June 9, 2011

two persian rugs

I normally gravitate toward simple geometric rugs, but lately I've been really drawn to more traditional, intricate styles. I am particularly crazy about the Sarafina rug from Ballard. Traditional and interesting, very old world. The steely blue color is perfect.

The 8' x 11' Sarafina rug (above) costs $1,000--which I know is expensive, but isn't a terrible price for a large, well-made rug. But this Costco rug is kind of a steal-- $480 for an 8' x 11'! I love the colors and it has especially great balance between warm/cool/neutral tones. 

3 comments:

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Love that blue rug. I'd save my pennies for that one. But the second is a lovely substitute.

Brittany {Gallery No. Eight} said...

Loooove that Ballard rug! It's a beauty!

kim23 said...

I just love that blue Persian carpet from Ballard! It's traditional, interesting, perfect and very beautiful! a great choice!