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7 Handwoven Rugs in Pretty Pastels


7 Handwoven Rugs in Pretty Pastels

Leigh Patterson April 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 dash of color to 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-3-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.

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