CasaSugar Community member McPanda asked in the Assisted Living group, "I am pining over a rug I never knew existed until this week and is exactly what I am looking for. Problem is, it was sold in 2008! I love the West Elm Taksim rug in the grey color, and am having trouble finding a good look a like that is affordable! I'm looking for under $500 for a 5x8. I wish West Elm would produce this again! Can you help me find a similar rug?"
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Watch your back for Ashley Greene. The Twilight star has been on my radar for her recent sassy style picks, and from the looks of it, she ain't slowing down. Her Comic-Con outfit was c-ute, and so was the floral Dolce and Gabbana confection she wore to the Teen Choice Awards. Now, let's check out the budding fashionphile wearing a crisscross back dress. This detail shows off skin in a more mysterious manner as supposed to the per usual cleavage – smart. If her lattice detail is too much for your taste, opt for simpler cross backs. See, something for everyone . . .
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.