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by | Jul 24, 2017 | blogging, Decorating Inspiration, My Life

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Exciting news! :)

Hey y’all. So, I have no words. And that’s pretty rare around here. But, I can’t even with you guys! How did I get so lucky to have friends like you? SO GRATEFUL! The amount of support that you guys gave us for our rug designs in the Dash & Albert competition was UNBELIEVABLE!

You literally gave me and my girls (and our dog Jack, the aspiring rug model, heheheh) a GIFT we will never forget.

Because of YOUR encouragement, your comments, your stories, your shares, YOUR VOTES, you got our two top rug designs into the TOP TEN. Holy moly it was a tough competition! But because of YOU cheering us on, the incredible Annie Selke is going to make REAL LIVE GORGEOUS DASH & ALBERT RUGS with our original designs and they will be revealed at High Point Market NEXT SPRING!

Exciting news! :)

I just CAN. NOT. EVEN. believe this is for real. PINCHING myself over and over. I just never imagined little ol’ me having a design opportunity like this. My girls and I are so grateful for every single one of you who went out of your way to vote and to cheer us on to a new adventure. We can’t wait to share it with you.

Every rug submitted to this contest was so lovely and inspiring. Click HERE to see the rest of the finalists!

PS. These rugs will be available in Spring 2018–but if you’re on the hunt for a rug before then, I spotted tons of gorgeous Dash & Albert rugs at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

Much love to you all!



  1. Jo Jo

    Congratulations! So happy for you! It’s well deserved. Those two designs of yours are beautiful. And the two I voted on. ???

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Thank you, Jo Jo! I’m so grateful for your support. I’m so thrilled to have this opportunity!

  2. Sallie

    YAY!!! Congratulations!! Your designs really were the best ones – so you deserved this!! Way to go!!!

  3. Debbie

    Congratulations to you and your daughters (and of course Jack ;) )!! The rugs are beautiful — a very fresh look. Look forward to seeing them come to life!

  4. Diane @ An Extraordinary Day

    Yippee!!! I am so excited for you!! I knew you had this one… especially when Annie replied with a sweet telling remark to my comment on your strippy rug on IG. Congratulations Melissa! You are loved.

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Thank you, Diane! I’m so excited to have this opportunity and could not have done it without my besties!! Much love and thanks back to you. xoxo

  5. Penny

    That is SO cool! I love both of them and lok forward to them coming to market.

  6. sara

    Congrats! We’ll be counting down the days till we see them for sale.

  7. Joanne

    Wonderful news your hard work has paid off and I can only speak for myself you certainly deserve it. I am so happy for you it’s just a suggestion but I think you should design a rug for Jack the rug model just sayin

  8. Penny

    That’s amazing news, congratulations.Melissa.


    Congratulations!!! Woo Hoo, yours were my favorites!!

  10. Gail

    You not only got “in the top 10”, you placed 4th !!! And 8th ! That is terrific !! Congratulations to you and all of your success. Your design ‘eye’ and your writing style draw people in. Kudos ! :)

  11. Melinda Young

    Congrats!!! Excited to be able to purchase one of your designs!!

  12. Karen Q

    Wow! Awesome. Good. News. Congratulations, and well deserved. I can’t wait to put one (or maybe both!) in my home. xo

  13. Rose

    I loved your rugs. I’m so happy you made the top 10
    You so deserve it.

    Much love,

  14. eileen simon

    Your rugs were just gorgeous! Congratulations!!

  15. Barb

    Congratulations, Melissa! How exciting for you! I thought your rug designs were wonderful.

  16. Mary Albert

    Congratulations!! I love the striped rug!

  17. Carolyn

    Heartfelt Congrats to you! I’m so happy for you. You are very talented and deserved
    it! Those are the 2 I voted for too!

  18. Dorothy Ensz

    This is all so exciting. I’m glad I had a chance to vote and feel like I’m hobnobbin’ with the high class! You’re designs were the best, and I’m glad you placed well. I’d definitely take either one for my kitchen.

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