Return to the Home Decorating & Design Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Rug Love - Ever see something like this? Over the top floral.

Posted by boopadaboo (My Page) on
Wed, Feb 27, 13 at 9:58

I fell in love with this rug I saw on pinterest. I figured I would never see it again. but pinned it anyway....

Source: via Boopadaboo on Pinterest



..

I figured I would never see anything like it again. Of course, I was wrong, and eureka! a few weeks later there is was on ebay. I couldnt' believe my luck. Then, I saw the pricetag. OUCH!

It is listed for $15k. :( It says it is from the 20's.

Have you ever seen a rug like this? Just wondering if there is any hope of finding a similar cheaper version, or if I should block it from my mind :)

I know it is a bit over the top, but I love it.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Rug Love - Ever see something like this? Over the top floral.

It is bright!! I found the rug of my dreams at the design center in LA ... it was $95K. I told the guy it was cruel to display it on the wall and have everything else look blah!

If everything about it is true and it is al least 9 x 12, then the $15k might not be unreasonable. I don't think I've ever seen something like this in my searches, but I wouldn't have been looking for these colors,.


 o
RE: Rug Love - Ever see something like this? Over the top floral.

It reminds me of antique Bakhtiari floral rugs I used to see.
The colors of the ones I've seen are less bright than your rug, though.
These particular rugs weren't selling as well when I was looking (90's) as were the panel style ones.

But in general I don't think the Bakhtiaris were as popular as were the old Kirmans and Herizs. I bet you could find some hanging around rug shops in the Boston area. The kind of shops I'm thinking about, if they are still in business, would not have web sites showing all the rugs, I don't believe.

Image and video hosting by TinyPic


 o
RE: Rug Love - Ever see something like this? Over the top floral.

You can find cheaper rugs similar to that by searching for
'aubusson rugs'. Most of the time the colors will not be as vibrant as the rug you have posted, but they will certainly be the florals. By the way, look for the french style aubusson, not the chinese aubusson, they are two completely different looks.
I am going to try to post a link to one on ebay right now that is similar to what you have posted. Hope it works.

Here is a link that might be useful: aubusson rug


 o
RE: Rug Love - Ever see something like this? Over the top floral.

Go to EBAY. Type in a search for Bessarabian rug.
You might also search for Caucasian rugs or Moldavian rugs.

Most are very floral and colorful.

Good luck with your search!


 o
RE: Rug Love - Ever see something like this? Over the top floral.

:) It is bright Chispa. I think it would be a happy rug to wake up to.

Jamies, angie and pink paula, thank you so much! I know have a place to start looking. I appreciate it!

I always thought of aubusson rugs as needlepoint for some reason so the ad on ebay wasn't making sense to me.


 o
RE: Rug Love - Ever see something like this? Over the top floral.

if you look closely at the 2nd picture you posted, it does sortof look like it's needlepoint-like... the 1st picture you posted is alittle blurry and looks like it could be plush, but the 2nd picture doesn't look like it is.


 o
RE: Rug Love - Ever see something like this? Over the top floral.

Not the flowers, but the colors are very similar-- I love it!

Handmade Persian rug Tabriz 13'1' x 10'2' - $3500


 o
RE: Rug Love - Ever see something like this? Over the top floral.

It reminds me of this historic room from Lansdowne House.

 photo lansdownehouse.jpg


 o
RE: Rug Love - Ever see something like this? Over the top floral.

This is from my local CLs. The rug is not nearly as colorful but when I saw the one that you posted it made me think of this one.

Here is a link that might be useful: Rug


 o
RE: Rug Love - Ever see something like this? Over the top floral.

Anthropologie has some exuberant floral rugs with bright colors. A very different style than your rug, though.


 o
RE: Rug Love - Ever see something like this? Over the top floral.

That is a gorgeous room Pal~

Thanks again - I have found some interesting rugs with your help. :)

Now to convince DH we need a rug in our MB.

Some I found...

I really like this although it is not as bright as I was thinking...

and from a local place... I wonder how much this will go for at auction. I have to measure. It might be too long.


 o
RE: Rug Love - Ever see something like this? Over the top floral.

Boop -- Here's one that's a good deal at $1200 for a 9'x12'. (I've purchased vintage rugs from this seller before and he's quite reputable.)
It's a nice wool cabbage rose wilton:

Here is a link that might be useful: link to eBay auction page


 o
RE: Rug Love - Ever see something like this? Over the top floral.

These showed up to day and reminded me of you...

Here is a link that might be useful: Myhabit site of Amazon


 o
RE: Rug Love - Ever see something like this? Over the top floral.

I know this is an old thread, but I think I found one! :) At an auction place near me. Not as colorful, but I am in love! and it is pretty big which is great 12x17 (I hope they measured this correctly it looks narrower, but that might be OK). IF it is 17 feet long that means it will even work now and not look that funny with the family bed (a king and queen together) we have in the master.


 o
RE: Rug Love - Ever see something like this? Over the top floral.

This is what I'm going to have when I win the lottery. I'll rip up the wall to wall, do something to the old painted pine boards under it and have a gorgeous rug on top of them. I WANT!


 o
RE: Rug Love - Ever see something like this? Over the top floral.

Wow I love that rug. The colors are gorgeous!


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Home Decorating & Design Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here