Also, my husband and I are in Washington, DC, at the moment attending an awards ceremony. This involves dressing up in uncomfortably stylish clothes and makeup, mingling with a lot of people I don't know, and sitting through dinner speeches, all of which I dislike. However, my husband is on the awards committee and the award this year is being presented to a close friend of his who is also a former colleague and frequent collaborator, so I am willing to suffer a little discomfort for her sake. And even though we are a just little late for peak cherry blossom season, there are still some trees in bloom and they are quite beautiful.
So what do my rug search and a spring trip to the nation's capitol have in common, you ask? Why, this Kaituna Cherry Blossom rug, of course!
I found this while looking for rugs online, and just love the impossibly huge red cherry blossoms on the ivory background. For those who prefer more subtlety, it also comes in citron:
Obviously, this rug is not the solution to my TV room dilemma. It is too nice for dogs, and I am reluctant to pay thousands of dollars for the size that I need, as well as the shipping costs to have it sent from Australia! However, in my fantasy home I would certainly find a place for this lovely rug. Doesn't it look absolutely gorgeous in this contemporary Asian-style bedroom (the bamboo floors are a nice touch)?