Ike is pretty pumped. He has a new chair. Now all he needs is a robe and a cigar.
We've talked to him about the dangers of smoking. He swears he'll only use the cigar as a prop.
On a recent trip to IKEA, I picked up the Strandmon chair. Nate and I both liked it's quirk and velvety fabric.
Ike likes that it makes him look extra sophisticated.
I also purchased the Stockholm rug. I've been eying this rug for awhile. I fell in love with in it every room I would see it in. It goes from laid back to formal with no issue.
I really loved our old rug but the living room spiraled out of control and that rug no longer fits in with the new decor. I tried really hard. Nate even thought we needed to mix things up. The IKEA Stockholm rug was the perfect solution. We loved the striped pattern. We are also big black and white fans so this rug was winning all around. I swear this rug is staying around for a very long time. You know how sometimes you are 100% sure on a decision. That's this rug. The living room finally feels right.
We still need a coffee table and end table. We have some ideas in mind. We just need to finalize them. Any ideas from the audience?
Unfortunately the rug is being stored away right now. The living room floors still need to darken as you can see in the following photo. They are actually darkening a lot faster than we anticipated but we are trying to follow the rules. We should be able to put it back down just in time for holiday decorating!
Ike can't wait for it to be put back down. He's tired of chewing bones on the office carpet.