Thursday, January 16, 2014

Office Updates and Rug Pad USA Review

Last week, after my Mom pointed out to me that I really only ever share my entry, living and dining rooms and that I need to branch out and invite you all into the rest of my home, it got me thinking. That should totally be my goal for 2014!

 There are so many things I want to do in our upstairs hall, bathroom, master bedroom, office and even kitchen, and I invite you all to be a part of this with me. (Which, doesn't mean you won't see my other overshared spaces because I definitely have a couple of things in my dining room that I would love for you all to see, too.)

I thought today I would start off by giving you an update on my office.

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In October, I shared the above plan for the room. And I have actually done the shelving (although I would like to wrap it around to the adjacent wall like is shown here), got a large plant and bought the Jimi Hendrix print.  I moved the desk to the other side of the room and painted it and added these gorgeous jadeite knobs from D. Lawless Hardware (full before and after of this vintage desk will be shared next week).

We also brought in this cotton white and black graphic rug, which was an absolute disaster because we didn't have the appropriate rug pad for it. Let me say this, someone who lives in my house that happens to be the same colors as the rug (hello, Figgy!) has created this ridiculous game of running through the house and sliding onto this rug for fun.  Most of the time, this rug was in a big, crumpled up ball. Not the look I was going for.

However, as fate would have it, I was contacted by Rug Pad USA to see if I would like to do a review. Was that not the most perfect thing for me and my rug pad (or lack there of) situation?

Rug pads not only save you from the annoyance of constantly having to adjust the rugs in your home, but they also make them more comfy, safer and last longer.  Win. Win. Win. Win.

Doesn't my thin, cotton rug look so smooth? And it stays like that all day! It's a little bit of a miracle.

Here's what the rug pad actually looks like...

Our rug pad came cut to size and, since it is non toxic and odor free I could start using it right away.  So happy to have this rug pad! It is seriously the little things that you don't even think of that make the biggest impact sometimes!


P.S. I also got a second pad for our hall rug, which I will share soon!

*I was compensated for this post, however all content, thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. It looks awesome. I love the ironstone mixed in the with books… but who doesn't love ironstone? Ha! Have a great day!

  2. love the office- the artwork above desk is my favorite! i will be working with them, too, looks like, and anxious to try! nothing worse than the toxic smell of a rug pad!

  3. Your office is wonderful and I love the rug, so pretty. You are right, a pad can make all the difference. This one sounds perfect. Hugs, Marty

  4. love the office. That rug is a stunner.

  5. Your office looks great. Love the desk and the shelving. I am also loving the desk chair cover. Did you make it yourself or is it a purchased item?
    Thanks for the inspiration,

  6. The office looks so good and I got a rug pad situation too and could use some ;)

  7. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    I love your office space, especially the pretty cover on your chair . . . and that rug.
    Thanks so much for sharing the inspiration!
    Have a beautiful week,

  8. Your office looks great! I really like the rug pattern and color too, very nice!

  9. Your artwork looks great above your desk. A print that would normally be in a more slick frame, looks so great in a more formal gold frame!

  10. This is marvelous! Love how your plan turned out beautifully! I am honored that you shared at Home and Garden Thursday!


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