Sunday, October 28, 2012

FABBY: New Silk Rug for the Den

Hello my friends!

I got a small metamorphosis in our den and here's why. Our dear daughter Alexandra just moved to the city our other daughter Sofia and the g'girls live. This city has a hot climate all year hot and hotter! In Alexandra' new apartment, and because of the warm weather, she thinks she doesn't want any rugs, not even areal rugs. I think she's right, besides the fact she wants to decorate it a little more on the modern, or go more eclectic, which is great I think , for a young woman.

She decided to send us this gorgeous Belgium silk rug she had in her previous apartment . She thought it would go nice with our den's yellow couches and black and white marble floor. Alejandro and I are totally thrilled with it, it looks perfect and the room looks so much more elegant! Our den and living room are next to each other, so when we have lots of guests, they can all be very close to each other and mingle better. Therefore, I like it that it's more elegant and gives also the impression that it's larger.

Take a look, hope you like it.

This silk Belgium rug it's actually a soft yellow and black, but the pictures don't really show it, not in the day pics or the night ones, but believe me, the rug is in a soft yellow and looks great with the yellow couches and chairs here.
Here it is with the coffee table, it stil looks great.

Since this is a bigger rug than the old one, the room looks larger, as it's fitting the floor's width in full.
Here it seems like you can see more of the soft yellow in the rug next to the chairs.

I love the center medallion, although the coffee table covers it somewhat.

The Before wool rug was smaller and I would have not changed it, but after this gorgeous present we "inherited" from sweet daughter Alexandra, we're happier.

At your far left you can see a little of the yellow in the rug.

The four corners of the rug looks like this. Notice a little of the black  insets and white marble floors, so the rug looks pretty against it, as the floor has totally more white.

We are really so happy with how it looks and the silk is very shiny and elegant in real life..besides the fact that you can see the light yellow better too, of course.

Thank you my sweet, sweet and generous friends for all the wonderful comments you leave me..they always put a smile on my face!

Thank you lovely and gracious hostesses for making me feel welcomed at your great and
fun parties.


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Elna said...

It's a beautiful rug and it look so nice in your home.


Chlvie said...

Love it!!! Such a beautiful addition to your room Fabby. Enjoy and thanks for sharing.

NanaDiana said...

Hi Fabby! Well, I am back to blogging and I have missed your wonderful posts. Now as for that awful old rug that looks so bad there? I think you must box it up and send it to me immediately!;>)

ok-just is a gorgeous rug. My friend, Mary, has a couple of the silk rugs and they are just beautiful. Yours is very elegant looking, Fabby. I hope your daughter does well in her new place- xo Diana

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Fabby,

That silk rug looks like being made to match your floor and furniture. Perfect and that's a great deal for replacing the woolen rug you had. Is it a Belgian rug made of rayon? We got two smaller pure silk rugs from Kashmir. They are so fine and have a great sheen. Love the feel of them. Pieter has been to Kashmer and watched the little boys knot the fine silk ones. Later, because of eyesight loss (they work almost in the dark...!) they switch to the finer wool and than to the heavier wool. Sad fact.
Enjoy this new addition.
Hugs to you,

Sharing Shadymont said...


Such a beautiful rug. It goes perfectly in your room!

Linda Chapman said...

It is a gorgeous rug and looks as if it were MEANT for your room!! Elegant as are YOU!

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Fabby!

What a great gift from your daughter! I really like the yellow and black as it gives an elegant look.

That center medallion needs to be seen! I would love to see a glass topped coffee table there...

xoxo Bunny Jean

Rebecca said...

What a beautiful, intricate pattern! Just from the photos I can see it made a huge change in your living room. I can imagine your pleasure :)

Chubby Chieque said...

Holá min preciousa amiga---

How's everybody? OMG! you're been busy, huh? I guess, the rug fits in my lil foyér §:-)

Am back to reality, btw after a moth adventure afar.

Hope you had a great w/end and GB.

Beso mas,

Pamela Gordon said...

Fabby, this silk rug is just gorgeous. I think the colours are perfect for your room and furniture. Beautiful! Have a great week! Blessings, Pamela

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Fabby, what a gorgeous rug! It looks like it was meant for that room! The colors work beautifully with your decor! It's perfect!

Johanna said...

Hi Fabby,
the wool rug was nice but the silk rug is so much more elegant. Especially because its colors. The black and yellow looks really gorgeous with the furniture.
Thank you for your sweet comment on my new blogpost. I remember that you own the same tea pot. It is really charming.
Best greetings, Johanna

Susie said...

Very nice. Looks perfect with the sofas. Smiles, Susie

Divine Theatre said...

Wow! It's perfect, Fabby! Just perfect!
Your daughter has excellent taste! I wonder where she gets it?



Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Well that rug looks like it was just made for your room! What a great fit and the pattern is just stunning!

Stacy Curran said...

I love the bigger size - it looks great!! Amazing how a relatively small change can give a room a totally new feel!

laurie said...

It's gorgeous! You're right. The room looks bigger and more elegant. How nice that your daughter gave it to you. It's the perfect addition to this room. laurie

Anonymous said...

