Monday, October 17, 2011

{layering rugs}


I'm really drawn to the look of layered rugs, and particularly cowhide atop sisal or jute rugs! This trend has been around a while now, and I can really picture it working well in my own living room. Yum. Here's a bit of inspiration I've been saving:







{left} Windsor Smith, {right} unknown source


Love this look! Here's a few pairings I came up with as options:






Now don't get me wrong, I know the cowhide rug can be a controversial decor item! I personally love them and view them as a piece of natural beauty, and I own leather sofas which I view in the same manner though I know not everyone does! How do you feel about cowhide?

Nonetheless this layered look is high on my wishlist, I have no idea which color and pattern I would choose! I will definitely be saving up my pennies :)

14 comments:

Allison Egan said...

Fabulous - I LOVE this look. Beautiful roundup! I also do this same idea with a small sheepskin or an antique oriental rug - layering is so rich looking.

xo Allison
Spicer + Bank
www.spicerandbank.blogspot.com

Gild and Grace said...

Love those zebra prints nancy! The layering is really effective :)

Abbey x

lisaroyhandbags said...

unfortunately it's not a look I can sell to my guy - he says "tripping hazard".

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

I love the look of layered rugs too, Nancy. Your inspiration pics are gorgeous!

Melissa @ Veranda Interiors said...

I like the cow hide, it may be a trend but the cost is so reasonable on most of them that when you are sick of it you can take it away and still have the anchor of the sisal/jute rug...love them in bathrooms too.

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Love this look. Just yesterday I told my younger daughter that a brown and white cowhide rug would be perfect in her room, she just remarked,"I don't want a dead cow in my room" Where is her sense of style and adventure??

kelly@refresheddesigns. said...

Great post and ideas. I love your pairing options!

Macarena said...

Hi Nancy! Hope you're super fine! I adore the blog's new look and the Etsy shoppe!!! Wou! Congrats and tons of successes!!! I love the zebra rug, it's been a Decó obssesion for quite a long time :P. Have a splendid week!!! XoXo

Sheila Zeller said...

I love this look! And I'm all for cow hide... my daughter is much the same as Barbara's though :-| Hmmmm...

nancy @ {COZAMIA} said...

I like this idea too and I think a rug underneath gives the cowhide on top a little more stability since they can be kinda floppy...great inspiration!

Tracey @ My House of Giggles said...

I love the layered cowhide over jute rug look! I had this in my living room a year or so ago, but I just found that with a baby crawling around on it, it felt kind of gross. The cowhide tends to shed a bit, unfortunately. Now that my "baby" is two, maybe I can bring up the real zebra rug that my sister-in-law scored for me!! :) Yes.....real. Want to talk about controversial? ;) It's vintage. Does that help? :)

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

I love the look of faux animal hide rugs, but there's something about having a real animal hide splayed out on my floor that just doesn't sit right with me. I guess I'm a bit of a hypocrite, because I'm OK with eating meat and wearing leather shoes and sitting on a leather sofa. But there's just something about an animal hide on the floor that's kind of... well, sad and undignified. I don't thing an animal should be thrown on the floor and walked on. Especially a wild animal that's killed specifically for decorating a home.

OK, so now that my rant is over :-), layering rugs IS a nice look. I would do it with a faux zebra hide and jute rug, like in your second pairing.

classic • casual • home said...

I love the look too...but you have to have a glass or small coffee table to see it ...and in my friend's house who has one, I feel like I should step around it, almost like someone left a coat on the floor.

The pink and black living room is fun.

Jason davis said...

All the layers are beautiful...
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