Hot or Not? Homemade Rag Rugs

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In the sixties, Sister Parish began to develop a fondness for what would become the hallmarks of her trademark "American Country" style; traditional English Country furniture paired with traditional American craft - chintz paired with patchwork quilts, overstuffed armchairs next to four-poster beds, brocade sofas draped in knitted throws and placed on, of all things, rag rugs...

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Photo of custom rag rug made for Diamond Baratta Design, via An Aesthete's Lament

We've recently noticed traditional, homemade rag rugs in a number of respected publications, and while we're firm believers in style depending on context, we're having a hard time divorcing these from the Geese-trimmed, cornflower blue Country Kitchens of our youth. What do you think? Can you think of an room these would suit? Would you live there?

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