Sunday, September 12, 2010

Flotaki dreams…or is it flokati…

I was lucky to have studied abroad in

Paris as a college student.

When I finally came home...

My giant suitcase was stuffed with some new and very French clothes…shaggy sheepskin boots

and

a big Flokati Rug wrapped around many bottles of red wine.

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amazing suitcase, eh...and not one bottle broke!

My french prof…whose apartment I would occaisionally study, in had a giant flokati….

and this was the epitome of Parisian chic…in my 22 year old mind.

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I had the rug for years…even got some great bare bottomed baby shots of my kidlets on it.

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above images: Decorpad

well…

I think

I’d love one again.

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Canadian house and home

For the living room.

Am I nuts? Is it dorm decor? Will it be covered in unsightly black dog hair?

thoughts?

28 comments:

Debby said...

Your little rug reminded me of my granddaughter. I think she was 4 at the time. She came over to where I was babysitting and in one room there was a rug like this. She looked at me with those melting eyes and said, " Can we Grammy." Off went our shoes so we could fell that rug under our feet. It was a moment for sure. Enjoy your rug.

kj said...

linda, i had one too, bought in germany, and it lasted and lasted and lasted. i say go for it! your feet will probably love it even more than your eyes.

love
kj

BeMistified said...

Oh how I have wanted a rug like this! Too many times do we say "should I?" Yes you should! Carpe diem!

maría cecilia said...

If its cold over there it will be very, very great!!!
In the south of Chile they use lots of this kind of rugs... lots of (animals) on the floor.... cozy, warm and beautiful!!
cariños

Deborah said...

First, LUCKY YOU, studying in Paris!!! Second, I'm thinkin you're thinkin right! **blows kisses** Deb

Drawn to The Sea said...

Everything old is new again, right? Maybe you'll jumpstart a new flokati trend ... chic bohemian you!

Just Martha said...

Just popped over for a look! What an amazing blog. I l-o-v-e your extensive list. Has kept me entertained for hours. What wonderful taste!!!

Jane said...

Go for it! I think that rug would be so much FUN to have...so what if it collects the beach sand or dog hair. Shake it...beat it the old fashioned way. Just enjoy....
Jane (Artfully graced)

Karen @ Mignardise said...

I say go for it too. I think this is a classic and you'll never be sorry. Just vacuum up that dog hair!

Rhonda Roo said...

Well. My philosophy is, in every room there should be: a little color, a little white; a little earthy something, a little shiny bling, a little texture, and a little fur. or velvet. but velvet carpet isnt cool. so i am voting yes for flokati.

whether you choose to pose bare ended on it though, is completely up to you. (wink)

Renae said...

Not nutz, maybe a little crazy with that big loveable feller you have in your home! Get a new vacuum and go for it!
xx

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Renae...timely! we just had to get a new one. Our old one bit the dust, after 6-7 years. We got the same one. Not sure if that was a good idea or not.

PLUS...the garage door just broke in half. Oh joy. planned obselesence. Ya gotta love it (or NOT).

Oh Rhonda Roo...You gave me a huge guffaw laugh! NO ONE wants to see that...I am quite sure. But you are so spot on about all the other elements. As I see it, it would cover the white, earthy, texture and fur (eh...black dog fur counts? yes).

Jane and Karen...ok...that works...ok...this might work...maybe kinda.
Maria Cecelia...well you've got me there...COLD it is not. Oy.

Be mystified...I hear ya...I do, and KJ too! Just do it.

But I seem to be slow on the buy button.

Debby....I think I can see the little toes. Adorable!

I love ALL of your thoughts, Have I told you how much I love ya!!!

Ivy Lane said...

flokati rocks..and you can shake it, shake it, shake it..... to get the dog hairs out! LOVE IT!

Eloise said...

I think the rug sounds like a fabulous idea and you have a way of making everything look hip and stylish. I think the dog hair would just add character!

PS I am so relieved none of your bottles of red wine broke en route and got all over that rug. What a mess that would have been! (Not to mention the loss of the French wine!)

lorenabr said...

Love the style lucky you :)

La Petite Gallery said...

I gave a rug like that to my Daughter it was Llama. Have no idea what she did with it and
alot of things. Easy come easy go.
Enjoy it that rug can go anywhere.

yvonne

becky at abbeystyle said...

Flokatis are fun anytime...I remember them being a hit in the 60s...then they appeared at IKEA a couple decades later and now my daughter has one in her bedroom chair...tempting. Recently, I was tantalized by the contrast of a small flokati floating over the back of a Phillipe Starke Ghost Chair. I have the the Ghost Chair already...next stop at IKEA might mean that I pick up a sexy little flokati. :) Do it!

anita said...

its a softness (comfort ) thing. i had one as a teenager when i lived in iceland, and we have a new one from the homeland (iceland) which we drape over a chair for snuggling in the winter. also have two bed pillows with long fur which come out in winter.

Julie B said...

Hi - I'm a first time visitor. I definitely like what I see, and will be back...
As for the rug - go for it! If you style it like in the pictures you have shown there is definitely no hint of "dorm chic".

Melissa said...

On Friday I would have been for it 100%, but after spending many hours on Saturday with the vacuum trying to remove tiny little gray dog hairs out of my carpets I might change my mind! Of course, you could always exchange the big black goofy great dane for a big white goofy great pyrenees! ;)

Stephanie said...

I had a roommate in college from Beirut and she had a flokati...always find them exotic and wonderful.

black dog hair..of course! but what is a house without a layer of dog hair?

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I was entertaining a Flokati thought recently Linda. I really was. I also thought about Molly and the hair. Anyhow, I am still entertaining the thought, but I have an idea I won't buy a Flokati or Flokati lookalike.:-) I visualized it in our room at the lake..I could just see that unexpected Flokati at the end of the bed, by the dresser in that lakeside cottage bedroom!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Linda, yes, kids in dorms love them ( I have a 2 kids in dorms) and yes it may be filled with doggy hair BUT it would be soooo worth it! Go for it! Linda

mydesignchic said...

I love, love flokati rugs. I say yes...go for it!!

Renee Finberg said...

ooops...
me too!!!!

i had one,
and your time line / design snap-shot of the rug is right on.

xxx

ps it still looks cool

A Perfect Gray said...

not nuts. get it!

Sniff said...

Cute rugs!

However, I came here to see how you were doing. and if you had returned to your blog. So happy to your fabulous posts again, but even so much happy for you since it seems your son is ok again. Please tell me that's so?

Cote de Texas said...

ok, love this. dorm decor? my daughter's new dorm room has a flokati in it!!!! she bought it herself for her room.

i used to have one in my room growing up as a teenager.

get it, i think they are still chic.

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