Flat-woven rugs feel crisp and contemporary.
I never tire of black and white as a design motif and lately I’ve noticed it turning up on the floor. Nate Berkus used it on the floor to give some visual buzz to an otherwise neutral living room.
Earlier this week we saw the very same dhurrie carpet used in a virtuoso showhouse playroom in Atlanta — these two rooms could not be more different yet it looks great in both of them. Flat weave rugs are practical because they have no pile, can be flipped over and are tightly woven which makes them durable – 3 things to know about dhurries, which Jane T explained some time ago.
Black and white stripes in a rug with a slightly different configuration were also chosen by Berkus for a sophisticated home office.