RaeChild

Calligraphy and Design based in NYC

For the love of rugs

I have a confession to make... I've been MIA on a mad rug hunt. It began innocently enough, just wanting to spruce up RaeChild's HQ by the end of January. My love affair has, however, taken over all common sense and "Cotton Dhurrie" has become my #1 google search. Here are some of my latest considerations:

  The brass pull, paint chip + ribbon selections are for a custom credenza and window treatment. My current desk chair is an  Aeron Chair from Herman Miller  + tufted ottoman from Target (no longer available).

The brass pull, paint chip + ribbon selections are for a custom credenza and window treatment. My current desk chair is an Aeron Chair from Herman Miller + tufted ottoman from Target (no longer available).

My pinterest "Business Time" board is where I stash office inspiration images + potential purchases as I'm cruising the internet. Collecting these images over time has helped me shape the look I'm going for in this space: clean + bright. I hear a lot of "wasted time" jokes about pinterest but it's a great tool for brainstorming and visualizing a project in it's entirety. These are two pinterest kitchens that got me thinking about a grey storage credenza and antique rug combo for my office: 

 Top Row Credit:  Terracotta Properties  Bottom Row Credit:  ISUWANNEE

Top Row Credit: Terracotta Properties Bottom Row Credit: ISUWANNEE

So what do I do? Do I stay true to my original intent and splurge on a colorful antique kilim, like the one shown above from Amber Interiors? Or do I compromise on a basic cotton dhurrie, like the b/w herringbone patterned one shown from World Market, which would get the job done with a graphic punch? "You need to get that look for less." was Mr. RaeChild's statement upon seeing the $845 kilim price tag.