Rugs

Anni Albers Runner Rug

It’s quite wonderful when older designs look just as relevant today as they did in their original time period. This runner (design by Anni Albers ) adds pattern and texture, making it a perfect neutral backdrop for an entryway or hall.

With the belief that aesthetics should be a consideration in every aspect of daily life, Anni Albers (born Annelise Fleischmann) joined the Bauhaus Weaving Workshop as a student in 1922. Though her initial passion lay in painting, women were restricted at that time to textiles, which she nonetheless took to enthusiastically. Experimenting with new materials for weaving, she elevated textile design to a true art form. Rug designer Christopher Farr has brought two Albers designs into production for the first time. They feature a short, dense pile, letting them fit under doors and are crafted from hand-spun wool, which is then hand-tufted in India.

Measurements: L 10′ x W 3′
Materials: 100% wool; gauze backing.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,880.00
Availability: Buy Anni Albers Runner Rug here

Chinook and Mohican Area Rug

These are either a fabulous ‘do’ or a horrible ‘don’t’. You decide.

Chinook Area Rug (leopard pattern), $918.00, Buy it here.
Mohican Area Rug (zebra pattern), $918.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $918.00
Availability: Buy Chinook and Mohican Area Rug here

Nina Bovasso Rug from BravinLee

Where do I even begin… this rug is so crazy freaking beautiful that I’m having heart palpitations. Did I mention that I’m in the market for an area rug? And this one has me dizzy. Did I also mention I’m drawn to the most expensive things, like a moth to a very bright lovely flamethrower? This rug by artist Nina Bovasso features 36 saturated colors and is GoodWeave certified, and if I owned it I would just point and stare.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $8,000.00
Availability: Buy Nina Bovasso Rug from BravinLee here

Twinkle Living Midnight Rug in Cream

It’s no secret that Twinkle Living has some great rugs to choose from; this circular cream and black design is a great option for a seating area that needs a focal point.

Originally trained in the arts, Wenlan draws all of her own patterns for both her home and fashion collections. With custom prints and designs inspired by imagery culled from a life spent working in the arts, traveling the world, and escaping with idle daydreams, Wenlan brings a fresh point of view to her work and is thrilled to translate her ideas into a line of unique but accessible collection for the home.

Designer: Wenlan Chia
Manufacturer: Twinkle Living
Dimensions (inches): Midnight Rug In Cream – 5′ Round: 5 Diam
Materials: 100% Hand tufted New Zealand wool.

Purchase Information:

Price: $679
Availability: Buy Twinkle Living Midnight Rug in Cream here

Angela Adams Couture Collection, Rain Tapestry

Yep, this does have a certain psychedelic edge to it, but the color choices are intriguing in a bright sort of way and you know it’s got to be a nice quality for that kind of price (ouch, huh?). Other pieces within the Couture Collection are quite lovely as well, and even if you can’t quite see one of the rugs fitting into your budget, it might be worth taking a look at some of them to get color inspiration.

Shown: “Rain,” adorned with Swarovski crystals.

$14,000.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $14,000.00
Availability: Buy Angela Adams Couture Collection, Rain Tapestry here

Daydream Rug by Twinkle Living

This is the sort of rug that makes you want it no matter the price, because of the following reasons: it’s strange, no one else has it (probably), your guests would spend all sorts of time trying to decipher the imagery (which would give you more time to get the table set/drinks poured, etc.), and it’s black and blue and white, which could act as a neutral in a very tricky* (but delightful) way.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $980.00
Availability: Buy Daydream Rug by Twinkle Living here

Ikea PS Stuga Rug

As some of you might already know, the new Ikea PS collection is now available online in the US. I’ll try not to bombard you with posts of every single item, but just to give you fair warning, I might sprinkle in a healthy dose over then next few days/weeks.

Available in Kilim Red or Kilim Blue
100 % wool
designer: Kazuyo Nomura
Length: 9 ‘ 0 ” Width: 9 ‘ 0 ”

$299.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $299.00
Availability: Buy Ikea PS Stuga Rug here

Wire Rug

I’d say these bold brush-like strokes of this black and white rug would add some energy to a room. (Energy as in movement, not like “I can tell you have good energy by your aura…”)

Graphic carbon barbed wire escapes the predictable confines in a freeform contrast on plush linen hand-tufted New Zealand/Indian wool.

