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Baby Boy’s Room – Progress Report

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a good week. I’m sorry I’ve been absent but I fell down a flight of stairs on Monday and was hospitalized since I’m 32 weeks pregnant and my fall was quite severe. I landed on my back and didn’t break anything, but my fear was my baby boy and so I instantly went to the labor ward at the hospital and was admitted immediately. I am home now, and still awaiting results from a final test, but it seems as though my little boy is okay and that nothing major has happened. They told me that he is old enough now to where they could still save him and perform an emergency c-section, so I instantly felt better the moment I was in the safety of the labor ward – I knew I was in good hands. I had to under go constant monitoring and testing for a few days and they wanted to hold me until the end of this week but then they gave me the option to go home since I live 10 minutes away and told me to take it easy and to keep in close touch with my doctor in the labor ward until my final blood work exam comes back. Once I’m “all clear” I can go back to business as usual. In the meantime, I’m resting and staying hopeful and feel confident that everything is going to be just fine. Next time I’m in the labor ward, which will be next month, I will be giving birth to my lovely little boy so I’m definitely excited and thinking ahead to that wonderful moment to share with my husband.

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I thought I’d update you on our home renovations. They are coming along very nicely! The “kite” wallpaper (that I purchased from Ferm Living) is up in the baby’s room along with the paint – as soon as the trim work is finished and the flooring is laid, which will be next week, I will take some photos and show you how it’s coming along. I’ve been posting bit-by-bit updates on Instagram (@decor8) if you are interested in following me over there – please do.  The wall color is a pale mint called Cabbage White from Farrow & Ball. The 3 walls are in Cabbage White and the wall around the window is decked out in the cute kite wallpaper. The ceiling and all trim work is in pure white. There is no trim along the top of the window so I will mount a roman blind from the actual wall to conceal that.

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So far, I love it. It was exactly what I was hoping for. And the pattern on the wallpaper is something that will grow with him. And once he’s older, we can simply paint the wall or replace the pattern with something else more grown up. So much easier and more affordable than if I had wallpapered the entire room. Plus, the pattern isn’t something I would have wanted on all four walls, it would have made me dizzy – so the splash on the wall around the window is just perfect – not too much but still graphic and eye-catching.

I can’t wait to show you some more photos next week after the flooring is in and when I can get into the property with my Canon vs. my iPhone! Also, the furniture for the room should arrive by December 25th, so I’ll be able to share those pieces as we place them in the space too.

See you soon with more posts and pics and plenty of decorating updates!

(images: iphone/holly becker)

 

 

Posted by decor8 in kids on December 05, 2013

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  1. Janet Kemp commented
    December 5th, 2013 at 8:37pm

    Hi Holly,
    So far so good. Be slow and deliberate in all your actions for the next little while.
    Wishing you all the best and good to know you are ok.
    Kind Regards,
    Janet

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  2. Uju commented
    December 5th, 2013 at 8:43pm

    Holly, I’m sorry to hear about your fall. Glad you are back home. Take it easy xx

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  3. Martine commented
    December 5th, 2013 at 9:03pm

    Good luck for you and your baby boy! They are quite strong, eaven when they are so young, think your boy will be fine, take care.
    He will have a great room in january!

    Xxx Martine

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  4. Maria Schneider commented
    December 5th, 2013 at 9:10pm

    I think to you and your baby boy and wish you a lot of luck and trust! I`m happy that everything is o.k.! :-) :-) :-)
    My baby girl Rosa Lee is 10 month old and it is wonderful! :-) :-) :-)
    Have a nice evening! Maria (from Austria)

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  5. Kaffiknopf commented
    December 5th, 2013 at 9:11pm

    Oh weh, what a shock! So glad to hear that you are fine!! Wish you a calm and cozy december! *

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  6. Louise commented
    December 5th, 2013 at 9:18pm

    So glad and relieved to hear things seem to be okay. I’ve been keeping you and babykins in my thoughts!

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  7. Lindsay Doherty commented
    December 5th, 2013 at 9:20pm

    Holly, I’m so so sorry to hear about your fall, so worrying. I had a couple of little frights when I was pregnant, not the same thing but still very worrying so I appreciate how frightened you must have felt. Anyway, great that all okay and that you are being kept an eye on! The room is looking great, love the wallpaper!

