Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend

Anyone who regularly reads home magazines has seen the carpet below (another Gem from Heather Smith, Southern Accents 2009)- thousands of times. Yet, I never tire of it. The one in the picture is listed as a Stark, although I know Prestige Mills has one too. (Both available through the trade)They are on the pricey side- shocking I know, I love them, why would they be cheap?!?!? I digress. Anyhoo, the good news is there are some similar rugs out there.

***Let me pause here to say that while I like the rugs below, they really don't compare to the Stark version and if I could afford it, I would take the Stark ANY day over the others
The one above (West Elm) I have used before in someone's home and it is great. The blue beauty below is from Home Decorators Collection and comes in other colors but I think the blue is eye catching.
Dash and Albert has several good diamond rugs, their range of colors is far better than most, they introduced a new color- Slate- at market that is my favorite. They are also indoor/outdoor, always a plus.
Speaking of outdoor/indoor rugs, these are from Pottery Barn and are outdoor rugs, although they have an indoor version as well.

This one (PB again) is not sisal , but I had to throw it in. Better yet is is on sale! Until my little budget grows, one of these will be coming home with me.....


Blueprint Bliss said...

I love my diamond rug from West Elm!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Oh so pretty. I love all of these picks! I can't pick just one favorite.

Lauren said...

Marianne- so glad you posted on this! My aunt (a home stager) has discovered that all of the rooms she loves have this Stark rug in them & has been on the search for a cheaper version!!! (She has ben collecting magazine photos for a couple of years & they all have this rug!) Am passing this right along!

Surya Rugs said...

What is the outdoor rug made of? It looks like coir.

Wall fountain said...

These rugs can provide an eco friendly look to the room