Archive for the ‘floors’ Category

Jute Rug

Monday, October 5th, 2009

I threw the jute TÅRNBY rug I picked up at Ikea in the living room. The cowhide that was here before ended up in the bedroom.

I like this big Ikea jute rug so far. I think I might want to layer it with a kilim or a white cowhide to break up all the brown naturalness that’s happening.

Like so perhaps…


Or like this, which we’ve all seen – but with way less zebra and expensive beni ouarain rugs…

Kitchen Kilim

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

I’m totally a sucker for ebay kilims.

I nervously auctioned my way to winning another rug on ebay with the intent of sticking it in the kitchen. It fits at 10′ x 4′ and is definitely lovely for $22.50.

When I saw it on ebay I thought the pale aqua color and the subtle geometric pattern would pick up the color in my nutty turquoise counter tops. Surprisingly the dark brown geometric pattern creates a great frame against the dark floors…I was a little worried about mixing the dark brown and black. Overall it gives a nice layer of texture to the kitchen which has recently started to feel a little too atomic kitsch and not as modernist snazzy as I’d like.

This rug seems to be of better quality than the one in the bedroom. Its a bit thicker and way less rough…although I’m really not sure how these things should feel.

I might have kilim mania. I still really want a few more to throw around the house.

I wonder how many is too many?

Bedroom Kilim

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

The Ace Hotel inspired me to move my new kilim runner to the bedroom.

LOVE it!