Thursday, August 18, 2011

Seeing Chevrons

I openly admit that I am a shopaholic, but I rarely purchase anything online, much less make an impulse purchase online. But there it was, a black and white striped chevron rug staring at me from the Hautelook website. Its poor, woebegone self seemed to whimper, "Take me home with you"--- oh, wait, that was the price, nevermind! Even on a computer screen I can tell it isn't the quality of the Madeline Weinrib or West Elm chevron rug I have been pining for, but at $65 for a 5x8 rug, I couldn't pass up the deal and it will be perfect for my home office.

After (im)patiently refreshing the webpage until it came back in stock, (you have 15 min to purchase what you select for your shopping bag on Hautelook or it is removed from your bag and put back in stock--can you say "extreme sense of urgency""?), I snagged the size I want and purchased it, feeling triumphant. Until I realized I had purchased a black and white chevron rug... How on earth am I going to make that work with my decor of happy turquoises, organic wood accents and metallic odds and ends...? Panic set in, but then my sister (ever-so-chic and a pro decorator) told me to check Pinterest for inspiration.... Like I don't spend enough time on there to think of that myself! (But I didn't, it was panic time). Anyway, I was immediately relieved to see the awesome rooms people have created with chevron rugs and can't wait to get mine in the mail so I can start decorating my office!!! Here are some of the pictures I found:

I love the ornate style of the chair contrasted with the more modern, graphic rug. And the turquoise? Obviously a fav! I was relieved to see it incorporated with the black and white.

This rug looks to be about the size and scale of the one I purchased, and it doesn't make me cross-eyed, so I can stop hyperventilating ;)

I love this mix of print and color!

I found the picture of this home office last, and it will be of great inspiration to me-- I mean, it is simple, but who wouldn't want to work in a space like this?
Is anyone else out there an impulse shopper? Do you normally shop for home goods online or in 'brick and mortar' stores? Am I crazy for buying this rug?!?!?!?


  1. I LOVE that rug, lady! I think you'll make it look fab with your color scheme. I too tend to shop in "real life" as opposed to online but this is well worth it!
    xo Josie

  2. Love this chevron rug! Fantastic!


  3. The black and white will look absolutely fab with your turquoise and woody accents. We have the same thing in our home and I absolutely love it!

  4. Amazing rug! Totally a great buy. It looks good with everything. I am definitely not an impulse shopper; I am wayy too practical and have to rationalize everything I buy! xo style, she wrote

  5. I buy almost everything online... and impulsively! Haha, I suppose it's not recommended but it works for me! Love that rug! Super cute!


    P.S. Have you checked out Leon and Lulus on 14 mile and main? Tre expensive but super fun to walk around and admire!

  6. wait - what? you got that rug for $65?? can I get one too?
    seriously, been totally pining for a chevron rug - you made the right choice!
    I'm sure its going to be amazing.

    Chic on the Cheap