Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Natural Beauty

I know I've said it before, but every time I see a combination of style, quality and sustainable design, I simply swoon! So my attraction to the gorgeous natural rugs from Merida Meridian is no surprise. The collection of natural fiber rugs includes wool, sisal, grasses, jute, paper and abaca. Cebu (shown above) is one of six new abaca designs presented in their Spring 2009 collection. As with all of the Merida Meridian's abaca designs, the rugs are hand-woven in the Philippines as part of a collaborative effort between the company's designers and Filipino artisans. In addition, all abaca products use no backing materials or binding, as they are finished with a hand-woven edge. Still not convinced of their natural beauty? Check out the gorgeous gallery of photos featuring these rugs in their natural habitats. Oh yeah – while you're there you can register to win a free area rug! Yes, that's right – they give away one rug every month. This month's winner will receive Malaybaylay (shown below) so what are you waiting for?

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