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  8. Tracy Gooding commented
    December 5th, 2013 at 9:24pm

    Hi Holly,
    I am a recent follower and love your blog! Just take care of yourself right now, everything else will fall into place in it’s time! I know the nesting instinct takes over, especially in the last month, but really do realise that you will have time to finish your home when the baby is born! Love his room, the wallpaper is perfect! Tracy

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  9. Sarah commented
    December 5th, 2013 at 9:26pm

    Hope you are feeling ok – very scary. Love the wallpaper, its so European as I’m sure the whole room will be…not a Southern girl anymore!! ;-)
    Sarah´s last blog post ..20% OFF CYBER MONDAY SALE IN MY SHOP!!!!

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  10. Jessica commented
    December 5th, 2013 at 9:28pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you! Hope you have a speedy recovery.

    btw the baby’s rooms looks great!
    Jessica´s last blog post ..design vs. decorating vs. styling (oh my!)

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  11. Bai Yang commented
    December 5th, 2013 at 9:32pm

    So lovely to hear that all is well! Good luck with the renovations!

    All love, Bai Yang
    Bai Yang´s last blog post ..Baby Boy’s Room – Progress Report

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  12. Magda commented
    December 5th, 2013 at 9:33pm

    Very cute room! I saw this wallpaper in a shop the other day and liked it so much :). Sending you hugs and I am happy that everything is ok with you and your boy!
    Magda´s last blog post ..My favorite fall decorating ideas

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  13. Rona commented
    December 5th, 2013 at 9:48pm

    So pleased to hear your positive news Holly about you and your little one…you’ve been in my thoughts over the last few days. Rona x
    Rona´s last blog post ..Beautiful botanical-inspired finds at west elm in London

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  14. Anu commented
    December 5th, 2013 at 9:57pm

    Oh, poor you! So good to hear that both of you are okay! I was pregnant last winter and I was afraid that I will fall on slippery snow or ice, so I can imagine how much you must have worried after your accident…
    The wallpaper you have chosen looks just so cute! I’m sure your little boy will soon have a fabulous room waiting for him!
    Anu´s last blog post ..Simplicity by Norm Architects

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  15. Tina slocum commented
    December 5th, 2013 at 10:07pm

    So glad you and your Baby Boy are home and well now. The wallpaper is great, I love the design and colours and that it’s young, fresh and fun, but not “twee” . love the space already!

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  16. Raizel commented
    December 5th, 2013 at 10:39pm

    As we say here in Israel, may you leave the hospital with your arms full!

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  17. Barbara Cortili commented
    December 5th, 2013 at 11:53pm

    Hey Holly! When I read about your accident in the Blogging Your Way page I got really worried! It is great to hear news about your situation and that you are in good hands.
    Rest properly and take care of yourself and baby! We are waiting for you :)
    Barbara Cortili´s last blog post ..Photography Locations: Heller Botanical Garden

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  18. Molly Watson commented
    December 6th, 2013 at 12:13am

    Sorry to hear about you fall, Holly, but happy to know everything sounds to be a-ok! My youngest son was born at 26 weeks and I would never wish that on anyone. Best wishes for a peaceful remainder of your pregnancy and happy holiday season. The baby’s room looks so cute so far! Can’t wait to see it finished :)
    Molly Watson´s last blog post ..Please Pardon the Chaos

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  19. Bonnie commented
    December 6th, 2013 at 12:37am

    So glad to hear you are both ok and please have a super enjoyable {and uneventful} time for the rest of your pregnancy.
    Bonnie´s last blog post ..#5 Connect the past with the present

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  20. Tereza commented
    December 6th, 2013 at 12:59am

    oh gosh how scary, glad to hear that everything seems ok! Love your choice of wall paper, adorable! I can;t wait to start decorating my little ones nursery when I find out the sex :)
    Tereza´s last blog post ..First Snow

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  21. Kyra commented
    December 6th, 2013 at 1:39am

    I’m so sorry to hear about your fall, how scary! Glad that you are ok though, and lovin the wallpaper. My two year old niece June Piper is obsessed with owls!

