I have two of these braided Capel rugs, and I love them. They are very durable, versatile and affordable — and fit my 1951 colonial ranch home’s decor just fine. Remember, in the 1940s 50s and 60s homes were a mix and match…inside and out…of ranch, Cape and colonial style. If your house is not all high-style Eichler modern – it could probably do will well with a warm dose of colonial underfoot. These rugs come in all wool, which is really nice… chenille styles that last forever… and fiber mixes that may be better for your damp basement. As I said, I have two Capel braided rugs and at different points have had them in the dining room, living room, bedrooms, the basement — they really are extremely versatile. And, there are zillions of style/color choices at Capel’s website.
This post originally ran Nov. 17, 2007