Dear Casa, I was thumbing through the July/Aug 09 issue of Elle Decor last night and fell in love with Monelle Totah's striped black and white rug on page 71. Any ideas on where I can find that rug or a similar one? I love the triple-stripe look. The Ikea rug is an off-white, and looks too busy, so I've already ruled that one out. Thanks for your help!! Pookie17To hear my suggestions for Pookie17,
Hi there, Thanks for thinking of me! That's a beautiful rug; I can see why you asked. My first thought was that the rug is from Williams-Sonoma Home, seeing as Tonah is the company's VP of design and owns many other W-S Home furnishings. But, I checked out the shop and it's not in their current selection of inventory — although it very well may be an older design. She also takes regular scouting trips to Europe and points beyond, so it may be an antique. Nevertheless, here are some similar rugs which you might like:
The Nate Berkus Kilim Stripe Rug ($23-159) has varying width stripes, but it's not available in black. Otherwise, Dash and Albert is my go-to place for cotton striped rugs, and you might also want to check eBay and your local antiques dealers and flea markets, as it's certainly a classic design.