Whenever I need a new rug for a room, FLOR is one of the first places I look — and with good reason. I can always trust that their products are eco-friendly in a variety of ways, and that there will always be new designs for me to peruse. This summer is no exception. I am loving the bold, graphic new designs from FLOR’s summer collection.
My personal favorite is the beautiful Lasting Grateness. It is the kind of rug that can either make a room, or work well with the statement pieces you already own. The black and white color palette leaves endless room for bold accent colors, and it’s really hard to “mess up” black and white.
A close second is Filigreed. The black and white color palette continues, this time with a black background and bold white flourishes on top.
Line by Line
If you’re feeling ultra-modern, you’ll love Line by Line, and striped work of art that resembles the graphics you’ll see when there’s a “test” on your favorite TV station. How great would this be under a bright white, vintage tulip table surrounded by Eames chairs? I can see it now!
Of course, there are options with less contrast as well, with names to match. If you want something more neutral, you’ll like the next three designs:
And if you have a thing for oriental rugs, FLOR has something for you, too. Reoriented is their modern take on a traditional concept. Like most FLOR designs, the finished look is more of a patchwork than a seamless design, but the edges of the tiles are less obvious with this design because of the overdyed colors. Available in lavender, teal and pink, it is definitely not your grandmother’s oriental rug.
As always, FLOR has something for everyone — me included. While none of these designs work in my new apartment, I did find something in their catalog that I loved, and FLOR was kind enough to send me a rug from one of their previous collections. I’ll give you a couple of hints:
- It is bold and graphic.
- It is a 2-color design, including a a color I’ve been saying I wanted to use.
- If you search my site for “FLOR,” you’re bound to find it!
Can you guess which FLOR design it is? I have a special prize from my own pocket for one reader who correctly identifies the FLOR rug design I chose! Leave your guess in the comments below, and I’ll choose a winner randomly from all those who guess the correct design. You have until 11:59 p.m. Monday, July 11, 2011 to enter, and you can guess as many times as you’d like. Just leave a separate comment for each guess. U.S. mailing addresses only! I won’t say what the prize is, but I will say that it’s something special!
I’ll reveal my pick and the giveaway winner next week, and I’ll show you how this rug inspired my new dining room design!
Why It’s Green:
- FLOR products are made with renewable and recycled content
- Fully recyclable via FLOR’s Return & Recycle program
- Products are low-VOC
- More than 90 percent of FLOR’s product line is made in the U.S.
Price: $10.99-14.99/tile; Starting at about $200 for a premade rug
Disclosure: FLOR provided me with a rug.