100% wool
5’x8′, $299.00
8’x10′, $599.00

Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $299.00
Availability: Buy Wire Rug here

Positive/Negative Rug

These two rugs are added to the ever expanding list of things that are too expensive to buy but completely cool enough to wish there were copies/knockoffs (I feel like a traitor to the design world for saying that).

Positive and Negative Rug were designed as a special collection for Kasthall by Swedish designer Björn Dahlström. Both rugs have a pattern of hand written text, which describes the “feelings” of the rug – one with a more positive outlook and the other somewhat more negative – hence the names. The rugs are hand tufted in pure linen, with a white base and navy blue text. The standard size is 170x240cm, other sizes available upon request.

$6,091.00 each, Buy it here.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $6,091.00
Availability: Buy Positive/Negative Rug here

Driade Sheradze Rug

Whoa, I think I love this seemingly spliced-together rug. For those of you in the UK, you’re lucky enough to take advantage of some savings. I didn’t see any available stockists in the US, but please let me know if that’s incorrect.

Designer: Marta Laudani & Marco Romanelli
Dimensions: Width: 200mm* x Depth: 3000mm
(*I think this is supposed to be ‘2000mm’ as that would make the rug about 6.5′ x 9′. I would double check before ordering though, fyi.)
100% wool

£1,722.00 15% Off
Now £1,463.70, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: £1,463.70
Availability: Buy Driade Sheradze Rug here

Harmony Rug

Looks like summer sales are heating up; if you know of any significant savings from certain stores, let me know and I’ll try to keep on top of posting them.

Vivid lobster red, sprout green and mellow yellow progress 1, 2, 3 on warm zen grey. Hand-tufted plush in fine 100% bikaner wool.

5’x8′, $299.00 $249.00
8’x10′, $599.00 $399.00
Buy it here.

More information:

View Harmony Rug here

Furoshiki Rug

This rug is spectacular with its rhombic shape and pink/blue/purple/grey color scheme.

In reference to the Japanese wrapping technique, that protects objects for transport, the Furoshiki seams like a folded cloth. The rug’s pattern combines 6 different colours and is produced by hand in 100% wool from New Zealand.

Dimensions: H112,2 x W60,2 in (H285 x W153 cm)

$2,770.00, Buy it here.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $2,770.00
Availability: Buy Furoshiki Rug here

Kid’s Rug by Arzu Firuz

I’m not quite sure what this is made from (wool? felt? maybe even wood??), but it’s pretty cute for the price. And call me crazy, but I wouldn’t say it’s just for kids…if it had ABCs or something then yeah, I’d say for kids, but adults can like animal silhouettes too.

Blue. Measures approximately 38.5″.
$135.00 now: $94.50, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $135.00
Availability: Buy Kid’s Rug by Arzu Firuz here

Vernal Cusp Rug

This definitely has a spring-time feel, which might help lighten up some of those darker rooms. (Also, don’t be afraid of florals; they won’t hurt you.)

Wool; cotton backing

$78.00-$1,098.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $78.00-$1,098.00
Availability: Buy Vernal Cusp Rug here

Folk Rug

Traditional folk design cropped and updated with a softer palette…absolutely lovely.

Folk emerges from this recovery of the origins and ornamental culture. The collection incorporates floral motifs and borders as a representation of ancestral themes. It feeds on the sobriety of the traditional design of the borders and updates it to suit contemporary environments while maintaining its original folklore. The result is a rug in raw, purple and green shades that take you back to a warm homely atmosphere of legends and mythology.

Designer: Nani Marquina
Material: Handmade, hand tufted, 100% New Zealand wool
Dimensions: 5.6 x 7.9 feet, 6.6 x 9.8 feet
Custom sizes available – delivery time is 12 to 14 weeks

$2045.00 – $3010.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $2045.00
Availability: Buy Folk Rug here