I designed a rug and I need your help! :)

I designed a rug and I need your help! :)

Hey friends! Remember the Dash & Albert rug design competition I mentioned being a part of? Well, TODAY is the day when voting begins on Annie Selke’s Instagram (Note: You can even sign up for Instagram and vote from your computer, so check it out here!).

Designing a rug wasn’t as easy as we (my girls and I) had thought it might be, but it was way more fun than we expected, too (once we got rolling, ha). Here’s the thing. There are millions of rugs out there, but it became clear as I considered options that my favorite rugs (and the ones I’d love in my home) would have a classic pattern with a twist.

So that was the starting point for the design of all three of the rugs we submitted! You can see them all below. There will be ten rugs chosen from the Annie Selke competition to be produced and sold through Dash & Albert next year! Wow! It would be so exciting to have one of my rugs chosen; I can’t even imagine how thrilling that would be.

I’d be so grateful to have your vote here! You can vote for any (or all!) of my rugs by going directly to each of my designs via the links here, here, and here.

Here are my three rug designs!

I designed a rug and I need your help! :)

  1. Starburst – The first rug we designed (above) is a small scale pattern that would work well in just about any room. We decided to come up with a simple but fresh design for a pattern, using a small “starburst” shape all over the rug. As you step back, I love that the pattern would be easy on the eyes and would play nicely with so many other patterns in a room. For another twist, rather than a traditional fringe or no border at all, we added a small flat rope fringe.
    I designed a rug and I need your help! :)
  2. Playful Pattern – The second rug is our happy pattern, a playful interpretation of a traditional style rug. I would probably choose this rug in a neutral gray and white mix, or even a mint or blue, but I can imagine it in so many pretty colors! Dash & Albert rug colors are always so gorgeous. You can scroll to the bottom of this post to see some of our different colorway ideas.
    I designed a rug and I need your help! :)
  3. Stripes + Cross – The third rug (above) is one of my favorites because I always LOVE striped rugs best of all. But for a unique twist on a classic traditional stripe, we added a simple cross band trim on the ends of the rug to add a unique detail. Scroll down to see this rug in other colors, too.

If you aren’t familiar with Dash & Albert rugs, they have been my favorites for as long as I can remember! I love to go to my favorite local home shops just to look at the Dash & Albert rugs in person. Many of their rugs are made of a soft indoor outdoor flat weave material that make them so easy to take care of. I have five or six Dash & Albert rugs all over the house. They are perfectly suited to any room and last for years and years.

Below are some fun color ideas we put together for our rug designs.

If you can hop over to Annie Selke’s Instagram to vote, I’d so appreciate your support. It would be such an honor to have one of my rugs produced by Dash & Albert! You’ll have fun seeing all the other lovely contributions, too.

Thank you, sweet friends. Have a great day!

I designed a rug and I need your help! :) I designed a rug and I need your help! :)I designed a rug and I need your help! :)

>> Vote here! <<<

You can vote for ALL my designs if you’d like (not limited to just one!) and you can go directly to each rug to vote here, here, and here.

Cottage Style Charm

Cottage Style CharmHouse and Home

I‘ve always felt at home with cottage style. There are many things I like about cottages. Typically, they are on the smaller more modest side (I just love small not-fancy houses). They can feel so homey and collected. They have unique charm and personality.

Cottages don’t have to have one particular “look” so you aren’t limited to using elements that aren’t “you.” You can put together pieces you love and incorporate favorite architectural elements to make your own fresh cottage style. Even if your home doesn’t have any particular style direction, you can add cottage charm.

I was pleased to stumble upon a number of cottage inspiration photos recently from House and Home magazine. I think they get me. What do you think? I’d say I would feel totally at home with any of these spaces. Click through the links to find even more images!

Do you love cottage style, too? 

Cottage Style CharmHouse and Home

Cottage Style CharmHouse and Home

Cottage Style CharmHouse and Home

Cottage Style CharmHouse and Home

Cottage Style CharmHouse and Home

Cottage Style CharmHouse and Home

Cottage Style CharmHouse and Home

Cottage Style CharmHouse and Home

Cottage Style CharmHouse and Home

Cottage Style CharmHouse and Home

Cottage Style Charm
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Cottage Style CharmHouse and Home

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