I’ve had my lovely little striped runner for several years now and it’s seen better days. The various spills and stains don’t quite show up in photos, but in person, this rug is a hot mess. Pictured below is the back side of the rug; I had to flip it over a year ago because the stains and wear on the front side were even worse. I do love the pattern, but a rug with a ton of white probably isn’t the best choice for a kitchen. Anyway, it served its purpose and was really cheap on clearance at West Elm several years ago, so I definitely got my money’s worth out of it.
Enter: my new, gorgeous (darker) replacement rug! I’ve been eyeing this Kilim rug for years and it finally went on sale a couple months ago but was back ordered until last week! So after a long wait, it finally arrived and is the perfect addition to my little kitchen. The quality of the fabric is much higher than the last rug and the darker base and beige pattern will hopefully be a better choice for the high-traffic area… I’m also making a conscious effort to not spill an entire salad on this rug 🙂
I love how it pairs well with the brass hardware. Can’t resist a black + white + brass combo. And it works just as well with the stainless steel appliances. I’m so glad I finally made the switch, it was definitely worth the wait!