Marketplace: Spotlight on Rug Expedition

You know what’s great? Having a rug delivered straight to your door. It avoids the whole trying-to-fit-a-rug-into-the-car and lifting-a-heavy-rug issues. Thanks to Rug Expedition, I was able to pick out a rug and have it delivered straight to my home without any hassle. I ordered it on a Monday, it traveled all the way from Texas via FedEx, and it was at my house in Waterloo by Friday. Talk about convenient. This was also the same week when I went to three separate stores to buy one pair of goggles only to find out that none of the stores actually had them in stock. #WasteOfTime

So my woven leather – yes, leather – arrived on a Friday, and I enjoyed playing around with it in different spaces. It looked great in my sunny living room:

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but the rug looked much better in my basement lounge, so that’s where it’s staying: White-Cabana-Rug-Expedition-1White-Cabana-Rug-Expedition-3 White-Cabana-Rug-Expedition-2

my lounge (photos by me)

The rug looks pretty cool in this room, and since it’s a relatively high-traffic area, I think that the leather will work well in here. The shades of grey look really beautiful in real life, and since it’s such a calm colour scheme, the rug will work in various other places in my home. Eventually, when I get hardwood floors install (#renowishlist), I think I may move the rug back up into my living or dining room. I really like having options when I buy pieces of furniture and accessories.

Rug Expedition has lots of options to satisfy its customers’ needs. Rug sizes are varied as are textures, patterns, and colours. The 30-day in home trial and free shipping option (within the USA) is great for those who find it hard to make decisions.

Here are some other options that I really like from the Rug Expedition collection.

In the leather and hide category, I like:

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Cowhide P0 Metallic Beige by nuLoom

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leatherwork ivory/black by Dynamic Rugs

I like these wool rugs:

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Topaz natural/grey by Dynamic Rugs

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topaz natural/grey by Dynamic Rugs

This natural fibre rug caught my eye:

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Natura 01 Grey by nuLoom

Thanks to Rug Expedition for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.

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Announcement: Glenn Dixon Home by Korhani Home Giveaway Winner

As you may recall, last week I hosted an amazing giveaway sponsored by Glenn Dixon Home by Korhani Home and Caviar20.

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Canadian designer Glenn Dixon

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Today, I get to announce the winner! But before I do, let’s¬†do a bit of a review, shall we?

Glenn Dixon’s designs for Korhani Home are inspired by nature, and this white marble carpet is an example of nature at its best. Just look at how marble is harvested (via Jennifer). Here’s the marble rug (the Stonefield) in place at Art Toronto’s VIP Lounge last week:

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Finally, the winner of the Glenn Dixon Home by Korhani Home is:

Screen Shot 2014-11-02 at 8.09.19 PMLucky number 54…aka Kristen…who left a comment and a tweet!

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Kristen thought that Caviar20’s¬†Hans Wegner Cigar Chair and the Harold Town “Toy Horse #54” 1978 print would pair nicely with¬†the rug. I think it’s pretty cool that the print is labelled #54 and Kristen’s entry number was 54. Wild!

Congratulations, Kristen! Look for an email in your inbox soon!

Thanks to Caviar20, Korhani Home, and Glenn Dixon Home by Korhani Home. Thanks especially to Troy and Andrea.

Giveaway: Caviar20 + Glenn Dixon Home by KORHANI Home

Well, have I got a treat for you this Monday morning! I’ve teamed up with¬†Caviar20 and Korhani to giveaway a beautiful area rug designed by Canadian design star¬†Glenn Dixon. Excited? So am I! Happy Monday, dear readers!

If you had a chance to stop by Art Toronto this weekend, you may have noticed Dixon’s¬†Korhani rugs in¬†the VIP Lounge designed by Troy Seidman of Caviar20. If not, here’s a quick peek:

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Quite a piece of art, isn’t it? The 8×12 rug would look equally interesting in a bedroom, living room, or dining room. Don’t you agree? Dixon’s Korhani rugs will officially¬†launch in 2015.

Since I worked with Troy from Caviar20 to arrange this post, I just had to think about what pieces I would pick from Caviar20 to pair with the rug. Here are my top choices:

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Robert Sonneman “Aluminum Spot” pair of lamps, $750

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Es Keramik “Zebra Planters”, $175

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Karl and Rose white decanter duo, $475

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Tahir Mahmood “Sarod” table lamp, $495

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Andy Warhol hand coloured flowers screen print 1974, $12,000

Oh, so divine!

Giveaway details:

1. To enter, leave a comment letting me know what piece from Caviar20 you think would look perfect with the white marble rug.

2. For an extra entry, tweet about this giveaway (e.g., I just entered a @KorhaniHome + @Caviar20 giveaway on @WhiteCabana).

3. Giveaway ends Friday, October 31, 2014. Good luck!

Note: Winner will be required to pick up¬†the rug from Caviar20‘s Toronto location. If the winner cannot pick up the rug in¬†Toronto, we can arrange to have the rug shipped at winner’s expense.

Get going, enter now!

Many thanks to Caviar20 and Glenn Dixon Home by KORHANI Home for sponsoring this giveaway.