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On Chic Footing: Understated Doormats from Colombia

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On Chic Footing: Understated Doormats from Colombia

January 9, 2019

Doormats are not the most glamorous category in the decor department. But a doormat is often the first thing that guests see upon entering a home (perhaps we would all do well to give it more thought?).

Recently, we spotted some great versions that are made of fique, a natural, biodegradable fiber that’s similar to jute in feel. (Fique is traditionally used in Colombia and Peru to make coffee sacks, baskets, and shoes.) The doormats are designed by Giselle Hernandez, the founder of LA-based online store Someware, and woven by the artisans of a small family-owned co-op in Santander, Colombia.

Here, some of our favorites:

Photography courtesy of Someware.

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Above: Someware’s fique doormats do best in covered outdoor areas and, of course, indoors. Its Braided Doormat in Black Stripe is available at Madewell for $150.
Hernandez, who was born in Colombia and has a degree in graphic design, starts her designs with a mood board, which ultimately informs her color palette. The Knotted Doormat in Guava is currently on sale for $0 on Someware.
Above: Hernandez, who was born in Colombia and has a degree in graphic design, starts her designs with a mood board, which ultimately informs her color palette. The Knotted Doormat in Guava is currently on sale for $100 on Someware.
The Knotted Doormat in Walnut Stripe is on sale for $0 on Someware; Garmentory also stocks Someware doormats.
Above: The Knotted Doormat in Walnut Stripe is on sale for $100 on Someware; Garmentory also stocks Someware doormats.
Above: Dark gray doormats in two weaves—Braided (left) and Seashore; $150 and $100.
The Braided Doormat in Seafoam Stripe is $0.
Above: The Braided Doormat in Seafoam Stripe is $150.

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