Sunday, March 20, 2011

pink and blue rugs

Designers Guild is often rather dramatic for me, perhaps aimed more at the sort of woman who would take vodka on her muesli and be first off the mark at the traffic lights, but look at these simple rugs they have in lovely shades of blue and pink with a jaunty stripe, perfect for Blue and Pink Daughters. They speak to the still, small presence within every one of us, except men, that yearns for transformative textiles.



Momentarily life-changing rugs. I'm prone to these fits of enthusiasm. I continue to dream of the perfect cleaning product, probably in spray form, that will take away my cares.

A mother's acute discernment suspects that they are not non-slip, but a blogger's yen for the pretty overcomes this, reckoning that instructing the children to be sure not to slip will do.

[images: Designers Guild]

26 comments:

  1. The Lovely Son has suddenly taken an interest in textiles (well, bedding), coinciding with arrival on scene of beautiful new girlfriend. I say nothing, but note that his taste runs to formal middle-aged conservative posh B&B rather than to trendy 30-something. Sigh...

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  2. Rachel, it could be a very popular blog, that - basic lifestyle instruction for the young man who wants to impress a girl. Lifeskills skills are probably second only to speaking Italian and being pals with Brad Pitt.

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  3. It must have been a bit disconcerting that Rachel got to comment first. I know you like to start us off.

    Shall we all respond to the bedding quandary or over the perfect little rugs?

    Or worry over the incipient danger to the daughters....

    xo Jane

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  4. No, a spray on its own is no good. If the cares are really to go you'll need a person to actually do the cleaning. Apparently that sort of transaction enables more long term life change. Once you get over the mortification of paying somebody to clean up after you that is.

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  5. lovely- my rugs never look that clean.

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  6. But they are so pretty. And happy. Surely pretty and happy compensates for sore tailbones? Besides, there are always those complicated and mysterious pieces of rubber one can put under.

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  7. Oooh, I love DG's rugs but vodka on muesli, mmm, that's a new one on me!

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  8. When you find that cleaning product, I'll take three.

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  9. Transformative textiles has now been filed in my lifestyle blogging dictionary. xx

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  10. They speak to me too. They say, "Horizontal stripes are so fattening, Darling".

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  11. Mise, thank you so much for your visit and supportive comment. You are so much my hero. I think you are the cleverest girl on the block.

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  12. MISE! Where have you been? I've missed you! No, I have no clue what's going on with the donut rug in my post :) I do love these rugs on here though! The stripe adds just enough coolness. I hope all is well!

    XO - Jami
    i m a g i n e

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  13. I was bitterly disappointed to see that you have sidestepped leprechauns, shamrocks and green themed rooms this year... is that a bit un-Irish? In Australia to be un-Australian was a crime under the 1950s regime of our last rather nationalistic government... but if you want to talk textiles... I'll talk textiles. They are indeed transformative. I'll take the blue.

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  14. I hope the product development department of bombay gin reads this blog.
    Gin in a spray dispenser anyone?

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  15. The princesses will not slip because the rugs will each be encased in a lucite box.

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  16. You are so right an instruction to the child not to do a childlike thong always works a treat.

    Very lovely rugs I agree DG can be a bit much it can be hard to find plainness in there.

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  17. pls do parcel some up for me if they do prove to be life changing. i need some mood altering substances, but as a responsible mother, i think i should look for more appropriate forms such as these. rock on x

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  18. Oops, just tripped over your DG rugs and the wonderful lineup of comments following this post...I'm smiling my head off :)

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  19. If placed bedside these rugs will offer a cheerful greeting when your girls plop out of bed each moring.
    If kids are prone to dangerous sliding on them you can resort to non-slip pads under them or nails.

    I have one such rug in my kitchen which is precariously placed, but the cats love to leap and slide on it.

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  20. Doesn't everyone take vodka on her muesli? It does help one to cope when one's children slip on aesthetically pleasing but non-slip rugs xx

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  21. The rugs are lovely. The children will learn.

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  22. About cleaning products, me too!! Method cleaners are my fave.

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  23. I'm not sure whether to be flattered or insulted that you apparently know me so well. I thought no one would ever guess that I had vodka on my muesli. Only occasionally I promise, mostly it's just cream. But I do love my Designers Guild as you well know!
    And you can get rug tape to stop the slipping.

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  24. For me rugs are a close second to pillows in the life-altering category. I'm so glad I'm not alone.

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  25. Certainly Mise!! Simple instructions will do the job nicely!!...

    Fab colours.. I have a little obsession with these two together at present. [colours that is]

    Have a great week. ciao xxxx Julie

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You're looking particularly well.

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