Sneakity Peek: Rugs for Pure Style Home!

As I recently mentioned, we're working on getting an online store up & running for Pure Style Home.  It's going to be filled with one-of-a-kind things I absolutely love and want to keep.  (But because I'm not independently wealthy and don't have ten houses, must sell ;)  I am SO INSANELY EXCITED over the rugs we just recently found to be sold in the shop!!  (We were only able to buy 4 to start out with-  rugs are a serious investment- eek!)  All of the rugs chosen are hand-knotted, have an antique washed feel, and I want to keep every single one.  I'm in the process of photographing them and was just too excited not to share with you.  This one is a Mamluk rug, created in the style of rugs produced during the Mamluk Dynasty in 14th Century Egypt.  It's full of golds and browns with splashes of pale blue-green:


It's approximately 8 x 11 and I'm seriously in love,  Here's a close-up:



I'm really not a sales person but have started this venture out of my love for stuff.  Yeah, there I said it, I LOVE STUFF.  But I can't keep it all, and in my job, I see so many beautiful things that it's hard to walk away from them.  It's hard for me to "sell" things to anyone, but if I don't, I'll end up with either a house smashed-full of beautiful things and an empty bank acoount or having to continue to walk away from all of these treasures.  So, the new shop will be my outlet for making these items available to clients & others who love them as much as I do...  a place for my "uncommon finds."  I hope you never feel that posts like this are "salesy" and that I'm trying to push anything on you...  I hope you see it as me being so excited that I want to share things with you because that's truly what it is.

{A bunch of the other items in the photos above will be for sale too, but I'm not sure which ones yet as I'm having trouble parting with them- ha!}

 
I'm adding inventory to the store daily and am trying to get it up and running as quickly as possible.  I'll keep you posted!!  Would love to know what you think of it!!

xoxo, Lauren

51 comments:

Taylor said...

I love it and I need it. By the looks of it I am pretty sure I cant afford it!

Teresa Meyer said...

Looooooooovveeeee!!!!!!! Oh my goodness. It's a beauty for sure.

Living It At Home said...

Lauren...I think what you are doing it amazing! I envy you and have dreams of doing something similar. You are very inspiring in every way imaginable!!!! Anyway, you are not being "salesy" at all. I can definately see your exitement for all your love of "stuff"! It is great and just go for it full out and don't stop. I always said that there should be a Pure Style Home magazine {thank goodness for your blog} and this way, we can all clammer for your lovely precious beautiful "stuff" now and then put it in our homes and be happy!!!! Have fun and I love that rug! Best of luck!
Best,
jamilyn

Melissa said...

Love the rug! Reminds me of rugs I purchased in Turkey and they are amazing.

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Fabulous rug, can't wait to see more, all the best!!!!! Janell

Velvet and Linen said...

A store where everything is selected by you? Yay!
I think you are going to have a hard time giving up that beautiful rug. It looks gorgeous with your wall color.
Can't wait to start shopping.

xo
Brooke

Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

Wow! I wonder what the shipping would be to Toronto...YIKES!!

diane@onlinefabricstore said...

Lauren

As designers our job is to "sell" stuff to people be it ideas or things so dont apologize for wanting to share some of these items with your online clients. I think its a great idea and how fun to shop for all this stuff. Good luck

abode love said...

What a beautiful rug! I love the pale greenish-blue against the dark, rich brown! Lovely, can't wait to see what else you have to show us!

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Lauren:
It's a brilliant endeavor - one I know will be successful, because you'll pour your soul into the items you select.
I seriously can't wait!

LeahBK said...

Cannot wait to see what you have in store! It is bound to be fabulous!

Fran said...

Such a fabulous idea! I can't wait to see your store when it is up and running!! Woohoo!

katiedid said...

Lauren....your new venture will be a huge success I am sure! I think I may be directing clients your way. :)

Jennifer said...

UM, SO PRETTY! Can't wait to see more!

Jen said...

must. have. that. rug.

Teresa Hatfield said...

What a beauty! Love it!
Teresa (Splendid Sass)

Belly said...

Not to sound like a broken record, but: OH MY G-D.
Can't wait to see the store.
And where is that beautiful portrait from?

agoldie said...

So excited for the shop! I can't wait.

Acquired Objects said...

As someone who has an online business I know your excitement. Never sell anything you don’t love in case you own it for a while. Plus if you don’t love it how can you expect anyone else to love it? Trust me I never thought I was much of a sales person either but you’ll be surprised how easily it comes to you, it’s either natural or not. Either way you’re going to have fun! Now go pedal that stunning rug to Darryl Carter the colors look right up his ally….lol.

Moxie Maley said...

