Hide Rug- Zebra

A cowhide dyed to look like a zebra seems a little wrong, but definitely not as wrong as an actual zebra hide (in my opinion). So if you’ve got to have the look, here’s an option.

“Cheer up a bland living room with a splash of stripes! This dramatic zebra pattern has been dyed onto a top grain cow hide to give you a high style look that won’t break the bank.”

approx 7′ x 5′

Purchase Information:

Price: $575.00
Availability: Buy Hide Rug- Zebra here

Pieced Awning Stripe Mat

Not a bad price for a rug/mat with such strong graphic stripes…

“A fresh take on a summer classic, our awning stripe rug features offset yarn-dyed stripes that have the look of pieced construction. Hand woven on a sturdy cotton weft, it’s richly colored and one of a kind.”

Available in Cherry, Clementine, Black, Ink Blue and Green Apple.

2 x 3′: $29.00
2.5 x 9′: $69.00
3 x 5′: $49.00
5 x 8′: $109.00
8 x 10′: $179.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $29.00
Availability: Buy Pieced Awning Stripe Mat here

Festival 5’x8′ Rugs for $398-$592

Some decent designs for a rather reasonable price…

(shown left to right, top to bottom)
Festival Nighttime, $398.00,Buy it here.
Festival Cellular, $398.00, Buy it here.
Festival Spring, $398.00, Buy it here.
Festival Blossom, $398.00, Buy it here.
Chelsea Dots, $592.00, Buy it here.
Swim Rug, $250.00, Buy it here.
Festival Flora, $398.00, Buy it here.
Festival Branches, $398.00, Buy it here.

(*The retailer doesn’t state what these rugs are made of or where they come from, so please be sure to inquire before you purchase so you’re not hit upside the head with a different quality than expected.)

Home Sweet Home rugs by John Pour Home

Just found these cool hand-cut felt rugs via Design Sponge.

[posted by kris]

Rugs (Urban Outfitters)

Urban Outfitters has a bunch of interesting (and affordable) rugs- perfect for adding a little bit of interest and texture to any room.

Most made from low profile cotton.

(shown left to right, top to bottom)
3×5 Peony Tree Printed Rug, $28.00
3×5 Silhouette Flower Printed Rug, $28.00
3X5 Inked Floral Printed Rug, $28.00
5X7 Zebra Printed Rug, $68.00
5X7 Paisley Printed Rug, $68.00
5X7 Zig Zag Printed Rug, $39.99

Purchase Information:

Price: $28.00-$68.00
Availability: Buy Rugs (Urban Outfitters) here

Tide Rug

Today’s the last day for DWR’s Free Standard Shipping promotion. There’s the option of saving a little dough on delivery, which will make whatever you buy a little more ‘within reach’ of your budget.

“Originating from a rug proposal for No. 10 Downing Street, Christopher Farr’s Tide Rug has a (politically) neutral background with boldly colored lines that add a sense of spaciousness to larger rooms. The rug’s name refers to the sculpted lines that are created by ocean currents in the sand. Like all Farr’s designs, Tide is hand spun and handtufted of fine wool and manually dyed in small batches to create rich tonal nuances in the strands. It’s guaranteed to grow more beautiful with time as the wool’s natural lanolin emerges and invigorates the surface, creating enhanced luster over the years. Each rug is signed by the designer and numbered. Made in India.”

Hand-spun wool; cotton; latex.

L 10′ W 8′

Purchase Information:

Price: $3,700.00
Available from: DWR

River Bed Pebble Modern Rug by Ksenia Movafagh

I bet this feels really good to walk on.

“This rug is hand made and obviously not mass-produced which is precisely the reason we like it. Each is a ‘one off’ piece, entirely made by hand. Please note that due to this peculiar uniqueness, customer must be able to accept understandable variations that are normal for unique hand made works of art.”

Custom sizes upon request.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $3,800.00
Availability: Buy River Bed Pebble Modern Rug by Ksenia Movafagh here

5’x8′ Elements Rug

This rug has a completely acceptable price tag (which is always pleasantly surprising).

“Toe the line with whorls, arches and ridges that ID abstract thumbprints. Neutral graphic in plush 100% bikaner wool handtufted in multi-tones of ivory, beige, dark brown.”


Purchase Information:

Price: $299.00
Availability: Buy 5’x8′ Elements Rug here

Chinese River Rug-Antique

Whether you’re into the semi-decorative or not, rugs are a great way to add pattern and interest to a room.

Hand-tufted 100% New Zealand Wool
8mm/10mm cut and loop pile

8 x 10 ft

Purchase Information:

Price: $3,600.00
Availability: Buy Chinese River Rug-Antique here

Grace Rug

Even though this rug’s pattern is barely there, and not at all ‘pattern-y’, there’s a nice quality that adds some interest without distraction.

“Created in a colorway that’s only available at DWR, the Grace Rug (1999) was named in honor of Angela Adams’ great aunt. “I always thought my aunt Grace was very cool because she could whistle with two fingers,” says Adams. Capturing a pattern that could represent a burst of light or sound (or Grace’s whistle), the Rug’s depth and texture is highlighted by Adams’ use of color and thick pile. Hand tufted out of 100% New Zealand wool, the Grace Rug’s 1″ pile is soft and inviting. The edging is resolved without having to use a band, and the smooth cotton backing is attached using a natural rubber latex adhesive.”

100% New Zealand wool; cotton monk’s cloth; natural rubber latex.

W 8′ D 10′($1699.00) or W 5′ D 8′ ($899.00)

Purchase Information:

Price: $899.00
Available from: DWR

Laser Cut Rug- Round

Just at five foot (diameter), this wool blend rug’s crisp pattern will provide a monochromatic detail to whichever room you want.

“wool blend felt. imported. professional cleaning recommended.”

Available in Truffle or Flax.

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $399.00
Availability: Buy Laser Cut Rug- Round here

‘Contemporary Rugs’

Check out these rugs on sale- the only drawback is that the site doesn’t specify the materials used, so before you buy you might want to ask them.

All prices below for 5×8 size (but larger sizes are available).

Item # M-41(Black/White Stripe), Sale: $301.50, Buy it here.
Item # ART-54 (Red Dot), Sale: $603.00,Buy it here.
Item # G-59 (Zebra-ish Pattern), Sale: $504.00, Buy it here.
Item # G84 (Green Modern Rug), Sale: $504.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $301.50-$603.00
Availability: Buy ‘Contemporary Rugs’ here

Cowskin Goat Rug

I never quite thought that I would describe a cowhide rug as beautiful, but these shimmery highlights of gold really transform a rather normal hide into something special.

Available in White & Silver Metallic, Beige and Silver, or Beige and Gold Metallic.

apx. size is 6.5′ x 7.5′

(Link and price updated July 08, 2012.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $729.00
Availability: Buy Cowskin Goat Rug here

Zephyr Rug

Great abstract black and white patterned rug…you can’t go wrong with this one.

“Plush white 100% bikaner wool is handwoven, then over-twisted with black wool matrix in abstract motion.”

Rug. 5’x8′, $299.00
Rug. 8’x10′, $599.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $299.00
Availability: Buy Zephyr Rug here

Giraffe Rug

This struck me at first as honeycomb-patterned rather than giraffe, but either way it’s a decently patterned rug with a reasonable price tag.

“A bold animal print for the urban jungle. Hand-tufted looped and cut
pile lends rich dimension and sumptuous softness. 85% wool/15% viscose.
Imported. Clay/ivory.”

Purchase Information:

No longer available.