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Friday, July 15, 2011

In the company of dogs

I have quite a few interiors I am working on right now that involve dogs. People love their dogs and often let them make themselves at home wherever they want (including the furniture) and that can be hard on fabrics and flooring. And so when I start working with a client, one of the things I take into consideration when I am selecting furnishings, particularly fabrics and floor coverings, is who will be using the space and how durable I need to go.  

So when I find a product that is not only beautiful and affordable but also can weather all kinds of elements like dogs, kids, stains and sun exposure I am sold. Enter DASH and ALBERT rugs. 

Seriously, a company whose motto is, "durable, affordable & utterly lovable" has my attention. Add that their spokesman is a dog ... I am sold!

What I am loving right now are their indoor / outdoor rugs. They are made of polypropylene and according to the company, they are "hoseable, scrubbable and bleachable", which is a huge benefit when part of your family is the four-legged kind! They are also UV treated which makes them perfect for outdoor or in a space that gets a lot of sun exposure. And they come great colors and designs:

They also carry wool rugs like this one that I am considering for a family room I am working on where we are bringing in different shades of blue and turquoise:

{Kravet "31241-51", JF "Surf", Duralee "Feline", Silver State "Monaco"}

Note: I did not get any compensation for writing about these rugs ... I just wanted to share a good thing with you ;)


Kathysue said...

I love Dash and Albert rugs. I am looking to put a runner in my hallway and you just reminded me I need to go and look on their site!! Thank you, Kathysue

17 Perth said...

Oh Wow. I love these rugs. I just checked out their website and I love that their dog is the spokesperson too! My pets are like my children so I do consider them in our decorating decisions because our house is definitely "lived in". This is a perfect option!
thanks for the heads up!