I have been a long-time fan of Annie Selke and Dash & Albert, so when I was invited to participate in their rug design competition, I was all in!
Fifteen digital influencers, including some of my blog buddies, were invited to submit three rug designs that are reflective of their personal design aesthetic for a chance to have their rug come to life.
The designs will be posted on the Annie Selke Instagram page (@AnnieSelke), where the public will cast their vote as to which designs they would like to see made available for purchase. The 10 designs that receive the most votes between July 6 and July 20 will be entered in to production, and then sold online by Dash & Albert, an Annie Selke Company.
I’ll keep you posted on the voting, but I wanted to share the designs I came up with as well as the inspiration behind those designs.
Of course, I immediately knew I was going to do blue and white. No doubt.
And that color palette led me to antique coverlets. Those designs are well suited to be transferred to a tufted wool rug or woven cotton, don’t you think? Well, I thought so!
I was specifically inspired by this coverlet…
It’s an antique from the 1800’s and I love the overall large-scale pattern as well as the border. I decided to take elements from this coverlet to create three complimentary designs.
The first design is an all-over pattern of the large floral that I put in a repeat. I think this one is my favorite!
The second rug is a stripe made from the border of the coverlet…
I like this one especially for a runner, but I think it’s a nice busy-but-neutral rug option.
The last one is a more modern take on the design. I enlarge the border of the coverlet and created a trim border as well.
Would you put any of these rug designs in your house?
Well, you’ll have a chance to vote on it soon! I’ll share more detail on how I created these designs later, share the designs I didn’t submit, and will post updates when the voting opens.
I do have to say a huge thanks to my assistant, Heidi, who helped me with the technical side of making these designs a reality. You’ll hear about her when I share the design process.