Collection by Diana Budds

Cut a Rug

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"That rug really tied the room together," says Walter Sobchak in the Big Lebowski. We here at Dwell have interviewed our fair share of designers over the years and many advise that rugs are the foundation of a "successful" design scheme. "I'm a very tactile person and I start with the rugs," says designer Suchi Reddy of her process. "As a layer it's very important—it's the first thing your feet touch." In the slideshow that follows, spy a wide array of room featuring unique rugs and buying advice from experts.

A Losanges rug by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, part of Marquina’s 2011 collection, anchors the simple master bedroom of...
Sitting on the Recycled Blanket Rug by Tejo Remy and Rene VeenHuizen, Chris digs through his records looking for...
"Rei" is new for 2013.
In the dining room, the vintage table and chairs are set off by a Modo Chandelier from Roll & Hill and a vibrantly...
The view overlooking the living room, which features the famous Le Corbusier rug by Edward Fields.
“Rugs are one of the biggest investments you should make in terms of furnishings," says designer Charles de Lisle, who...
In this custom-built London guesthouse kitchen designed by Studiomama, lustrous vertically clad cabinetry achieves...
For more modern rugs, see our "Graphic Carpet Ride" and "All Rugged Up" product collections.
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