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October, 2012, Page 51
Rope outdoor rugs from Dash & Albert are made of durable polypropylene fibers. Shown here in Canary, Sprout and White, they are washable, bleachable and UV-treated. Find them at Blueseeds in Phoenix.
As summer’s heat begins to relent, our outdoor areas beckon. You might want to give your patio a lift—a “magic carpet ride”—with a new rug, one specially created for use outside. Outdoor rugs are made to withstand Mother Nature’s moods. Their resilient fibers make for low maintenance, and many are UV-resistant for minimal fading, as well as mildew- and insect-resistant. Available in numerous colors, shapes and sizes, and stylish as well, such rugs have been known to make their way back indoors for use in high-traffic areas. See more examples of these woven winners on the following pages.
The Sundew ColorSpree rug by Company C is hand-hooked with 100-percent polypropylene yarns. The boldly patterned rug is water/mildew resistant and available at Cornelia Park.
Liora Manné’s Poppies Maize rug shown here is part of the textile designer’s line of award-winning UV-stabilized rugs; available through Presidential Patio.
Liora Manné’s Coastal Stripe rug shown here is part of the textile designer’s line of award-winning UV-stabilized rugs; available through Presidential Patio.
This Ikat rug from World of Rugs’ Sunset Collection is emblematic of one of the world’s oldest forms of textile decoration. Shown here in Ivory/Blue, the line features numerous colorways.
The Talavera Tile Espresso Colorspree rug from Company C is reflective of motifs found on colorful Mexican Talavera pottery. The rug is available through Cornelia Park.
The geometric look of this Safavieh Courtyard Collection rug is bolstered by the durability of its power-loomed construction. It can be found at David E. Adler Inc. Oriental Rugs.
Everywear’s Ornamental Leaf Design rug is insect- and mildew-resistant. Sizes vary from doormats and runners to round and custom at Presidential Patio.
Part of the Sunset Collection at World of Rugs, this handcrafted Ikat rug features varying degrees of texture to enhance its eye-catching pattern.
Photos - Clock-wise from top left: The Farah Indoor/Outdoor rug was hand-loomed in a detailed kilim-style design. It is made of weather-resistant polyester and is available through Pottery Barn. • The Outdoor Maze Rug, featured in Chocolate, is a flat-weave design. The geometric-patterned rug is water-, static-, mold- and weather-resistant. It can be ordered online through Williams-Sonoma. • Safavieh’s Courtyard Collection of rugs features elegant patterns and soft colors, such as this example in a Blue/Bone colorway. The collection has various configurations and can be found at David E. Adler Inc. Oriental Rugs. • World of Rugs’ Ikat-designed rugs, including this one, won outstanding design in the Indoor/Outdoor category of the 2012 Magnificent Carpet Awards.
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