7.06.2009

high contrast stripes

I have been thinking about area rugs a lot lately--mainly because I have been considering a new one for my home and have realized that I am quite picky. So often when I am flipping through my favorite shelter magazines the rug truly is a deal breaker between loving or liking a room. I am thankful to have finally found a a rug style that I truly love in pretty much any room and with any style-- high contrast striped (especially wide) rugs...





(sources: scanned from July/August elle decor, cottage living via simply natural, oprah home, living etc, mortem holten)
Do you have a rug style? Or a component of a room that really makes or breaks it for you? If you are looking for more striped rug inspiration Anne did a wonderful post on some this week as well!

32 comments:

bananas. said...

i am all about the stripe right now and yesss to that rug. it's perfect!

Fabulous Finds Gal said...

I love the stripe for more casual interiors. But, I'm still hanging on to my cowhides.

Pearl Maple said...

Lovely images to inspire creative juices, thanks for sharing the ideas.

Maria said...

I really love this post... The stripes make such a large statement , they are now on my rug radar-thanks!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

I love, love, love stripes! So I'm very happy with this post.

I alot of times for me the lighting in a room can really make me love it or hate it.

P.S. Sorry I'm totally late with sending out your surprise. I've been swamped. It should go out this week. Promise!

polishedsense said...

The second, third and fourth shot are the ones that got my attention. I love the way the 2 black & white pillows match the rug in shot 2. I love the white walls & black doors in shot 3 (oh the chair too). And I love the stools in shot 4, they compliment the striped rug so well!

Emorie said...

these images are great, blair. I am actually looking at a little black and white runner and w/ a bold graphic print! loved the inspiration in these rooms.

iva yaneva said...

that's really very stylish! nice find :) and yes - I prefer the wide stripes as well!

TERI REES WANG said...

Chevron. I love chevron.
Afghan-low-profile-weave, please.

..and Zebra too.

liza said...

Wow. How have I missed your blog? I'm loving going back through months of posts. I'm glad you are here!

Patricia Torres said...

Didnt think striped rugs could look so nice... What a lovey post!!! Its great for a casual room!! fab!

Brunch at Saks said...

I never thought bold stripes could look so good! I especially love the first photo with the striped rug! Great post :) xoxo

Federica said...

Those are gorgeous! Love them all! Black & White stripes are amazing!

Lauren said...

Love the stripes...now some for my home!

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

loving these b&w stripy rugs!!

paula said...

my big rugs are all neutral, but my favorite is my striped rug in the front entry.

Haven and Home said...

rugs really do make a room. I have to say stripes and zigzag are my favorites...

A Life More Fabulous said...

This is exactly my rug style! I almost flipped when I'd seen the black and white striped rugs at Ikea and promptly bought two! I also have a large grey/blue jute rug in my living room which is all white...

Couture Carrie said...

Total genius... those rugs really open up the spaces! I especially love the runner in the kitchen! Gorgeous post, B!

xoxox,
CC

Nicole Marie said...

oh i never thought of stripes for the rug! great idea for my living room. thanks!

megan and melissa said...

I have never thought of large, bold stripes for a room but they definitely give the room some added punch! Thanks for sharing such fun pictures.
xoxo-Meg
fiddlesticksandfunnygirls.blogspot.com

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

I'd wanted a striped rug all year and finally took the plunge with a B&W one. It's been moving around my house the last couple of months and seems to work well everywhere.

BTW, as one of the original participants in my One Picture Challenge, I'd love it if you'd participate in a re-match. :) I posted it today. xoxo, ALEK

Amanda said...

I LOVE the dining room! It's my style in a nutshell right now. Just got back from the beach and want a little cottage to decorate now!

down and out chic said...

i think the last one is my favorite, but i love all of them. i'm thinking a striped rug definitely needs to go in my living room b/c the one i have in there now i simply not working.

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

I wouldn't have imagined black and white striped rugs could look so good! loving the kitchen and living room photos! xo

Lauren K said...

So chic!

Rachel Follett said...

I never thought I would like this but I love it! Great inspiration!

Juju said...

I'm obsessed with stripes! I also love the industrial bar stools in the second to last picture. I have a daydream that one of these days I'll stumble upon a set for super cheap at an estate sale.

Anne @ The City Sage said...

Great minds think alike! I'm totally going to edit my post with a link to this one--and how funny that we didn't have any of the same images! It's like showing up at a party wearing the same outfit ;)

{this is glamorous} said...

oh! had just posted a striped runner and linked to Anne's post, but will link to this one as well -- lovely collection.

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