A little bit of Zebra in my life

Just about every night as of late, I fall asleep decorating our new house in my head. I’m pretty sure I’ve got just about all the rooms done and hopefully soon I’ll get back on my computer and create inspiration boards for each to share with you.

…but the decorating isn’t just left for the moments before I fall asleep …it’s every free moment in my head which has really taken up the space where my head wants to freak out on itself and it’s so refreshing to be using my brain creatively again. There is open space . . . I digress.

I persuaded my husband to give me full use of one of the three bedrooms and turn it into a fabulously glamourous office/dressing area -which I am so excited about. I decided I wanted the color scheme to be mostly white with touches of other colors scattered around …a choice based on three relatively inexpensive modern/simple dressers I already have from Ikea {provided they stay intact through the move}. When lined up side by side, they actually look really great.

I decided I wanted a zebra rug as the focal point which would tie in the modern/vintage glamour feel I was going for …and while I love the shape of an authentic zebra {rug} I could never in a million years bring myself to buy an animal skin …which I’m pretty sure would bring me to tears every time I look at it not to mention stand/sit on it.


So I randomly logged onto gilt.com a couple nights ago and clicked “home”. The first sale that popped up was for nuLOOM rugs {mostly known for Flokati} …and all the way at the bottom, what did I find? Fabulous zebra rugs for half the original price. I love gilt.com! So I bought the round one below …and I think it’s perfect for the space.

NuLoom Round Zebra Rug

…and the sale is still going on …go to gilt.com “home” to see the rest.

Oh I cannot wait to move!


LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • sharlene

    January 4, 2010 |

    im glad ur back=)

    and even more glad u opted out of the REAL zebra rug poor thing! I would be afraid of it coming to life to haunt me at night lol


  • nuheila

    January 4, 2010 |

    I m glad also you haven t choose a real zebra rug:)
    i love that picture,room looks so peaceful and there is morrocon cushion:)


  • Jaeve + Things

    January 4, 2010 |

    i love the zebra look!

  • Katie

    January 4, 2010 |

    So glad you’ve found a new creative outlet! My husband and I moved a few months ago and having a new place to decorate has been great for me, I know it’ll be good for you too!

  • Kris

    January 4, 2010 |

    LOVE Zebra!

    ps stop by my blog, I have some awards for you! :o)

  • Adler

    January 4, 2010 |

    I love Zebra…is it wrong that I am reading your heading to the tune of Mambo #5?

  • pinksundrops

    January 4, 2010 |

    Oooh I like! And I like Gilt!

  • Ji

    January 4, 2010 |

    what creative mind,
    loved the top design,
    very unique and gorgeous!

    Way to go,
    happy 2010!

    welcome, from Jingle

  • drollgirl

    January 4, 2010 |

    love the rug! and can’t wait to see pics of the new digs!!!

  • MalibuMara

    January 4, 2010 |

    that rug is AMAZING i love it!

  • Jacqueline

    January 4, 2010 |

    Love the rug and Gilt. I cannot wait to see what you will do to each room! xoxo



    January 4, 2010 |

    A Zebra pattern rug will suit your home style well. It is a great place to start you house worthy aesthetic.

    Enjoy the process!

  • Gracinha

    January 4, 2010 |

    i love this color combo! amazing.

    kiss kiss


  • Linda

    January 4, 2010 |

    I love that teal wall!

  • J-Diggety

    January 4, 2010 |

    Yay for distracting projects! 🙂 Glad you’re feeling better and you get to utilize your creative prowess with the new digs. I’m moving this next weekend! But as usual, it’s a rental apartment that I can’t paint or anything. The hella cheap rent makes up for that, tho, and I’ll get my decorating fix through accents!

    xoxo J

  • Summer

    January 5, 2010 |

    LOVE!!! We have a zebra rug in our living room, but now I want a black/white one….ours is brown/tan….

    Can’t wait to move and redecorate everything again.

    Did you guys buy???

  • stacy

    January 5, 2010 |

    love it!

    looking forward to this added element of your blog.