Dear Fabby, I was getting ready to shut down my computer because I am so sleepy, but I thought "let me see if Fabby has a new post" and sure enough, you did!!
So I just HAD to add my "two cent's worth"...LOL....I absolutely LOVE that rug~~it is gorgeous and I can picture the pale yellow with the black, even though I could not see it well. It goes so perfect with your furniture and the yellow couches...what a wonderful gift from your daughter and I know you are thrilled with how it seems to be made for that room!!!
I am off to bed now but wanted to tell you how I love the rug!!
Have a happy week Fabby....
Love and hugs to you, Francy


Thank you my sweet friend Francy. You know I love your two cents, as you sure tell me the real thing, lol..Yeah, we're loving the new rug and yep, in real life it's a little more yellow, but it is, cause in the pics it looks kinda baige..but no, it's a soft yellow with black. Alex had the rug for two years only, she bought it just cause she really fell for it, but now she changed her mind...sooo lucky we are! You too hon, have a happy and safe week ahead.

Anonymous said...

Hello Fabby Im from Peru and I saw your living because I was lloking for a new ideas for mi house, your blog its wonderfull! Sorry my bad english.

Priscilla said...

Isn't it a funny feeling when our children begin to give us their "cast-offs" instead of the other way round? We give to them for so many years, then suddenly they begin to give to us. My daughter and I have such different taste in design, yet we both love beautiful things. For example ,I have very ornate antique silver, she didn't want it, so she bought herself a set of rather plain almost antique silver from the 1920s. Both beautiful in their own ways. Now I don't know what to do with mine. No one to leave them to. I guess she will have to sell them, when I'm gone. She can use the money to buy something nice for her home in memory of me. But that's nice too.
Your rug is lovely. I love silk rugs like that. So much softer than wool. It has a beautiful design. I wish all mine were silk instead of wool.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow it's beautiful!! Perfect for this room.

Jocelyn @

Beverly said...

Ooh, Fabby. I love, love, love your rug - and the colors are gorgeous.♥

Dolores said...

I love your new rug!!! It does make the room look larger and matches perfectly!!

Thank you always for your sweet and loving comments on my blog.....

On Crooked Creek said...

What a pleasant surprise!!! I love your new rug...the colors are perfect for your furniture! What a sweet daughter to gift you with this lovely decor accessory!!!

Infuse With Liz said...

Its' beautiful Fabby! I like it a bit better than the old rug because it seems to really enhance the look of your sofas!

Angela @ Number Fifty-Three said...

Wow, Fabby! That is such a gorgeous rug and it looks perfect with your furniture. How nice of your daughter to send it your way!


Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

Fabby--What a rug--it's gorgeous! I love how it looks against the floor and with your beautiful sofa--lovely!

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful and stunning rug! It looks wonderful :) I am visiting from Bernideen's Friendship Tea...have a lovely day!


Karima said...

Looks great - your pics make it look good too!

bj said...

OOO, Fabby, it is stunning...looks as if it were MADE for your beautiful room.

Terri said...

I am thinking you lucked out! What a kind daughter to think of you. This new rug really changes the look of your room. It does make it look larger, and more cohesive. I think the colors are better in this one than the other (really nice!) one.
I see your lovely tea there looks like a nice relaxing room.

xinex said...

Silk rugs are very expensive and feels so good on the feet. Lucky you for getting it for free. It's exquisite and it is really perfect for that area. The colors just blend so nicely with the floor and furniture....Christine

Beth said...

Your rug is gorgeous, and so is your living room. Beautiful! Enjoy!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Fabby, your new rug is beautiful and really looks lovely with your furniture. It blends wonderfully with your decor! You have a wonderful daughter! You tea set is lovely too. Thank you for sharing and enjoy your week.


Michelle said...

What a marvelous rug and so sweet of your daughter to gift it to you! The silk rug looks great next to your furniture and fits in really well.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Fabby, I get weak in the knees seeing your beautiful new rug! HOw sweet of your daughter to send it to you! It looks perfect with your sofas!
It is just gorgeous, dear one!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Such a beautiful rug. It looks so lovely in your sitting room. What a thoughtful daughter you have! Have a great week!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

What an elegant rug! Your den looks so gorgeous.
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Happy Halloween :)

Maria Elena said...

Love, love your new rug!!! It is absolutely gorgeous! Perfect for your home!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Such a beautiful rug. Love the pattern and the colors. Looks perfect in your room. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

debra said...

What a lovely rug that matches everything so beautifully! The room looks elegant yet comfortable at the same time :)

Becolorful said...

Such a rich look with this black larger rug. Spot on choice. Love it. Thanks for sharing on beColorful this week.

Magnolia Cottage said...

Hi Fabby,
your rug looks fabulous! It looks great with your couch.


Cristina Garay said...

Wow! That is such a beautiful and elegant rug! I wish I can inherit something like that! :) It goes really well in your room!


suzyq said...

Gorgeous!!! Would love that for my living room - lucky you :)
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