Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Beauty Under Foot: Dash & Albert Rugs

Last night I had dinner with a good friend and our conversation turned to rugs (don't they always). Over a glass of wine, we both lamented about the search for a great rug. You know, a really great rug. That illusive combination of an interesting but not overwhelming pattern, a little texture, tough enough for our beloved pets, a pop of color.... and oh yeah, one that doesn't cost a jillion dollars. Where are you rug of my dreams?

So this morning I went searching. There has to be something out there in that big world (wide web) to satisfy all my needs. I'm a smart girl with lots of connections (err...web bookmarks), this should be a snap. Well, let me tell you, I've been down there in the trenches...and there are some hideously ugly prospects lurking around every corner.

And then my searche lead me to Dash & Albert and the good rug fairies suddenly were in my corner. Any company named after two adorable pups that has a policy of "dog testing" every product, is a step in the right direction. And wait....they're totally affordable! Cotton rugs are under $200 for a 6'x9'. Wool gets a little bit pricier, but still reasonable for wool.

I'm drooling over this zebra print. Not for everyone, I know, but certainly for me. And I'd layer it with a large Cecil underneath and a little something plush on top.

Chocolate Tartan Cotton Woven I think this would be fantastic in a little boys room.


  1. Great rugs - I'm especially fond of the diamond and vine patterns. Thank you for finding these!

  2. The zebra is great. It looks like they're expanding their selection.

  3. I have a rug that I really like and I encourage people to wipe their feet on it. Most people are afraid too because they think it's nice. It's a foot rug through. That's the point to clean your feet so you don't get dirt on my carpet.

    -Zane of ontario honey