My lanai is my peaceful retreat. I have my morning cup of tea there. I meditate there. I spend long evenings with friends and family there. I dream about the future there. The concrete floor is covered by all weather carpet, but I wanted to bring the floor to life. Wayfair gave me the chance to do this in style with the #MoreThanJustaRug opportunity. This geometric beauty they provided does the trick by adding a layer of what I call soft playfulness to my peaceful retreat.
My Peaceful Retreat
Look at that view. The wooded back yard leads to a beautiful lake. Since I am on a tiny island in Florida, I can use this space most of the year. I bet you can see why I call the lanai my peaceful retreat. The rug gives my bare feet a soft place to land. My toes just sink in. It also is a great place to sit as I meditate and practice yoga.
Circles Add Movement
You can see how the space looked before the rug in the photo above. It was nice, but not interesting. The Home Dynamix Royatly Area Rug changed all that. It added movement with the circular pattern. The circles are what drew me to this rug initially. Circles are my favorite shape. A circle has no beginning or end. It has no sharp edges, just a continuous flow that makes me happy. It covers a large part of the lanai – 7’8″ x 10’4″ to be exact. The full impact of the space can be seen below.
This rug adds style and comfort to our home. It truly is the missing piece of our design. Plus, it gives the space a personality. Everyone loves the rug. I enjoy the smiles when guests first see it. It is a little outside my normal eclectic rustic style. That is the point. I trusted that little voice that said, “You can so pull this off.”
Our Multi-Purpose Room
I am still finding uses for my peaceful retreat, and I love sharing it with others. Guests often join us for a casual meal or celebration. I work there as much as possible and always take my tea there. I watch the sun rise most mornings after yoga and meditation. There is great light here so I use the wooden table top for my food photo shoots. Many of my art and DIY projects are created here.
Even the dogs love the vibe in my peaceful retreat. They share the chaise lounge when I allow them to. 🙂
You are invited. Come for a visit or a cup of tea anytime. There is always room for one more.
As you can see, this is #MoreThanJustaRug!