Browsing through Kelly Wearstler's portfolio, I came across this image of a living room in a Santa Monica residence that she designed. While the traditional/Hollywood Regency style of the space is certainly elegant that's not the reason the photo caught my eye. The grayish-blue, lattice-patterned rug was glaring back at me; it looked oddly familiar. To hear where I'd seen a similar piece, read more.
The West Elm Taksim Tile Rug ($69 and up) suspiciously resembles the one in the Wearstler-designed living room. Considering that her interiors are often marked by luxe furnishings, I wonder if the rug inspired West Elm to design a more affordable alternative. They're both beautiful, and I've actually been drooling over the Taksim Tile Rug for months. I'd be happy to own either one. Would you?