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I {heart} Striped Rugs: Dash & Albert

by | Aug 13, 2009 | Decorating Inspiration, Details, Summer Decorating

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I {heart} Striped Rugs: Dash & Albert

I just realized I goofed and I was supposed to post my Beautiful Life Friday post! Instead, I was posting about boys rooms and dogs. Ahhh! I thought tomorrow was Thursday! Gasp, I’ve lost a day! I’m all mixed up. Deep breath. Ok. I’m straightened out now. Sorry for the double posting in one day.

But as long as I am in a dog frame of mind, I want to tell you about my favorite rugs. You see, Dash & Albert are spokesdogs for Dash & Albert Rugs. I love their dogs AND their rugs. Yes, I’ve mentioned my adoration of their rugs before. I love the rugs because of their fresh colors and I especially adore the ones with the stripes. They really put me in a beach house frame of mind, in fact, we have Dash & Albert rugs at our own beach house!

I {heart} Striped Rugs: Dash & Albert

I {heart} Striped Rugs: Dash & Albert

It is Beautiful Life Friday and there is no place I would rather be right now than enjoying a long beach weekend! We normally get to spend at least a week there before the end of the summer, but, we are just 30 days away from our new church launching in Washington. Thus, my scatterbrained mind.

Most of my time right now goes to planning, organizing and designing the church (it is a HUGE undertaking!), and we are very excited (and nervous!) about all that still needs to be done — so I am putting my beach house getaway dreams on hold for the time being. Instead, I’m swooning over my favorite beach house rugs.

I {heart} Striped Rugs: Dash & Albert

I {heart} Striped Rugs: Dash & Albert

How was your week? Any end of summer vacation getaways planned? For now, I’ll live vicariously through your getaways!

It is beautiful life Friday! Share your Beautiful Life posts in the comments or via Mr. Linky! A beautiful life Friday is our once a week time to slow down and share the beautiful moments we found during the week. Please only link directly to a related beautiful life post topic! No main pages of your blogs.

images: Dash & Albert, last three via Apartment Therapy

I’m sharing this post with Hooked on Fridays


  1. Debbie

    For me, my beautiful moment this week occurred yesterday. I was awakened by thunder and rain. For me, living in Phoenix this was so welcome. We haven’t had any rain in such a long time. It’s so good for the outdoor plants and flowers. It was 3:30 in the AM and so I grabbed my blanket and curled up in my chair on the covered back patio so I could listen to the rain. I fell sound asleep there and awakened two hours later. I loved it …the simple things.

  2. Julia

    Ahhh. Love these rugs. So fresh and fun! I have a blue and green-striped rug in the kids’ playroom and it does keep things cheery.

    I wish I had a getaway planned. We chose to do the “staycation” thing this summer to save our money for other things. It was the sensible thing to do, but I really missed having a family trip!

    Good luck with all you have to do for your church launch. I can’t even imagine all that goes into such a big undertaking!

  3. Fifi Flowers

    I LOVE the dogs driving the car to pick up bolts of fabric… FAB!!! Could you email private with your advertising rates again… merci beaucoup!!!
    ENJOY FRIDAY and the weekend!

  4. Becky K.

    We reserved a cabin up in the mountains just yesterday. We will get away in a couple of weeks for a few days. The kids love it and I swear the air is cleaner and easier to breathe there. Maybe it is the lack of fertilizer that is so common here in Lancaster County…lol.
    We always say we can smell the difference as we enter the county.

    The rugs you featured are very light and happy looking.

    I will be thinking of you as you get so close to the big church start. You are right, it is a big deal.


    Becky K.

  5. Debbykay

    I love the striped fabric rugs and bolts of fabric. The rugs are so cheery, and would brighten anyone’s day!

    Alas, the trip to southwest France is wrapping up — I wish I could stay the rest of the summer…then fall…oh, and onward throughout winter. Dream away…!

    Happy weekend!
    Debbykay at Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm

  6. Beach Vintage

    Love these rugs, they are definitely beachy.

  7. Arleen

    Hi Melissa. Striped rugs are so fresh and it’s fun to see varieties of color combinations, too. So beautiful! ~Arleen

  8. Lindsay

    I just did a “beach inspired” living room for a client and of course I recommended a Dash and Albert rug! ::heart::

    Love it!! So glad to be back to the blog parties!!

  9. Rebecca

    Oh, I love these rugs too! So beachy and summery! I just got back from Catalina. Check out my latest post for a few pics.

  10. Kirsty

    *So* inspiring, makes me want to gut the house and start over. I have a warm and cozy (lots of warm colours, African accents) thing going on over here because I live in a cold climate and an old, cozy house. I feel like I am ready for a change (largely thanks to your gorgeously beachy posts) but I always wonder if going too light will not be as warm and inviting once the sun stops shining :(

  11. Claudia

    This past week of posts by you have been so fun and refreshing.

