Buried deep in the massive pile of junk mail we got when we returned from Seattle was this little treasure that I almost tossed out- a catalog from FLOR.
I know, you're thinking, Gimme a break, just another FLOR catalog, geez... You've seen these ubiquitous removable carpet tiles a thousand times on just about every home improvement show, so What's the big deal, eh??
Well, this FLOR catalog immediately grabbed my eye, coz this time there's something new and noteworthy (not that the concept of removable carpet tile is old and stale, but their own designs are just a tad... well, for a lack of better word, suburban at times).
But this time, they totally hit the mark- they've partnered with the iconic Alexander Girard, the legendary American textile designer that popularize that graphic/folk-art style that we've come to associate with the 50's and 60's.
And the result is just splendid. Just look at these fun and quirky La Fonda del Sol tiles, how can you not be happy staring at a floor like this? Even I who am not a huge mid-century mod fan have to give my nod of approval.
They're a bit pricey at $159.99 for 6 rugs (each is 19" x 19"), but with the intense color you probably want to use it as an area rug rather than covering an entire room anyway, and you can mix and match it with other solid colors for a more variegated look while staying cost efficient. I'm already thinking where these would go in our home... hmm....
And you know what's even better than these tiles? I found out that they sell mini versions (6" x 6") of these tiles as sample swatches, for a reasonable price of $6 for 6!
I immediately plunked down this whopping chunk of cyber cash and purchased myself a set of these lovely sun-faces. I hope to hang them as mini wall art to spruce up my home office that is screaming out for more life and vibrancy.
The online UPS tracker tells me my package is inching its way on Ground service all the way across the country from Georgia, and I should be expecting them in a week (I just checked and they're in Hodgkins, IL as of 5:50 a.m. today, woo hoo!).
I just hope they will be what I expect (a mini-sun vs a-quarter-of-a-sun...) and worth the wait. Will post them once I receive them in the mail. Keep you fingers crossed for me!