Monday, October 13, 2014

West Elm Rug and Coffee Table

I'm down to the beach with family this week, but thought I would check in and show you guys my new coffee table and rug that came in last week, before I left. 

It was a crazy day - after ordering this rug Sept 10, I thought it wasn't going to come in until the end of November. Last Wednesday, it surprisingly came in early. I also ordered the coffee table on Tuesday, from the store. I got a phone call Wednesday that it was in already. So Wednesday was a busy and exciting day. 

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It's the Reeve Midcentury table. I ordered it in-store, because there was a $30 delivery surcharge, plus shipping, so it saved me about $100 to pick up from the store. The only glitch, was that there was a wooden shipping crate around the marble top, which made it really difficult to open the package. I literally was sweating after 45 minutes of trying to pry open the shipping crate. Kind of crazy! I wonder if anyone else has had to deal with this. The employees at the store were surprised to see the crate around it, but said that west elm probably did this as a new way to prevent the marble from being cracked (which was apparently an issue in the past). They should, however (in my opinion), remove the crates before customers pick up the pieces. I was afraid I was going to crack the marble myself, just trying to use a hammer to pry open the shipping crate. And, yes, the hammer was recommended to me by a store employee. Anyway, I finally got it off, assembled the table, and I love it. It's taller than the CB2 acrylic waterfall table we did have (I sold it on Craigslist), so that makes it more comfortable for life.

I really love the rug, too!

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Please ignore the design and pieces in the living room now. Its not terrible, but I am certainly in a transition time with this room! Too many arrows and triangles right now -- I'll remove some of that stuff when I get home from the beach.

It's the Kasbah shag rug in 8x10.  It was apparently backordered, but came in earlier. I noticed that the price jumped up too, since I ordered it. Must be popular! I love how it feels underfoot, and the abstract design on it. I also was choosing carefully, since Max tends to like to chew on rugs. This one doesn't have any nubby characteristics (a max-fav for chewing), or tassels or loose pieces. So far, all he does it lay around on it, like it's one giant bed. It's a little creamier in person, than it seems to be online, but I am ok with it, since we have white-white walls.

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(I love the marble top!)

AND! also exciting: west elm picked up our sofa last Friday, so that we can be refunded and buy a new one. I believe we are going to order this one:||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-NoMerchRules
hopefully the sectional part will be extra cozy, and the pillows on this one are nice and firm. 

Yes, our living room is like a west elm showroom right now - I'll fix that with the accessories that I will change out when I get everything in order! 


  1. Yay! So glad they are refunding you! Can't wait to see the new sofa. Love love love the new rug and table. the rug looks so cozy! I want to lay down there with Max! :)

    1. Thanks so much! Yeah, I am happy that they are helping out, too. Will be so much better.

  2. oh i love it! it was worth the aggravation. ;) seriously looks amazing in there.

    1. thank you cassie! I'm excited to finally get some new things for that room!

  3. What happened with the sofa? Do they offer a guarantee to replace it?

    1. they don't have a guarantee, but after I blogged about it, so many people recommended that I talk to west elm, so I did, and they are working with me on it. I will blog about the experience once it's all said and done.

  4. Changed your mind on the coffee table I see. It looks nice. Wow is that rug expensive now. yikes. Have fun at the beach... Alison

    1. I know! I think that I paid $599. It's pretty pricey now.

    2. Shoot, so is $599. To rich for me. yikes I am too poor to shop at West Elm, unless it's the clearance! ha..Maybe West Elm will become your sponsor. Alison

    3. Approach them, it never hurts to ask...Alison

  5. I have practically the same exact rug from . They have up to 80 % off sales with coupon codes. Mine is an 8X10 I bought for 70% off. It was under $200 !!! Free shipping.

  6. Is there a version of that rig that is less ivory and more white? I just got rid of all the ivory I hated soooo much in our house

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