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Seagrass Rugs

The checkerboard craze has saturated the market to a point where we have to question whether or not it’s time to move on. But is it time? Probably not. It’s a classic that will never go out of style but I’m ready for the next iteration. While that may take some time - enter the seagrass rug offering a softer version of the checkerboard with a more natural approach.

Lately, I’ve noticed a big uptick in the amount of seagrass rugs popping up on my feed. From interior designers Jake Arnold (a repeat offender) and Meta Coleman to the homes of artists and curators like Beatrice Valenzuela and Alex Tieghi-Walker of Tiwa Select, this versatile and inexpensive floor covering adds an organic, artisanal and textural element to any room. An alternative to jute rugs, seagrass rugs are fabricated in squares with a diamond pattern that can easily be customized to fit the space because of the ability to sew the squares together yourself. I’m all about it and recently added one to our guest room (pic excluded til I officially put more effort into designing out that room).

Here are a few that I’ve saved lately - one is even a recent screenshot from a designer’s Instagram reel in the last few days. They’re everywhere! Will this become a larger trend? Will we see more of them? We shall see. I think yes. Want one for yourself? You can find seagrass rugs online here and here.

Top Images (left to right): @jakearnold design, photo by @michaelcliffordphotography (first two images); screenshot from @handelsmannkhaw reel.

Bottom Images (left to right): home of @beatricevalenzuela; design by @metacoleman_ (can't get enough) photo by @hannahacarpenter; the Alvar Aalto family home with a similar rug


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