  • anotherfishinthesea

    January 5, 2010 |

    nice moves on spotting that sale! it must have been meant to be

  • Katy

    January 5, 2010 |


  • Veronika

    January 5, 2010 |

    i love zebra print! I just blogged about this awesome zebra print chest i bought at Marshalls. It’s so perfect and really creates a fun feel to a room.


  • maeghan

    January 5, 2010 |

    I’m excited to follow the decorative process! I hope you’ll document it for us!

  • Domestic Goddess

    January 5, 2010 |

    i love a pop of animal print in a house! i’m on a hunt for a good pair of leopard print pillows at the moment!

    enjoy the decorating process it’s so fun!

  • Maggie May

    January 5, 2010 |

    i JUST bought a zebra footstool from Target, with black shiny legs, that i adore!! love the rug.

  • myedit

    January 5, 2010 |

    That rug will be a perfect centrepiece in a fabulous dressing room/office. I too, have dibs on a room all to myself, when we hopefully move this spring /summer… so many ideas! And enough room to hang all my clothes would be fabulous!

  • ~Mrs. Guru~

    January 5, 2010 |

    love the rug!

  • Chin-chin

    January 5, 2010 |

    I love the rug. Been adoring animal prints ever since!


  • thegoodgirlgoneblog.com

    January 5, 2010 |

    I love zebra print- it reminds me of my little sister because she loves it! Glad you’re not buying a real Zebra rug 😉

  • ♥ Katinka

    January 5, 2010 |

    I’m so excited for you!

  • Amy

    January 5, 2010 |

    I agree with Adler’s Mambo #5 comment above. That’s exactly what I was thinking about your title. A little bit of Zebra in my life, a little bit of Leopard by my side *dork*

    Have fun decorating! Can’t wait to see what you do with the new house 🙂

  • The Cottage Cheese

    January 5, 2010 |

    I dig the zebra rug! Congratulations on your new house, I’m so excited for you guys!

  • Kellie

    January 5, 2010 |

    Your house is going to look amazing! Love the rug! Way to get a steal! 🙂

  • anhesty

    January 5, 2010 |

    cute!!!! i can’t wait to see it in your home!

  • Pretty Little World

    January 5, 2010 |

    Perfection! I know you’ll love this when it arrives! I went with a zebra print rug for our upstairs bathroom and I love it!

  • amalie

    January 5, 2010 |

    Greaat zebra rug!

  • Iva

    January 5, 2010 |

    what an awesome rug!!! I am so excited for this move! Its going to be so much fun watching you decorate!!

  • Hanako66

    January 5, 2010 |

    i’m excited to see what you do! i have run out of closet space and am in the beginning stages of turning that area into some sort of clothes storage as well….super fun!

  • Nicole Marie

    January 5, 2010 |

    oh yay! decorating is so fun! great way to keep your mind busy! can’t wait to see the new place!

  • kathleen

    January 5, 2010 |

    Love this photo! Can’t wait to see more of your inspiration!

  • Chessa!

    January 5, 2010 |

    the rug is amazing! have so much fun decorating! that’s my favorite thing to do!

  • Anonymous

    January 6, 2010 |

    Dear Megan,
    I’m a folk from Poland. You are cute you know? But still I find it difficult to forgive you that you are constantly stealing my fiance’s time. Isn’t it possible to make this blog more boring…?
    Boyfriend of your female fan

  • Savvy Gal

    January 6, 2010 |

    it’s an amazing rug. you got a new home? congrat! wishing you the best in 2010. xo

  • ediot

    January 6, 2010 |

    hello darling. hope youre having an great beginning of 2010. i adore this livingroom- the colours make it so pieceful.
    thanks for sharing. im probably going to ikea today. so this is a great inspiration!
    xxxxxxxx ediot

  • kanishk

    January 6, 2010 |

    I m glad also you haven t choose a real zebra rug:)

    agua bendita

  • FashionAddict

    January 7, 2010 |

    You have such great taste! I think every house needs a bit of zebra, don’t you?

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