So then I bought a rug

Phew!  What a weekend.  Elizabeth and I had an all day Girl Scout event on Saturday, and then we had Alex's birthday party here today - YEAH, no rain despite a horrid forecast.

So, after buying the new curtains for the dining room, I quickly found a rug on Joss & Main that I loved both on the screen and in my house.  Unfortunately when Handy Hubby and I went to move the table, it was pretty clear the table needed some work.

A day later we were ready to put down the rug.  

Love the rug, just not in here.  I really want a more neutral/tan rug in here to balance the curtains.  Still looking. BUT... the rug did happen to work really well in here...

Yup, the living room ended up getting an unintentional total makeover.  It literally changed the room completely!

Here's what it looked like before.

I LOVe this change.  The rug is smaller but the room feels cozier and the pattern is gorgeous.  I was able to sell the old rug for a great price that more than covered the cost of the new rug.

What do you think?  I love the blue/cream trend I have going in here.