Pattern Inspiration: Gallery of Traditional Rugs & Carpets in Real-Life Homes

Pattern Inspiration: Gallery of Traditional Rugs & Carpets in Real-Life Homes

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Carolyn Purnell
Oct 30, 2015
(Image credit: Bethany Nauert)

Jenn & Hunter's Historic Landmark Apartment

Traditional rugs are traditional for a reason. Even though they are densely patterned and filled with a multitude of colors, they somehow still manage to go with everything. I've rounded up a bunch of rooms from our House Tours that feature these gorgeous rugs—pale, bright, deep, rich, red, blue, yellow: you name it, they're all here. And if you fall in love with the look, I've even included some suggestions for places to find these beauties.

FIRST ROW:

  1. Lee's "First Apartment with a Bedroom Door" in Brooklyn
  2. Pamela's Sunny California Beach House
  3. Max & Emily's Stone Farmhouse with an Artistic History
  4. Design & Chemistry in Seattle Part 2: Tyler
  5. Fay's Charming Grand Lake Apartment

SECOND ROW:

  1. Natasha & Rob's Super Smart Small Space
  2. Devin's Verdant Mt. Vernon Flat
  3. Clara & Sam's Warm & Inviting Rockridge Home
  4. Sarah & Davey's Vintage Lodge Apartment
  5. Ty & Lynne's Soulful Mid-Century Chicago Studio

THIRD ROW:

  1. Michelle's French-Fashioned West Village Atelier
  2. Melissa & Brian's Mid Century Bohemian with a Twist Home
  3. Gina & Michael's Glamorous Builder's Special
  4. Amie, Emma, and Francesca's "Goodbye to the Dorm" Apartment
  5. Meagen & Mike's Cherry Hill Victorian Decorated for the Holidays

Where to buy:

If you're looking for an authentic, antique rug, and you're willing to splurge, then I would use a specialized dealer. If you're looking for a bargain, I've had good luck on eBay and Craigslist, although, as always, you should be wary of trusting the authenticity and provenance. But if you're just looking for traditional style, here's a colorful range of rugs that can be found online for under $500. All prices are for 5'x8' or the closest equivalent.

TOP ROW:

  1. Amelia Area Rug in Cream, Home Decorators Collection, $269
  2. Mila Persian Rug, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn, on sale for $381
  3. Loloi Rugs Anastasia in Light Blue, Rugs Direct, $429
  4. Beaumont VI18 Vintage Embellished Rug, Rugs USA, $155
  5. Pasha Collection Medallion Traditional Ocean Blue Rug, Overstock.com, $58.64

BOTTOM ROW:

  1. Karastan Crossroads Powell Sage, Rug Studio, $484.50
  2. Trans-Ocean Petra Area Rug in Yellow, Hayneedle, $175
  3. Momeni Encore in Paprika, Nilima Home, $249
  4. Allover Sultanabad Rug, eSale Rugs, $149
  5. Andover Mills Harrison Area Rug, Wayfair, $53.99 on sale
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