This month's issue of Vogue brought a special treat with a peek inside the home of Christopher and Suzanne Smart (the owners of The Rug Company). This picture from the photo shoot (by François Halard) features a wonderful enchanted forest-type rug (go figure, a fabulous rug in a rug designer's home). Intrigued, I went online to get a better view.
Tracery, by Kelly Wearstler for The Rug Company
And wouldn't you know it! This rug happens to be a designer collaboration with none other than Kelly Wearstler...no wonder I immediately loved this thing. As soon as I read her name on the site it suddenly reminded me of the crazy-chic pink wallpapering she designed for her Beverly Hills home as photographed in last October's Vogue.
Kelly Wearstler at her Beverly Hills home
It's almost like I should have realized it all along now that I compare the two pictures side by side (even though the rug version has a much greater organic vibe). If you're interested in the price of that beautiful rug, the Kelly Wearstler collection for The Rug Company rings up to the tune of $80-$130 per square foot. Looking for justification at that price: it's an investment that you can pass down for generations.
photos courtesy of Vogue (by François Halard) & The Rug Company