Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Cowhides In The Greek Houses

School just started and, for college students across the country, fraternity and sorority rush/recruitment just ended. Moving from the dorms to the Greek house can be an exciting time. The perks of being in a house with some of your closest friends next door and sharing large living spaces are numerous!

So make sure your house is decked out in the appropriate furnishings and accents to make your home comfortable for you and all the boys/girls.

Cowhide rugs can be a great accent to any fraternity house because the right colors can be very masculine. Pinning a cowhide rug on the wall behind a TV, or lying it on the floor beneath a pool table can both provide some much-needed durable accents to a house that is most likely going to see it’s fair share of rough housing.

Think cowhides are too masculine? They don’t have to be. Pick a neutral color and build off of it by adding khaki, tan or white accents throughout the rest of the house for a classy look. Sororities might like the idea of getting a solid or bright colored cow hide rug.

An exotic print, or animal print rug can make things super-trendy and match just about any interior.

Black and white cowhide rugs, in a longhorn or holstien pattern can bring some country flavor to any frat or sorority house.

Either way - you won't find a more durable rug to put up with the serious foot traffic that goes in and out of these dwellings. And - most kids at college don't have a huge budget. Get something that's cost efficient, won't break the bank - and will last a long, long time - a value priced cowhide rug!

What cowhide would you put in your Greek houses?

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Cowhide Featured on Red Carpet at Lone Ranger Premiere

Did you catch Disney’s remake of The Lone Ranger this summer? From it’s premiere party, it was obvious that the movie would be a fun watch.
The story of the the Lone Rangers and his friendly companion, Tonto, is unique to the story of most teenage boys. They’ve grown up with the stories passed down of the Lone Ranger and his exciting adventures!
That’s why the premiere was especially special. It featured top acting talent like Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, dressed in cowboy attire. The most surprising of the event was the absence of a prominent piece during movie premieres: there ANOTHER carpet in town - (in addition to the standard red carpet!)
Instead of the red carpet, a long cowhide rug greeted the celebrities as they walked and met fans before entering the movie theater. The beautiful black and white patterns gave a truly, authentic western feel - appropriate for the film.
You can mimic the same style used by the Lone Ranger in your home. Browse our selection of cowhide rugs to find one that suits your home and needs and can be the first introduction into a fun, friendly and warm environment. Click here to see the black and white cowhide rug. Also known as the holstien cowhide rug.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Serious Fall Style With Cowhides

CosmoWorlds Fashion Trends notes that sustainability, rustic and natural style, and fabrics, furniture & accessories, patterns and colors that create a feeling of "rugged" style, "nature" and "warmth" are key elements for this Fall's interior design movements.

Of course - a cowhide rug fits the bill on all points, starting with sustainability. As an eco-friendly home accessory - cowhides are the by-product of the food industry, and are being reused and recycled in an extremely efficient way - as a style accessory for your home.

Certainly, the rustic and natural style is achieved easily with a natural cowhide rug because of the natural coloration (specifically of our new monochrome cowhide rug collection) as well as the natural texture and patterns that are a standard staple of a cowhide rug. This style is pulled off alone or paired with other distinct styles and tastes. The cowhide rug is truly a flexible accessory.

There are an array of cowhide rugs in different patterns and colors - one to fit EVERY style in fact. But to follow 2011 interior design trend of bringing 'warmth' into your space - opt for a neutrally colored natural patterned hide, such as the brown brindle cowhide rug shown above.

Whatever your style, whatever your design goal - a cowhide rug is an incredibly versatile and flexible addition to your space.