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No bedding, no blinds, no closet door yet, but we're getting there. We still need all the little touches and artwork and such, but I'm just thrilled we made it this far on the weekend. Just a few short weeks ago the room had vinyl flooring, old marred-up ugly almond walls, and a layer of dust so thick we needed to keep a rug outside the room to wipe our feet on.

And what's that over the crib? A very Curious George, of course!

The book open on the bottom is a pop-up book of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, and is open to his Falling Water house.

It was Bryan's idea to put Eeyore back behind the pile of blocks. Hee.

The changing pad will go on top of the chest of drawers. The chair has recently become the newest of Scout's Happy Places.

 Not bad, yes?

Date: 2006-09-27 01:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amy-awesome.livejournal.com
I love this room! It's really, really well done.

I must know - where did you get the rail system? That rocks and I can just see my Engineer Husband digging that.

Question about the FLOR tiles...actually, let me check the website first, and then I'll ask if it isn't answered there.

Date: 2006-09-28 01:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ves-heill.livejournal.com
Thanks! I have to admit - I'm pretty proud of the rail system, as it was solely my idea. :) It's actually a kitchen rail system from Ikea called Nyled. BUT, they just discontinued the entire system (luckily, right after we bought all of the accessories). They have a new, replacement system called Aspen (I think? It's not yet on their website since it's so new) which is similar, though it is squater than ours and the hooks hang from underneath, rather than in front.

And feel free to ask about the FLOR tiles. We were actually one of the very first orders - we bought them even before their official launch party (which we were invited to, as a result) and we just love it.

Date: 2006-09-28 01:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amy-awesome.livejournal.com
I'll have to keep an eye out on the Ikea site for the rail stuff. I just think it looks so cool and is obviously functional (and in a place where space is at a premium, might as well build up instead of out, right?).

As for the FLOR...what's the texture like? Is it at all "officey"? That's my concern - that I'd put the stuff down and it'd look and feel like office carpet.

I can see that yours doesn't look like office carpet, but the texture is hard to interpret in photographs.

The FLOR website shows several area rugs, which makes me wonder about the edge finish on the tile. Are there some that are finished on the edge, like a rug would be? Any idea how that works?

The stuff is just so cool, I think. We've been wanting to get a rug (or two) for our floors (hardwood), but find ourselves turned off by the Persian style rugs, and we don't want sisal, and well, it's just hard. But FLOR looks like it could be damn cool.

Date: 2006-09-28 05:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ves-heill.livejournal.com
When you go to the Ikea site you'll have to look att he following pathway to find the system (after it's there, of course): Ikea Home > USA > Kitchen > wall storage. Our room is just around 9x11, so building up instead of out was definitely on our minds. :)

Hm, it's sort of hard to describe the texture of the FLOR tiles. It's definitely more compact/compressed than a traditional frieze or shag carpeting, but plusher than most office stuff or what you'd find on the ground at a mall, let's say. I'd say it closely harkens to a soft berber carpeting, but without being as nubby as that is. Do you have a Lowe's home improvement store in your area? They carry a few of the FLOR lines. So does West Elm. It's also difficult to describe because there are different feels and levels of plushness depending on the line of tiles you select.

We are using the FLOR tiles as a rug on top of wood floors in our den. The edges aren't finished like you'd see on a traditional rug, but they are manufactured such that they keep their shape really well. They have a very small (2 mm-ish) backing of black recycled rubber, and unless you'd literally laying on the ground staring at the thing you don't see it on our wood floors- the carpeted edges of the tiles are just the edges that you see. The only thing I'd be hesitant about is laying a "rug" down on a very light wood or ceramic tile, because you would probably see a strip of black backing at the bottom. Bryan actually got to tour the facility where they're made (lucky duck - it was for an architectural thing), and came back super impressed with how thorough they are in how they make the product - they're not likely to unravel or come apart anytime soon. Here's what our "rug" looked like when we layed it down - it looks the same now... just a bit darker in the light areas because we need to carpet clean the thing (whoops!)...


Date: 2006-09-28 05:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amy-awesome.livejournal.com
Awesome, thank you! May I use your pictures (of nursery and of rug) to show Dana?

Date: 2006-09-28 05:48 pm (UTC)



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