Sisters with Flair

Monday, August 23, 2010

I got my Flair!

I've been searching for a rug for 2 years for this room & I finally picked one out. I love zebra print, but to be honest, it can often look cheap & tacky. Let's have a flair refresher course: Zebra accessories=GOOD, zebra shirts or skirts=lame! Basically, it has to be a bold punch of subtle or you look like a floozy. So when I found this rug online in very neutral gray & cream I squealed like a 13 year old meeting Zac Efron! I mean, I calmly ordered it before they sold out and I had to cry myself to sleep. And then I waited, and waited & checked the tracking record daily, then hourly, and then I took a 90 second shower so I wouldn't miss the delivery man coming and rescheduling the delivery. I put off blow drying my hair, which is always a mistake. I didn't look my best when Zebra showed up! But then she arrived. The exhilaration of ordering a big purchase online is about all the adrenaline rush this mother of three can handle!

So what do you think? Do you love it? Do you want to be my new BFF so you can come visit it? It's fab right? My little one thinks so! Even he has good taste!

Next purchase: a coffee table. I'm hoping it won't take 2 years to find- but good things come to those who wait! The best part of this is that I found this rug at West Elm but it wasn't available until October, then I found it on Overstock, then I checked Ebay and saved $250 from West Elm's price. Then I went to Nordstrom and blew the savings on some clothes for me! I couldn't let Zebra out flair me in my own room!


  1. I LOVE IT!!! i agree with everything you said, black and white zebra, too much. grey and cream, divine!

  2. Yes, can I be your new BFF! I love it. Hey, is it tacky to inquire as to your paint color? I'm in love with grey walls... :D Andrea Dahlin Jones