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My top tips for finding the perfect Vintage Rug

July 31, 2017

If you are on Instagram today, you will see that Valeria at @rebeccandgenevieve and I have partnered up to giveaway the most gorgeous Persian rug! Come to my page and see for yourself and enter! Photo credit: Valeria Jacobs| Rebecca and Genevieve Rugs Rug Obsession I have an obsession with these beauties. I do not […]

If you are on Instagram today, you will see that Valeria at @rebeccandgenevieve and I have partnered up to giveaway the most gorgeous Persian rug! Come to my page and see for yourself and enter!

vintage rug

Photo credit: Valeria Jacobs| Rebecca and Genevieve Rugs

Rug Obsession

I have an obsession with these beauties. I do not mean the manufactured ones with rubber backing that are seen at the big box stores. These true vintage hand loomed rugs have my design heart infinitely.

white kitchen vintage runner amber interiors

Photo credit: Studio Mcgee

You know what I love most about these gorgeous rugs? They literally add pop of color, style, print, pattern you name it everything all in one! Look at this white kitchen above. It is subtle but the muted earthy blues and blush and print even fringe adds depth, layer and texture.

oversized round mirror, vintage rug, amber interiors, bench

Photo credit: Amber Interiors

As you know, my holy trinity of design are these three: depth, layer and texture. Hey, I am going to trademark this I think? You heard it here first my design besties:)

kitchen dining room combo, vintage runners , brass chandelier

Photo credit: Amber Interiors

A Few Tips on Rug Searching

  1. Online search terms: Antique, Kilim, Kazak, Vegetable Dye, Turkish, Hamadan, Balouche, Blue/Navy, Pink/Coral, Vintage
  2. Limit your budget to narrow search results.
  3. Ebay: Watch like a hawk and bid at the VERY END of activity! Patience is a virtue here. No matter how badly you want that rug calling your name, hold on and bid until the last minute.
  4. Worn out, beaten up pieces are ok! My favorite pieces I see in homes and online have wear and tear that screams of history and treasure. Even a few holes within reason are great.
  5. Say NO to untied edges that are fraying (not fringe). Handmade rugs are weaved. So it’s safe to say that once a loose end exists, its just a matter of time the whole thing will unravel.

Links to more Vintage Rug advice

Here are a couple helpful links to help you find the most amazing rug for your space!! Good luck my design besties! May the force be with you.

Happy day!

 

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