Beni Ourain Moroccan Rugs

Monday, January 9, 2012

Beni Ourain rugs are everywhere these days. They're so soft and so pretty and they have this really great organic vibe since all of the patterns are unique and not usually perfectly geometric. They can cost an arm and a leg (even on eBay), but lucky for some of us, West Elm has come to the rescue with a very affordable version for sale here. We're using this one in a client's nursery and I think it will be perfect. Cozy but still sophisticated (which sounds great to me for a nursery).

It wasn't quite in the budget, but I also loved this honeycomb pattern from Clayton Gray Home. The really nice thing about this one and the West Elm reproduction rugs is they come in standard sizes. The traditional Moroccan rugs, while amazing little works of art in their own right, are often smaller and longer than what our rooms usually need. So unless you're layering the rug over a large seagrass or sisal, it feels a little impractical to pay $7k for a tiny rug.

They sure are gorgeous though...

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Jonathan Adler

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Palmer Weiss

Pottery Barn also made a Beni reproduction a few years back called the Tangiers rug. It sometimes shows up on Craigslist and eBay. I used it in Joanna's living room here.

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