26 Sep Another Recycled 80’s Fad
I have to admit I wore over-dyed denim jeans back in the 80″s…pink of course. I figured it would be back in style one day; I just wasn’t expecting it as a new area rug trend!
I first saw it in overwhelming quantities at ABC Carpet in NYC–they do everything in overwhelming quantities. Clearly they believe in this carpet trend.
As I shopped the trade markets in NYC I did find a Nomadic Trading who will customize the colors and sizes or do a patchwork rug.
This tear sheet from British House and Garden Magazine shows one in a living room. This room is old: in another fabric the sofa and window treatment would be very traditional. This updated Oriental rug in it’s original state would be too. Handled this way the room comes across with a bohemian chic look that is stylish and updated.
Most of the Richmond area homes are biased towards Colonial Williamsburg. If you want a look that honors that heritage but completely defies it at the same time I would recommend starting with this rug. We can help you select the right fabrics to accompany it and suit your style.
It is not a look for everyone. You need to be adventurous. You should like color in your life. It helps if you like old stuff too. There is a bit of a “green” element to this as well: a reclaimed rug gets a new look and a new life.