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Crazy for Beni

The Beni Ourain rug has won me over.

I’m jumping on the bandwagon RIGHT NOW!

The traditional rug hand woven by the people of the Beni Ourainn tribe in the mountains of Morocco.  Whether an interior is modern, traditional, eclectic, or classic, the Beni rug adds a texture and interest to any space.  It’s a wool rug typically known for it’s black diamond pattern woven into a cream foreground creating an effect of… “amazing”.

In other words, I REALLY, REALLY want one…

April Tidey

April Tidey

Jackie Astier

Jackie Astier


Let me back up a bit.

My family room needs a new rug.


The problem is that we have a darling little eleven-year old Jack Russell Terrier, Belle, who has a VERY small window for her little bladder, and has had the occasional accident in the house.  Her spot of choice?  The family room rug, of course!


So it makes me very hesitant to spend money on a rug that I KNOW will be peed on.  (Ugh… It drives me up the wall, but trust me when I tell you, she’s come a long way from when we first got her.  We’re really trying to teach an old dog new tricks, but that’s a whole other story…)

Back to my point.

I love the Beni.

I’m crazy for it.

But original Beni rugs can be a bit on the pricey side, and I refuse to pour money down the drain (…or the “potty” which is what we call Belles tinkle spot.  Ahh, dogs…)

So here are some alternatives options I’ve found…


Look for Less

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I’m leaning toward the Souk rug from West Elm, but we would realistically need an 8×10, and $899 still seems a bit steep for a rug that will more than likely receive Belles mark.  (Sigh).  Maybe I could somehow work two 3 x 5’s together and achieve a similar look for only $400… we’ll see.

Here’s the living room now:

Family Room

How can I be mad at that face?  (Sigh.)

I’m such a sucker…


11 Comments Post a comment
  1. Hey Tina, great article! Take a look at our softer-than-silk Microfiber rugs from Colombia at

    February 25, 2013
  2. I am (and have totally been) in love with this rug, too! West Elm actually had it for something totally ridiculous (like around $100) but it sold out almost immediately, went on back order for months, and returned marked up how ever many percent. Rugs USA has a few nice similar looks for much less (wait for their 75% off coupon). I’ve been trying to nab one for our bedroom forever but they keep getting back ordered. I actually really love the rug you currently have in there : ] And that says a lot cause I’m all for a new rug every chance I get!

    February 26, 2013
    • Thanks for the tip, Jennifer! I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out on Rugs USA (and waiting for the 75% off coupon!). Hopefully, I’ll be able to find something that works. I’ll keep you posted!


      February 26, 2013
      • Ok, you gotta check out the new rugs released:! I’m thinking of getting this one: Not a bad knock-off, eh?

        February 27, 2013
      • LOVE it!!! Thanks so much for sharing the info. You’re the best. (I’m feeling pretty excited about this right now…)


        February 28, 2013
      • I’m now officially “wait-listed” for the 9×6 and 8×10 (not taking any chances here). Curses for me not being quicker (shakes fist at sky…)! Haha!

        February 28, 2013
      • By wait listed you meant you signed up to be notified if it comes back in stock, right? Gah, same for me :-/ Seriously, I just waited a few hours and it sold out. It’s like the universe has to align to have stock and a good coupon at the same time!

        February 28, 2013
      • Yes, and yes. I’m holding out hope that the stars will align for us. Ugh. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

        February 28, 2013

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