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  22. Amy Johnson commented
    December 6th, 2013 at 2:41am

    Holly – that sounds terrifying! Glad to hear that you and baby are on the mend. I love the wallpaper print that you have chosen. Very whimsy and sweet.

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  23. Gennie commented
    December 6th, 2013 at 4:00am

    Hope you’re doing better since your fall. The baby’s room is adorable, and I am keeping my fingers crossed that he makes it to his crib safe, sound, and happy.

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  24. Wrenaissance Art commented
    December 6th, 2013 at 4:08am

    So sorry to hear of your fall! How fortunate neither you nor baby were injured.
    Fingers crossed & best wishes in the final weeks. Take the lift and wear YakTrax in the snow. :-)
    PS Love the wallpaper. It says “boy” w/o looking cliched!

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  25. julia commented
    December 6th, 2013 at 1:27pm

    oh my god! glad you and your baby boy are ok!
    the room is looking adorable :)
    julia´s last blog post ..Friday wishlist

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  26. Tina Ramchandani commented
    December 6th, 2013 at 2:09pm

    Hi Holly. I’ve been thinking of you since I saw your Facebook post. I’m so glad to hear you’re feeling better and the baby is doing ok. Such a scary experience, but it seems like you’re in good hands! Baby’s room looks like it’s coming along nicely. Can’t wait to see it when all is complete. Thinking of you! xx
    Tina Ramchandani´s last blog post ..:: Design Inspiration :: Celebrity Closets

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  27. Sandra commented
    December 6th, 2013 at 2:16pm

    So sorry to hear about your fall, must have been very scary. Please take it easy x

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  28. coucou madame commented
    December 6th, 2013 at 2:56pm

    sending healing thoughts your way! that must have been very scary. all the best for you and your little sweet one and best wishes as you move into your new home!

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  29. Silkie commented
    December 6th, 2013 at 2:58pm

    So glad you & your baby are Ok,that must have been so frightening. xxxxx
    Silkie´s last blog post ..A Simple Advent Calendar DIY

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  30. Aileen commented
    December 6th, 2013 at 5:02pm

    Oh no! So sorry to hear about the fall…but glad you are both ok. The room is coming along nicely–that wallpaper is so cute!
    Aileen´s last blog post ..Pantone Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid

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  31. Sharon commented
    December 6th, 2013 at 5:58pm

    Ahh, having a baby is the best. They will bring you much joy, and if they are goofy like mine, much laughter and a lot of rolling of the eyes. You will be a great mom, because I know you. You have a beautiful heart, and are a very loving person. Be well.

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  32. Anastasia of Stilzitat commented
    December 6th, 2013 at 6:17pm

    I was so worried after I read you fell – but am relieved now that you and your little one seem to be perfectly fine! I was in your BYW class and had to smile when I heard the craftspeople make noise in the background – but now I see it was all worth it! It looks, like the room will be such a cuddly place! I totally agree, that one wall with wallpaper is just the right amount and it all seems so well-balanced… Have a perfect & blessed holiday season and thank you so much for your more than inspiring ecourse! Tell Thorsten a big thank you too, you guys made my last month! Anastasia
    Anastasia of Stilzitat´s last blog post ..MATRJOSHKAS IN A SNOW STORM OR: DIY PINE TREES

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  33. Bee commented
    December 6th, 2013 at 6:58pm

    Thanks for sharing, Holly! Love seeing the updates on Instagram. Glad to know you and your little boy are well. Keeping both of you in my thoughts.

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  34. Karla Pruitt commented
    December 6th, 2013 at 7:58pm

    Oh my goodness, I hope everything is all right. best wishes, and I love the wallpaper! Can’t wait to see the final product!

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  35. Claudia commented
    December 6th, 2013 at 8:40pm

    Jeesh, you scared me. Please wear sneakers!

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  36. Irene commented
    December 7th, 2013 at 12:05am

    You are one strong and willing woman and everything will go just fine! Your baby’s room will be so stylish! Take care and take it easy.

