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Thanks to our guest blogger, Martine Sainvil, HGTV Program Management Coordinator
A few years ago, one of my best friends and I decided that we wanted to be adventurers (a notion that never ever turns out quite the way you expect it to) so we booked ourselves on a trip to Morocco.

Before leaving, everyone asked if I was going to get a rug. I told them that I was going away to find out more about how other people live, to learn more about myself and in search of a great meal. I was not going to buy a rug. There was no room in my luggage; I didn’t have a space for it in my home and it wouldn’t match my decor. I was resolute.

Once in Morocco, there was always something new to see and experience. The days flew by as we traveled from city to city. I stuck to my pre-trip ideals and only picked up little trinkets for friends and family as souvenirs.

Pleased with myself and loving the experience, I thought I was home free. I bet you can guess what happened next.
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Before I knew it, I was sitting on my suitcase begging it to zip close after stuffing it with two rugs. That’s right, two of them. But I don’t regret my purchases for a second because I love them so much. Just goes to show that an adventure in life can lead to a greater one in design.

8 Responses

  1. Joslin says:

    The rugs are beautiful and will always remind you of your wonderful trip!

  2. Talisha says:

    I guess you can resist everything – except temptation!

  3. Laurie says:

    that rug is beautiful. i love the colors. here's a question: would a rug like this be suitable in a living room with a chocolate brown scheme? i am looking to mix the dark color of wood with some pieces that have a sense of being old, without looking old?

  4. Jessica says:

    Gorgeous rugs! What great elements to have enriching your home and memories.

  5. Martine says:

    Hi Laurie,

    Brown can be a neutral and adding rugs would be a perfect way to introduce color and give it that old but not old looking feel. Definitely give it a try!

  6. Diana says:

    I was watching Design on a Dime. I love the old world Tuscan look they gave the Serra's dining roon on Episode 2314. Anyone know how they did it? I know they used plaster and some kind of color additive with metallic. Thanks!!!

  7. solange Martin-Caro says:

    I agree, !!!! The memories they leave in you , that wonderful trip when you found your rug, and now after 14 years , turn and worn out, but its still one of the most beautiful thing you have in your house.

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