This Is Art Rug
Written by Katie on September 27, 2012. Permalink
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Your Design Guide to Home & Style.
Written by Katie on September 27, 2012. Permalink
Written by Katie on July 30, 2012. Permalink
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.
Purchase Information:Price: $1600.00
Written by Katie on May 21, 2012. Permalink
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′.
Purchase Information:Price: $495.00 - 935.00
Written by Katie on May 4, 2012. Permalink
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.
Purchase Information:Price: $160.00 - 2850.00
Written by Katie on March 21, 2012. Permalink
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.
Purchase Information:Price: £453.00
Written by Katie on March 7, 2012. Permalink
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.
Purchase Information:Price: $239.00
Written by Katie on February 24, 2012. Permalink
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′.
Purchase Information:Price: $550.00
Written by Katie on November 3, 2011. Permalink
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.
Purchase Information:Price: $888.00 and up
Written by Katie on October 24, 2011. Permalink
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.
Purchase Information:Price: $250.00 and up
Written by Katie on September 27, 2011. Permalink
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.
Purchase Information:Price: $2,580.00
Written by Katie on September 20, 2011. Permalink
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.
Purchase Information:Price: $758.00 and up
Written by Katie on September 16, 2011. Permalink
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).
Purchase Information:Price: $149.00 - 499.00
Written by Katie on September 13, 2011. Permalink
If you’re a sucker for patterns, you might like this rug with its zig-zaggy-ness. However, the standout quality for me it that it’s woven plastic. I have a somewhat similar rug in my kitchen and it’s been perfect, as I’ve had no worries when it comes to spillage or stains… you simply rinse it out. Sure, it’s plastic, and that sounds a bit unfriendly and cold, but I’ve been surprised at how I notice the pattern (and the interest it brings) and padding for my feet more than the material. It’s a low maintenance choice for high traffic areas, or even outdoors, if you wish. Gunnel Runner Rug shown above, Anna rug below.
Purchase Information:Price: $starts at $96.00
Written by Katie on September 2, 2011. Permalink
Yep, it’s just what you think it is- a mousepad for your floor. Digitally dyed in pleasing patterns, these nylon and rubber rugs are easy to clean (machine washable!) and skid-resistant. Unfortunately, they’re available in only two sizes: 23″x36″ or 46″x66″.
Purchase Information:Price: $98.00 - 280.00
Written by Katie on August 10, 2011. Permalink
Black and white patterned rugs have always seemed like the ideal choice for a room, mostly because they act as a neutral backdrop and you can easily change colors around. While this rug is leaning more towards an investment piece price, I do like the repetitive pattern, and, as it’s hand knotted New Zealand wool, you know the quality won’t disappoint.
Size: 67″W x 95″L
Purchase Information:Price: $3,225.00