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I’ve shown you plenty of crave-worthy rugs in the past with bold patterns and colors that really command attention in a room — rugs that really wow you. But there’s something to be said for understated luxury. For example, the simple lattice design of the Martha Stewart Gate Rug ($359-$4,099) is distinguished and subtly beautiful, with a single color (salmon, blue maize, curry, or mist) and an uncomplicated repeating pattern. Its hand-knotted wool and silk material gives it a luxurious, glamorous sheen that’s hard not to love. This is the type of rug that elevates your handsome furniture pieces to heights of sophistication . . . and who can argue with that?
I have fallen deeply in love with a beautiful Madeline Weinrib rug, The Brooke Chenille in Watermelon. The Tibetan pattern, the bright pink color . . . sigh. Unfortunately, fate is cruel and we cannot be together. It's about $2,000 for the 6-x-9 size. Eek! Do you have any suggestions for similar rugs with a more Ikea-type price?
Thank you so much!!!
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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
In the most general sense of the word, lattice is a pattern composed of criss-crossing diagonal lines. The design can be found everywhere from fabrics and wallpaper to pie crusts and garden trellises. In gardens, you'll often see lattice panels — made from criss-crossing strips of wood — used as privacy screens or to anchor climbing plants.