AccessoriesMay 24, 2011

Magic Carpet Ride

I have this shag rug in my bedroom and I have to say it has become the bane of my existence.  While it says it’s woven to reduce shedding, that thing is equivalent to owning 4 golden retrievers during shedding season. Clumps of shag fuzz are under EVERYTHING and on EVERYTHING.  I’ll think I’ve cleaned them all up and then more will sneak out from behind drapes or under the bed all “ha ha Erin, you can’t get rid of us!!!” I am finally ready to concede and chuck it (or perhaps put it in the guest room?)  My vacuum might kick the bucket if I make it suck up any more of that rug (how is there any rug LEFT? It seems to be growing hair!) As I ponder a replacement I am recognizing my new obsession with antique Persian and Turkish rugs. An unfortunate addiction, since a really nice on will set you back the amount equivalent to the price tag on BMW, but not an impossible one. Thanks to eBAY and other such sources, finding some old rugs (ideally worn is places to give a really nice patina) for a reasonable amount isn’t impossible.

This new love of mine is so out of left field- had you asked me two years ago about Persian rugs the words “dated” and “stuffy” would have come out of my mouth.  But styled in a modern space or with some more modern furniture these rugs are SO hip….

LOVE Jenna’s black walled bedroom with the crisp white duvet with a shot of color paired with the antique rug (am copying this look, which is lame, but true).  I also ADORE these rugs in kitchens- unexpected and lovely.

Vintage rugs + lucite = YEEEESSSSSS.  But not all statements have to be bold, the room at right is super subtle but still modern (in a traditional way).

They even work in kid’s rooms! Who knew? (Amanda Peet’s decorator, that’s who…)

After disliking red for a long time, I am red-obsessed. And orange, but that you knew.

BAM. Kitchen porn. Just needs some pendants. Modern ones.

Paired with a white Chesterfield? Be still my heart.

My current home  ( and hopefully permanent -for 5+ years at least- home looks more like this space) and I love the juxtaposition of the industrial and the traditional antique!

Here are some I just found on eBay- click the images for links to the item for sale!

Aaaaaand just for fun some I can’t afford. Yet.

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Images via Pinterest, DecorPad, Elle Decor, Domino

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