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Afternoon Delight

Annie and all of us here at Fresh American are jazzed to welcome a quartet of talented bloggers to our headquarters in the Berkshires. Joining us for a day of design dish and a peek behind the curtain of Annie’s studio are Lynn from Décor Arts Now, Amy from ABCD Design, Liz from Shorely Chic Interiors, and Tamara from Nest by Tamara. Design junkies that they are, they even put together a brand-new Annie Selke Pinterest board!

Stay tuned for more behind-the-scenes details of their visit. In the meantime, here’s one of our favorite moments: Annie and the bloggers enjoying conversation at Annie’s house. (Of course Dash had to join in.)

Like Annie’s rug? Then you’re in luck, because today’s giveaway is for the 8’ x 10’ Circle Fret tufted wool rug from Dash & Albert Rug Company–a $1,400 value! The giveaway starts on Friday, May 18, and runs until 11:59 EST on Sunday, May 20. All you have to do to enter is answer this question in the comments below: Which room in your house is most in need of a rug refresh? (View the full rules here.)

Congratulations to our winner, Terri from Oklahoma! 


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Crystal May 18, 2012 at 10:12 am

I so need a new rug for our den. This rug would be a great excuse to make-over that room next!

Jennifer May 18, 2012 at 10:16 am

My living room needs a rug.

Jenny May 18, 2012 at 10:30 am

My living room really needs a new rug, we have one that doesn’t match very well.

Kelly May 18, 2012 at 10:36 am

That rug would be perfect in my daughter’s hangout/tv room! That soft color is so pretty and feminine…your house is so welcoming!

JC May 18, 2012 at 10:39 am

The master bedroom! We already have a gorgeous spread and shams from Pine Cone Hill and this rug would be beautiful with it.

Stesse May 18, 2012 at 10:48 am

The main room – combo living / dining / kitchen – could really use use a rug to anchor the seating area!

Kathleen May 18, 2012 at 10:57 am

This rug mwould fit in very nicely in my new family/media room. Incidentally, Annie has very tasteful choices in her home.

Carmen May 18, 2012 at 11:13 am

Oh my stars! I’ve been shopping for a new rug for my living room and this would fit the bill!

robelyn May 18, 2012 at 11:17 am

GREEN WITH ENVY!!! What a ROCK STAR studded afternoon!!! Have fun – ENJOY!!!

That rug needs to be in my bedroom… LOLOL

;-D robelyn

Linda May 18, 2012 at 11:20 am

I’ve been admiring that rug for quite some time. It would be perfect for my office!

Linda May 18, 2012 at 11:24 am

I should have added that what’s on the the office floor right now is so ugly I’ll have to pay to have it removed! it is in dire need of of a beautiful rug!

Gretchen May 18, 2012 at 11:24 am

This would be perfect in my bedroom. Lovely!

Sheila Kastrinakis May 18, 2012 at 11:26 am

Just pulled up old carpet and exposed wood floors. Need a rug for the dining area!!

katharyn May 18, 2012 at 11:28 am

Great rug for the den!!!

Anne May 18, 2012 at 11:28 am

Our living room does not have one since we have wall to wall carpet but this would look fantastic layered on top!

Merlyn Bost May 18, 2012 at 11:31 am

Oh My! A Favorite! Would put it in that small library with the Rust in Peace Globe light! Too good to be true to win both. But I never lose my dreams…they carry me forward!

Tina May 18, 2012 at 11:32 am

My kitchen. We have a very large open room with a seating area where we tend to hang out in more than any other room in the house. With two furry Corgis underfoot, I change the rugs out frequently.
Would love to have this beautiful rug!
Thanks so much for the wonderful opportunities this week!

Sarah G May 18, 2012 at 11:33 am

The office/guest room!

Kim May 18, 2012 at 11:36 am

My bedroom needs a new rug!

ann marie May 18, 2012 at 11:39 am

Beautiful rug…just right for my bedroom!

Jaybird May 18, 2012 at 11:41 am

Oh my goodness….My living room is BADLY in need of a rug. Because of it’s location, the living room becomes a pass through and gets a LOT of wear and tear!! That rug would look beautiful in there with my soft summer colors!!
It would also hide a FEW Princess Posie Cat hairs :^)
Red Neck Chic said you had a magic carpet over here and she was right!!
Thanks for posting,

Bonnie Ungerland May 18, 2012 at 11:44 am

We are getting ready to move into a new home and really need a new rug in our family room, this one would fit in AWESOME!!! Love it!!

kristen Foster May 18, 2012 at 11:49 am

My TV room just ordered M & G sofas this would fit in just fine:)

dorothy sergi May 18, 2012 at 11:58 am

The rug is perfect for my dining room the color is perfect for my home . ..best of all it looks Dog friendly!! (I have two furry friends)

Monica Flegg May 18, 2012 at 12:06 pm

My living room longs for this chic rug, and my Australian shepherd thinks he’d like it too!

