05 July 2010

Get the look: THAT black & white rug!

For years, I have admired this beautifully simple, black and white rug in virtually every hot international decor magazine. The perfect, oh-so-graphic way to stick a rocket up any room. But where to find it for (almost) a song?


Ikea! Get the look:
And loathed as I am to endorse (or should I say, "condone") Ikea for reasons that involve heavy use of the word "landfill", this one actually looks "do-able" - The Ikea "Stockholm Rand" flatwoven rug. $249 (170 x 240cm), $449 (250 x 350cm). Admittedly, I have yet to see it in the flesh, but I'm guessing it's hard to eff up a rug too badly, right? Do any of you have the Ikea version? Spill!
 
And here it is on the cover of July 2010 Australian Real Living magazine:
 

15 comments:

  1. Awww that would go well in my craft room, just blogged baout it with a ton of photos:-) Great inspiration, thank you! And love your blog girly!!!

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  2. 'stick a rocket up a room' - love it bella!
    Hanging out for one of these. My friend Emma rang our local ikea, apparently we have to wait a couple of more months for it, but the eastern states ikea's are getting it sooner.

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  3. I have the larger size of this Ikea rug in my Bedroom.Amazing!!! Very hard to find though and has not been in stock for months otherwise I may well have bought another.
    Danika

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  4. You made me chuckle re: giddyup aunt on Spiro invite .. now you've done it again re: ffing up a rug (re: ikea rug). not sure how quality would be - but for such a cheap price, it could last 6 months and still be called a bargain!! go get it (oh, and freedom have a nice one too - go take a peek) (-:

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  5. I know everyone in the design world hates IKEA... but as we don't have it here in little old New Zealand, I can't help but be a smidge jealous - especially with such finds as this rug.

    Fantastic blog.

    Andrea X

    andreareh.blogspot.com

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  6. I have this rug and it's fantastic! When mixed with high end furniture it doesn't look like it's from Ikea at all!

    www.ladysadieskitchen.blogspot.com

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  7. I have this rug and absolutely LOVE it!It really does look and feel high-quality, it's thin, but so are the higher end versions! I highly recommend it! Great post! Love your blog like always :)
    -Morgan

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  8. I would LOVE to buy this rug, but having bought 2 rugs from Ikea previously, I'm curious to find out from those who already have this rug how long they've had it, how it is wearing and is it in a high traffic area? My 2 previous Ikea rugs looked great .... for about 6-8 months, tops! I swore I'd never buy another rug from Ikea EVER again, but I too have admired this style of rug for ages and am soooooo tempted. Any info on how this rug has worn over time would be greatly appreciated.

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  9. Looked at this rug, for I too was in love... BUT, what appears to be white, was cream.
    I have since gone back several times, but yes, they are out of stock. Hoping the next batch will be whiter!

    Northern Light

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  10. Yes...I just put in my girlfriend's family room. It looks great. The room isn't completely done, but I will send a picture!

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