Help Me Design a Dash & Albert Rug!

Help Me Design a Dash & Albert Rug!via my previous remodeled kitchen / striped runner

Hey friends! I have some exciting news. I’ve been selected for an opportunity to be a part of a rug design challenge for Annie Selke of Dash & Albert! I have loved Dash & Albert rugs as long as I can remember, so of course my heart did a flip flop at the chance to design a rug for one of my all time favorite companies.

Me? Design a rug? Is this real life? I couldn’t say yes fast enough.

Help Me Design a Dash & Albert Rug!Gray and White Rug

I’ve actually never designed a product like this before (let alone a rug!). So of course, as soon as I said yes, I got a little nervous! That’s where you come in. Would you come along with me as I enter this challenge? I will need your help to make this happen!

Help Me Design a Dash & Albert Rug!via my new remodeled kitchen / Plaid Rug

Here’s what the rug challenge is about:

15 digital influencers within the design and home décor space will be submitting rug designs that are reflective of their personal design aesthetic for a chance to have their rug come to life by Annie and her team.

The designs will be posted on the Annie Selke Instagram page (@AnnieSelke), where the public will cast their vote as to which designs they would like to see made available for purchase.

The 10 designs that receive the most votes between July 6 and July 20 will be entered into production, and then sold online by Dash & Albert, an Annie Selke Company!

Help Me Design a Dash & Albert Rug!Gray and White Rug

EEK! YOU GUYS! I can’t even imagine what it would feel like to see a crazy dream like this come true. My rug design, sold by Dash & Albert? Jack would jump at the chance to be a dog model on a new rug.

So, will you help me do this?!? Here’s what I’ll need. I’m going to sketch out several rug design ideas and share them here on the blog. Then if you could help me decide which designs to submit, I’d love ya forever.

The other participating design bloggers are AMAZING so I’ll definitely need all the help I can get. Once the competition gets underway, I’d love your support and votes.

Help Me Design a Dash & Albert Rug!Striped Runner

I don’t love design competitions (I’m not very competitive naturally), but I’m going to just think of it as a fun opportunity to try something new. After all, in just a few weeks I’m celebrating my official 10th year blogging anniversary! What better time to bust out of my comfort zone and try something I’ve never done before? I’m so excited to design a rug. I’m just glad I don’t have to do this alone, it will be great to have you along for the adventure! :-D

What would your dream rug look like? Let’s dream together!

Be sure to follow @AnnieSelke and The Inspired Room on Instagram so you won’t miss the design process and the chance to vote :)

Below you can see all the wonderful participants. Their rugs will all be gorgeous, so no matter who wins, get ready to be inspired!

Help Me Design a Dash & Albert Rug!

Help Me Design a Dash & Albert Rug!

Gather: Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

Gather: Gift Ideas for Father's Day

Click HERE to shop for even MORE gift ideas for DAD!

Father’s day is coming right up, so we’ve rounded up some great picks to honor the dads in your life. See a sampling of gift ideas in the graphic, above, but find our FULL Father’s Day Gift Guide RIGHT HERE!

Click the gift titles below to open up the sources.

  1. You’re the Best Card.
  2. The Adventure Begins Mug.
  3. Amazon Echo. We got dad my an Echo a couple of years ago. He has a little too much fun asking Alexa to play his favorite songs, re-order things on Amazon Prime, etc. It’s a great quality speaker, too. 
  4. Map of the Constellations(You can also find star maps like this on Etsy!)
  5. Glasses Hip dads (or even not-so-hip dads) would be stylin’ in these frames, don’t you think?
  6. Blaze Smart Fitness Watch. Dads everywhere LOVE fitness watches!
  7. Brass Fish Pocket Knife. Every guy needs a handy pocket knife, but how cool is this brass fish one?
  8. Be Optimistic – Enamel Steel Sign. A good reminder to put on the wall!
  9. World’s Greatest Dad Card
  10. Camp Vibes Mug. Our family is going camping together this summer; it’s been way too long! I think my husband would love some new camping gear. Love these cute mugs!
  11. Rainstone Ultrasonic Essential Oils Diffuser + Cedarwood. This is my husband’s favorite! He was a skeptic, but Cedarwood gives us both the most deep, restful sleep ever. All guys love this scent, too. If you order a premium starter kit (comes with 11 everyday essential oils and a diffuser of your choice) with my member number and add on a bottle of Cedarwood between now and Father’s day, I will send you $25 cash back from me to you! Email me to let me know you ordered or ask for additional info at Or you can read all about these life changing oils here!
  12. To the Best Man I Know Card.
  13. Classic Dad Gifts Father’s Day Card.
  14. Portable GrillSuddenly I’m craving s’mores… :) I think all Dads should have a portable grill for impromptu BBQ nights!

Don’t miss it, you’ll find even MORE GIFTS FOR DAD in our full Father’s Day gift guide HERE (you can also shop a few of the items with the arrows below).

Gather: Gift Ideas for Father's Day
Gather: Gift Ideas for Father's Day