L Weber May 18, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Our bedroom badly needs a rug – I like this one because it’s both neutral and interesting at the same time! <3

Jackie May 18, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Oh my goodness what an amazing giveaway! My living room is the room that is in most need of a rug. This beauty is the perfect color for my room as well, and I love the bold pattern. I would be so proud to have this in my home. Thank you for the opportunity to win! 🙂

Julie Ryan May 18, 2012 at 12:30 pm

That rug would be so perfect in my living room – our wall colors are soft gray with bright white trim. Its a gorgeous rug!!

Kim May 18, 2012 at 12:54 pm

My living room! I absolutely LOVE this rug! It would be perfect for my living room!

Jennie May 18, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Would love to have a new rug for my den!!!

Jessica Dougherty May 18, 2012 at 1:09 pm

My living room is in desperate need of a rug!

Lee Nicholson May 18, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Oh my that rug is gorgeous! Living room needs a refreshing lift and this is just the ticket. Classic and fun. Great pattern.

www.onestorybuilding.com May 18, 2012 at 2:06 pm

We are in the process of redoing our sunroom right now. I have had my eyes on this rug for such a long time. It would be perfect for this room.

Terry Tamari May 18, 2012 at 2:20 pm

My living room floor is bare 🙁

Elliott May 18, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Living room, would look great!

Katy May 18, 2012 at 2:53 pm

The living room for sure!

birdie blue May 18, 2012 at 2:56 pm

our dining room. it’s plain hardwood, crying out for a rug.

thank you so much for the chance.


The Buzz Blog May 18, 2012 at 3:37 pm

How fun to see some of my favorite local bloggers and friends visiting! I’m sure we’ll be reading about the day on their blogs, too. My master bedroom is in sore need of a new rug… and a new bed, and some new lights, and some new curtains. Winning this beauty would be the perfect start!

The Buzz Blog

Leigh C May 18, 2012 at 3:41 pm

In my dining room!
Thank you for the opportunity!

Laura May 18, 2012 at 3:46 pm

The living room, definitely! The featured rug would look fabulous!

sydney85 May 18, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Absolutely love this rug. My daughter is moving into an apartment with hardwood floors and this would be perfect in her living room.

Rochelle May 18, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Perfect rug for my living room! Love the pattern.

Anne-Caroline Taylor May 18, 2012 at 4:42 pm

My bedroom is in most need of a fresh rug since my elderly labrador princess has soiled the carpet upstairs in my bedroom so badly because we are fostering a young black lab and she is not happy about it…. and so I am having to get hardwood floors put in next week. I will be looking for a nice Dash & Albert rug to put in my bedroom!!!!

Ruth Thornhill May 18, 2012 at 5:06 pm

Grandma’s room. This is a beautiful rug that would compliment any decor!

Katie May 18, 2012 at 5:59 pm

My sunroom. Here’s why. It was 5:10am. Time to leave for the airport. We had allotted 5 minutes for travel, 5 minutes for parking, and 5 minutes for security passage, putting my husband, my one year old son, three year old son, myself, our carry-on luggage, stroller, and anything else to keep the kids from crying at our terminal gate no later than 5:30 to make the 6am flight. My husband and I had everything and everyone loaded in the car. The only remaining tasks before leaving the house was to let the dogs outside for the dogsitter. That’s when I discovered the dog had left a gift splattered all over the rug. Needless to say, we disposed of the rug upon returning from our trip. Oh – and we made the flight – because of a wonderful TSA agent who had pity for us on Christmas.

Carolyn Flanigan May 18, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Just got a new townhouse with hard wood floors. This beautiful rug would be perfect.

Amy May 18, 2012 at 6:09 pm

I would be so excited to have a rug in the living room so my 10 month old can crawl around on something bigger and softer than our little jute rug!

Cheryl May 18, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Granddaughter’s room.

sue lundeen May 18, 2012 at 6:42 pm

LOVE this rug!!

Gail Gallagher May 18, 2012 at 7:31 pm

My bedroom! What a lovely peaceful shade!

Lisa M May 18, 2012 at 8:24 pm

My boys’ upstairs area with gray painted walls and hardwood floors. This rug would be perfect to pull the room together and make it perfectly cozy!

Jen P. May 18, 2012 at 8:31 pm

My living room could use a new rug, and that one is absolutely gorgeous!

Jennifer May 18, 2012 at 9:29 pm

My beloved late doggie Moll-Moll did a number on our bedroom rug – but we overlooked it cuz we loved her do much. Now it is kinda just an eyesore, so a new , spot free rug would be really wonderful .

Terri W. May 18, 2012 at 9:53 pm

I’d love to replace the dark rug in our living room with this bright and fresh look!

susan May 18, 2012 at 10:04 pm

A rug refresh! What a lovely idea. My dining room would benifit greatly from a nice soft rug underfoot.

Anna May 18, 2012 at 10:28 pm

This rug is absolutely beautiful, and it would be a dream to have it for my master bedroom! Thank you for the chance to win — does owning a Clumber Spaniel increase my odds in any way? Mine is called Archie. 😉

I’m off to check out your Pinterest boards…

Katie May 18, 2012 at 11:42 pm

My living room bare floors are screaming for this rug!

