Special Nonexistent Furniture

My Journey to Create the Perfect Rug

By Christiane Lemieux | Jan 29 2013

This week we're touting our beautiful Mini Stripe rug, and I wanted to share the story of how this gorgeous rug came to be.

Five years ago I was traveling in Nepal, one of my favorite destinations for inspiration.

I had recently renovated my loft apartment and was searching (as I always am) for textures and details to add to my new home or to inspire my work.

By chance, I came across a young couple who were making the most beautiful and luxurious silk and wool custom rugs - and it was love at first sight. I knew I had to have them make the rugs for my apartment.

After much back and forth with them, getting the exact size, color and construction just right - my rugs arrived a few weeks later.

The rugs became an obsession - and everyone that stepped foot in my home became as obsessed with them as I was. I knew that if my friends and I could be THAT taken with a rug, I needed to bring them to the DwellStudio customer as well. So I set out on a mission: to recreate my beautiful rug with our source in India.

The talented people that make our Mini Stripe rugs are as obsessed with pile and quality as I am - each piece is made with the most luxurious wool, and a thread of viscose is shot through to give a bit of shine.

These rugs are the perfect non-neutral neutral - and go anywhere. Our entire office is now obsessed with the rug - we all have them in our homes.

Here you see it in our EVP, Jennifer Chused's Brooklyn apartment.