Posted by Rebecca, November 17th, 2010
Dear bloggy buddies, I need your help.
I’ve been searching for a grass greenish and white, graphic print area rug for our office. I want a modern yet classy print, along the lines of this…
Happy Trellis Rug in Sprout from Shades of Light, approx. 5’x8′, $578
Yes, five-hundred-and-seventy-eight dollars. So I set out to find a cheaper alternative.
I checked West Elm and found two favorites…
Zigzag Rug from West Elm, 5’x8′, $229
West Elm Andalusia Rug, 5’x8′, $229
Okay we cut the price in half! I love the Andalusia rug, even in yellow, but I don’t want yellow for the office. And neither are available in green 🙁
On to Target!
DwellStudio for Target Orbit Rug, 5’x7′, $139.99
Have I ever mentioned my love for DwellStudio? Especially their kids’ stuff? Love it. It’s fail proof. And I love the price of this rug and though the pattern isn’t as repeated-graphic-design as I originally wanted, if it was green I’d be all over it. But it’s not :::Snooki cry:::
Then there was this one, which I originally spotted in person at Target…
Target Home Medallion Wool Shag Rug, 5’x8′, $129.99
It’s like the less expensive, more neutral version of the above West Elm one. I spotted this before I got the green idea in my head, so I almost pulled the trigger. But it is very very fluffy. So much so that I was afraid that Darwin would mistake it for one of our washable puppy pads and would pee on it. TMI, but true story, we’ve learned from experience. Oh and it’s still not green…
Then there was a glimmer of hope when I was browsing Pottery Barn Teen…
Pottery Barn Teen Double Dot Jacquard Rug, 5’x8′, on sale for $129.
I wasn’t sure about the dots, but I ran it by Mike to assess the girlyness and he declared it acceptable. Not my ideal pattern, as I wanted something a little more sophisticated, but the size, price and colors were right. So I got all set to order when I saw that the GREEN WAS SOLD OUT.
So I’m back to square one. Has anyone seen any green and white patterned area rugs out there? Do you know of any rug retailers I haven’t thought of? (ps- I’ve been checking HomeGoods whenever we go, but they are so hit or miss) Or has anyone used those carpet tiles to build your own area rug?
Any help would be very much appreciated! 🙂