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.
Here are my three rug designs!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
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