I am looking for a new rug for our family room and while I’ve looked at and considered many, many, many, many (many!) options, I keep coming back to a Moroccan Berber style rug.
I’ve had this picture on my “Inspiration Wall” in my office for months now …
|Emily Henderson for Design Love Fest|
|Jenna Lyons Brooklyn office in British Vogue|
|Dara Moroccan Wool Collection|
|Beni Ourain style diamond rug|
|Moroccan Shag Ivory Rug
|Cream Moroccan Rug|
|Pasargad Moroccan rug|
|Souk Wool Rug|
|Beni Ourain rug|
A long line of designers and taste makers have had a love fest with these rugs. In Paris in the 1920s and 1930s, designers used Moroccan rugs for their modern yet ethnic look. A couple decades later, mid-century modern designers were known to use these same fluffy piled rugs as a counterpoint to their sleekly designed furniture. In 1972, designer Billy Baldwin chose a room with a diamond-patterned Beni Ourain rug for the cover of his book Billy Baldwin Decorates.
When something has been a staple in the decorating world for almost a century, I don’t think you can call it trendy. I think these rugs are timeless. What do you think? If you have a Moroccan-inspired rug in your home, send me a picture! I’d love to see how you are rockin’ this look!