Abigail Pugh

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Abigail Pugh

Abigail Pugh is a Toronto-based writer, mother and interior-style devotee. If she happens not to be in the middle of a major renovation, she contents herself with rearranging instead.

Splurge vs. Steal: Graphic-Patterned Rugs

Posted by Abigail Pugh Thursday, November 22, 2012 9:45 AM EST


Area Rug It’s so refreshing to see area rugs taking off down new design avenues.


The Splurge [below, left]: Woolen dhuri (Goodweave-certified), Bev Hisey; $950

Graphic Rugs

The Steal [above, right]: “Zach” woolen rug, EQ3; $399


No longer are we faced with the simple choice on offer throughout the ’90s and noughties: traditional and patterned vs. modern and plain. The proliferation of bold, graphic shapes in clever chalky hues, repeating across a rug, harks back to mid-century design. In our Eames-rules age, how surprising is that?


Tip: display some vaguely anthropological items, such as hand-carved figurines or rustic bowls, with your graphic-patterned rugs. This gets you maximum mid-century “I am a minimalist but love to curate fine objects” credibility.



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Topics: Bargains, Splurge, Area Rugs, Mid-Century, Woolen


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