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  37. Chelsy commented
    December 7th, 2013 at 1:17am

    What a scary fall! I’m so glad you and baby are safe and healthy. Love seeing the progress of your new apartment.

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  38. Kate @ Songs Kate Sang commented
    December 7th, 2013 at 7:05am

    Dearest Holly,

    I am so sorry to hear that! But I am so thankful that you are ok and that baby boy is all right. When I was 7 months pregnant with my son, Nate, I slipped on ice and fell flat on my belly. I had to be still for three days straight – but all is well. He is a healthy and happy 10 year old boy. I, however, am still clumsy :)
    Kate @ Songs Kate Sang´s last blog post ..Julia’s Grilled Chicken Salad – #15MinuteSuppers

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  39. Laurence W commented
    December 7th, 2013 at 8:30am

    Glad to hear that you two are OK ! Take care !

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  40. Decofairy commented
    December 7th, 2013 at 10:20am

    I hope everything will be perfect for you and your boy!!! I have my little girl, 2 months old, in my arms right now and the only thing that I can tell you is that you will live magic moments in a while!!!

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  41. Megan commented
    December 7th, 2013 at 10:26am

    Goodness, what a shock for you! Glad you’re ok & take it easy for the last bit!! Love the wallpaper…especially like that it’s on a feature window wall. Keep well. xo
    Megan´s last blog post ..wedding style – Vogue India

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  42. Zoe Charles commented
    December 7th, 2013 at 12:30pm

    Hi Holly! I have been following your blog for a long while now and I am particularly enjoying keeping up to date with the progress of your new baby’s room. I adore the wallpaper :)
    I am sorry to hear about your fall. Take care of yourself, and can’t wait to see the rest of the room.
    Zoe Charles´s last blog post ..A Warm Welcome – Hallway Design

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  43. Zoe Charles commented
    December 7th, 2013 at 12:30pm

    Hi Holly! I have been following your blog for a long while now and I am particularly enjoying keeping up to date with the progress of your new baby’s room. I adore the wallpaper :)
    I am sorry to hear about your fall. Take care of yourself, and can’t wait to see the rest of the room.
    Zoe Charles´s last blog post ..A Warm Welcome – Hallway Design

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  44. Amy @apidaecandles.de commented
    December 7th, 2013 at 12:41pm

    Oh Holly, what a shock! But knowing that your baby boy is ok puts all of the other hectic things going on right now into perspective. You have the greatest Christmas present of all still to look forward to. Glad you and your baby are ok.

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  45. Tracy A. commented
    December 7th, 2013 at 1:02pm

    Oh, dear girl! How scary! I’m so glad that everything is ok.
    Tracy A.´s last blog post ..“I don’t like the turkey, but I like the bread he ate.” ~ A three-year-old’s reaction to her Christmas dinner.

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  46. L'Oliphant commented
    December 7th, 2013 at 1:33pm

    Very very nice room! ;)

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  47. Tina in Boston commented
    December 7th, 2013 at 4:10pm

    Dear Holly, what a shock for you! I’m so glad to know that you and the little one are okay. Take care of yourself!
    Tina in Boston´s last blog post ..Let’s Get This Wonky Bow Tie Started Already!

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  48. Mimi commented
    December 7th, 2013 at 7:12pm

    The room seems to be coming together nicely one step at a time.
    Mimi´s last blog post ..Radiant Orchid: Pantone Color Of The Year for 2014

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  49. Sanne commented
    December 7th, 2013 at 7:30pm

    glad to hear you and the baby are fine. thought about you all week.

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  50. Alison Gibb commented
    December 7th, 2013 at 8:21pm

    So scary to have a fall like that, sounds like you and baby are fine though! My daughter was born at 32 weeks and is 13 now – having a party tonight actually in our garden building – so you are bringing back so many memories – all happy in the end though xxx

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  51. luz mendoza commented
    December 7th, 2013 at 9:36pm

    Oh Dear!, I cannot imagine how worried you must have been! Glad you are back home and I hope you get the all clear!, take it easy put your feet up, nothing is more important that your and your son’s health! All the best! xx
    luz mendoza´s last blog post ..10 of the Best Crochet Christmas Trees!

