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Design Idea to Steal: A DIY Headboard from a Natural-Fiber Rug

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Design Idea to Steal: A DIY Headboard from a Natural-Fiber Rug

October 19, 2015

We like this idea from French interior designer Serge Castella, who took woven natural rugs and turned them into headboards in the bedroom of a guest house on Spain’s Costa Brava. Here’s a look at the idea and a few ways to re-create it.

 castella uses a stiff rush mat, custom made by spanish artisans, behind a que 9
Above: Castella uses a stiff rush mat, custom-made by Spanish artisans, behind a queen mattress. Photograph via Serge Castella Interiors.
from west elm the jute boucle rug in flax is on sale for \1\25 for the five by  10
Above: From West Elm the Jute Boucle Rug in Flax is on sale for 125 for the five-by-eight-foot size.
restoration hardware&#8\2\17;s hand braided jute rug in natural is \$4\15 f 11
Above: Restoration Hardware’s Hand-Braided Jute Rug in Natural is $415 for the six-by-nine-foot size.
the heathered chenille jute rug in natural is currently on sale at \$\135 for t 12
Above: The Heathered Chenille Jute Rug in Natural is currently on sale at $135 for the three-by-five-foot size and $359 for the five-by-eight-foot size at Pottery Barn.
a budget option: ikea&#8\2\17;s lohals flatwoven natural rug is \$79.99 for 13
Above: A budget option: Ikea’s Lohals Flatwoven Natural Rug is $79.99 for the size that measures approximately five by eight feet.

Or, consult one of our favorite sources for custom rush rugs and flooring: Rush Matters in Bedfordshire. For more, check out Medieval and Modern Rush on Gardenista.

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