{friday finds: dash & albert rug company}


The gang at Hirshfield’s Design Resource are rolling out the red (striped) carpet for a new line. They’re super excited to share the news that you can order Dash & Albert Rugs through the showroom.

Dash & Albert have been designing amazing rugs for the past 10 years. Love this description found on their website: Spirited and well-bred, these rugs are the smart solution for floors pining for personality. Agree, agree, and agree!


Stripes are a Dash & Albert favorite


…vintage-style wool area rug in an Old World tile-inspired pattern


Indoor/outdoor rugs are scrubbable, bleachable, and UV-treated for outdoor use!


Hand-tufted wool rugs


Dash & Albert rugs come in every red imaginable 


Go vintage or modern with these cotton hooked rugs


Vintage style


Classic chevron for this indoor/outdoor cutie-patootie


The showroom doesn’t carry inventory on the rugs, but samples and catalogs are available. Sampling ranges from cotton flatweaves, indoor/outdoor, hooked, needlepoint and more. Dash & Albert have a fantastic website showing awesome rugs, pillows, throws, poufs and Woufs. Julia (design studio trend spotter) mentioned  Dash & Albert rugs coordinate nicely with the Barrier Island and Surya lines.

Dash & Albert falls under the Annie Selke Companies umbrella along with the Pine Cone Hill. If you’re not familiar with Pine Cone Hill, it’s a higher-end bedding and linens company. Distinctive patterns and bright colors are a defining Pine Cone Hill look, and as you see, they do a lovely job with “subtle sophistication.” The design studio also sells Pine Cone Hill products.

Fun Fact: Annie Selke named her company after two of her dogs. Dash was the first Clumber Spaniel she owned and Albert (in heaven now) was a funny Basset Hound that helped her daughter learn how to walk!

I hope your weekend is as colorful as Dash & Albert Rugs.

All images are sourced from Dash & Albert.

{friday finds: flat weaves}

There is nothing subtle about the new rug samples gracing the wall o’ flat weaves at Hirshfield’s Design Studio. The colors and Moroccan-inspired patterns of these flat weaves grab your attention and instantly the wheels start turning, “where can I put one these rugs in my house.”

What are flat weaves? A flat weave rug has no pile, it is thin, usually available in wool or cotton, and very durable. The rugs shown from the design studio are wool and reversible; kind of like, two rugs for the price of one. Different types of flat weaves are kilims, dhurries, and soumeks.

Flat weave rugs are versatile and can be used anywhere in your home:

  • under a dining room or kitchen table
  • layer a patterned flat weave over a solid colored rug or carpet
  • a great statement piece for your foyer/entryway
  • a patterned flat weave helps define a space
  • updates the look and feel of a room

Also, if allergies are an issue, the flat weave doesn’t have the thick pile of a carpet so the dust and dander can’t settle in.

Hirshfield’s Design Studio has the intel on these fabulous flat weaves; use the expertise of Hirshfield’s  staff in selecting the correct size for your space. Don’t be cheap and try to go too small!

Images:  Hirshfield’s, BHGHouse of Turquoise,

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