Changes in the Family Room

Did you think I’d disappeared?  Me, too…

Y’all.  Sick. as. a. dog.

Too much travel, not enough sleep, and surrounded by runny noses and coughs equals bad news.

But I did want to pop in today and show you something that makes me (and my family of sensitive bare-footers) quite happy…

Mohawk Querelus rug

I went for it.

A new rug for the family room to replace that scratchy uncomfortable uncooperative faux sisal disaster.

And … a bold pattern!   This is Mohawk’s new Querulus rug and I loved the blue and modified chevron pattern.  Talk about a change!

Mohawk Querelus rug

The family has deemed this a winner.  I’m still getting used to the bold graphic and color, but it is a happy punch of style in the family room for sure. :)

family room rug 2

And isn’t it funny how when you change something big, you want to change some other things too?  Ah, the slippery slope of redecorating. :)   I’m working on a idea for the drapes that I think will pull all of this together, along with new art for over the sofa.

Of course, as time and budget allow. :)

And a peek or two of my trip to NYC last weekend with my 18 year old.  This was his graduation gift from me and it was nothing short of amazing.

911 memorial

It’s incredible what can happen when you get a kid out of their element.  This was his first trip to the city, but also the first time he and I had taken a trip just the two of us.

We stayed with my BFF/his godmother and that made for an extra-special time for us.

museum nat history

I photographed some of the architecture of this place that I love and got to see things through his eyes, too.  Truly a gift!  If you follow me on Instagram, you saw some other fun moments, too, including the view from the Empire State Building at night and our rainy Sunday stroll through the Upper West Side.

This weekend is rest and recuperate for me, but next week I hope to roll out some projects, do some Thanksgiving baking and cooking, get my tree up and my house at least partially decorated for Christmas.  It’ll be here before you know it!

What are your plans this weekend?  Cooking?  Holiday prep?  Shopping?  Spill it!

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  1. megan says:

    The rug looks fantastic! What an amazing graduation gift and how special to have that time–just the two of you!
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  2. Bliss says:

    Glad you are on the mend, and the rug is wonderful!
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  3. What a nice trip. I have never been to NYC but its on my bucket list!
    and on a side note I love that green purse/bag you have too :) (where did you get it)
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  4. Kelly Palmer says:

    Love the rug! Sorry to hear that you have been sick but glad that you are feeling better. My husband and I will be doing a few things for his Mom tomorrow then the rest of the weekend will be spent working on our master bathroom renovations. I too intend to fit into the weekend some Christmas decorating. Too many things to do and so little time, yikes!!

  5. Gorgeous rug Heidi…looks fantastic in the room and really love that pattern…perfection…Hope you are on the road to feeling so much better…rest..and have a great weekend!
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  6. cassie says:

    what a great trip! you are so cute! and love the new rug!
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  7. Oh no, Heidi, I hope you are feeling better now! Okay so I LOVE that rug, and I agree it adds such a nice stylish pop in your family room. So fun of you to take a trip with your grad! It sounds like it was wonderful!!
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