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  52. Elisa commented
    December 8th, 2013 at 12:43am

    I also fell in my pregnancy, (about 6 mo) and all I could think about was my unborn child, though blood and dirt (I had been running on a trail) and a swollen knee and arms faced me. They monitored her and she is now a healthy 11 yr old girl. I wish you the best and hope you take care of yourself and rest. A baby can sleep anywhere in the beginning. Don’t worry too much about finishing the room and get some rest.

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  53. Ally&Aidan commented
    December 8th, 2013 at 2:09am

    I’m so happy to hear you and your little one are okay! I fell down the stairs in our house while I was pregnant with my son, and also landed on my back. Everything turned out okay, and my son was fine. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers, and will continue to wish for the very best to you and yours.

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  54. mireya pizarro commented
    December 8th, 2013 at 4:57am

    Wow you are doing some major decorating! I can’t wait to see and so wish I could be the one doing this right now.

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  55. the chronic utilitarian commented
    December 8th, 2013 at 4:25pm

    hope you are feeling better!
    rest up.
    the chronic utilitarian´s last blog post ..a cup of holiday cheer

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  56. Nicky khan commented
    December 8th, 2013 at 11:51pm

    Oh Holly, So glad you’re ok!
    Thinking about what happend to you sends a shiver down my spine!
    Don’t worry I’m praying for you and your baby boy.
    The room is looking great, so far so good!

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  57. Lucy Chen commented
    December 9th, 2013 at 7:05am

    Im so happy to hear that you and your baby are well, Holly.
    You’re so right about the wallpaper. I never thought about wallpapering just one wall of a room. This is such a great tip to me because too much wallpaper makes me dizzy, too, but I also like wallpaper.
    Thus is something I’ll definitely incorporate into my own house when we decorate. Thanks.
    Lucy Chen´s last blog post ..How to Paint an Impressionist Style Still Life in 60 Minutes

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  58. Margarita Lorenzo commented
    December 11th, 2013 at 1:07pm

    Looking good already! Love the wallpaper choice, that can change over the years. He is going to have the most gorgeous room, thanks to his stylist mum!
    Margarita Lorenzo´s last blog post ..COLOURFUL CHRISTMAS AT CHOCOLATE CREATIVE

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  59. Katharina commented
    December 16th, 2013 at 11:32am

    Dear Holly. Your apartment is going to be fab! I am already so curious how it is going to look when everything is finished. And your little baby boy will have a whimsical room to discover. I am currently expecting my first child, too. Unfortunately, we do not have an extra room and moving in Munich is not so easy (since I am a bit picky about new apartments). Therefore, we are creating a baby corner in our very spacious bedroom. I am still searching for a rug that adds some cosy touch to the corner for the little one. I am in love with the flokati that you ordered from ebay. The price is amazing! I was just wondering how the color looks like in real. Our colors in the baby corner are white, light grey, some pale blue and a touch of neon yellow. I am a little bit afraid that the flokati is not really white but rather light beige due to the nature of the wool. Can you please tell me your opinion? I would be very happy! Wish you a peaceful christmas time.

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  60. decor8 commented
    December 16th, 2013 at 2:05pm

    @Katharina – The rug is a very natural white – not bright white (that would look fake) but a natural white so it makes the room look cozy and not like a hospital. I know what you mean about beige rugs, my Moroccan rug is a bit more beige and not as white as I had hoped but I still love it. But the flokati is gorgeous. I would suggest it to everyone. It was also very affordable and arrived the day after I paid for it!

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  61. Katharina commented
    December 16th, 2013 at 4:30pm

    @Katharina – The rug is a very natural white – not bright white (that would look fake) but a natural white so it makes the room look cozy and not like a hospital. I know what you mean about beige rugs, my Moroccan rug is a bit more beige and not as white as I had hoped but I still love it. But the flokati is gorgeous. I would suggest it to everyone. It was also very affordable and arrived the day after I paid for it!

    Thanks Holly for your reply. I completely understand what you mean. So I guess the rug will be mine in January and move into the nursery corner.

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