07 . 09 . 12
Today, I’m repeating images from my Chic Carriage House post of almost exactly one year ago. Reasons: a.) I had a bunch of other things I wanted to post today but they all required editing photos. b.) I ran across the original tear sheets recently. c.) This is one of my all time favorite interiors. d.) I am about to buy a similar jute rug. It’s funny what a difference a year makes. When I posted these photos the first time, I had just moved into my current apartment and it was a mess of boxes. Now it’s almost finished except for a rug. I think this Braided Jute Rug from Ballard is going to work in the space and I even now have a clear Lucite coffee table just like the one in the room designed by Bruce Budd. I still can’t find a website for him which is a shame. I’d definitely like to see what else he’s designed. Enjoy.
Love the rug…and the lucite table…and the blue ottoman (and that huge basket!). Pretty pics thanks for sharing!
Most defintely channeling Bill Blass….very stylish.
Nothing wrong with revisiting old favourites!
Heather, to me your rug looks more like this:
which are exactly like the handmade Suffolk rush mats I lusted after when I lived in England ~
Love that rug. Just so you don’t get surprised the rug shown is plaited jute & the Ballard is a braided rug ~ not quite as groovy as the one shown but a good look.
It has a lovely inspiring presence doesn’t it?
Where did you buy your own lucite table?
Bruce Budd is the nicest, cutest guy. When I was showroom manager at Hinson & Company, Bruce was a good client. He is really lovely. I would be happy to try and connect the two of you, if you would like that. Regarding his projects: I don’t think he works on very many, but the clients he has are great clients to have and the projects are always really, really good.
Have you ever owned a jute rug before? I am considering one for my living room, but I have heard they’re very hard to keep clean and any liquid (even water)stains it.
Hi Heather, I love the rug. But Bruce Budd’s collection of early 19th c. furniture is exceptional and the the mix he has created with modern pieces is visual perfection. He is very good at what he does. Thanks for re-posting as I missed it the first time around. Have a wonderful day—hope that it has cooled down a bit. Mary