I checked in yesterday at Zdenka and Zafar’s house. Zdenka has been busy painting the walls and putting together the new Ikea Tjusig bench. She also picked up some Dash and Albert rug samples to look at and the fabric, hooks, mirror and the light fixture have all arrived. Very exciting! Unfortunately the Ekby shelf brackets at Ikea are out of stock with no estimated date for arrival. We are now looking for alternates so we can get her hooks and shelves up on the wall! Also as part of this project they are adding a ceiling fan to the upstairs hallway to help with airflow. This is also ordered and should be delivered shortly too. Then the electrician can come over and install both new fixtures.
The wall color looks great! It is a blue very similar to the blue of the flower on the bench cushion fabric (I have to get the final paint color from Zdenka). I think it will look especially nice after the track lighting goes up on the ceiling. Then we will be able to shine a light down to this portion of the hall and really brighten it up.
The Rug Selection
Picking a Dash and Albert rug is like picking candy from a candy store, they are all so pretty and tempting! Zdenka brought home samples of the ones with color schemes that would work in the room. The final selection is perfect! It has all of the colors we are working with including several tones of blue, white, green and brown. The feel on the carpet is also very nice and soft. I find some woven cotton rugs feel thin, but this one feels quite thick and soft. The only downside is that it can’t go in the wash (handwash only). They also offer indoor/outdoor rugs that can be hosed off outside. I haven’t felt those in person to see if they feel as soft.