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Color block blue Swedish antique rug - Nazmiyal via Atticmag

Vintage but Modern Rugs

Mid-20th century has become a golden age of home design. That saying “old is new again” is never more true than when it comes to home décor. Revival styles cross oceans and centuries; they are embellished and sampled. And yet, sometimes originals manage to look so fresh and contemporary it’s surprising to learn they are […]

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sheepskin rug in playroom teepee

Cozy Up To Shearling

A collection of ideas using these plush area rugs. Shearling pillows and upholstering on stools have been around for awhile, but the current trend is to toss the tough-wearing rugs anywhere and everywhere for softness or added warmth.  A pair of Ghost chairs are covered with flokati rugs in this desk area.  The shaggy look […]

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royal blue and white striped living room rug

Summer and Stripes

Is it reasonable to think that my rugs could, and should, be seasonal? It’s hot and humid outside and my beloved Oriental carpets are feeling a little heavy. I do have a lot of them — the joke around here is that we live at “rug mart.” So, along with my reaction to what our […]

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wide black and white striped flat weave rug in home office by Nate Berus

Black and White Dhurrie Rugs

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 […]

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contemporary room with modern color-block rug

Same Room, Different Rugs II

The power of a single rug to transform a room should not be underestimated. In the past, I’ve saved a photo of a room with a rug I particularly like, then stumbled upon one of the same room with the carpet switched out. Now it’s happened again! Just as before, the first rug is an […]

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