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2.25.2009

Dash & Albert

A question I'm frequently asked via email is where to find striped woven cotton rugs similar in style to the one seen in Carolina Irving's living room. A good place to hunt is Dash & Albert. Starting tomorrow the company will offer customers the option to order cotton woven, wool hooked and polypropylene rugs online. I think you will be pleased with the prices. (My mother has one of the striped cottons and finds it super-durable.)


Just F.Y.I., the appealing striped rugs we see in Vogue Living or World of Interiors are often antique Indian dhurries (heavy flat-woven cotton or wool cloths).

Above, Carolina Irving apartment photographed by Francois Halard for Vogue, October 2006.

14 comments:

Amanda said...

I really like your blog and have been reading it for a little while. I have a Dash and Albert rug, it is wool. I love that company! I'm contemplating trying a polypropylene rug for my high traffic room. Do you know if those are appropriate for indoors? I just want to make sure that it is comfortable to walk on and doesn't feel like plastic. If you have had any experience with the indoor/outdoor rugs or know of anyone who has, please let me know your thoughts if you have time. My email is owensab(at)gmail(dot)com
Thanks,
Amanda

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

LOVE them...I have a carpet bag made out of one of their rugs!!

Style Court said...

Hi Amanda -- thanks! Let's see if other readers chime in on this issue. I don't have experience with those, just the cotton. Sorry.

Louisa said...

Dash and Albert rugs are fantastic! I have both cotton and polypropylene. Love the cottons - reasonably priced and the selection of stripes is great. The polypropylene are great too - we use them outside on our deck but we also used one in our kitchen when we had our puppy. It does not feel like plastic at all but it does feel different than a cotton (not in a bad way). They are definitely more durable than the cotton rugs but still look good. I'd recommend them - if you have a stain, you can easily wash it and it will be fine.

Style Court said...

Thanks Linda and Louisa!

Ivy Lane said...

i would stick with wool.. in high traffic.. my mom had wool carpet in the house i grew up in.. omg.. it was indestructable..cleaned beautifully.. could not take coffee stain though! ..

Karen said...

Excited to know these can be ordered online. They are so great looking!

stacy said...

Love, love, love these rugs. I have 2 kids and everything in the world ends up on them. I stick them in my large capacity washer and voila! New rug. The colors are fun too.

Anonymous said...

I love these rugs. I don't own one but I've seen them in stores. My problem is that there are so many amazing stripe options, I can't decide which ones! I've seen the outdoor ones and they look nice enough to have indoors. Definitely feel different, but it's not bad. Some of the colors look more "real" than others. You should get a sample so you can see for yourself. Or look for a retailer who carries these in your area so you an see a range of them in person. The really are beautiful.

Anonymous said...

there are also these: http://www.79thstreetrugshop.com/barrier_island_collection.html

Jennifer said...

great to hear that they will be available online. I have a small cotton rug in bath and have been very pleased with it. especially that it has held up nicely to both washing and drying at home.

Pigtown-Design said...

Great piece about them in the Washington Post today!

Cole said...

Another amazing source for striped wool and cotton rugs and dhurries is Barrier Island Rugs
www.barrierislandrugs.com

Style Redux 2 said...

I love the web site-everything is organized by breed, treats, paws, etc. Too cute!