Feelin’ the Love…And the Seagrass

It was quite an honor and a coincidence to be featured on Young House Love earlier this week! An honor because–for those of you unfamiliar with home decor blogs–This Young House is like the Oprah of blog land. A very big deal. (I don’t bold words often, so that should tell you something.) And–if I’m not mistaken–I do believe those fabulous Youngsters are actually in talks with Oprah’s “people” to appear on her show! Impressed yet? I thought so.

The coincidence comes into play because it just so happens there was some mutual inspiration at work! As the Youngsters were getting themselves some bedroom essentials I had recommended, I was picking up an area rug from World Market that they had posted about. See, I told you–quite the coincidence!

Here it is! My beautiful new seagrass rug which has found a home in my kitchen. Ahhh…it’s so pretty and sea-grassy.

And just like those Youngsters assured me, this rug was both customizable and economical! It comes in strips that are 9′ long and you choose the width you need (which, for me, was 6′). The strips are bound together with twine so they can be cut apart as needed without damaging the seagrass. Brilliant! Once I got it home I cut 3′ off the end of the rug to make it a 6’x6′ square for my kitchen–a rug size that is virtually impossible to find! Not only did I have a 6’x3′ piece of seagrass left over to play with, but the best part is it only cost me $50! You can’t beat that with a stick.

Chase isn’t quite sure what to think of the new addition to her space; however, she does like the 2’x2′ strip I cut to go under her feeding station.


And I still have a 3’x4′ piece left over which can be used somewhere else–woohoo! Thank you Young House Love for this incredible find!

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  1. 1

    Lookin’ Good! Makes me wish there was a World Market in NJ.

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    Great choice — and great price! I love how Chase is like wtf ma? Dis not soft?

  3. 3

    Why is it that the sun is ALWAYS shining in your pictures? Am I living on the wrong side of town or something?

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    LOL Half! That is exactly what she’s thinking, lol! She hates having all 4 paws on the HW b/c she’s worried she’ll slip (she’s such a diva!) so I thought she’d love having a rug here that she could step on on her way to her food dish. Nope. Hasn’t stepped on it once yet. Greg has tried to get her to walk on it and she just shakes like a leaf! She walks around it to get to her food dish, but has no problem standing on that little patch! Oh well, she’ll get used to it eventually (I hope!).

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    LOL Beth! Well it’s not shining in that first pic (which I took this morning) but the second pic was taken on Sunday afternoon if that helps you out at all! šŸ˜‰

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    I love that rug – I’ve been working on Mr. B to get the same one, he’s worried that it’ll be too hard on his bare feet. Thoughts? I love that Chase has her own rug, she’s a very posh pup.

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    Oooh, looks perfect! Glad you’re having as much fun with your rug as we are ours (and I’m loving the mutual inspiratin/admiration too). It’s impressive how much mileage you’re getting out of your 6×9 section. Nicely done!

    Burger a bit of a diva too. If we give him a treat on the hardwood he always runs to a rug to eat it. Maybe he and Chase should hang out sometime and swap stories. :)

    Thanks for the link love too. I’ve never been compared to Oprah before (the family resemblance isn’t quite there) but I’ll take the compliment!

    -John (& Sherry)

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    You are definitely big-timing it – being on This Young House.

    And, I’m totally digging the rug. I’m trying to think of where I could put it (or where I could get it, since I don’t have a World Market).

    PS – where did you get the raised doggie bowl. Love it.

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    Anonymous says:

    Now I need that rug too. It’s just the thing.


  10. 10

    dude – you are so hot right now!

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    Me-ow! That rug looks fly, girl. Of course I have to say that because it’s living in my bedroom too. You’re so funny to compare us to Oprah (I see that John beat me to the joke that we can’t really see the resemblance). And we love the little inspiration switcheroo that took place. Let’s do that more often.


    Sherry (& John) < -- since he included my in his little signature...

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    I keep stalking those Youngsters and I still haven’t gotten a feature post yet =) Now you’ve gone and got famous on us (just like Katie)!
    I adore the rug, D!! It’s beautiful and perfect in that spot. Chase is all, “WTF, this smells different.” Too cute.

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    Ha, Congrats, D! You’ve made it in my book {and totally deserve it, too}!

    Love the TYH comparison to Oprah!

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    It looks fabulous! Welcome to the “featured on This Young House” club, it’s quite a buzz!

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    I love how the rug grounds the eating area now. It’ looks fantastic. I also love the clock in the background, where did you get it?

    Take a look at my blog, I finally posted the solution I had to my light switch in the middle of an accent wall issue.

    Take care,

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    The rug is great , I just found a hyacinth rug for $20.00 the texture is so great I just need to make sure my dog doesn’t chew it to bits.
    I will have to go over and check out those youngens again , Oprah huh amazing , gotta go for now .

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    It looks great! And I will check out that link. Thanks for comment at my blog:)

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    Does it shed a lot? It looks great and lucky you for getting a rug the right size.

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    Well whooodi hoo, look at you special girl! :) That is awesome!

    I love the rug!

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    Wow, I mention that the Youngsters don’t comment and they come out in full force. So proud of your feature – like Freckles said, I stalk them daily, too, but am not quite talented enough for the big boys.

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    Love the rug! But I need to know where you found the raised dog food bowls. It will be perfect for my two

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    Hi there,
    Love your drapes in the dining room with the dark blocks on the white background. Where did you find? Also, the clock- where did you get that too?

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    @Robin–Those curtains are from West Elm (www.westelm.com), and the oversized clock is from Target.

    And to all who asked–the raised dog feeding station is from Doctors Foster & Smith (drsfostersmith.com).


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