Tuesday, October 23, 2012

No more Persian and more...

Hi everyone!
I shared my antique chaise lounge last week after having sold my leather couch and chair, and we have really enjoyed the change. Then, after adding the antique settee that we were using in the bedroom, I decided to sell the blue persian rug as I just didn't like it with the settee. 

 I decided since everything in here is vintage or antique, I needed a dose of modern, so I added a creamy shag rug. Really, I did. 

And I LOVE it!

The kids are always here on the floor, and they love it too.

Oh...here is the settee. This was also passed down from a relative and I had it reupholstered several years ago for another house. 

Everything was fine until I took some things to consign at the shop of a friend who is a designer and saw this chair. I fell in love immediately.

Oh yes, just the color I am loving these days!!! It has a down cushion too! 

BTW...I also switched out the drop cloth shades I had made for the windows with the bamboo ones-- again to keep things from looking *too* antique. 

This is the first time I have been without a Persian or Turkish rug in years, but I'm really enjoying the neutral/no pattern look.  

This was about three posts in one but I could not wait to share my chair. I basically traded for the chair, so all of this has been no cost, plus I actually have money left over. Who can argue with that?? 

Thanks SO very much for stopping by! Come on over to my Far Above Rubies facebook page if you have questions or just want to chat. 

And some BIG news:  SIX huge boxes arrived yesterday from Lifetime Brands Mikasa, so you know what that means!! I have three, yes three fabulous Mikasa dinnerware giveaways coming so don't go too far:-)


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  1. Carlene @ Organized ClutterOctober 23, 2012 at 3:22 PM

    I can see why you snapped up the chair. Great styling. I have a white shag area rug over my patterned carpet to tone down the pattern until I can change it. And of course it's surrounded by vintage here too.

  2. Anita, I LOVE the change and all of your "new" furniture. You have such a knack for decorating and I can tell you love the history behind each "new" piece you add to your beautiful home.
    Have a great day!

  3. Debra @ Common GroundOctober 23, 2012 at 3:39 PM

    Love the new look, and I bet that rug feels wonderful on the toes!

  4. That chair is gorgeous and the fabric with the dragonflies on it gives just that little bit of whymsy that I love! Oh Anita...what a deal you got!

  5. Yvonne @ StoneGableOctober 23, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    Anita, No wonder you fell in love with that chair!!! Beautiful beautiful fabric... I love down furniture!
    Your white rug really adds a great modern punch to your room! It is a sublime mix of rich antiques and colors with a modern fresh edge! So artfully put together, Anita!

  6. I love the changes Anita! The neutral rug really anchors and showcases your furniture, rather than your beautiful pieces getting lost in the busy rug. You are so gifted at putting the old and the new together. LOVE YOUR STYLE!

  7. Beautiful , stylish and practical, yet old world to me, the new chair is lovely, you have been really busy!The bamboo with drapes are also elegant. Anita, so talented and creative in all areas! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous home.

  8. Anita, forgot to mention, Holiday edition of Romantic Home, vintage, pinks, blues and silver wreath cover centerpiece, might want to check out, see, you are a trend setter.Thought of you right away!

  9. Everything looks so beautiful, and so different. That rug looks so comfy cozy. xo

  10. Eclectically VintageOctober 23, 2012 at 5:23 PM

    Love your mix of antique and modern - your rug is shagadelic! That chaise is amazing - isn't it fun to move stuff around the house, get rid of the stuff you're tired of and bring new finds in!

  11. Shenita @ Embellishments by SLROctober 23, 2012 at 5:28 PM

    Wow, Anita, I love all of the changes that you have been making! Love how you're mixing the old and the new. It looks so pretty and you make it look so effortless! Love it!

  12. The Decorative DreamerOctober 23, 2012 at 5:55 PM

    Great choices on the switch ups. I really like to mix old things with new and have often also sometimes felt like I've gone to far in one direction or another. I love old pieces too but not when they start to make the room look to old. LOL! What an impact the new rug has in your room. It's a very pretty neutral touch with so much wonderful plush texture. Your new chair is gorgeous too!

  13. The shag rug looks great in the room. Makes me want to plop down on it and read a good book. I just won't be drinking a glass of wine when I do it though.

  14. I love the new look! The white shag carpet is perfect as is the pink chair. It all goes together so well and is so much lighter. You have done a great job and were fortunate to find those furniture pieces that co-ordinate. Beautiful!

  15. Gorgeous Anita, you've been busy decorating your lovely house. Great how you mix old and new, I love that too! The new rug is amazing, I love that new look it gives the room, so warm and plushie! Big hugs,

  16. Love your new shaggy rug. It's the perfect touch for that room..Oh and that pink chair. .love, love it. Just a beautiful room.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  17. The Vintage ChateauOctober 23, 2012 at 7:27 PM

    I have always had Oriental rugs in my Living and Family rooms but have considered going neutral as well. I love the way your new rug looks!

  18. Designs By PinkyOctober 23, 2012 at 8:47 PM

    Anita, I love the new rug, it sure works well with the antique pieces. I like a combination of things like this. The new chair fabric is GORGEOUS! Love the dragonflies on it and the color is just scrumptious. I also love that coffee table, what is the base made from? Your room looks beautiful. XO, Pinky

  19. Hi Anita, how are you, I love your room it's gorgeous ;)


  20. Awesome find and I love the rug!! It looks so much brighter in there! I was in East Tennessee this weekend and thought of you and your gorgeous home with all the beautiful fall colors!

  21. You have just totally changed the look of that room! I loved it before with the leather and all, but I really love it yet more now. That is a favorite look of mine, and changing out the rug was a great idea.

  22. Is this the same room? The other was pretty but this one tops it. After I saw the change in your kitchen to the blues and pinks I wondered how you'd handle the dining room and living room. The way your rooms have evolved naturally with your changes are just lovely. Now I can picture that you can use these new colors when you decorate for Christmas. Looking forward to that too! That chair was meant for the room!

  23. I love the look of your home. I also love the color change that you have made. I also am really liking that rug. I may have to find one for my home. (It looks really comfy for lots of floor play for the kids!)-Leanne

  24. I love the new look! The "new" old pieces are really set of with the shag rug.

  25. At The Picket FenceOctober 24, 2012 at 8:18 PM

    Absolutely gorgeous Anita! You have such a wonderful way of pulling things together and blending the old with the new. Well done! :-)

  26. Beyond beautiful Anita! I always love stopping by and visiting.

  27. ❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁October 28, 2012 at 9:26 AM

    I love the neutral rug. It pulls everything else together for a nice, cozy look in your living room. Beautiful!
    Yay...a giveaway! ;)

  28. Oh, your new chair and rug are really pretty and so cozy. I LOVE pillows or furniture with down cushions. Your chaise by the windows looks like the perfect place to curl up with a book.

  29. Kim @ Savvy Southern StyleOctober 31, 2012 at 4:54 PM

    Wow, you have really made some big changes. The room looks lighter. Love that chaise.