Floored!! Beni Ourain Rugs

I want!

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I love a good shag, but give me a Moroccan rug hand-woven in a Berber tribal tradition? Sign me up. An instant update to any room that says, “Hey I’m hip, maybe a bit groovy, but definitely smart — I know a good buy when I see one.” (Or at least this is the conversation in my head.)  This fancy started for me when another rug I purchased online did not work out – mildew is not a scent I wish to bring into my home. It was nurtured with a trip to Palm Springs where I saw them ev-er-y-where at The Parker.  Then Elizabeth Sullivan at Modern 24/7 posted about her fantastic rug, and that was it. Lucky for me, she directed me to Moroccan Maryam (she and her husband are the nicest ever).  Et voilà!  My rug is on its way!

In case you are not familiar with the wonders I speak of, let me introduce you to the very chic, very classic style of carpet that seems to me can complement just about any decor:

Jenna Lyons in Domino

[ Jenna Lyons’ home in Domino ]
I think this treatment may be my favorite

m. design

[ m. design ]

Madeleine Stuart

[ Madeline Stuart via One King’s Lane ]

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

[ Atlanta Home & Lifestyles via sketch 42 ]

via from the right bank

Elle Decor via From the Right Bank ]

Palmer Weiss

[ Palmer Weiss ]
One of my all-time favorite rooms

New York Magazine

[ New York Magazine ]

Ondine Karady

[ Ondine Karady ]

The Parker Palm Springs

The Parker Palm Springs

The Parker Palm Springs

[ The Parker Palm Springs ]

Elle Decor

 [ Elle Decor (March 2009 issue) ]

Elle Decor

 [ Elle Decor (March 2009 issue) ]

Martyn Lawrence Bullard

 [ Martyn Lawrence Bullard ]

Elle Decor via  from the right bank

[ Elle Decor via From the Right Bank ]

 Palmer Weiss Elle Decor Showcase

Palmer Weiss for the Elle Decor Showcase ]

What do you think? On board?


Erika Brechtel

Erika Brechtel

Creative Director

Desiring an online space to explore well-rounded, inspired content in all topics she loves most, Erika created 'The E List' (formerly the Small Shop blog) in 2010. When not enjoying an “occasional" glass of wine and wanderlusting for even warmer climates, Erika can be found sharing laughs with friends and family, and trying her very best to keep up with her 6-year old daughter (yet failing miserably).

  1. I’ve been seeing these everywhere too and didn’t quite know it! A-ha, now I get it! They look so soft and inviting, I think I’d want to lay around on one rather than stick furniture on it.

  2. I’m definitely on board. It’s such a beautiful rug that can compliment many different decor styles (which my fiance would appreciate considering I’m always wanting to change ish up). Hopefully you’ll share some pics when you get it?! 🙂 I have a new living room rug en route to my casa, and I can’t wait until it arrives!

    I hope you feel better and un-deliriously sick soon!

  3. I never wanted to embrace a rug more than this one! And thank God Elizabeth came to the rescue with her source. Unfortunately, I need to come up with a good excuse as to why I need a new rug so my husband doesn’t divorce me. I have a minor rug addiction.

  4. I am just back from Marrakech, where I definitely got a bit carried away… Too many rugs for my NY apartment. If anyone is interested in purchasing Beni Ourains or Vintage Moroccan Boucherouite Rag Rugs, let me know. They are all high quality, extremely well priced, and purchased from a very reputable dealer in Marrakech!

  5. Hello, what a beautiful article, also lovely rugs.
    My name is Mark Hannoun, I’ve been collecting Moroccan rugs since 2004.
    Beni Ouarain rugs are my favorites, vintage and also custom-made , so the dream becoming true for this rug lovers.
    Please visit my web site, Hannounrugs.com, brows and enjoy
    Thank you

  6. Beautiful photos of Beni Ourain rugs.
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