I find it interesting that I get asked about the same three things in my home on a pretty regular basis. I’m happy to answer questions, but thought I’d just put these things out there for anyone else who was wondering. . .
Q: Where did you get the mirror above your mantel?
A: I ordered the wood sunburst from Ballard Designs a couple of years ago, and unfortunately, they no longer carry it. Mine is 48” inches wide, but One Kings Lane has one listed now that looks very similar, just on a slightly smaller scale (36”).
Q: Where did you find the botanical art (previously) in your entry, and what size frames/mats did you use?
A: This was an inexpensive project that covered a large amount of wall. I pulled pages from this coffee table book and bought these plastic frames (or ones very much like them) at Michael’s and sprayed them gold. I then had custom mats cut from an Ebay seller. (It’s been so long that I can’t find the seller in my purchase history. . . ) The frames are 16 x 20” and the mat openings are 4.75 x 6.75”.
If you aren’t a fan of botanicals, I wrote about some other great books for framing here.
Q: Do you still like the jute rug in your living room, and how’s it holding up?
A: I would buy this rug again, without a doubt. It shows nothing! A huge plus, when you’ve got five people who like to sneak food and drink where they’re not suppose to. . . It’s a chenille/jute blend which makes it a lot softer than most natural area rugs. I’ve only had to trim a few spots over the last three years and although a few readers have mentioned that they’ve had issues with shedding, I never noticed it with ours. (Can you tell I love this rug?!)
(Photos of our house are by Caroline Lima Photography.)
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