The fine folks over at Shades of Light are my new BFF. If I was Rudy, they would be Notre Dame. If I was an old person, they would be Depends. If I was Brad Pitt, they would be Jen…doh!…I mean, Angelina!!! You get the point.
What is Shades of Light? Besides being Katie’s Best Friend Forever, they are the cat’s meow provider of lighting, rugs and furniture. Just look at some of these amazing lighting fixtures:
Lurve me tender! Uber cute, no?! And the goosebumps don’t stop there – the SOL items are actually quality stuff…totally ‘investment’ pieces. No, I don’t often recommend spending a boo-coo of money on home decor items but in this case, loosen those purse strings! Not only will this stuff last the test of time in quality and general wear and tear but also in design. So your purchase is well worth the money.
So why are they my BFF? I am so glad you asked.
When they heard about my kitchen rug debacle, they swooped in to save the day. They actually offered me a rug! (insert bootie dance here!) And their fabulous design team already picked out some options! One word – “Moderndaysuperheroes”.
As many of you know, I love it when you guys vote on stuff for me. Mostly because I get option paralysis…diner menus are the worst (too many choices!) but also because all ten of you have super-fabulous taste! Soooo this rug choice is going to be put into your very able hands. Here is the photo of the too-much-wood-ain’t-so-good space:
Now please put on your design hats and pick me a kitchen rug! Here are the options:
Option #1 is the Happy Trellis Rug. Ya’ll know how much I love me some green…and this brisk colored plush baby is totally punchy and comfy to boot. Available in three colors 🙂
The Variegated Round Braid rug is the second option. With it’s happening combo of colors done in a practical polypropylene, this option is a breeze to clean (prime time kitchen rug!)
Last but certainly not least, is the Soho Dhurri rug. This is similar in design to my too-small-Pottery-Barn rug but in a rugged and durable dhurri weave. Although it is not as plush as many rugs, the nubbly texture and the yummy yellow color make it quite the contender.
So there you have it…the battle of the century. Even bigger than the one over Brad Pitt. Dear friends help me out by voting. Whatever you choose will be the rug I will live with forever 🙂 I realize that a few of you may not be in the mood to de-lurk, so I thought I could give a little something to you too – here is the Shades of Light Blog. So now you can add that sucker to your reader and continue your lurk-dom!
And because those fine folks at Shades of Light are being so generous, I also decided to pay it forward.
For each vote I get, I am going to donate $1 to Locks of Love (up to $250). They provide hairpieces to bald kids who lost their hair due to medical illness. I know several little girls who suffered from cancer and losing their hair was excruciating. I figure I am getting a rug, so should they 🙂 And it is all thanks to Shades of Light.