Saturday, November 6, 2010

~kilim beauties~

produced in Turkey, other parts of the Middle East,
and some parts of eastern Europe

I am considering a antique kilim rug for in my kitchen, in front of the sink.

At first I was a little intimidated by all the color, but when you really look closely at them, the colors are faded and muted, very subdued.

The patterns are incredible.

And I am surprised how well they work in a

almost all white space like the kitchen above.

You can buy new kilims at places like Restoration Hardware
and Pottery Barn.
But it's the antique ones that I am drawn too,
although a new one may be more practical.

That stair runner is to die for and I love this ottoman too.

I guess I am just wanting to incorporate little bits
of subtle faded color here and there.

~I'll let you know what I end up with~
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Photo sources~remodelista, apartment therapy, and country living.
I hope you all are having a fabulous weekend!


Lindsay said...

These are ALL gorgeous....

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I love the rugs soft and faded colors too. I see these at auctions often going for a very reasonable price. I have thought about buying one to recover a bench.

Karena said...

I think Kilims are wonderful and I have been getting wonderful inspirations for paintings in these patterns and colors!!

Art by Karena

NanaDiana said...

I have always loved them...always...long before they gained popularity. I, too, am drawn to the old ones-there is just so much richness woven into that texture! Good luck finding one you like (and can afford);>) Hugs-Diana

Robin @ A Bird Loves Her Nest said...

These are wonderful!!! The last stair runner is my favorite. My Mum has been using these for years for decorating. They wear very well.

Jill said...

I have a couple old ones and just got a new one from Pottery Barn for my kitchen. The old ones I could find when I lived on the east coast but not so much in the midwest. How are ya Melaine???
Xo- Jill

High Street Cottage said...

I love the Kilim rugs and have even seen them on the little footstools too. They do bring in subtle color, and can add a touch of vintage western look. I think they honestly will work with your home due to the fact that you have an almost lakehouse look. I love your home, all the wonderful photos, what's nice is that you have already added color, as well as worn masculine elements which is important when using soft whites.

Blondie's Journal said...

I do like the faded color and applaud those with a lot of white to add a little splash here and there! It adds a lot!


All That Jazz said...

Ooooo, that ottoman is great! I think I dogsat for someone once that had a few of those rugs around the house. I remember how simple they were, they didn't distract too much from the rest of the decor. They have such a nice, faded antique look.

Jacqui said...

I like the one in the kitchen you have shown. Gorgeous!


You had me at the older ones that are so worn and faded also.

Finding Home said...

One of my really great friends Kathy has one in front of her sink and stove, nice and long, and it is an old one her Mother gave her. We all were a little panicked when are other friend's dog threw up all over it when we were visiting one day! It seems to have recovered just fine!

La Maison Fou said...

Kilim rugs and pillows are wonderful, just the right touch of the exotic without committing to a definate overall pattern. Timeworn colors and patterns too!
Love em,

House of Ficek said...

ohh, I think in an almost all white space it would be!!! Can't wait to see what you do :)

Roost Interior Design said...

I don't think you can go wrong with a kilim...the more distressed the better. That way, you don't need to worry when your dog chooses to chew on it!


I just bought one of these types of rugs today at Ikea.

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