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3.02.2011

Bitten by the Rug Bug

Here in Massachusetts we've been having a pretty brutal winter. We actually moved into our new home with a couple feet of snow on the ground and have had our fair share of below freezing nights. It's pretty hard to feel cozy sitting in front of the fireplace without a rug.

My favorite thing to design a room around is a pattern or piece of fabric and I am LOVING Madeline Weinrib Atelier rugs lately. Seeing as there are no prices on her website and she calls her studio an 'atelier' (thanks, Google!), I'm gonna guess that owning one of her rugs can only be a dream of mine. Actually, the fact that one of our two cats, Teddy, prefers throwing up his hairballs on carpeting rather than hardwood or tile floors pretty much means that any expensive rug is definitely out of the question. But, even though a new area rug will probably become Teddy's favorite place to 'de-hairball,' it will probably act as a magnet for all of that loose cat fur that look like mini tumbleweeds rolling through the living room. (We do vacuum almost every day, but sometimes we miss a tumbleweed or two!)

Teddy

So, although I would not call West Elm's rugs extremely cheap by our standards, I'll bet they're a lot cheaper than Madeline's and I feel the designs are pretty similar too. I don't think I would really be able to tell the difference from her rugs and West Elm's if I didn't already know which one was which.  Here are my favorite West Elm and Madeline Weinrib rugs: 
Andalusia Rug from www.westelm.com

     
Goldenrod Brooke from www.madelineweinrib.com
Steel Brooke from www.madelineweinrib.com
Peridot Mandala from www.madelineweinrib.com
Iznik Dhurrie from www.westelm.com

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

i like the first three a lot.

Amy Katy said...

I really like the 'Brooke' pattern a lot too!

Rebecca @ the lil house that could said...

I love the Andalusia rug and I wish I had somewhere to put it! I have 3 cats, so I don't think I could ever buy an expensive rug! I vacuum at least once a day and keeping up with the hair is nearly impossible.

Cindi @ Rustique Art said...

Your right, they are really similar. Now I'm going to Google b/c I don't know much about rugs. But I can tell you that Teddy is adorable and is worth every minute of tumbleweed chasing. :)

Tatum @ Many Moments Of Me said...

I also love the rugs (especially the first 3) and am looking for one for my living room. Those styles of rugs seem to be rather popular from what I've seen in the blog world. They are also rather expensive.

Hopefully one day I can find a similar style for less lol.

Mary said...

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Amy @ Casa in the Country said...

Hi Mary! Sorry I missed your comment! You can contact me at casainthecountry@gmail.com

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