Friday, August 23, 2013

Put a worn oriental rug in your kitchen. Now.

 


 

 


 
See?
 
Have a great week, folks...
 
donna
 
 
(I grabbed all these from Pinterest.
If you know the original sources, lemme know...)

30 comments:

domatorka-domowo.blogspot.com said...

This is exactly what I need in my living room....

Elena said...

I've been looking for one that will add the right colors to my kitchen. These look great! Thanks for the visual.

My Notting Hill said...

It really is a great look! Have a good weekend too.

Ana de la Serna said...

I love how they look!!

Allison said...

Hi Donna, I love picking up the small worn rugs where the colors have softened. I have two in my kitchen, one under the dogs bowls and one in front of the kitchen sink where I stand most often. They add a beautiful warm touch to a room with lots of cold surfaces.

for the love of a house said...

hi Donna! I couldn't agree more! I put my first worn rug in my kitchen 21 years ago and they've been in my kitchens ever since. Hope you are having a great summer!
xxojoan

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Now I have to go find that tattered, old Oriental for our kitchen because I love this look!!! Wish me luck :)

Katherine said...

This is exactly what I'm on the hunt for right now. Great choices - all of them.

Robyn said...

Wow, those look great! The idea would never have occurred to me. Thanks, Donna!

An Urban Cottage said...

I love, love, love the look of it but what the hell do you do when you drop an egg on it?

I kind of think it's only done for staging and/or placed in kitchens where no cooking is done.

Marsha Splenderosa said...

Wonderful !!

Vintage Home said...

FABULOUS kitchens, love the rugs!

Ivy Lane said...

love image #4!

Happy Weekend!

Ivy

La Dolfina said...

I have the perfect one!
I might just wait for Fall to arrive first!

Maryanne@The Garden said...

Have always loved this idea! Glad to see a post on it as well as some wonderful choices.

Anonymous said...

The first pic is a bit like manor road isn't it, unfitted n all..

Karen Albert said...

Donna I am going down to the garage right now...where there is one rolled up!

xoxo
Karena
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The enchanted home said...

Always liked the look...adds such character to a space especially a kitchen!

Merlin said...

Me, too, have always had one in the kitchen. franki

Pat's Addition said...

I have three in the kitchen...two runners and one under the table.

SHERRY HART said...

Yes....I need to do that! I am behind the 8 ball on that one:)

Abigail Lim said...

The rugs in the photos have a nice oriental look about them. They definitely enhance the decor and feel of the rooms. Beautiful! :D

3 Peanuts said...

Love this. You know we have some of these rolled up in our attic from my husband's parents. They loved all over the world and collected all sorts of Turkish, Persian and Egyptian rugs. We have them all through our house but there are some smaller ones in the attic that might look good in our kitchen. You've inspired me to take a look.


As a side not, you have been in my thoughts and prayers. I hope all went well last week. I am sure it was bittersweet. Big hugs!!!

Kim

*Chic Provence* said...

Love this look, considered it many times, then took a good look at how much abuse my kitchen floor actually takes.... so its a no-go for now... but it is beautiful and a great look... how do real people really manage this look?

xo

Kit

*Chic Provence* said...

Love this look, considered it many times, then took a good look at how much abuse my kitchen floor actually takes.... so its a no-go for now... but it is beautiful and a great look... how do real people really manage this look?

xo

Kit

red ticking said...

i adore these old worn rugs in any setting... and more than that... i stopped in to say hello to you my darling friend... i am well and hope you are too... xoxo

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Love the look...I have been looking for one for my kitchen...

3 Peanuts said...

Funny story...after reading this post, I told my husband we ought to put one of the old oriental rugs we have stored in the attic or closet down in the kitchen. I had been meaning to for a long time now but knew he would not approve. He fussed and said, they'd get worn too much and too dirty. And I replied. SO, it is better to keep them rolled up unused in the attic and closet? So, he agreed to go see what we have and what might work. We open the storage closet under the staircase and there were little moth cocoons all over the closet ceiling and our closet was invaded by moths. They totally destroyed one of the rugs (luckily it was our least favorite and likely the least valuable too). So, anyway, you saved us a huge disaster because we caught it before all those cocoons hatched and destroyed more. I had gorgeous silk draperies stored in there too and they were fine. In the long run, I think I convinced my hubby we should use them even if they get worn in the kitchen!!!

Carrie said...

Amazingly superb post. Just love it.

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Mary Finley said...

This is exactly what I want to do to my kitchen. Wood floors and Persian Rugs go so well together.