Elizabeth@themustardceiling said...

Congratulations on the AT house tour, how fun. Keep us updated I would love to leave nice comments. The rug looks fantastic. Your office is beautiful.

Liz @ It's Great To Be Home said...

I wouldn't have thought of that rug in your office but I love it! And congrats on the home tour, I can't wait to see it. :)

Anonymous said...

I like the rug, I just think it looks too busy for all the other patterns you have going on in that small space...with the chevron curtains and the floral pillow accents. To me it looks to much like Aztec design and it throws the whole space off. I am a BIG fan of yours though!

Chandra Chinnis said...

Love it and the beautiful curtains. Congrats on the tour!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Where did you source your curtain fabric? I've been looking for an oversized chevron/zigzag print.

jonalynn said...

Congrats on the AT feature! You rock! Loving the new rug. It really works well in your office.

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Megandvd@Beauty in the Attempt said...

Hahaha...craptastic...I MUST use this word. :) How I live the in lime light by saying we are friends. :) I hope you don't mind.

As for the rug...I think it is the start of something wonderful I can not wait to see the next thing you do! And I can not wait to show the photos of your home tour and say -- THAT is MY friend. :)

Cheers~
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Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

SO exciting about Apartment Therapy. Everyone's going to promptly DIE over your home. It's just lovely.

Sharstin said...

so you are pretty much famous chick! apartment therapy? so fun! and i am loving the rug:)

TamStyles said...

woot woot...go girl..I mean..GET IT GIRL.

Jesse {GoodGirlGoneGlad} said...

Congrats Joi! You deserve it!
xx

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

I am so excited to see your house tour! I also love the rug, you wouldn't think navy and the black mix that well, but they do!

Suzie said...

More than like! It's PERFECT!

Freckles Chick said...

I wouldn't have thought of that rug for your office but now that it's there, I must say it TOTALLY works!!

Ooooh, can't wait to see your AT tour!! They couldn't have picked a more deserving person. Loves you!!

TamStyles said...

I like the rug joi....but not in that room. Just me...being honest...I think the curtains and the rug are disconnected a bit..

Lovely Little Nest said...

wow, congrats on the feature, Joi!! :)

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