Tuesday, August 16, 2016

J'adore Antelope

After last week's Instagram post, I got several questions about my entry runner.  I purchased mine from Stark a few years back, and it has proven to be a great investment! I have used it in the entry of my post-collegiate apartment, my blue bathroom at our current house, and finally in our entryway, where I think it is going to stay a while.






Fritz camouflaging 



I'm definitely not the first designer to tout the beauty of an antelope rug... Shelter mags like Domino have been showing us how to use them for years, so I am hardly a trendsetter here.  All I know is that antelope is a classic, and is most likely going to be in my design repertoire for a long time.  The pattern is the perfect neutral and will complement almost any color scheme and design style.  Added bonus - the pattern conceals spills, dirt, etc. so it is perfect for young families or people with pets.  Case-in-point: this is the only rug in our house that doesn't reveal the massive amounts of dog hair we deal with!

Now that you've seen my entry, below are some of my all-time favorite Antelope installations! P.S. I'm considering a black and white stripe above the chair railing in this space... tres chic? or too much?

The Decorista

Bailey McCarthy

House Beautiful

Vogue


While I of course love Stark's classic design, Ballard has a great budget-friendly option that comes in a variety of sizes! Your local carpet supplier will also have a few great options, and you may even find a remnant which can cut your cost down considerably.

Entry Sources
Rug: stark
Demilune Table: Wisteria
Dried boxwoods: West Elm
Umbrella Holder: Vintage
Blue and white box: Vintage
Bamboo mirror: Local consignment shop find!


Xo
Ivy


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