Black and White Dhurrie Rugs

black and white striped dhurrie rug in Nate Berkus living roomFlat-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.

kids playroom with chalkboard wallsEarlier 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.

wide black and white striped flat weave rug in home office by Nate BerusBlack and white stripes in a rug with a slightly different configuration were also chosen by Berkus for a sophisticated home office.

If the look grabs you, check out a bold stripe rug from csn, a black and ivory Dash and Albert pattern, and another D&A that resembles mattress ticking – all reasonably priced.

(Source: Nate Berkus Associates, Westbrook Interiors)*

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