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Montage: 30 Kitchens with Kilims

I used to have a kilim in my dining room, back in the mid 1990s in a rent stabilized apartment on the Upper East Side of New York. My then boyfriend and I got it on a trip to San Francisco, and had it shipped back. It was perfect with our Mission-style cherry pedestal table by Charles Shakleton, and covered half the living/dining room. When we moved on, his brother used it, and later I took it back and moved it with me to D.C., where it graced the floor of my bedroom for a year. I think it may have gone to a friend after that. Maybe Sabrina? If so, she actually lives in L.A. now; I wonder if it travelled back there? Although my (very cute but vicious) cocker spaniel chewed a hole in one corner, the rug held up well. The geometric pattern was playful and young, but the colors lent a note of seriousness.

I’m not really a Southwestern or Persian rug person these days, but even so, I absolutely admire the way these work in the decor. An all white space is instantly warmed up with the rich red tones. Frank Lloyd Wright used them a lot in his interiors. The almost colorless (probably pricey antique) ones in Ellen DeGeneres’ and Portia de Rossi’s kitchen are an interesting choice too; almost like a more refined sisal. I also love how Anne Maxwell of Tilton Fenwick matched the kitchen cabinetry in her Brooklyn loft to the muted blue/gray stripe on the kilim. The juxtaposition of the wicker baskets and kilim with the clean lines of the cabinets and tiles is perfection. These rugs really do work with every style.

stainless-kitchen-with-kilim-CPH Square,

CPH Square


CPH Square


David Cafiero of Cafiero Select  –  Lonny

Anna Beth Chao kitchen-kilim-designmom



Peter DunhamHouse Beautiful


Elle Decor

Kitchen Design by Garde Hvalsøe

Garde Hvalsøe


Elizabeth Roberts Architecture




Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi’s kitchen
Roger Davies for Architectural Digest


Ginnifer Goodwin in her L.A. kitchen
Photo by Hilary Walsh for Elle


Design Sponge


Home of Jessie Webster, photographer and blogger behind Sweet Thing
Design Sponge


Home of Hanna Wessman of Extreme Home Makeover
PLAZA Interior


Photo by Paul Costello


Antonio Martins Interior Design


Elle Interior Sweden


Jamie Meares  –  High Gloss


Elle Decor


Home of Editor-In-Chief of House & Home, Suzanne Dimma
Photo by  Rob Fiocca for House & Home


DAP Stockholm  – Photo by Myrehed for Skona Hem


SvD Magasinet  –  Photo by Sanna Lindberg


Garrison Hullinger


real estate via Home Bunch


Best & Co. Architecture & Design


Hither & Tither


Southern Accents 


Behrer & Partners


Tia Zoldan  –  High Gloss


Home of Anne Maxwell Foster of design firm Tilton Fenwick
Photo by Trevor Tondro for the New York Times

For more rugs in the kitchen, check out my post on Lamps Plus
A Kitchen Rug Adds Instant Warmth

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Get the Look: 33 (Affordable) Pops of Color

Montage: 32 White Rooms with Pops of Color was meant to run yesterday not Wednesday, but hopefully you haven’t forgotten the fresh white rooms punctuated with bursts of brights. As you know, I’m concocting a decorating scheme inspired by those rooms for a Delray Beach condo. (The closing papers should arrive today!) As you also know, we’re on a serious budget. Here are some pieces I found while perusing the usual sites. They’re great, but would love suggestions for any other sources you know!


S H O P P I N G 

1. PS 2012 TV Unit with Yellow, $179 at IKEA.

2. Ziggurat 5 by Superdeluxe, $24 at 20×200.

3. Aqua Herringbone Rug 8’x10’, $199 at Urban Outfitters.

4. PS 2012 Yellow Easy Chair, $149 at IKEA.

5. Kuhn Rikon Serrated Paring Knives, $11.95 at Sur La Table.

6. Dip-Dye Rainbow Silk Pillow Cover, $39 at West Elm.

7. PS 2012 Flatwoven Green Rug, $99.99 at IKEA.

8. DOKUMENT Pink Wastepaper Basket, $3.99 at IKEA.

9. Flip N Dine Dining Table, $499 at CB2.

10. Colored Crystal Runner, $199 at CB2.

11. Lightning Bolt Power Strip, $20 at Fred Flare.

12. Pegs Rug 5’x8’, $349 at CB2.

13. De’Longhi kMix 2-Slice Toaster, $99.95 at HSN.

14. Neon Angled Wall Shelf, $16 at Urban Outfitters.

15. Unikko Blue Shower Curtain, $69 at Marimekko.

16. Thesi Pool Loveseat, $499 at CB2.

17. Blik Tripod Light Wall Decal, $35 at Blik.

18. Metal High Gloss Clover Coat Rack, $19.95 at CB2.

19. Spindle Back Side Chair, $119 at West Elm.

20. GAVIK Pink Frosted Glass Table Lamp, $14.99 at IKEA.

21. Canvas Storage Bins, $36 at Uncommon Goods.

22. Yellow Zigzag Rug 8’x10′, $199 at Urban Outfitters.

23. KARLSTAD Corner Sofa in Sivik Green, $899 at IKEA.

24. Vienna Green 24″ Barstool, $179 at Crate & Barrel.

25. Fleet Hot Orange Chair, $149 at CB2.

26. 10 Colored Cups with Spoons, $8.48 at Pier1 Imports.

27. Room Essentials Towel Bundle, $11.97 at Target.

28. Go-Cart Yellow Rolling Table, $99.95 at CB2.

29. Cyclone Folding Chair, $198/pair at Chiasso.

30. PS 2012 Candlestick, $19.99 at IKEA.

31. Casa Tissue Box, $10 at Fred Flare.

32. DIOD Turquoise Glass, $2.99 at IKEA.

33. Sophie Headboard Wall Decal, $40 at Blik.

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Covet: Multicolor Handwoven Striped Runner

Handmade in a small textile mill in Tunisia by 3 skilled weavers.
$460, Amber Interior Design 

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