Dhurrie rugs are flat, woven cotton rugs that originated in Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, and Tibet, a cousin of the Kilim rug, which is oh-so-popular these days. But the great thing about them is that they're reversible, so you can flip 'em before they need to be cleaned. Since they tend to have soft, pastel colors, this new Ballard Designs Elina Dhurrie Rug ($69-$699) with its black geometric pattern is a departure from the norm, but I love it all the same.
Its knotted crochet fringe is my favorite element: so chic. It would make a great kitchen rug, as it's so durable. What do you think?