Thursday, May 19, 2011

All Roads Lead to Morocco


I find myself in quite the conundrum.  I would really like to own this chair.  It is, however, $1898.00 + tax + shipping.  Then comes conundrum #2:  I would like to own a pair of them.  For some reason I have developed rag rug fever (not to be confused with Bieber fever and Flea Market Fever although I have combed the latter in an attempt to satisfy the current).  Sometimes I swear Anthropologie is reading my mind.  I think things up and the next thing you know they magically appear in their shop.  It's kind of uncanny.

About 6 months ago I saw this rug (and subsequently sought out 50 more like it):

It's a Boucherouite rug straight out of Morocco 
--(not to be mistaken for Mariah Carey's kid).  

Immediately I thought of my grandma who used to be able to make a rag rug like no other.  The rug lived in my mind.  Okay it lives in my mind.  I thought about hanging it on the wall, putting it on the floor in my living room, swaddling up in it at bedtime...covering a chair.  And then there was Anthropologie - having swooped into me ol' noggin they went on to produce the very item I've been dreaming of.

I have now convinced myself that if the closets can ever get purged and organized I think I am going to try and make a version of this rug.  Check back in 5 years to see if I've actually succeeded.  On a serious note though - I think I could do it if I could find enough of the right fabric colors.  

Help.me.

Oh!  And one of my fave reads Eat, Sleep, Denim featured me today in their
I am super flattered to be next to Jennine (founder of The Coveted and IFB) and Jessica who works
closely with her on all things denim.  Would love for you to stop by and check out their looks!

44 comments:

LyddieGal said...

Anthro does that, they lure you in with pretty things you immediately decide you can not live without, and then bam! slap in the face absurd price tag.
So cruel.

Perhaps you could put an add on craigslist: Seeking Moroccan to create anthro inspired Moroccan inspired chairs.

Chic on the Cheap

Diana Mieczan said...

Wow..that chair and the rug are really beautiful. Both would look amazing but the price tag is incredible..wow!
Have a fantastic Thursday, darling
Kisses and hugs

Katie said...

You need to find a variety of these rugs (at good prices)! My house needs them. Yep.

kimbirdy said...

wow, wow, wow! that is truly one amazing chair. do you think your kitties would behave themselves with it? i know mine thinks anything with texture like that is a living creature which must be destroyed. it's beautiful and amazing, though. wow...

Ms. Givens said...

I thought of lip stain markers before they were on the market. :(

Rosa said...

amazing i love the colorful statement

xx
Rosa

My Stylish Little Secret
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heather said...

i think you can do it in less than five years! i have only faith in you :) going to check out your cool feature. yay you!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Hmmm..... do you think you could create a satisfying DIY of this???? I bet you could, you super talented lady!

Courtney Erin said...

I totally think you could DIY this!!! I seriously want you to try. Oh, and the museum heist is set for next Wednesday...so watch for a crazy McQueen hat in the mail or a request from me for bail money!

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Eda ♥ said...

I love the chair too darling but Lisa has a fabulous idea with the DIY suggestion...go on have a go!!

*following your blog*

Eda ♥

RosaLovesDC said...

I think this is totally a DIY project! You can do it!
And congrats on the feature! You look absolutely amazing in those jeans.

Cara said...

super cool!

Closet Fashionista said...

That rug is sooo cool!!! :D :D
Congrats on the feature!! That's so exciting
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Lisa said...

Omgosh Carrie that rug is Amazing!!

Congrats on the feature girl you so deserve it!!

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

You (in your spare time) could totes make that rug! Get your DIY'ing skills ready sister!! Love the feature too girl...you look like a denim goddess! xo

this free bird said...

this denim goddess needs a haircut. stat.

thx tho! xo

Dale said...

Carrie,
that's so funny about checking back in 5 years. That's probably how long that project would take for me too. Those chairs are really cool, I can't believe how expensive they are. Nice post and congrats on that feature because that 70's jeans post definitely deserved it.

