Today I’m laying the foundation of the room. Let’s start with the rug. I found this 1920’s Sarouk on craigslist about a month ago. The pictures online didn’t do it justice, but I could tell the colors were incredible: moody and saturated – perfect for the feel of the dining room and to hide any spills or crumbs it would encounter.
The rug has certainly seen some wear over it’s almost 100 years, but using it under a table hides a lot of that. I actually like that it looks it’s age, I think it adds so much character to the space and the wear allowed me to get a look I loved for a fraction of the cost.
Because the rug is a bit fragile, I knew I needed a pad to help prolong it’s life and keep the floor underneath protected. It’s a thinner rug, so the right kind of pad would also help to thicken it up a bit and keep it in place. Enter Rug Pad USA. They offer an incredible amount of options, all at a high quality. Most of their pads are eco-friendly, made in the USA and come with a 20 year warranty i.e. won’t break down like most rug pads do. The rug is an unusual size and the sides aren’t exactly straight, so the fact that they offer pads in tons of sizes (custom too) was important.
Then the table. This Baker was a housewarming gift from my in-laws. If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you’ll remember that the chandelier was something I bought last fall while planning to build a home. The day I picked up the chandelier I fell in love with this table a few booths down. When we bought this house my mother-in-law went back to the warehouse and it was still there! I love how long it is; it comfortably fits 8 but could fit 10. It’s very traditional but still feels clean.