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Bold and Beautiful Rugs

April 23, 2012 by admin

For quite a few years now, big bold rugs have been de rigour.  They add life and verve to almost any space and seem to update formal rooms and warm up modern ones.  Here’s a great example (from Madeline Weinrib I think) in a gorgeous midtown Toronto apartment designed by my good friend Montana Burnett.

Designed by Montana Burnet; Photography by Michael Graydon; House & Home Magazine

Designed by Montana Burnett; Photography by Michael Graydon; House & Home Magazine

Well I’ve been doing some hunting around for bold and beautiful rugs myself and found quite a few lovelies – here they are!

The two flat weave dhurrie style rugs above are from West Elm – always a good source for punchy and current rug designs.  I tried the black and cream one above on the Marilyn Denis Show set but it did crazy things to the camera.  Darn!

Pottery Barn has some great new options – like a classic stripe in reds and blues and this great grey patterned guy above.  This is a nice option because you get the bold geometric design but the colour is softer and maybe easier to live with longer.

Madeline Weinrib is the master of dramatic dhurries  and right now there are lots of fun, on-trend sorbet hued examples.

Anthropologie is known for bold style across the board and their rugs don’t disappoint.  I love this blue/green wonder below!  It might be my favourite!

And for some original bold rug design, you could go antique with these colourful examples from ABC Carpet in New York.

But if all else fails, and you just can’t pick one (or maybe bold is not for you) – there’s always the Ikea Tarby jute rug!  A stalwart standby and quite the steal!



  1. jackrussel1999 says:

    Wow! I could use each of these!LOL! Too hard to choose…

  2. Nancy gaylord says:

    Hi Michael, Love the patterned rugs but the blue green one is my favorite too. My favorite colors. Nancy

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