My rug addiction continues…


I always thought the scale of the Moorish Rug seemed off. It just made the room seem a million times smaller, and since our living room is already small I definitely didn’t want to give the illusion of being even smaller.

You get me, right? So you’d understand if I bought ANOTHER rug, right? Well luckily my husband knows me very well and has become accustomed to my buying and returning shopping habit.

So with his blessing, I purchased this 8 x 10 trellis rug from Overstock. After I measured the room, I really felt like 8 x 10 would be a perfect fit!

I think it makes a huge difference! Wouldn’t you agree?

It’s ridiculously soft and plushy.

Oh and in case you forgot this is what the room used to look like before.

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46 Responses to “My rug addiction continues…”

  1. Marissa June 2, 2011 at 11:45 AM #

    We’re in the midst of re furnishing our tiny family room + dining room, we also went with an 8×10. The new rug looks great, I love the color blue that it is. Good find 🙂


  2. kellyt June 4, 2011 at 5:13 AM #

    I was so excited to see you had purchased this one. I was looking at it but couldn’t decide whether or not to buy it. I bought the rug and hook trellis from Overstock (I think you bought that one earlier but it was too small) and liked it so much, I wanted one for my den as well. Seeing it in your living room and getting a closer look convinced me. This one is my favorite in your space. Looks great!


  3. Michelle June 5, 2011 at 5:43 PM #

    Hey, love your style! Just found your blog googling overstock email notifications, ha! I’ve been thinking of buying this rug and after seeing it in your living room I’m sold! Also, I’ve been wanting to hang 8 ribba frames above my sofa ever since I saw it on YHL’s blog. But again, yours has me sold because it looks so great! I would love your advice though before I try it all out together. I have a cognac leather nailhead trim sofa set (pretty tradition looking) and I was nervous that the rug and/or frames would clash. I think the rug is okay but am more worried about the frames looking too modern. I like mixing different styles though so I’m not sure. Any adivce you have would be appreciated thanks!!!


    • Lizzie Stewart June 6, 2011 at 3:28 PM #

      I love the idea of mixing modern with traditional. I think even if you added more traditional art in the frames it would tie in well. You really can’t beat the price on the Ikea frames too! Were there other frames you were thinking about getting instead?
      The rug from overstock is so nice and I love the large pattern, it really works well in making a small room seem larger too.


      • Michelle June 6, 2011 at 7:44 PM #

        Thanks so much for your advice, great idea to keep the art more traditional! I haven’t seen any other frams that I like besides the Ribbas and like you said – can’t beat the price. I did see that they’re available in a walnut finish which might work better. The annoying thing is that I don’t live close to an Ikea, so I can’t just buy and return if they don’t work.
        I can’t wait to get the rug, it looks so perfect in your living room. I read some old posts and although the other ones were really cute, they don’t compare!

  4. thuy June 10, 2011 at 7:17 AM #

    Can you let me know what color you painted your walls? I love the rug!!!


    • Lizzie Stewart June 10, 2011 at 11:26 AM #

      Hi! We painted the living room Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter 50% formula.
      Thanks for stopping in!


  5. Sarah June 12, 2011 at 7:10 AM #

    Thank you so much for posting this! I bought this exact rug a few weeks ago, but were waiting to unroll it until we move into our new place. So it’s sitting in it’s packaging and I have been dying to see what it looks like! Now I’m really excited, it’s much more beautiful than I was expecting! Thank you!


  6. Kyla June 21, 2011 at 7:48 PM #

    I’ve had my eye on this rug for FOREVER. It looks so great in your area. We’re building a house, so I’m waiting on purchasing a rug until it’s finished. I’ve read that the rug sheds like crazy though. How has it been for you? Thanks!


    • Lizzie Stewart June 22, 2011 at 10:58 AM #

      I’ve been loving this rug! I haven’t had an issue with it shedding other than the normal shedding a wool rug does. It’s gorgeous!


