I'm very happy with the path our foyer has taken over the years. First we got a new entry rug, refinished the hardwood floors, painted the inside of the front door black and hung up 4 framed antique fish prints. Oops, then I kinda recently killed said black and white striped rug by trying to wash it...and almost killed our dryer! Let's just say the fringe did not survive:(
Soooo, kinda needed a new rug. Didn't search for very long before I found this indoor/outdoor chevron rug from Ballard Designs. The size I needed was only $35 and I had a 15% off coupon, so I just went for it (you guys probably remember I'm impatient and don't love to do a ton of research...it has come back to bite me in the butt before, but hopefully not on this one). I got the "Gray with Sand" colorway, which even though the gray is dark, I think still adds a nice level of color depth to the space.
I'm trying to bring in more pattern to our home. I know that chevron is like way popular right now, at least online, but no one that I know in real life whose house I go to has anything chevron in it. So I'm cool with still sporting it. Do any of you think we worry too much about what's current and overdone, etc. in the design/blog world and let it get the best of us?
and the after of new chevron rug:
Got a favorite? Straight stripes? Zig Zag stripes? I can't say I like either one better, they both have their merits. And discuss:)
PS. Remind me in a while (when I forget) that this rug is not supposed to be washed in the washing machine either, just hosed down/spot cleaned:)