Turkish Rugs and my Entryway

I have struggled for some time now with what exactly to do with my entry way. 
It opens directly in to my dining room and even though I love how open the space is as times, I have toyed with the idea of actually having french doors put in to define the space. 
This is something that perhaps I might end up doing some where down the road but for now I will certainly work with what I have. 
But, it needs something. You know....something to say, 
Welcome- there is a pretty awesome family who lives here and we want you to stay awhile and enjoy your time here. 
Well, whats happening now isn't saying any of those things! 
If you follow my blog at all you will know that color is not something I gravitate towards. I'm a neutrals kind of girl but one entryway trend that has me on my toes is the Turkish rug,
 or Persian, or Oriental, or whatever you might be calling them.....I kind of love them!
Although these rugs are far from new, I feel like I'm a couple years late on this trend for sure... I'm just really starting to see them everywhere and fall in love with them. 
This could totally have to do with the fact that I'm looking for them...Ha!  
But in my search, everything that I seem to find, I just adore.
Not to mention I need a rug that can serve it's purpose and handle the responsibility of holding the title of entryway rug. Its not an easy job for a rug! This area sees more foot traffic then any other spot in the house and it has to be up to the challenge. It certainly can't be a rug that shows its emotions on its sleeve, or surface, or whatever...you get my point. 
If it allowed all the marks of every person that passed over it show then it wouldn't work here long!
 I need a rug that can take the abuse and keep "most" of the marks camouflaged to the best of its ability! I also needed a rug that appears to be more that just a gigantic door mat and maybe just maybe people won't wipe their muddy shoes on it because it happens to be in front of a door....doubt it, but a girl can dream! 

Check out these inspiration photos I came across recently while working on a client project....so good!
Cottage and Vine Blog

 Apartment Therapy
The Every Girl 

And my absolute favorite of them all....here below
Heather Bullard's entry way and the one I dream about!

Seriously people...its my all time most favorite ever!! 
Can you tell I love it yet?

I have even considered replacing my entry table with this one from world market to achieve the look but unfortunately this is not in my current budget.....blah!
 So instead I went ahead and purchased the rug!! 
 I'm excited and a little scared at the same time because I know me and color can make me anxious.  But I had to remind myself that this is something I've been considering for quite some time...no impulse purchases here, thats for sure! 
  I have looked at so many rugs and when I saw this one, I knew it was the one. 
I think it can handle the job at hand and if it can't, well I guess I love her enough to find her a new spot in the house. 
I guess we will just have to wait until she arrives to see....I will keep you posted!

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