To hide or not to hide?

March 10, 2010 at 8:18 AM 10 comments

If you saw yesterday’s post, I put up a picture of my latest project: a coffee table. The after table shot was taken in my living room where we have a cowhide rug. We have had the rug for the past two years and I have loved it. My husband actually picked the hide out and I was so moved by his participation in anything decor that we bought it at once. I’ve been very happy with it ever since.

However, lately, I’m getting a bit tired of it. The hide gets dirty very easily and it is worn down in parts from traffic. What do you think; is it time this cow moved on to greener pastures?

I do think it would be a shame to sell it. So the greener pastures may be a second bedroom or something (that is when we finally get a second bedroom).

Where this is really stemming from is my love for Moroccan grill/ lattice rugs. I want one like these…

Designer: Kelly Wearstler

Rug available at: Soft Surroundings

Rugs can be found at Garnet Hill

Rug is Jonathan Alder Southhampton Rug

This beauty is for sale at a local Chicago store for $85…talk about temptation!

For now, nothing is going to change. I just wish I could change out my decor with my moods like different outfits. The days I’m exhausted this place would have one giant lazy boy or even better a massage chair; when I’m feeling fun and flirty, my decor would be white, pink and floral to boot and when I’m feeling sophisticated, my walls would be dark, the accents gold and I would have a French style Louis settee. Oh to dream…what about you?

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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Graham Belchers  |  March 10, 2010 at 8:22 AM

    Your husband has great taste

  • 2. katecollinsinteriors  |  March 10, 2010 at 8:40 AM

    I agree, husband. πŸ™‚

  • 3. Katy  |  March 10, 2010 at 10:12 AM

    He does! I love that rug…reminds me of the cow painting in your parents’ living room. I like how it alllll comes together! But I can see how it gets dirty esp. with the Chicago winter street gunk. You know that the streets never have to be salted in San Francisco? Just thought you would find that interesting.

  • 4. katecollinsinteriors  |  March 10, 2010 at 10:25 AM

    It totally reminds me of that painting! Perhaps mom can loan that to me? Hmmmm I doubt that! God, San Francisco and their salt-free streets – what a wonderful spot to live!

  • 5. Jill  |  March 10, 2010 at 11:10 AM

    I LOVE the lattice print too but I’m not telling you to get rid of the cow πŸ˜‰ What if you go western style and put the hyde on the wall as art? Then no one will step on it (unless your husband gets a little frisky). I’m looking for a new rug for when we move to SF at the end of the month…I think I might take your recommendation and go lattice!

  • 6. caitlin  |  March 10, 2010 at 11:33 AM

    hahahaa kate! I have also been drooling over that rug in the kelly wearstler room:

    I’m all for you making the switch!

    • 7. katecollinsinteriors  |  March 10, 2010 at 1:00 PM

      I love your blog! It looks like we read a lot of the same blogs. We’ll have to talk design next time I’m in Seattle.

  • 8. Alice  |  March 10, 2010 at 11:51 AM

    Love the post! I’ve been all about rugs lately. With our hardwood floors and lack of heat or double paned windows we are in need of rugs throughout the house. Someone’s going shopping this weekend. πŸ™‚

  • 9. katecollinsinteriors  |  March 10, 2010 at 1:00 PM

    I’m so happy all of you girls love the lattice! Perhaps we’ll all have matching lattice rugs one day. πŸ™‚

  • 10. michelle @ blissful musings  |  March 10, 2010 at 5:12 PM

    The lattice is so pretty and something about it makes a room so welcoming. My design style? Sometimes I seriously think it changes daily every time I check my Google Reader. There is so much lovely inspiration.


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