As I was flipping through the March issue of Elle Decor -- a rare treat -- I couldn't help but notice the same shaggy ivory rugs cropping up throughout the book. First I saw the ones on Joseph Altuzarra shortlist, which he bought home from Morocco, my latest travel crush.
|Above photos via Elle Decor|
|Photo via West Elm|
After I finished the magazine, I dove into the latest West Elm catalogue, which coincidentally focused on Moroccan crafts. And lo and behold they were selling these same rugs. Thank goodness for Google -- I hopped online immediately to learn more. Usually called Beni Ouarain after the tribe that weaves them, these rugs are a high-pile wool that is off white with a black diamond pattern.