All of a sudden the age of 6 seemed to call for the kind of room that went beyond just stuffed animals and play houses, to something she could really grow with. . . and keep organized on her own!
A real bed, paint in a color other than pink, a shelf to hold her new found love of chapter books, and of course. . . what every 6 year old wants, "a cool rug."
She is my kid after all.
Although we were making her room feel a bit more "big kid," I still believe in a kids' room being a kids' room. Meaning, there has to be some element of fun and chaos or mismatching happening. It has to feel like a kids room.
So when deciding on a rug, I wanted to do something different. I wanted it to be playful and colorful, but soft. I also wanted to challenge my manufacturing team a bit to see if they could achieve the look I was going for.
My inspiration was to have something geometric with stripes, which is how I came up with this initial drawing.
|initial rug concept|
Our manufacturing team was on it and had no problem with the design, creating the separate pieces for each section, cutting them and piecing them together.
|the rug is pieced together in sections|
|almost complete . . . awaiting fringe|
|final rug in Nayeli's room|
The rug came out exactly how I had hoped. I love the yellow stripes and how it gives her room both color and softness. She was very happy. :)