Thanks for your comment too...totally agree with you about Arnold being a rat. :)
xoDale

this free bird said...

Dale - Arnold and John Edwards are twins. What was that movie Arnold did where DeVito was his brother - TWINS? Okay that's Arnold and Edwards in real life. UGH!! The irony of it all. Disgustballs.

Isabel said...

this post inspired me to browse the anthropologie website and i found 500 things i want. *sigh*

this free bird said...

i'm sorry. bloody anthropologie. i mean i love anthropologie.

Alexa said...

Amazing chair and rug! I can't imagine paying close to 2k for it but it's certainly nice to look at!

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Marie a la Mode said...

Congrats on the feature! I am urging you to make a rag rug! Then you can teach all of us how to do it after ; )

Marie a la Mode said...

And almost 2000 for that chair? Ouch!

Corks + Caftans said...

I've been bookmarking Berber rugs all over Etsy lately. It's my new thang. Hey, you know what I just realized? In all of our making fun of Mariah, I her last name is spelled the same as my first. Boo hiss.

ok so I noticed that before, but now it just hits home in a more sad way.

Wait---MOROCCO, stop biting that purse strap, bad cat!

Karena said...

Oh I know you could do this!! Speaking of Morocco and much more....

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Come and enter my New Giveaway from Serena & Lily! You will love it!

The Tame Lion said...

Absolutely fantastic!
I love Morocco! I love rugs!

Belly B said...

Oh that rug is just DIVINE!!

<3 Belly B

Debby said...

Carrie, maybe you missed your calling... you should be a designer for Anthro when you are not busy modeling for Free People!! xo

The Blushing Fox said...

i so so love morocco

xoxo,

www.theblushingfox.com

Taylor said...

COngrats again on the feature!! And im going to design a room for you around that rug!

Cafe Fashionista said...

For some reason, ever since I saw Almost Famous years and years ago, I have dreamed of Morocco. I think it has to do with the fact that Kate Hudson's character - Penny Lane - says that's where she is jetting off to in the end. It sounds like a magical place. Thus, I LOVE this post! I need that chair! :)

Marcie said...

Wow, that is amazing! Loving that chair, and now I want a pair. Oh great!

xo M

made-to-travel.com said...

Congrats on Eat Sleep Denim!!! That is AWESOME and that outfit was really really great. Totally deserved.

And I totally feel you on the crafting I have so many ideas in my head and I hate that they have stayed in my head. Love your obsession with shag, I'm kind of at a loss w/ what to suggest for you. BUT you could always email Jenni from I SPY DIY. She totally takes reader questions and answers them with her crafty ideas and she is a genius!

Higgenbottom said...

That rug and chair are fabulous! Anthropologie can do no wrong, expect the prices. Definitely worth a DIY try. Good luck!

Josie said...

I think you could TOTALLY do it, Carrie! Look at me having faith in you. And forget five years... I bet you can do it in four and a half.
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Nikki said...

I bet you could do it in 5 months...

La Boheme said...

Carrie that rug would sure make a statement! Love the color boldness! You go girl and get it! xoxo

la petite coquine said...

SWOON.

What about aforementioned rug between two modern chairs? Because obviously you can't spend the rest of your life without some rag rug goodness.

Bonnie said...

Anthro has some of the coolest stuff evaaaaaa.
I would just charge the chairs.
You know it will make you happy.
You can deal with the guilt while you wallow in your totally kick-ass new furniture.

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Taj Acosta said...

The rug is super cool "chevere" in spanish! I think you def need it! lol

TheChambrayCountess said...

LOVE the bright colors and those are so you! PS- you totally deserve the denim feature, you are such a fearless denim fanatic!

Olivia.Dee said...

that chair is gorgeous. there has to be some imitation out there with a lot lower of sticker shock! right???

Ashleigh said...

'Rock & Roe' still making me giggle...
Anyhoo, that rug is fantastic and I have faith in your replication abilites. Make it happen C!!

Sofia said...

i'm selling boucherouite rugs if you are still looking for them!
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