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Rag Rugs!

Suddenly, rag rugs are looking very modern to me…

These hand-made pieces came to America through European immigrants, and were extremely popular in Colonial New England, as well as on the frontier.  Featuring an old school approach to recycling, the rugs were made of strips of worn clothing, bedding or other random textiles.

Every area has a different name for rag rugs – in England alone they’re called stobbie, tabbie, shaggy or proggie – WOW

These color combinations make me (and Tricky) swoon!

Go to East Meets West Antiques in Los Angeles, for the best selection!

come shopping with me!

Dering Hall, the splashy new interior decoration resource and shopping site developed by Peter Sallick of Waterworks, gives readers amazing access to the most incredible things. Recently, they asked me to shop their designer-curated “boutiques,” and I picked my most favorite things – not surprisingly, from some of my most favorite LA haunts. Curated by the world’s top designers, the vast inventory has everything from gorgeous painted four-poster beds to casually elegant dog beds. There’s something for everyone here – check out some of my selections above. Click here for the full list.

{Whitley Bed, 2. Framed Photo of the Taj Mahal, 3. Moorish Mirror, 4.  Lexington Ottoman, 5. Swing Arm Wall Light, 6. Bayhead Serving Bar, 7. Stanford Basket, 8. Crystal Ball, 9. Dog Bed, 10. Spirit Bottles.}