First of all- thank you SO much for the love yesterday in regards to the guest bathroom reveal. Your encouragement, compliments, and excitement truly warms my heart and puts a big smile on my face! This is exactly why I LOVE what I do. I’m not going to lie… it has been a couple of challenging months working long hours, but I think it paid off. Emmett and I both really adore the way the space came together and I want to properly say thank you! We sat on the sofa last night reading your messages, comments, and talking about how lucky we are to have such a supportive community backing us. Ok, Back to the bathroom… I knew I wanted to insert a vintage rug into this room since it’s so spacious. Plus, there is nothing better underfoot than a luxurious wool runner… that certainly beats cold, hard tile. All of this to say- I ordered three rugs, picked one (which you viewed yesterday in the reveal), and I’m going to give the other two away. Click through to see how all of them look in the space and enter to win!
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Let’s dive in, shall we? This is the rug I selected and went with (pictured above & below) from eSaleRugs.com. It’s one-of-a-kind, vintage, and looks so perfect in the guest bath. It took me all of 5 minutes to decide… it was immediately evident this was the right rug out of the 3 for the space. Sometimes when you know- you know.
PS… you can click the “option” headers to see the original links / rugs on the site!
OPTION 1 (the winner)
I love the deep navy base color, but also the light blue moments that compliment the painted walls. It felt calm, traditional, timeless, but most of all… the size was PERFECT.
It spans lengthwise across the vanity perfectly, is wider than most runners, and the pile (the height) was nice and short (perfect for a bathroom). It was the clear winner based on size alone and I know I made the right decision. However, there were 2 incredible alternatives! Want to see them?
The above image was the second option. It kind of has a boho, modern sort of vibe. It’s stunning and was a very close runner up, but it was a shorter than I would’ve liked it to be (by over a foot). As much as I love the fun burnt sienna / orange tone, I really wanted the warmth to come from the burl vanity! It should be the star of the show and the first navy rug did a better job complimenting the table as opposed to competing with it. This rug was the lowest price point of the three.
The third option was my favorite online. I thought for certain it would arrive and would be the ideal rug for the bathroom. It’s traditional in the best way, in pristine condition, and the diamond pattern won me over from the beginning. In Photoshop, it just felt right. In person, I was missing the bits of blue that made the wall color sing. Check out the close up below… isn’t the detail amazing? This was also the highest priced rug I ordered (and for good reason).
No matter how great things look on screen, this was a great lesson for me to consider decor in person, in the actual space. I surprised myself by choosing the rug that currently lives in the bathroom, but it was evident it belonged there. The colors are always the tiniest bit different in person (although eSaleRugs.com uses multiple, very realistic product photos), size comes into play (even if you tape it out on the floor beforehand), and the texture always appears different in real life, BUT let’s be real- there was no wrong option in this scenario. All of them were stunning and would’ve looked amazing. Part of it also boils down to personal preference.
You know my love for vintage rugs runs deep. It’s such a charming way to add character, color, and pattern to any room…. plus you can’t go wrong with anything that is one-of-a-kind, vintage, turkish, or persian. Here is a tip for rug shopping if you want something truly unique! Use the eSaleRug filters to shop by age… most of their one-of-a-kind pieces can be sorted by how old the rug is: 10-15 years, 25-40 years, semi antique, and antique rugs.
G I V E A W A Y *(CLOSED)
*Congrats to Emily & Kendra for winning the vintage rugs and thanks to all who entered!
I wanted to give two of you the opportunity to use the rugs I didn’t end up installing in the guest bath as a thank you! Enter to win one of the two vintage rugs I selected but didn’t use below! You must be located in the United States to win.
Here’s how to enter:
- Follow @esalerugs on Instagram.
- Follow @roomfortuesday on Instagram (if you’re not already).
- Comment below on this blog post and let me know which rug is your favorite!
Good luck and thank you again for all of the love! I’ll choose the winner next Friday. Do you guys agree with my decision or did you like another rug in the space? I’d love to hear! I bet there will be mixed comments since it’s so personal. Everyone have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for making this a great week.