My dining room has easily become one of my favorite rooms in my home. It’s one of those rooms that has taken time (eight years) to come together.

It has curtains that I made, a wall color that Nate Berkus helped me choose (or rather chose for me), a $5 bar cart from Goodwill, a chandelier that I still love, DIY shelves, my parents’ cuckoo clock (a wedding gift), and many more items that I love.

This space has evolved each over the years to become the space that it is today. I think that is what makes for some of the best design. Yes, a beautiful room can come together in a weekend (see my Fall Makeover), but this built-over-time design is what I’m especially passionate about. It’s a room that has a life and a story to tell. There’s something interesting about each piece in the space. For example, do you remember when I named my fiddle leaf fig!?

My point in all of this is that I may have finally put the finishing touch on this space. Many moons ago when chevron was the must-have pattern, I found a inexpensive rug to replace the dirty and dated plain tan rug I had in this room.

Fall Home Tour 2015 | Inspired by Charm

Surprisingly, even as the space evolved, this brown chevron rug still worked in some weird way. Even though I knew there was probably a better option, that rug didn’t drive me bananas.

Well, after my mom mentioned that the rug had seen better days, I figured it was finally time to update. So that’s what I did.

With help in part from my friends at Rugs USA, my dining room now has a brand new rug.

Dining Room Rug |

And if there was ever a time to use the term, “on fleek,” this would be it. Because, friends, my dining room is looking on fleek!

Dining Room Rug |

First, before I get too deep here, a big shout out to Rugs USA. If you haven’t heard of them or been on their site, you really should check out their collection. Whether you want something graphic and modern, bold and bright, or warm and traditional, they’ve got you covered. Pun intended.

It’s been said in the design world that a rug can completely change the look of a room. I think that’s true, but I don’t think that’s the case in my dining room.

Dining Room Rug |

This rug (Tuscan Geometric Lattice Rug – 8′ 6″ x 11′ 6″, by the way) completes the space in such a wonderful way. The room still looks like it did, but now it is sleek and purposeful. And honestly, not quite so busy.

As much as I love playing with pattern and mixing things up, lately I’ve been yearning for simplicity. I’m just getting to the point where less is more. Visually, this space is now more refreshing to me.

Dining Room Rug |

Dining Room Rug |

I know, “Gosh, Michael, get over it. It’s just a rug.”

I get that; I’m just really excited about it.

Dining Room Rug |

As with all of my rugs, I put a rug pad underneath it. This doesn’t add any thickness to the rug; it just helps to keep it in place. It’s especially nice when vacuuming or moving the table around. I always recommend a pad.

Dining Room Rug |

Beyond the look of the rug, I’m obsessed with the texture. It’s a thick hand tufted wool rug. It feels great on the feet.The pattern is raised which also adds amazing texture. My previous rug was very flat and thin, so this is a major improvement.

Dining Room Rug |

And that my friends about sums up my excitement for the week. Adele’s new album helps, too.

Happy Weekend!


This post was created as part of my collaboration with Rugs USA. The opinions, thoughts, and ideas in this post are my own.


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  • James at

    I like the comment. Thanks for the sharing the post.

  • Jessie at

    Hi, I LOVE the green on that bar cart or dresser you have in this room—was it painted by you or did it come that way? I’d love to know the color if you diy’ed it! Thanks for showing your amazing style 🙂

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Hey Jessie! Sadly I did not DIY it. Everyone asks for this color, but I honestly don’t know. I tried to track down the maker, but they are no longer in business.

      If you check my Paint Colors page, I did try to match it with something at Sherwin Williams. It’s not an EXACT match, but close.

      xo Michael

  • Gina at

    This dining room is so awesome! I can see why you love it so much! I really don’t feel like redecorating my house so can I just move in with you? lol Just kidding! But I do LOVE this room, especially the curtains!!

  • Marisa at

    Love the rug — but I also LOVE that table runner. Where’s it from??

  • Allie Mackin at

    Your welcome, your site is great. Such an inspiration. And Nate Berkus not bad! Yes the brown rug worked I think because it was picking up the brown in the table and the blinds on the door. But I do like the gray better. It adds dimension without being distracting. Gorgeous room!

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  • Lisa B. at

    I love how you used “on fleek.” My step-daughter had been trying to explain that term to me 🙂 Oh and I love the rug!

  • RACHEL at

    Your dining room looks amazing! Lovely decor, the table runner, and especially the rug!

  • TidyMom at

    I love the new rug!!! We just replaced our carpet with gorgeous laminate this past week and I’m on the hunt for a large rug. I’m having such a hard time choosing since I feel like the rug defines the room! I’ve been looking on Rugs USA – just need to make a decision lol

  • Jeann at

    I love your new rug. I also like your drapes and the way they mix withe your wall color and rug. Lovely room. I am new to your blog and I really enjoy your design.

  • Katie at

    I live the wall colour. What is it called?

  • Lisa at

    I totally love this rug! The color and updated chevron pattern are a great change to your dining room. I especially like the large size. I think it helps to bring the room together.

  • Sheila at

    Very nice! Thanks for the Rugs USA recommendation. I have been looking for a dining room rug and hallway runner for a couple years now with no success. Your rooms are lovely and I would be hard put to pick a favorite.

  • Elle at

    It looks great! The perfect upgrade.

  • Julie Blanner at

    It really softens the space. I love how your style and home are evolving, as we all do! It’s a beautiful transition.

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