I have my mother in law to thank for my infatuation with rugs. I always had a great appreciation for her extensive collection and even benefitted from her loaners when my husband and I moved into our first apartment together. But it wasn’t until we traveled to Turkey, where we splurged our first hand knotted carpet and hauled home an additional 5 kilims, that my carpet love affair began. But finding the right rug can be an intimidating and arduous process. Enter Kelly Vittengl of Francis Loom. The self proclaimed rug slinger curates an exquisite collection of antique Persian and Turkish rugs at sensible prices. I’ve been “needing” a runner for my closet and am just so happy I stumbled across her site. Now, I’m just waiting for the right one . . .

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(rugs available at Frances Loom)