Because of a 1/8″ disparity in size between our dark + light tiles,
our checked kitchen floor hopes + dreams were dashed.
Thanks to some quick thinking on my part, plan B happened.
1. All the dark tiles have been laid in a running bond pattern.
2. The lighter gray tiles have been returned to our local build-o-rama, Menards.
3. We now wait for more darks so we can complete our task.
Part most of me is glad we’ll have a plain Jane floor,
because I am obsessing about patterned kitchen rugs.
Maybe you’ve noticed that they’re a ‘thing’ now.
From Apartment Therapy:
More specifically, kilim rugs in kitchen are a thing.
One of my designer faves, Emily Henderson, is on board:
Ditto for This Old House magazine:
Since I’ve been a fan of kilim rugs for years,
their surge in popularity is good news for me!
Here’s one I bought way back in ’06:
As you can see, it has all the ‘Kay colors’, as I like to say.
Yep, that rug really tied the room together.
HA! Did you recognize that quote from one of my favorite movies,
The Big Lebowski?
If not, rent it. Watch it. Thumbs up!
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But I digress.
Check out the wallpaper on the ceiling here — yay or nay?
I’m going to vote ‘yay’,
but would our relationship survive our attempting to wallpaper a ceiling?
While we ponder that query,
let’s have a look-see at another rug with the ‘Kay colors':
From Pottery Barn
This version of the ‘Kay colors’ is lighter + more now
than those in our current living room.
.The pretty, pale-ish blue of the PB version would play nicely
with our kitchen’s blue ceiling, don’t you think?
Plus, it’s an indoor/outdoor rug –
pretty much a must-have for a kitchen in my little world!
Luckily for us, indoor/outdoor rugs seem to be a ‘thing’ now, too.
The choices are endless!
Time to go online shopping — stay tuned!