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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Fashion Underfoot

We were thrilled to read in the latest Traditional Home that rug atelier Elson & Company is creating a second installment of their Fashion Underfoot collection. This collection reflects a collaboration between various fashion designers and Elson to create fabulous carpets. 10% of the sale of each carpet will benefit the CFDA's Breast Cancer Initiative.
These rugs definitely aren't cheap (around $90 psf), but they are so gorgeous!
Here are some of our favorite rugs in the collection, as well as their fashion counterpart.
Peter Som's Inspiration Outfit:

And rug:

We absolutely love this pattern of this Peter Som rug! The colors are stunning! Red and white is such a beautiful combination.
We think the rug would be so perfect in this room? Nothing against the flokati, but we think the added layer of color is just what this room needs!

Marchesa's Inspiration Dress:Marchesa Rug: We love the Morrocan-inspired navy and white! Great for a bedroom like this one below!

Lilly Pulitzer's Inspiration Outfit: Lilly Pulitzer's Rug:Giraffe print with hot pink trim is adorable in the right room. Maybe a teenage girl's bedroom like this one? (although you really must love your teen at $90 a foot!) Barrie Benson for Domino
Oscar de la Renta's Inspiration Dress: (this inspires us too!) Oscar de la Renta's Rug
We love the diamond pattern of this rug. Yes, Pottery Barn, Ballard, et al., love it too. But this is the real deal! Wouldn't it look pretty in this room (maybe w/o the zebra ottoman)? Photo courtesy of katiedid
Cynthia Rowley's Inspiration Outfit (the model sort of scares us): Cynthia Rowley's Rug
We LOVE this rug! It reminds us of feathers or butterfly wings or oyster shells. Or maybe an art project with paint and string that we did as children. But we love it. We could see it in a living room with neutral furniture- it is like art on your floor!
It reminds us of the color scheme in this room.
Photo courtesy of Decor8.
Thakoon's Fashion Inspiration: Thakoon's Rug
This rug is just stunning. It is so unique and feminine (like his dresses). We would happily use this rug anywhere in the house. We love a floral rug that isn't so traditional. And we think it could be a fun way to make the room below a little less symmetrical (swap out the geometric rug for the thakoon one).

Tory Burch's Inspiration Tunic: And her rug:
This would be so pretty in a dining room. We love the cream and gold together- we would add a piece of lucite furniture somewhere in the room to keep things from being too formal/ stuffy. We think it would be a good way to warm up this "cool" dining room! What do you think? Worth $90 a foot? Maybe not for us anytime soon, but we can always dream!

2 comments:

spark! (Ada-Marie) said...

Amazing post! I LOVE the Marchesa duo. The picture of the kelly green living room is gorgeous too. Fabulous, as always!

Kristin said...

I need Tory's rug!!! You are girls after my own heart. My fellow blogger focuses on home decor and I focus on fashion. It's genius that you combined the two!

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