As you may remember, have been searching for the perfect leopard printÂ area rugÂ [orÂ anything suitable for that matter]Â forÂ the living roomÂ for what seems likeÂ foreverÂ now, and was not having much luck at all, whenÂ Medallion Rug GalleryÂ arrived on the scene, offering to send along a selection from their vast array of beautiful handmadeÂ area rugs.
There wereÂ so manyÂ to choose from --Â Persian,Â Chinese,Â andÂ Tibetan,Â newÂ orÂ antiqueÂ -- but in the end, fell utterly in love withÂ this exquisite antique palest pink wool hand-knotted oneÂ . . .
. . . and was completely swept away by the romance ofÂ dusky hue and elegant floral flourishes, and knewÂ at onceÂ that it would be perfect intermingled with the gilded wall scones and marble fireplace of the living room.
When theÂ area rugÂ arrived, it wasÂ enormousÂ [who was to know that 13' x 13' was such a grand size?], and weighed an astonishing sixty-six pounds, much to the dismay of our delivery man. Â Fortunately, the living room is large, andÂ the rugÂ perfectly, casting the most enchantingly romantic and pinkish light around the room when the late-summer sun streams through the windows.
Leopard printÂ desires have been quelled for the moment, althoughÂ doÂ have an eye now on a snow leopard one for beneath the library table . . .
Originally posted in This Is GlamorousÂ (opens in new window) on August 21, 2013.