AccessoriesMarch 26, 2015

Faded & Fabulous

In the past two years I have taken a major shining to faded, antique Persian-style rugs as have MANY interior designers the world over. It’s not a NEW trend by any means, but I think the use of these traditional style rugs in modern design is rather new.

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They work in ANY space, really.  Traditional, transitional, modern, minimalist- you name it.  Why they work so well is because they add soft pattern and color without being graphic and they add a softness to rooms that may otherwise feel cold and stark.

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They work fabulous in kitchens and bathrooms too (I have one in my kitchen I LOVE- it’s hard wearing and hides everything!)

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Another example of how this style rug warms up an otherwise modern space.

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Layered over sisal or jute rugs you can utilize smaller size rugs, a helpful budget-friendly tip as the large room-size rugs can run into the five figures!

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Finding these rugs can be hard- Etsy and Ebay certainly have their fair share but you have to know what to search for (keywords to try: antique persian rug, antique oushak, vintage persian rug, overdye rugs, vintage anatolian rug).  But recently I found an amazing source via Etsy, .  They have an incredible selection of to die for rugs, truly one of the best I’ve come across online.  Here are some of my favorites, all from :

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