I'm not a purple person. I think I overdosed on the color at a very young age because my mother lives and breathes purple . . . purple clothing, purple golf balls, purple dining room, purple, purple, purple. But, as much as I try to steer clear of it, that doesn't mean I can't make an exception for an exceptional design. Such is the case with the Pottery Barn Cameron Floral Rug ($159 and up), a lavish, romantic rug with more of a deep eggplant hue than a glaring Mardi Gras purple. The plush wool rug's vintage French lace pattern is hand-tufted with bold shapes, making it as modern as it is traditional. Perhaps if my mother had laid this down in our dining room to coordinate with its striéd purple walls, the color might have had a chance with me.
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