    I hope you are feeling well. Summer seems always to be so far off then when it finally arrives it RUSHES to leave. I can’t believe it is August and we are thinking of fall. (slap myself) i will not get ahead of myself this year… i will savor the days. The Dog days of summer :) Loved your dogs!!

    TTFN~~Claudia ♥ ♥

  12. Myrnie

    Oh, I LOVE those rugs! With all this rain we’ve been having, I love all the colors :)

  13. Diana

    Love D&A striped rugs! So glad they started selling them online. When I get new sofas for our living room I am getting solid ones so I can have a striped D&A rug.

  14. Tamara

    I LOVE those rugs! Where can I get those?

  15. Lisa

    Those rugs are so cute!!

    I can’t believe Summer is coming to an end. No more vacations that I know of, but we do still have a week and a half or so before school starts. We’ll just enjoy the nice slow pace before all the craziness begins again!

  16. janice

    I think there should be a law against how spookily you seem to know what I’m obsessing about from one week to the next! The post I have up at the moment all started with a hand-woven striped rug the colour of sandy beaches and sea shells! I always have plain sofas so I can have stripey or patterned rugs.

    These photos are beautiful, like all of your finds this week. I can feel the inspiration overflowing!

  17. Puna

    Hi Melissa,

    We took a vacation to Hawaii earlier in the summer but I sort of want to do it again this month before school starts. I wish she had a get-away home. I would be there right now!


  18. Suzann

    Those rugs are wonderful!

  19. Erin

    I absolutely adore their rugs as well. And what awesome pictures of all the dogs and that fab red farmhouse! Thanks for the great eye candy!

  20. AnNicole

    LOVE Dash & Albert rugs. In my mind they’re the perfect combination of relaxed and refined. They make a statement without trying too hard. Love them.

    I hope you’re able to get a little bit of a break this weekend!

  21. Erin

    Dash and Albert is a favorite website of mine to browse at. I love the striped rugs and the pictures they use! Thank you for featuring them!

  22. Earth Friendly Goodies

    Hello all, I just discovered The Inspired Room and well, I’m inspired. :)

    I don’t know if this fits the theme but I thought I’d share my beautiful life Friday post about a recipe I just created after trying Kefir (a really healthy probiotic drink) for the first time. My sister-in-law is visiting this week and there is nothing like making a batch of pancakes with family – well, except eating them of course. (the pancakes not the family)

  23. Design Esquire

    I love Dash and Albert rugs too! I have two in my house, and may add more. They are so fresh and fun, and practical. Great post! I hope you have a great weekend.

  24. Andi

    I am hopelessly addicted to your blog! I am obsessed with stripes. They are so appealing. Surprisingly, I don’t have many stripes in my house, but I really should. :)

    Also, thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a great day!

  25. Aisling

    I love the colors of these rugs. These colors would be wonderful in an “outdoor” garden room, or in a sunroom. Now I wish I had a sunroom, so I could add some colorful rugs. :)

  26. Jan Jessup

    Dear Melissa,
    Annie Selke is the design talent behind the striped rugs–and many of them were inspired by her fabric designs–available at Calico Corners and shown online at the link below:

    Here’s a thought for your Beautiful Life Friday: an artistic friend of mine once observed, “Winter is all color and line, Summer is all color and mass.” Enjoy the season!

  27. Janmary, N Ireland

    Never heard of or seen those rugs before, but they are gorgeous.

    These would be PERFECT for the sun room in our beach cottage.

  28. Misti of Studio M Designs

    I DO love a nice, striped rug! So fresh and fun.

    My boys are all back in school now for the second week! It’s out of control how early they have our kids starting these days.

    Thanks for swinging by for the giveaway!

    Oh BTW- Tamara has her ocean house now! She didn’t sell the other home yet, but she already has the new one decorated via ebay! LOL!!! She is crazy excited.


  29. Elizabeth Barrette

    I really like that blue-and-green striped rug. I like yarn and rag throw rugs in general, although my favorites are ones made from actual rags. I have one hung on my office wall that’s a little tapestry rug made from braided rags.

  30. elyse

    those are beautiful rugs ~ love the beachy stripes!

    i am having a giveaway to celebrate my 1st blogthday. please come on by.


  31. meg duerksen

    that last one on the porch steps!!! oh how i love it.

  32. sandy toe

    I love that rug on the steps.
    sandy toe

  33. The Blushing Hostess

    Yes, I agree. Only – I cannot have them, the ruffians of home and inner peace will destroy them in mere minutes.

  34. Deevan

    The blue and green striped on is my favorite – its refreshing – and carefree. The designs remind me of Native American rugs!
    .-= Deevan´s last blog ..Natural Rugs =-.


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