Sneak Peek: Best of Rugs

Last week, inspired by a Turkish rug at furniture shop Nightwood, Grace came up with the idea for our readers to share their favorite rugs (#DSNiceRug). We thought you might like some more inspiration, so I dug through our Sneak Peek archives to find some gems to share. Not surprisingly, I discovered an abundance of covetable rugs. Here are 31 of my favorites. Shannon

Image above: A colorful patchwork rug in this Australian home.

Image above: A white rug from West Elm in Jessie Webster’s California home.

Image above: The rug in this Los Angeles home was a wedding present from Anthropologie.

See more rugs after the jump…

Image above: This colorful rug in Kate Schintzius’ home ties the vibrant color palette of the room together.

Image above: Michelle Weinberg designed this rug in her Miami Beach home.

Image above: A gold-speckled cowhide rug (lovingly referred to as Herman) is a unique focal point in this Pennsylvania home.

Image above: A rainbow striped Ikea rug in Tina Frey’s San Francisco home.

Image above: Two rugs in the living room of this Brooklyn home, on both the couch and the floor.

Image above: A handwoven African rug in this French home.

Image above: A neutral colored rug in the kitchen of this bright Brooklyn home.

Image above: A gorgeous blue Iranian rug in this Australian home.

Image above: Nicole Sutton claims to have a rug-buying addiction, this is one of many in her Los Angeles home.

Image above: This warm-hued rug contrasts well against black walls in this San Francisco home.

Image above: A ruby red Moroccan rug is the focal point in the dining area of this French home.

Image above: This rug adds to the rustic vibe in this Australian home.

Image above: A gray and white safari rug in this California home is a refreshing departure from many of the vintage Moroccan rugs that are so popular now.

Image above: This pup loves the Moroccan rug in the living room of this English home.

Image above: The red patterned rug in this Brooklyn home is from Istanbul.

Image above: An Ikea table sits atop an Ikea rug in this Austrian home.

Image above: Ali and Jonny Price hauled this Moroccan rug back to their San Francisco home after meeting the woman who made it.

Image above: This white rug adds some texture to the white-washed living room in Claire Cottrell’s California home.

Image above: Layered rugs in the dressing area of a bedroom in this Nebraska home.

Image above: The Navajo-inspired rug in this Brooklyn home was purchased on Etsy.

Image above: A Madeline Weinrib rug in the children’s room of this Manhattan home.

Image above: A thick, gray rug accentuates the cozy feeling of the reading nook in this Omaha, Nebraska home.

Image above: Lush Persian rugs in this vintage-filled California home.

Image above: The soft oval rug in the bathroom of this New York home contrasts well against some of the more rustic features in the room.

Image above: This bear skin rug is camouflaged against the chevron wood floors in this Parisian home.

Image above: This Navajo rug in this Washington home was a barn sale find.

Image above: An deer-print rug is an unexpected pairing for pink walls in this Brooklyn home.

Image above: A vintage red rug in the bedroom of this airy Argentine home.

  1. Gina says:

    Honestly…you could put that West Elm Moroccan rug in a crack house, and it would look fantastic! Love that rug!

  2. maggie says:

    That Moroccan rug in San Fran…I am in love!

  3. Anne says:

    Suddenly trying to hold back that urge to cover everything, absolutely everything, in gorgeous rugs and tapestries… I loved seeing the ways in which the different rugs helped to make a room unique and really brought out the personality of the owners!

  4. Erin says:

    I love that whole attic nook, can I move in now?

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  6. Karen says:

    Forget the rug, love the sausage dog!

  7. Laurel says:

    Lauren – looks like its by photographer Katherine May McCool as referenced on the original sneak peak here –

    Hope that helps!

  8. What a lovely surprise to be included, thank you! It actually brings tears to my eyes to see this photo again, as we lost Billy a month ago…but he lived a long, happy life. xo

  9. A compilation to be remembered! Pretty hard to tell which one’s the best rug/space. While I find Aileen Cheng’s mid-century living room to die for, I’ve been an admirer of Kate Schintzius and her bold maximalism for a while now. On the other hand, I fell deeply in love with Ingrid Weir’s home at first sight and last but not least I can’t get enough of boucherouite rugs! Like I said… it’s tough to pick a favorite.


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