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…
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…
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:
How can I be mad at that face? (Sigh.)
I’m such a sucker…