  7. Blayne June 22, 2011 at 6:48 PM #

    I came over from your review on overstock – thanks for sharing! Your room looks great. I ordered the rug and I can’t wait for it to arrive. To Michelle above – I have a sofa that sounds a lot like yours with white frames and I think they look great. You can check them out here:


  8. Kelley June 23, 2011 at 9:49 PM #

    Wow – we just stumbled across your blog and LOVE your style. We actually found the rug you have in your living room, read your review, and found you THAT way. So tell us – is the rug blue, grey, or purple??? Do tell – we are building a family lake cabin and this could look perfect in our living room. Thanks!


    • Lizzie Stewart June 29, 2011 at 11:05 AM #

      I would say it’s on the blue side, maybe a tiny bit grey. Definitely not purple. At least mine isnt!


  9. stacy July 6, 2011 at 2:30 PM #

    Was just looking at this rug and followed here to your blog, LOVE LOVE your style and I’m so glad I got see this rug in action. Would you say it is a steel gray color? Some reviewers are saying purple … I need blue gray, not purple. Thanks


  10. stacy July 6, 2011 at 11:07 PM #

    Read the rest of your comments, looked at this photo all day and took a leap of faith. Can’t wait for it to get here!! Yay, all thanks to you. Bloggers rock


  11. Anya July 18, 2011 at 10:27 PM #

    I love how this rug transformed your living room! Will you share where you got sunburst mirrow and silver chinese garden stool? I’ve been hunting for both with not much luck.


    • Lizzie Stewart July 19, 2011 at 1:33 PM #

      Thank you for stopping by my blog. I just updated the House Tour page, so if you look there you can click the link for where I purchased the Chinese garden stool from.
      The sunburst mirror I purchased off Craigslist, I believe it was from Pier One a couple years ago.


  12. Ameena August 2, 2011 at 11:56 AM #

    I found your website from your Overstock review and this carpet looks beautiful in your home! Seeing this photo makes me want to buy it now. Thanks for sharing!


  13. Lisa August 2, 2011 at 4:16 PM #

    I found your website from Overstock. I’m considering the same rug. It looks great in your space! I’m also looking for a yellow-ish rug for another room. Where did you get the rug in your before pic? Thanks.


  14. noha August 20, 2011 at 7:05 AM #

    Thanks so much for sharing! I followed your link from your overstock review and was SO curious to see it in action! I love it in your space. Is it really 8×11 or i it a little smaller? I ordered a rug from them to be 8×10 and it came out a little smaller at 7’8×9’8 which was a tad too small for my design. I have a large living room and dont want TOO much floor exposed. Also my couch is dark brown, and walls are a yellow beige. Will that match you think? This is the rug I ordered and its soooo pretty but its just too narrow at 7’7″ the greys have brown undertones so it works in my space. Ia m worried that your rug may be too blue (cool) and not match our warmer colors…what do you think?


  15. Lindsay September 16, 2011 at 9:54 AM #

    Hi there,

    I too saw your review. I actually work at Overstock on the website team and stumbled across your post because I adore that lattice rug. Funny thing is, I’m from Sunnyvale as well. Anyways, love browsing your blog – keep it up!


  16. Cynthia September 18, 2011 at 9:19 AM #

    Thanks for posting the link in your Overstock review. I don’t like to buy stuff sight unseen and this helps me get a better ‘feel’ for the rug and if it will work. I won’t order it until I get my new sofa to ensure they match but I appreciate the ‘real world’ photo! Your room is gorgeous!


  17. Muriel September 22, 2011 at 6:41 PM #

    So glad I came across your review. I have been eyeing this rug on overstock for a while now and loved to see more photos to give me a better idea of what it would look like. My only problem is we have a dark gray (almost navy looking) couch, and we have 1 accent wall in the living room that is gray so I’m not sure if it will be to much gray?


  18. Laura October 6, 2011 at 9:45 AM #

    Hi Lizzie, As most of the commenters on here, I found your blog through Overstock and I also have a question about the rug. I know that the website says it is about 0.5 inches thick and I just wanted to know if that is accurate because I have only that amount of clearance in order for a door to swing open over top of it. Any info you could give me would be so helpful.

    PS. Love your blog and your house.


  19. S.N. Carpeaux October 14, 2011 at 9:18 AM #

    This room is gorgeous! I’m contemplating the rug myself…or possibly a zebra in grey and off-white.

    Can you tell me, how large is your mirror?

