Mixing Southwestern Rugs and Modern Furniture

Mixing Southwestern Rugs and Modern Furniture

Sarah Coffey
Apr 28, 2008

The first time we saw this look and loved it was inside an adobe modernist home in Santa Fe. Then we spotted the same idea in old photos of George Nakashima's home, and we loved that look, too. Southwestern rugs - whether antiques, contemporary designs, or patterns inspired by traditional weavings - fit in well with modernist furniture. More ideas below.

Top Photo: Vitra

The most famous southwestern-style rug comes from the Navajo Nation. Navajo rugs are woven from wool, typically in earth-toned geometric patterns.

For a good selection of contemporary Navajo Rugs, visit the Foutz Trading Company located on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Shiprock, NM. For good links, check out the Navajo National Hospitality Enterprise.

We also found some attractive antique Navajo Rugs at Ruby Lane. Rugs can range from a few hundred to several thousands of dollars. Traditional Navajo rugs are made with natural dyes, and they're very durable.

For more information from the Navajo Nation, click here.

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