monday mess * a solution



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one major problem area in our house is the kitchen table and floor.  first of all, it is a dumping ground for everything.  we are people that pile.  no matter how hard i try not to, and how much i teach my little la las not to, it happens (i’ll take piler confessions in the comments section, this will make me feel better).



worse than the piling is the floor on the table, is the floor beneath it.  it usually is a bad situation after dinner with 4 little ones.  i had a shaggy rug for the longest time, which was good in theory to hide things  but probably there were small animals living in that rug.   i couldn’t take it any longer.  several of you suggested FLOR  via twitter.  i have been a long distance admirer of FLOR for the longest time so i thought now was as good of time as any to try.

if you’re not familiar with FLOR they are carpet squares you piece together (however you like) to create a rug, runner or carpeted area.  besides having some really rad designs, i have been ooing over the idea that you can replace squares as needed for sometime now.  say, little number 3 decides to paint with spaghetti sauce on the floor or the puppy you are training finds your carpet the place he likes to go, than you can replace what is needed as needed.  i think it’s a great solution to any type of mess.

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do you find the kitchen table and floor beneath it to be a problem area for you?  any great solutions that you’ve come across?

P.S.  i have the re-oreinted rug in grey but i also love this one.  also, FLOR is currently offering a 25% sale to customers until June 28th at midnight.  

images : la la lovely  / rug c/o of FLOR



  • April Louise
    Commented on June 17th, 2013 at 10:24am

    Love the chairs and the mess!

  • Trina
    Commented on June 17th, 2013 at 2:28pm

    thank you!

  • emily
    Commented on June 17th, 2013 at 2:46pm

    gorgeous messes! I wish mine looked so aesthetically pleasing! but, really love the new rug!

  • Anitra
    Commented on June 17th, 2013 at 3:29pm

    I am a piler and have always tried to not be one until I went through this seminar where we did a personality test (D.I.S.C.) and found out that it’s more my personality. I am a “I” and probably will always have piles.. I embrace them now :) Love the rug btw!

  • Trina
    Commented on June 17th, 2013 at 9:20pm

    oooh…i took that test years ago. i forgot what i was? i just took another personality test that was sooooo right on last week through strength finders. i hope to write more about it in the near future!

  • Anitra
    Commented on June 18th, 2013 at 1:17am

    @Anitra, “I” personalities are kind of happy go lucky, life of the party, worry about the details later type of person. I don’t fit that category totally but when our teacher mentioned that we may have little piles all around the house or office, I had to laugh because that is me! I look forward to your posts! :)

  • Trina
    Commented on June 21st, 2013 at 9:37am

    i think i remember that now… i’m not an ‘I” ….with the exception of the piling :) xo . t

  • WorthyStyle
    Commented on June 17th, 2013 at 4:04pm

    The rug is lovely. I like the premise behind FLOR but am a traditionalist (for now, pre-children) so we have orientals scattered throughout our home. Our breakfast nook is always piling up with junk. It is just me and my husband, so that makes it even more lame that we can be messy like that. I get a LOT of magazines and mail, but it really is his fault as he does not have a desk or anything like it in our home.

    I have to admit I love those chucks with the angel wings on them! Too cute. haha

  • Trina
    Commented on June 17th, 2013 at 9:18pm

    ooh…..i love a good oriental too! beware…the piling takes on a life of it’s own when kids arrive on the scene ;) and thanks, i love those little wings on the chucks too! xo . t

  • Ashley Urke | Domestic Fashionista
    Commented on June 18th, 2013 at 7:16pm

    Your table is gorgeous! A beautiful mess in my opinion!!!

  • Trina
    Commented on June 21st, 2013 at 9:29am

    thank you! xo . t

  • Patti
    Commented on June 19th, 2013 at 8:02pm

    now, that is a beautiful looking mess!

  • Noelle
    Commented on July 4th, 2013 at 11:40am

    What. Your dining area is looking gorgeous. Teach me your ways ;) I’m coming soon–let’s hang out??

  • Trina
    Commented on July 9th, 2013 at 8:52am

    thank you, friend!!!!! lets def hang out! when are you coming?!?!?!

  • Rachel Briller
    Commented on July 24th, 2017 at 6:10pm

    Hi! Where are your lucite chairs with the furry cover from?

  • Trina
    Commented on August 6th, 2017 at 11:17pm

    Hi! I wish I remembered…I bought them at a discount furniture store somewhere outside of Chicago. They are called Ghost chairs and it looks like you can find them on Amazon here —->

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