Monday, November 26, 2007

Favorite Design Trend: Striped Rugs

I have to admit , I am not really big on following too many trends. I think I have always been a bit of an "anti-trend" person....yes, that made me the "weird kid" when I was growing up. Despite that, a trend that has caught my eye, is the use of striped rugs. The graphic nature of these rugs serves as an anchor for many design schemes. Below, is a beautiful handwoven rug from Ebelladesigns.
A sparse room can benefit greatly from the dramatic lines and movement a striped rug offers. I found the picture below from Domino's site. The colors and lines remind me of a painting, maybe Matisse.


Nate Berkus designed his bedroom (and my new dream room) using very bold colors set in an all white room. Although, the room is relatively sparse, the bold lines add a lot of visual interest, and keep your eye moving around the room. Love, love, love!

To show my love for stripes, I even decided I needed to wear them! These are my new socks from Urban Outfitters.
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7 comments:

darla said...

Hi! You visited my blog the other day and commented that we have a few things in common.... we both live in the same general area & both have a dog named Pepe. How funny! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I just read yours and I like it a lot! I'll be back to visit, you can be sure! I hope you'll come back to mine as well. Thanks!darla

nunu pepe' said...

LOVE THE SOCKS!!!

Nathalie said...

I love your stripes roundup !

In(side) the Loop said...

Oh the pic from Domino and the one of Nate's room is so lovely! The stripes definitely make those rooms!! And I, too, love the addition of your socks :)

Carolina Eclectic said...

Thanks everyone, for the nice comments. My socks and I are very flattered.

j said...

yes, I love all the stripes.

and I love the shade of blue on the woodwork in the bedroom photo.

and I like your socks [and shoes :) ]

FOS said...

I'm searching for a bold striped rug. Would you happen to know the designers of the brown and white and black and white ones from Domino?