    Beautifully done!


  20. Maia October 27, 2011 at 6:09 PM #

    Hi there,

    I’m contemplating getting this rug for our dining room, and in poking around online, I stumbled upon your cute blog!

    Is this rug more gray, blue, or lavender? I can’t seem to tell from the reviews, which are totally mixed. I’d love your opinion if you have a moment 🙂


  21. Ann S. December 7, 2011 at 1:58 PM #

    Hey!! Where’d you get your cool picture frames? I’m redecorating our family room and looking for a cheap place to get frames like that, to put some of our artsy pictures from SE Asia in!
    Great blog!


  22. Erin @ The Impatient Gardener December 8, 2011 at 9:30 AM #

    So I found this post through your review of the rug on Overstock. You have a great blog and the rug looks beautiful in your room.

    I’m contemplating buying it myself. I’m wanting to redo our living room in a navy + neutral pallet. I’m looking for a greige-ish couch and I’d like to bring in fun navy prints on accent chairs, pillows etc. Having seen the rug in person, any thoughts on how that might work with this rug?

    Signing up to follow your blog now too.


  23. Sara January 5, 2012 at 2:03 PM #

    Funny! I have the yellow Pottery Barn rug and am looking to change things up. How has the blue one held up with the pets? The yellow has been a nightmare, so I’m looking for something that would be less likely to show stains. The white concerns me. Thanks!!


  24. cheri morgan March 1, 2012 at 6:30 PM #


    I am thinking about ordering this rug, however my walls are Benjamin Moore Gray Horse, a greenish Gray, so I dont know if it will go, I was hoping the rug was more gray. My furniture is a very light gray. Thanks


    • Lizzie Stewart March 2, 2012 at 12:29 PM #

      The rug is definitely more of a blue gray, but still very pretty.


      • Field March 10, 2012 at 10:35 AM #

        I am looking at this rug for a baby girl nursery. The walls are a light lavender and white. Do you think bluish in this rug will match?

      • Lizzie Stewart March 13, 2012 at 11:45 AM #

        The rug is definitely on the blue side. I think it would look good, but it’s a personal preference and depends on what other colors you plan to bring in.

  25. Carrie April 3, 2012 at 5:49 PM #

    I love your home and style!! Beautiful. I was wondering if you would share where you purchased your silver floor lamp? I love it! Congratulations by the way!!!


    • Lizzie Stewart April 4, 2012 at 11:40 AM #

      Thanks Carrie!
      Believe it or not, I got the floor lamp at Lowe’ random. Here it is online


  26. Brittney May 30, 2012 at 5:01 PM #

    Where did you get your couch? I love nailhead trim!


  27. Emily August 11, 2012 at 1:48 PM #

    Love this space! Makes me want to buy a white couch! But what I really want to know is where you got that gorgeous flower pillow??


    • Lizzie Stewart August 11, 2012 at 3:00 PM #

      Thank you Emily. The pillows are actually from Target.


  28. Kristine August 26, 2012 at 10:05 AM #

    Love!!! I just stumbled across your blog from your comments on Overstock re: the fab rug!! You and I could be twins with our deco style. I’m ordering the rug today! Thanks!! XO


  29. Kim August 26, 2012 at 4:12 PM #

    I just wanted to say thank you for linking this blogpost to the review on the lovely rug! Your photos totally convinced me. I was a bit unsure as advertised pictures typically appear nicer than the actual product but seeing your detailed photos it looks to be a very nice color and looks thicker than I had imagined for this price!

    Overstock should be cutting you commission checks. 🙂


  30. Trent September 6, 2012 at 11:55 AM #

    I just bought the 9×12 in this same rug for my wife and I’s new house. Have to wait a month until we can put it down! Thanks for your post, you definitely sold me on the pattern!


  31. Alysia September 16, 2013 at 4:31 PM #

    Is there a nice backing to the rug? I don’t see it on the website.


  32. Sarah December 30, 2013 at 9:56 AM #

    I have been swooning over this rug! I love it! It’s so pretty in your space! One question..some reviews said it sometimes looks purple. Have you experienced that? I’m looking for more of a steel blue/gray. Thanks so much!


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