My design deal of the week; or month, or year!

I love old, worn and faded carpets. To me they evoke history that tells a million stories. When the trend of vintage rugs became popular a few years ago, I was of course, in my glory! A vintage style area rug can cost anywhere from $1500 to $6000 (estimated for a 6×9 size, depending on fibre content, knots per square inch and overall strength condition). Here’s a close-up of the rug that just arrived at my house:


I recently ordered this blue, maroon and brown area rug online for my living room. It had the worn look that I love and gives a casual but luxurious vibe to my livingroom. Now, to find some pillows and a lux throw in matching colours! Of course there will be an updated blog (with a design lesson) on how to choose accessory colours coming soon… :)


A worn rug is a great option for busy households with children and pets. The aged look only gets better looking with daily abuse. This one is 100% wool and will last another lifetime.


So, what why was this rug a Design Deal, you ask? I purchased it online for $200. Yup, comparible rugs sell in fine carpet shops for 10-20 times more. Go to Thats where I found this fabulous rug- they have thousands to choose from. The rug was delivered to my door for free (it arrived within 3 days of ordering) and I have the option of returning it for free if I decide it does not work (but I love it)! Note: this rug sells on their site for $575 (still a fabulous bargain compared to $2500) and was on a 3-day blowout sale at an additional 70% off. eCarpetGallery often has ‘blow-outs’ on certain style of rugs and sends email alerts to let their customers know. Take a visit; I guarantee you will fall in love with one of the thousands of rugs displayed online… you will thank me later!

May all your Design Deals come true! KL



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Style, Under-foot! My Secret Rug Source

I found, a Montreal-based online carpet retailer about 3 years ago. They are known to have some of the most on-trend carpets at the best retail prices. Because they have no retail store expenses, the prices always remain the cheapest in the industry; and they offer free shipping (FedEx within 2-3 days) on most sales within Canada and to the United States. I found this rug on their site today and was amazed, that for a vintage-dyed 5′ x 7′ rug, the cost was only $250. I am not ordering it (I have QUITE the inventory of favorite rugs from them- too many infact!) so if you like this one the code number is 182826. Happy rug shopping- and don’t forget to like this page– (this is not a paid endorsement). Cheers!

5x7 $275 182826

Here’s a detail of the rug. The wool top is shaved down to create a worn and aged effect. Although only a 5’x 7′ size, it would be look fabulous layered on top of a larger sisal or seagrass carpet. And… at seven feet long, would be lovely hung on the wall as a headboard. So pretty!


Guests Coming? I’ve Got You Covered!

I had such a great time visiting CTV’s Canada AM (Canada’s most-watched morning show) and sharing some cool products and services that help homeowners and their visiting guests make the most of a vacation stay. Disposable bed sheets? Delivered meal kits? Fab electric grills? I’ve got you covered! Check out the link here.