On cold days like this, I’m glad I developed a rug obsession a few years ago. Despite a long history of despising carpets and only wanting to walk on bare wooden floors, I embraced area rugs a few years ago, and my feet are thankful for the warm cushion on days like today. I’m always looking for beautiful new rugs to add to my wishlist, and these designs from Aelfie are definitely working their way to the top. Aelfie Oudghiri just opened a rug-design studio and showroom in Bushwick, Brooklyn, that’s dedicated to beautiful new kilim designs and a wide selection of vintage rugs. In addition to Aelfie’s colorful new range (which is currently trade only*), the Brooklyn shop stocks a variety of vintage rugs that are open and available to the public. But one of my favorite services that the studio offers is over-dyeing. You can bring an old rug to Aelfie, and they will over-dye the rug for you in a fun color for $10/square foot. I toyed with over-dyeing myself last year, and it was a mess (not having a bathtub or home washer to use didn’t help), so this is definitely helpful for people in small spaces. Whether you’re looking for dyeing services or just a beautiful new (or really old) rug to spruce up your home, you can check out Aelfie’s designs online right here. If you’re in the NYC area, you can visit Aelfie at 41 Varick Avenue #401, Brooklyn, NYC 11237. [Photos taken by Charles Casela for bkstyled.com*These days, you can order trade-only goods through your local D&D building, without hiring a designer. Just give them a call, and they’ll typically place an order for you for a fee. It’s more expensive than regular retail, but it opens up “trade only” in a way it wasn’t before.
More Aelfie rugs after the jump . . .