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7 Handwoven Rugs in Pretty Pastels

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Apr 18, 2014 01:10 AM
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by Leigh Patterson last modified Apr 17, 2014

For the minimalist, striking the right balance between austere and boring depends on knowing how and where to incorporate texture, structure, and a pop of color into a room. Today, we're starting from the ground up, with 7 favorite rugs in pastel hues. Above: A collaboration between textile artist Alyson Fox and Hawkins New York, the  Landscape Rug  has a hand-drawn design inspired by aerial views of a rural landscape. Tufted in silk and wool, it measures 5 by 7 feet; $2,200 from Hawkins New York. Above: Created by artisans in Jodhpur, India, the vivid colors of Oyyo's handwoven cotton dhurries are made from natural vegetable dyes. A modern take on a centuries-old textile-making technique, the Brick Rug is available in four sizes; prices ranging from €520 for the 80-by-140-centimeter size to €1,890 for the 170-by-240-centimeter size through Oyyo. For more on the designers, see  Flying Carpets Designed by Nomads . Above: Amsterdam design duo Stefan Scholten and Carole Baijings created a line of color-blocked New Zealand wool rugs for Hay. Prices start at $1,550 for Color Carpet Rug #5 , shown here—5-feet-7-inches by 7-feet-10 inches—at A+R in Los Angeles.  Above: Designed in Bushwick and handwoven by Indian artisans, Aelfie's Morgan Rug is a triangular pattern of candy-colored wool and cotton; prices range from $217 for the 3-by-5-foot size to $1,040 for the 8-by-10-foot from Aelfie. Above: Designed by Rose James in Salt Lake City, Utah, the Area Rug in Soft Blue is made from hand-dyed cotton that James weaves on a traditional loom. The rug measures 4-by-6-feet and is $288 from James's Etsy shop, Gypsya. Above: The special order Offset Stripe Wool Dhurrie from West Elm is available in several sizes and colors, including Horizon (the yellow shown above); prices start at $59 for a 2-by-30-foot rug and go up to $1,899 for a 12-by-18-foot rug. Above: The Assembly Home Stacked Bar Rug from Urban Outfitters is made from woven cotton in a gray, black, or green print; $199 for the 8-by-10-foot size. For inspiration, browse rugs in room settings—go to our Photo Gallery  to see hundreds of standout examples. And as a rug alternative, how about DIY Dramatic Floor Stencils ? On Gardenista, have a look at Carpets in Outdoor Spaces . More Stories from Remodelista Artful Textiles from a Dutch Colorist Required Reading: Pretty Pastel Style 5 Favorites: Muuto Dot Hangers Used in Unexpected Ways






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