To some I am a very peculiar girl when it comes to my "must-haves" while looking for a new apartment. No dishwasher? I can live with that, I find washing dishes therapeutic, and besides, the steam's so good for your face! The apartment turns into a sweatbox on warm sunny days? Perfect, I won't have to leave home to do hot yoga!* It's less than 200 square feet? Oh yippee, an excuse to stay in bed all day since it will be my only piece of furniture! It has carpet throughout? Oh. Ummm. Yeaaah. Sorry... I really want hardwood floors. *Insider info: I've never done hot yoga, I'm not that cool. See, I do puns. And I'm convinced I would throw up if I tried it.
Of course, the whole vision of my ideal apartment includes rugs on top of these wonderful hardwood floors, but I'm not quite there yet. Because of their richly colored patterns, allusions to faraway lands and warmth under one's feet, kilims in particular are perpetually on my wish list (because the ones I want are just so dadgum expensive!). One day I hope to have a unique collection of them spread around my house, but as of now I just have one. That I love with all of my heart. So here I am... daydreaming about kilims in my future... enjoy!
I love the layered look, for some reason it reminds me of a hippie commune in the best kind of way. photo source
omg those colors! photo source
I think the orangey rug paired with the blue walls really hits the spot. photo source
Not only is this entire room stunning, but they have two kilims! photo source
Pairing with a flokati seems to be really "in." photo source
Okay there is a great chance that this is not a kilim, because it looks somewhat plush like an Oriental (or pile) rug, rather than the flatweave style that kilims are known for. I'm not sure, but I lust after this little rug, so I wanted to include it regardless! photo source
Wouldn't you agree that the rug pulls this entire room together? photo source
How amazing are those daybeds? Oops, back to the point, I love the stripes in this kilim.
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Regal, no? I think the kilim rug brings it back down to earth, where it looks best. photo source
Such a fun room made 10x better by that colorful rug. Love. photo source
Can you relate to my need for hardwood floors? What's on your "must-have" list when looking for a new home?