Almost two years ago, I was at HomeGoods with my mom and stumbled on a rug that I immediately fell in love with at first sight… and, of course, immediately posted on Instagram:
Even though I was head over heals for the 8×10 ikat beauty, I decided to pass it up and ended up buying another rug about 4 hooks down – which happened to end up on Craigslist about 6 months down the road, but that’s another story. A few months later, the rug popped up on Joss & Main. Even though the $1,000+ rug was marked down to $799, I couldn’t bring myself to buy it knowing that I saw it at HomeGoods for $399. I was determined to find it.
I did a hefty amount of extensive research (okay, just a lot of Googling) and found that the rug was from the David Easton Ikat collection by Safavieh. Now that I knew the actual name of the rug, it was a lot easier to hunt down. The 8×10 version was listed for anywhere between $799 to $2,100. After seeing countless “out of stock” statuses, I ultimately gave up and marked it as a loss… and really regretted not snagging it up at Home Goods when I had the chance.
Now let’s fast forward a year or so to the present day. I’ve recently been playing around with ideas for revamping the master bedroom (which is in dire need of attention). When I come up with “mental mood boards” in my head, I kept seeing the rug paired with an upholstered bed (like this or this). So, I decided to try to look for the rug again. Realizing it wasn’t in production anymore, I decided to check Overstock. I clicked through all 1,098 search results for “ikat rug” and on the last page, lo and behold… there it was.
The rug was a 9×12 rather than an 8×10, and it was marked all the way down to $491. And I was in luck! They were having a rug sale which marked the price down to $418.19 and free shipping. I texted Greg at work and asked him what he thought and he said, “go for it!”. Now that I think about it, I wonder if he was so quick to agree so he wouldn’t have to hear about “that day at HomeGoods two years ago” anymore, haha.
Only 2 days after ordering, the rug showed up at our back door. And I fell in love with it all over again. It’s even more awesome-looking in person. We aren’t quite ready to bring it into the bedroom, so it’s hanging out in the dining room at the moment (we’re waiting until we figure out what we’re going to do with the bed). Coming in at around 9×12, it’s a bit larger than the 8×10 I was initially looking for, but as it turns out, it’s a better size for our bedroom and king-size bed. When it comes down to it, we can easily have it trimmed at our local rug/carpet place if it’s really necessary.
The touch of gray is very similar to the paint color in the master bedroom (which is Restoration Hardware’s Slate) so I think it will “mesh” really well. The red and touch of curry-ish yellow is a nice introduction of color into the room that I’m excited to play around with.
Moral of the story: if you see something you love at HomeGoods, don’t pass it up. Lesson learned.