Wednesday, October 31, 2012

3 Reasons to Buy From Rawhide Company

Here at Rawhide Company we know you have endless options when it comes to buying a cowhide rug. After all, it's not just about the look and quality of the cowhide, it's also about the service you're looking for. So we thought we'd take this opportunity to give you some great reasons to buy from us.

1. Guaranteed satisfaction: Customer feedback is important to us. We recognize the value of word-of-mouth business so we make your satisfaction our top priority. Here are just a couple of customer reviews we've received.
-"Love it! Love it! Love it! I looked locally for a cowhide rug. All were stiff and very expensive. This one is soft, beautiful and exactly what I wanted for half the price. And, what great service. Ordered on Monday, received it on Thursday. Wow, Excellent service!" -KAREN
-"I just received my order and the cowhide is so much more beautiful than the photo. Thank you, I'm thrilled with my purchase!" -SALLY M.
2. Price match: We are confident that we have the lowest prices. You can be confident that you will not find a lower price, or better service. If you find a lower "To-Your-Door" price after your purchase with us, we will refund 110% of the difference.

3. Easy, no hassle returns: Rest easy. If the item you purchase doesn't work for you, we offer a 100% refund on unused, resalable merchandise, excluding original shipping costs.

Bonus. Free shipping: And if the above weren't enough, we also offer free shipping on continental US orders totaling over $150.

We are a family owned business committed to honesty, timeliness and clarity in communicating with our customers. You really just can't go wrong with us!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Decorate with Cowhide

If you are a design magazine junkie you have probably seen cowhide making appearances in all kinds of places, from traditional to contemporary designs. Versatility and durability are synonymous with cowhide. Regardless of the setting, there's always a place where cowhide fits thanks to its wide range of colors and affordability. Practical and chic, incorporating cowhide into your home decor just makes sense.

Here's a list of ten ways to include cowhide in your decor.

1. Replace your table runner. Place a small cowhide or calfskin on an angle across a table, add an arrangement, a couple of tall candlesticks, and you've got an instant conversation piece.

2. Hide your dining room chairs. Looking for a cool replacement for standard upholstered chairs? Cowhide's got you covered. Cut with a sharp blade and staple gun the hide onto the seats.

3. Hide a wall. In a small space -- maybe a reading nook, a wine bar, or even a half-bath -- cow hide can easily be used as an unexpected wall covering.

4. Display hides as art. Many of the markings on a cow's hide are unique and interesting or have unusual coloring. Using an artist's canvas, stretch a hide around the sides and staple.

5. Layer your rugs. Placing a cowhide on top of an existing rug adds interest and looks sensational. They look especially warm on top of sisal rugs.

6. Warm up techno decor. If you have a sleek, contemporary office with lots of tech appeal, a cowhide makes a fabulous contrast. Hang one on a wall or use it as a rug. Too much skin? Toss a couple of cowhide pillows on those chairs for a cozy yet cool touch.

7. Pursue your animal interests. Cowhides are available in other animal styles, too. You can easily find hides in zebra or tiger stripes and in colors to go with any decor.

8. Recover cushions. If the dog chewed up the cushions on your favorite leather chair, have them recovered in cowhide. The contrast will look chic and the new cushions will feel great.

9. Hide your headboard. A cowhide headboard is easy to fashion from a standard fabric-covered headboard -- and gives you a soft spot to lean against in bed. Simply wrap and staple.

10. Jazz up your bath. Who says a rug in the bath has to be cloth? Cowhide can quickly warm up a cold tile floor and looks fabulous, too.

Based on an article by Kathryn Weber, Tribune Media Services

Monday, October 15, 2012

Cowhide Popularity Contest

Cowhide rugs are one of those rare accessories that can add flair to just about any room. They add texture and an element of warmth to your interior. At one time, cowhide rugs were pigeonholed as Western decor. Over time, smart interior designers discovered that you can essentially incorporate cowhide into any room. There is a huge range in color and type of hides, but which are the most popular?

1. The classic but unique black and white Holstein wins the popularity contest. Cows vary remarkably in their hide appearance making no two hides exactly alike. Holstein cowhides are great when you want high impact.

2. Coming in second place, Brindle cowhides fit into the natural color category. They vary from light (as shown above) to dark brown in color. Brindle cowhide rugs are perfect for a more subtle touch since the coloring is gradating.

3. Rounding out our list, is the Longhorn cowhide. In fact, it is considered by many to be the quintessential cowhide. It is one of the warmer types of cowhides, showing off reddish-brown tones contrasting with stark white.

Remember, each hide pattern is unique, and no two hides will ever be exactly the same. When you're ready to make your pick, select one in the colors you want and know that your cowhide will be singularly yours.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Accessorizing with Metallics

Maybe it’s the shine that draws us in or the undeniable feeling of Hollywood glamour that makes it hard for us to look away but accessorizing with gold and silver just can't be beat. The question is, how to make it work without going overboard.

Pairing metallics with natural fibers creates a glamorous look without feeling overdone, as in the metallic gold speckled cowhide rug in the photo to the right. The key is to incorporate organic elements with a variety of metallic finishes.

Here are few other keys to making metallics work in your home.

1. Cleanliness: Metallics lend a clean and minimalist feel by adding a few striking accents.

2. Make it a focal point: Choose a key piece – wall art, ottomans, accent tables, area rugs or centerpieces – as the headlining embellishment in the room. Approach the task as if picking out jewelry. The right piece should complete your look, not compete with it. Or...

3. Accessorizing: As in fashion, too much can be overwhelming. For the most dramatic effect bring metallics into your home in small doses. For example, mix small metallic items into table settings and bookshelves.

4. Refurbishments: Old chairs, chaises, couches and ottomans can be brought back to life by adding platinum, gold, bronze or silver grommets, metallic arms or feet.