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An Outdoor Living Space to Die For
It’s no secret that my yard is tiny. I ramble on about it constantly, and yet I am appreciative of my teeny tiny space because it has everything I need, or at least it will when I am finished with it. In my mind it’s an outdoor living space to die for, and each little project I complete gets me one step closer to making that dream a reality!
There are two things I have never experienced. Ever… One of those things is an Outdoor Rug. I’m curious if any of you have actually ever seen or felt an outdoor rug, felt being the operative word here because it’s really something I now understand that you must see to believe, or in this case experience. I’m not sure what I thought it would be like, but I can say for certain I didn’t think it would be anything like it actually is.
I feel truly blessed and so completely appreciative that Sawgrass Mills Outdoor Rugs allowed me the opportunity to test out one of their best sellers!
As a designer, I am a firm believer that a rug and curtains truly put the finishing touches on a room. Those are the items that until you add them to your room, your room will not seem complete. Some people believe it’s the accessories, but my experience is that it’s the textiles that really do make the transformation what it is. This is ultimately the case for an outdoor space as well.
With a toddler and ‘the smallest dog in the world’ combined with the crazy weather we have a tendency toward in N. CA, I never really assumed an outdoor rug was something that would work for us, at least not for the next 20 years. Things have a way of getting ruined or broken in my house in the blink of an eye. A rug can be a decent investment for a room, and one I hadn’t assumed would be worth the risk. Folks can I warn you about the dangers of training a small dog to ‘go’ on a potty pad? Let me just put this out there… they will forever look at anything on the floor, that isn’t your flooring, as an oversized potty pad. Rugs, Clothing, Towels, forget it…they are all at risk from the well trained dog. When the rug originally arrived, I was so excited to feel it and find that it was the softest, cushiest thing my feet had ever had the pleasure of experiencing! It was a bit like the first time you recall putting your toes in the sand at the beach, you all know exactly what I mean… That ‘oh, ah, wow’ moment. So much so in fact that I convinced that begrudging hubby of mine to help me rearrange the furniture and give this baby a real test drive indoors, while the weather was still uncooperative outside!