Ten million bonus points to the commenter who correctly guesses the band name referenced by the title of this post. Without Google.
Because of our most recent water-related disaster, I now have to replace the carpet on the main floor of our house. I am nervous... I feel like this is a really big decision when it comes to the look and value of our home. It's not like it's paint, which can be painted over if I don't like it. I don't want to have buyer's remorse when it comes to something as costly and pain-in-the-tooshy-y as installing carpeting.
And I have delayed this decision for a few weeks.... partly because I am inexperienced and unsure of how to even choose carpet. There are so many factors... color, texture, berber, plush, stain resistance, cost, etc!
Well, I don't mean to brag but... heh... I happen to have a friend who used to work for a certain Birmingham-based home dec magazine that rhymes with Lovelurn Giving. She was a stylist and a designer and her house is probably the most tasteful, beautiful, quirky, family-friendly home I have ever personally been in. Seriously, it's gorgeous. And I went there not knowing about her design background. I kept ogling over her stuff and finally a fellow party-goer was all, "You know she worked for Lovelurn Giving, right?"
What!! Well, it all made perfect sense.
Okay, so anyhow, she is a tenderhearted, kind person in general... and loves adoption! ... so I asked if she would hold my hand while choosing carpeting. She said yes!
Long story short, the carpeting she is steering me towards is completely not what I was expecting. In fact, it is far enough outside of my box that I warned my husband to keep an open mind when I arrived home with carpet samples. Imagine a combo of berber and a cut loop, in a small square pattern, in a golden seagrass-colored tone. Wow! I brought it home, Dave was exceptionally open to it and we almost have the color nailed down. A guy is coming tomorrow to measure, which will tell us how much we will spring for this stuff. ;)
I'd love to share photos of the samples, but, alas, the hour is late, I am tired, and ... to be honest... I kind of want it to be a surprise. Ha!
I think it goes without saying, but I'll say it anyhow... what a blessing has come out of a gross and upsetting problem in our home. I am thankful for a change in carpet, but even more thankful for a helpful and talented friend. And fyi, I don't think she reads this blog, so I promise I am not buttering her up. ;) Just wanted to share something really good.