The rug is absolutely gorgeous! Love the pops of pale blue-green.

AB HOME Interiors said...

Just gorgeous! Welcome to the world of online products! It is very fun to watch orders come in...especially when you are at home in your pj's, AND making money doing it! haha Love your blog glad I found you!

AB HOME Interiors said...

Just gorgeous! Welcome to the world of online products! It is very fun to watch orders come in...especially when you are at home in your pj's, AND making money doing it! haha Love your blog glad I found you!

Aja said...

Gorgeous rug!! Can't wait to see all your stuff for sale!

Kelle Dame said...

Those are the same exact reasons that I need a store! Love this rug! I can't wait to see your store!
All the Best!
Kelle

alice said...

Lauren, this is a beautiful rug and the online shop is a fantastic idea! I can't wait to see all your finds!

Love Where You LIve, a blog celebrating design, individual style & decorating. said...

Beautiful! Can't wait to visit your shop.

Baylor Love said...

Nooooo!! It won't come off 'salesy' at all.

I know for me, since I don't have that natural creativity/vision/artistic vibe that you designers have, I gather all of my inspiration from you all. You help me realize what my taste and style is and when you announce that you love something that I kind of think I love too, it gives me that validation sort of, know what I mean?

What I'm saying is YAY!! :-)

LindsB said...

Yeah!! I love this rug and I'm so so happy for you and this new venture! I cant wait to see all of the beautiful things you are going to come up with!!

red ticking said...

love it... i am so excited to see the online shopping world of pure style home...

btw... were your ears burning today? we were talking about you! guess who????

xx pam

Style Chronicle said...

Good one! What are the dimensions? I love the center medallion. Can't wait for more shopping with Lauren!!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful! Age of rug? Very excited to peruse your new store...

stephanie and family said...

What an exciting venture, Lauren!

And really--that rug was made for my living room. Mossy-green sofa, aqua walls, washed out gold and cream damask curtains. LOVE.

Can't wait to see it in your shop!

Jennifer said...

PS by the way I NEED that wooden bowl for my magazines, give it up sista!

lisaroyhandbags said...

Love the rug - the colour is gorgeous!
I'm sure your new venture will be a HUGE success! :)

Shelly @littlemrsdoitall said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who has a hard time parting with my finds! I'm in the process of opening up a small online store too...LOTS OF WORK! Good luck to you and your new venture. BTW, love everything in that pic...good choices!

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Oh, this is gorgeous! The colours are just perfect. I wish you the best of luck!

Melissa said...

This is a great idea-- I can't wait to see what you list! And I HOPE that bowl is for sale!!!!!

A Perfect Gray said...

stunner of a rug. can't wait to see everything when your shop is up...

The Barefoot Family said...

Gorgeous colors in this rug Great choice! Also want to say I love your blog...been reading it for a few weeks. As a mom of three little girls under age 5, I admire your work + creativity. How do you find the time?

paula said...

eek! I want it so:)

Smileyisles said...

I love this rug and think it would look great in my house!! How much? I can't wait to 'see' your online store--what a great idea!

kayce hughes said...

Can't wait to see the store!

謝昱廷 said...

More haste, less speed..................................................................

Carol@sofasandsage.com said...

Lauren, you are venturing into this at the right time -- those of us who constantly read your blog have gotten to know who you are -- and we can feel your excitement, passion, and honesty. I wish you great success with your store and I can't wait to see more!

LLH Designs said...

I have the same "problem" where I can't stand to leave certain things behind. Recently, I hosted a "Mini Design Flea" at my house with some blog friends and so that I could have an outlet for my finds. It was fun to see people walk out with all the things I bought (I made no money selling...but got the joy of knowing people were excited over the things I had selected!).

Have fun!
Linsey

spaceforinspiration said...

Hi Lauren how exciting with this new adventure! I love the rug and can see how hard it will be to part with. Can't wait to see more of the treasures you will have in your store.

Best of luck with it all!

x Charlotta

Julie said...

So beautiful...I will definitely be checking out your shop!
Lovely blog too!

Julie xo

www.inspiredshares.com

Dagny @ Scandinavian Chic said...

Oh, wow! It's STUNNING!!

xx

pretty pink tulips said...

Gorgeous rug. What an exciting development for you. I think it's a great idea for your to buy, then sell things you love. It's kind of the idea that everything you sell you would have in your own home.

~ Elizabeth

Flo Ingram/INGRAM DESIGN said...

Gasp! That big wood bowl w/ the crack down one side is MINE. Get in line behind me for that one, ladies...

Treadgold said...

Great idea, go for it I say. I have just discovered your blog and love the variety of stories about you, your work and family.
Emma