Rugs

Zig, Strata, and River Rock Rugs

Rugs! On sale! If you’ve any bare floors that your feet don’t like, it’s time to throw down a rug or two. Three of my favorites are shown above, and they’re all 20% off with free shipping. The sale ends today, so you’ll not have much time for deliberation, but there are several gender-neutral-patterned options to consider in addition to those linked to below.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $20% off
Available from: Serena Lily

Alyson Fox Rugs

I’ve long been a fan of the artist Alyson Fox, so this post is actually past due considering her collaboration with West Elm was in the press clippings months ago. The three rugs (still) available all have silvery, muted color palettes, which seem to fit the mood of this burgeoning year quite well. The patterns provide a subtle sort of interest, more of a quiet-yet-strong suggestion instead of a loud, bright shout. More images and info below.

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Price: $149.00 – 999.00
Available from: West Elm

Fairisle Rugs

You might remember the original Fairisle Rugs by Donna Wilson from a couple of years ago. Don’t worry, they’re still around, they just have a few slight variations in color. These hand-loomed Fairisle rugs feature a chunky knit texture and bright zigzag patterns that will give a room a good punch of pizazz. Made from 100% New Zealand wool.
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Price: $1,400.00
Available from: Horne

This Is Art Rug

Agree or disagree? Either way, it’s not a bad price for something that will keep your feet from freezing on those cold winter floors this winter. Typographic design by Matthew Lew.
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Price: $349.00
Available from: CB2

Scholten & Baijings Color Carpet Rugs

If Scholten & Baijings do amazing designs on blankets and cushions, why not apply their talents to rugs as well? While the collection for Hay Denmark includes six carpet designs, only four are shown here; visit Scholten & Baijings or the retailer A+R Store to see more.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $1600.00
Available from: A+R Store

Dwell Studio Facet Rug

Finding the perfect rug is a difficult task, no matter what your budget might be. Color, pattern, size, and quality are all factors in the decision making process and compromise is often necessary to avoid living with bare floors for months on end. Now, this Facet Rug ticks the pattern box, as facets are excellent paired with all sorts of styles, and is available in three color options, all well within the neutral color boundaries. Do be aware that this is a flat woven rug (often called a Dhurrie), so it doesn’t have a thick pile that you might be used to, but it is lightweight and somewhat portable. Sizes include a runner, a 5’x8′, and an 8’x10′.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $495.00 - 935.00
Available from: Dwell Studio

Felt Circle Floor Mat

Remember this Felt Circle Floor Mat? Well now there’s more than just the 68″ diameter size, and a ton of colors to choose from.

This 68″ diameter circular floor mat would be a good choice for a tight living area, not to mention the shape is a nice contrast to all the boxy furniture most of us have.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $160.00 - 2850.00
Available from: FilzFelt

Super Long Stretched Cowhide

This is so strange. What appears to be an unnaturally long cowhide is actually a rubber backed fabric digitally printed with a photographic image of a real cowhide. Like I said, strange. The image is detailed enough to see individual hairs, and because it’s fabric, it’s washable and easy to keep clean. Obviously, it’s non-allergenic as well. Intended for long rooms and corridors, it measures up to 380cm long, which is just about 12.5 feet.

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Purchase Information:

Price: £453.00
Available from: mineheartstore

Kosketin Carpet

Do you know what Kosketin means? You’ll probably guess it has something to do with a keyboard, and you’ll be right*. I thought it sounded more like a medicine brand name than anything, but what do I know? The Kosketin carpet is constructed of paper yarn and cotton.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $239.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Woodland Tumble Rug

Thoughts of little ones and decorating a nursery is on the brain thanks to a sibling that will soon give birth… fortunately, my sister has me to search out possible options for furnishings, and though this rug doesn’t quite work with the current color scheme, it is cute as can be with its woodland themed graphics, and someone must use one for their own baby’s room. There’s also a round version.

Woodland Tumble Large Rug, $550.00
100% hand tufted New Zealand wool. 5′ X 8′.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $550.00
Available from: Dwell Studio

Pebble Rug

Upon closer inspection of this rug you might find yourself thinking of teddy bears, and the uncomfortable thought of ‘how many teddy bears had to die to make this thing?’ Not to fear, though, as the rug was made from the extra material left over from plush animal production. This up-cycling means you can now lie down on a carpet of cuddly teddy bear arms; it would be a nice refuge after a cruddy day, wouldn’t it? More colors available.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $888.00 and up
Availability: Buy Pebble Rug here

Almond Rug by DwellStudio

Whoa, if you’re a sucker for black and white patterns, check out these flat woven rugs from DwellStudio. The runner is a winner, for sure, with its simple almond shapes taking the full width of pattern. Flat woven rugs are often the best choice for high traffic areas as they don’t show wear as much as a higher pile rug. They’re often much easier to clean as well.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $250.00 and up
Available from: Velocity Art and Design

Luna Rug

This rug needs Also sprach Zarathustra, Op.30 to accompany each new viewing. It’s a moon rug, so therefore I’m obligated to wax poetic nonsense regardless of whether you or I can afford it (if I could afford it, I would pretend I was an astronaut every single day). Interestingly enough, it’s actually a re-edition from the ’80s that comes from Oscar Tusquets’ La Tierra and La Luna rugs. Photographic techniques have improved since then, obviously, allowing the moon in its waxing phase to have more definition as well as having browns and beiges to give a warmer appearance.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $2,580.00
Available from: YLiving

Avenue Rug

Stripes! There’s nothing like ‘em to add some excitement to a room. Designed by Ritva Puotila, this wide striped design is available in four color combinations and also (good news) treated to repel dirt. It’s made from paper yarn, but don’t worry about flammability as the weave is tight enough to “not ignite easily”. Feel better? Available in stone-yellow, light gray-gray purple, gray-light gray, and nutria-light gray.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $758.00 and up
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Last Newspaper Rug

Nice. Old newspapers are cotton-wrapped to form this textured rug from Blu Dot. I haven’t seen these in person, but it looks like the closer you are to the rug the more you see the newspaper… a nice detail in a room, I think. The price is pretty affordable for the size too. Available in three sizes (4’x6′, 6’x9′, and 9’x9′) and three colors (grey, purple and slate).

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Purchase Information:

Price: $149.00 - 499.00
Available from: 2modern