Betsy May 19, 2012 at 12:43 am

Our basement needs a new rug badly. It flooded a few years ago and we have been busy restoring it.

Linda D May 19, 2012 at 12:58 am

My bedroom would really shine with this great new room!

Susan Gosman May 19, 2012 at 2:57 am

Easy one – my living room currently has a non-descript beige rug with a black border. Ugh!

Carol Tucker May 19, 2012 at 7:53 am

My bedroom is the most neglected room in the house and has never had a rug. This would be perfect!

Sue May 19, 2012 at 8:35 am

In an effort to quickly outfit my beach house I rushed and purchased a rug that was wrong from day one. I have lived with it for 6 years now and after surviving a puppy and visiting “grand dog” it is time for a rug that fits the house. I love Dash and Albert -such a beachy feel. I have some of their small rugs for my entry way but the large rug has been just a dream. I was excited to hear about this contest. What great rugs – very washable & fabulous colors that last.

Decor Arts Now May 19, 2012 at 10:15 am

Loved my visit with you—- and the rug is gorgeous!
I could use it in my home office!

Kelly Becker May 19, 2012 at 11:19 am

My dining room!

Ruth Music May 19, 2012 at 11:22 am

Dining Room for sure! Puppies ate/destroyed the last one. Family Room too…working on redecorating.

Lisa Fegley-Petti May 19, 2012 at 12:22 pm

I need a rug for one of my Reposed NY gallery spaces in CT! I will put a sign next to the rug mentioning your company and your blog!
The rug is a perfect backdrop for the antiques and home decor I sell!

Debra Lee May 19, 2012 at 4:25 pm

I love this rug!

Kim May 19, 2012 at 6:06 pm

With kids and pets, I would love a Dash & Albert rug for under my dining room table!

Jennifer May 19, 2012 at 8:47 pm

Wow! That rug is beautiful! I pinned it even before I realized you could win it! Our living room could really benefit from a pretty rug like that one.

kathy May 19, 2012 at 9:40 pm

My sunroom needs this exact rug! I just painted it Benjamin Moore Nantucket Fog with White Dove Trim – how perfect would this look in there? Please…….
p.s. I turned 50 today and this would be the BEST PRESENT!!!!

Beth B. May 19, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Moving into a new home and think this piece would look great in the dining room! The color and pattern are simple and elegant..very aesthetically pleasing.

tracy burke May 19, 2012 at 11:44 pm

My sitting room!

ShelleyCHolmes May 20, 2012 at 9:02 am

My den certainly would benefit from the Dash and Albert Circle Fret tufted rug! Actually could do very well in the guest bedroom come to think about it. Oh decisions, decisions, decisions!

PS. Love the fact Dash and Albert make natural fiber rugs!

Pam May 20, 2012 at 9:59 am

Wouldn’t it be great to win this beautiful rug for my daughter (husband, dog and 3 babies). She would love it!

Elise May 20, 2012 at 7:42 pm

I need a rug for ALL of the rooms of my house but mainly my den & bedroom! Just got rid of all of my old ones and looking to start fresh!

Debra May 20, 2012 at 9:01 pm

My family room!

ABC Dragoo May 21, 2012 at 9:43 am

Are we even eligible?! 😉 If so, I’d place it in our fireplace room which is done in all shades of white and grey!

Annie, this blogger trip was amazing! It was the most wonderful opportunity to get to know the savvy smart and generous woman behind the brands.

Thanks again,

Erica Wahlig May 21, 2012 at 10:37 am

I would LOVE to use this rug in my den – it would work perfectly with my gray and white paneled walls!

Judy Gold June 17, 2012 at 1:51 am

My puppies: Coco I think she is a Min-pin mix, the sweetest most affectionate dog ever. A neighbor found her running for her life from her dogs out in the yard. She hid under a tractor and was so small they couldn’t get to her. This was on Christmas Eve Day 2009. She was about 6 months old but had puppies that we never found. Our neighbors knew I could not turn her away and they were going to put her in a rabbit pen and take her to the shelter after Christmas. I was horrified and cried and my husband finally agreed we could keep her until we found the owner. She was so ill and her little body was on fire. She shook all night and I just rocked her and I prayed that she wouldn’t die.
We went the next morning to the vet. He came in and gave her about 200 dollars worth of shots because there was no way to tell what was wrong. She was SO thin. We think she is a gift to us for Christmas. We do not have a rug to lay on any more because with three dogs I needed hard floors. But little Coco hasn’t much hair and really would be such a happy puppy to have a rug to lay on in front of the electric fireplace. She is now wearing a re sweater and will growls at me when I take it off. Its just a little growl, really. Cocoa would as you can see love the rug. Thank you everyone for taking care of your pets. They love us so much and we all ask is a little food and love and of course their shots for survival!! Have a great day and thank you for reading. Judy


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