Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Celebrity Style and Cowhide Rugs: Christina Ricci

Second in our tour of celebrity homes which feature cowhide rugs is Christina Ricci. “Cute, quirky, and full of feminine fun,” is how you might describe the Hollywood Hills home actress Christina Ricci has decided to rent out for $8000 a month. In Ricci’s adorable cottage there’s a dark brown cowhide rug in the early Hollywood-style dining room (top left) and a soft, light brown cowhide in the eclectic living room. (love the green sofa, too)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Cowhide Rugs Buzzing On Social Media

We’re seeing an uptick in cowhide related articles, Pinterest pins, blog reviews and more. We've always known about the versatile style of the cowhide rug - now it seems lots of others are seeing the awesomeness of the genuine cowhide accessory. 

We thought we’d share some of our favorite finds. 
  • ‘Why do cowhide rugs change the entire vibe in a room? We don’t know either but we sure do like them.’ -The Inside Source
  • ‘I’m really digging the look of these cowhide rugs.  They are just so beautiful (and they are stain resistant and last a lifetime).’ –A Strong Aesthetic
  • ‘I'm generally not a fan of these, but I LOVE how you styled it. Makes me think twice about my opinion of Cowhide Rugs.’ –Haley in the comments on Simple Details
  • ‘Maybe West Texas is getting to me, but I'm really digging cowhide rugs lately. They just add another dimension and texture that I'm pretty obsessed with.’ –Twenty Three Oh One
  • ‘No longer when I think of hides does my mind instantly run to cowboys and a rustic cabin like setting.  Rather, I think of all the possibilities, creativity, and styles that have adapted these beautiful pieces.’ –SN Design Studio
Photo credit - The Design Traveller

Friday, July 20, 2012

An Outside Opinion of Cowhide Rugs

Patricia Shackelford over at Architectural Digest has discovered the beauty of cowhide rugs.

She writes, ‘I was in awe of those heavenly squares of cowhide that blanket the floor of the Manhattan apartment featured in “Finish Line” (AD, June 2011). 

I was also in awe of designer David Kleinberg’s chutzpah at placing the rug directly under the clients’ dining room table.’ 

Her article ‘Hide and Go Seek’ expounds on the many desirable attributes of a cowhide rug including its stain resistance, ease of care, and its magical ability to grace ‘just about every space possible’ especially ‘high-traffic, high-risk rooms.’ 

To read more click here

Shown here is a laser cut cowhide area rug - see similar ones here

Photo: Eric Piasecki 

Monday, July 9, 2012

Celebrity Style and Cowhide Rugs: Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore is one of Hollywood's classiest actresses, and her contemporary home in New York City offers a glimpse into her life. Her home was the cover feature for The World of Interiors back in 2006.

The house was originally built in 1830s and was on the market for a mere $12.5 million in March 2011.

The study in Julianne Moore's home is surprisingly masculine, with leather chairs, a cowhide rug and a huge lantern. Glossy black and grey feature throughout, from the polished floorboard, desk, leather chairs, to the wooden doors leading to the room. 

This study takes stylish to a new level…but that cowhide rug adds a layer of texture and warmth that balances the room in a way little else could.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Celebrity Syle and Cowhide Rugs: Miley Cyrus

Last but not least, on our celebrity home tour is Miley Cyrus. We found Miley’s secluded newly remodeled mid-century modern ranch in the hills above Studio City, CA has a wonderful cowhide rug in her stylish seating area.

Now, you and I know these homes are great, but out of reach financially for most of us. But you don’t have to be a celebrity to have affordable, high-quality cowhide rugs in your home. If it’s a star studded look you want, we know how you can get it!