Rugs: Pay This or Pay That

I've always got my eye out for good, durable, timeless rugs. I've now learned to go with my gut and not pay attention to trendy rugs, because I end up getting sick of them. If I love a rug and keep finding it during my searches on the internet, it probably means it's meant for me to own it.
Here are a few I've always admired. High priced and Low priced.






Overstock's Handwoven Gray Wool Rug 3x5 ( color looks warmer though )

And a few other random knockoff rugs I've discovered ( that arent on my to buy list, but I always see )



The picture is deceiving, I wouldnt look twice at the above pic, but this is it in real life:

Macy's Arabesque Rug 7x9 ( indoor/outdoor rug ) This is a Liora Manne rug, you may recognize her work if you google her. She designed the infamous "le poeme" rug from Ballard that was a hit a few years back. That too has spawned multiple knockoffs.


Frankly I could do this all night. I love the hunt in finding the knockoff. Hence Youpaidmorethanme.

Here's a list of where I shop for online rugs for myself, and clients ( stars indicate ones I have personally ordered from for me or a client )

*Home ( and outlet!)
*World Market
Serena and Lily  ($$)
Dash and Albert ( $$)
Urban Outfitters
*Pottery Barn 
*Crate and Barrel
*West Elm

The Nursery

My budget nursery is nearly complete. I say nearly, because I still have a ceiling light fixture to pick out, and the blackout shades to order, but that'll be done soon. This room is very very small, however it made it more fun to decorate.
As I posted before, here was the color palette I chose to do:

And here it is today, in many pictures, since I cant get the room in one shot!

This moulding piece was at a scrap yard for $10, I added the knobs that I had on hand.

Crib Bolsters are coming, I chose not to do a skirt or a bumper this time around, just clean and simple.

Frame to be filled with either a picture of Lennon or lyrics to a Polish Lullaby my family sings

Here are the details:

Vintage Silk Drapes via Ebay: 60
Jenny Lind Crib via Craigslist: 25
Canvas and Paint by me: 24
Rod via Ross: 9
Ikea Ribba Frame in Gray: 19
Dwell Sheets via Sample Sale: 5
Nordstrom Chunky Knit Blanket: $35
Ledge/Moulding Shelf via scrap yard: $10
Fabric for changing pad cover via Joanns: 5

I already owned:
Mirrored Table

I'm sure I'll add more in the weeks to come, including the bolsters, ceiling light, blackout shades etc.

New Bed Has Arrived!

FINALLY. My Skyline Velvet Bed came today. It took awhile to get here, but it was worth the wait. I ordered this from Amazon, even though there was only ONE review for this particular bed, I thought I'd go for it.

Here's a few daylight pics so you can really see the light gray color. ( I did no color adjusting )

I appreciate the REAL nailheads, as opposed to plastic rows that some beds have as a shortcut.

Here's an evening shot. Forgive my lack of variety in the angles, my master is so small!

I still have work to do in this room. I have to get a nightstand ( sold the others ) and a few other things...including a new down comforter. The necklaces hanging on the wall wont be there it's just a temporary solution. I'll keep updating as I obtain the things I'm searching for :) It takes time.

So my review for: Skyline Velvet Grey Upholstered Queen Bed

-It arrived in 2 boxes, and took my husband less than a couple hours to put up. The frame itself is very sturdy, heavy duty metal.
- There is a slight gap ( 1.5inches?) from the top of my mattress to the bottom of the headboard. This may bother some people but the pillows completely cover the gap. ( as opposed to the headboard going completely to the floor.
- The velvet is legit. It's very very smooth and soft.
- Like I mentioned above, I'm thrilled that the nailheads are individual and not on a strip of plastic. It just makes it look that much more expensive. On OTHER Skyline beds though, depending on the fabric, they DO use the strips. So it's just up to you and your style or preference if you want that or not.