Welp, here we are, a little over a week in and gosh does it feel good to be getting settled, knowing we aren't going anywhere for a long, long while. It has been so strange, this past year, wanting to be settled in our rental but knowing that come fall we would be moving into our 'forever home.' It was was such an odd thing. But now! Now, we're here unpacking boxes and putting our favorite things in their places and it. feels. good. When we were planning what new furniture, textiles and decor we would be needing to complete the space, we knew we wanted a really large, bold, beautiful rug for our main living area. We searched for what seemed like forever and finally landed on this beauty from ECARPETGALLERY (We looked on their sit nearly every day for 6 months or so) and we couldn't be happier with it. (It's the hand-knotted Royal Heriz Dark Copper Wool Rug, FYI :) If you are looking for the perfect rug but are at a loss for where to start, the rug blog from ecarpetgallery is a good place to get some inspo. I was talking to a friend recently who has been on the hunt for over a year - buying a large rug is a big decision so I totally get that. We wanted something that would work well with our couch and end chair that we wouldn't get sick of looking at day in and day out because of how our home is laid out. The living room, entry, kitchen area is all one big room and of course where we spend the majority of our time. This decision was a big one for us.
On another note, I'm excited to start talking more about city living with kids and hear from other's who are right in the thick of city life with kids. I feel like there is so much to learn and navigate as a mother raising kids surrounded by so much good and bad. What do I tell my daughter about the man who just walked down our street not wearing any shoes? Or why those folks were shouting on the corner? Or why she can't touch anything on the ground in that little city park on the corner? I'm kind of like, what in the world are we doing here? But I'm also like, how amazing is this!? Let's walk to the playground! Ice cream shop! Donut shop! Library! To see daddy at work! There is so much good and i'm only just beginning to learn how to navigate it all. So far I've been as honest as I can be but am keeping in mind that she is only 3 and I do need to protect her heart from anything that might feel scary to her. She knows that some people are homeless and we talk about how that would make us feel and if there is anything we could do to help. It's so hard to know what to be open and honest about with her (and eventually our baby) while also wanting to maintain her sweet innocence and naiveness. I'd love input from others in a similar living situation!
and P.S. As a bonus for you all in honor of our new home, ecarpetgallery is offering you 20% off your first purchase with the coupon code ECGBLOGOURCITYHOUSE . WhooHoo! Happy rug shopping!