Saturday, July 17, 2010
Feathering Our Nest (July 16)
Our beautiful TV-hiding armoire is still in the old house and will be for some time to come, but we finally have a living room! And what a difference it makes! Just having a couch, with the formerly mis-matched chairs meaningfully arranged around a new rug, creates a restful ambience that was missing before.
He immediately loved the couch, but the rug decision was harder, until The Rug Rack owners suggested we bring our two favorites home for a 72-hour trial period.
So thanks to Kara for her inestimable help, to Herb for actually enjoying the process--and writing the checks(!), and to all of our friends who voted on Facebook, this mother hen is contentedly clucking in her newly feathered nest!
For any of our local friends who are furniture or rug shopping, we highly recommend both of these merchants.
http://www.thefurnitureshoppe.net/ Both chairs flanking the couch came from here, too. They will actually come to your house and help you with complimentary decorator's advice. They are not like many of the discount furniture places where you are pressured and followed around, but you can find high quality furniture at really good prices on sale.
http://www.therugrack.com/ We were leaning toward buying the more expensive of the two rugs when Mrs. Thompson suggested we take them both home for 72 hours because often the light at home changes which rug you think you like. We might well have ended up buying the less expensive rug, but they cared more that we find the RIGHT one for us! That is service you just don't find any more these days!