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There's nothing like an area rug to add personality to a home. Sometimes it even becomes the point of departure when decorating a room. Besides making a visual statement in a space, rugs are great for defining specific areas in a layout. If you’re looking for practicality as well as beauty a wool rug is your best bet—it's gorgeously soft and rather durable. Being a luxurious fibre, wool brings extra comfort and warmth to your abode. Its durability makes wool rugs ideal for areas that see a lot of foot traffic. They come in a variety of colors, patterns, textures and plies. But patterned carpets are less likely to show dirt and are more forgiving on busy areas like family rooms, dining room, halls, stairs and landings. Since wool is a recyclable and naturally flame-resistant fibre, wool rugs are a smart choice if you want to help the environment. Besides being a valuable investment that will serve you for many years to come, wool rugs are the epitome of practicality and style.

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Carpets With a Message

If you like home furnishings that make a statement, these rugs by Swedish designer Therese Sennerholt will definitely do the trick. You probably recognized her work from her trademark black and white graphic posters and postcards displaying fun everyday quotes. But now she's expanding her collection to include these witty rugs she's designing in collaboration with Swedish carpet company a.carpet. Don't you love them?

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And The Icelandic Sheepskin Goes To...

Before I announce the lucky winner of this gorgeous Icelandic Sheepskin, I would like to thank all the readers who entered this fab giveaway. I also want to express my gratitude to Black Sheep (white light) for partnering with TheDesignerPad to bring you this contest. As a consolation prize, they have put the shorn white Icelandic Sheepskins on sale on their web shop — saving you $20 off the regular price until the end of this week.

Ok, so now to the moment you've been waiting for... has picked comment number 13 to be the lucky number, making LUIS from New York, the lucky person to be taking the eco-friendly Icelandic Sheepskin home. Luis feels “it would look great on his couch, especially now with the new slip cover. It would add that special touch”. Congrats, Luis and good luck with your new sheepskin. BTW, for those who weren't lucky this time, you'll have another chance to win another fab freebie later this week... Stay tuned!


GIVEAWAY: Icelandic Sheepskin

I've been wanting to get my hands on a sheepskin for some time, and while browsing the net to find the right one I finally came across a very neat online store Black Sheep (white light). Isn't that a cool name? I immediately fell in love with their variety of tones and large scale — and thought you would too. You can check them out here. That's when I approached them to see if they were willing to participate in a giveaway for my beloved readers. Luckily, they agreed. So thanks to their generosity, a fortunate reader can win one of their fabulous eco-friendly Icelandic Sheepskin, valued at $129 (above). 

After reading what Black Sheep (white light) is all about, I liked them even more. Believe it or not, these Icelandic Sheepskins are eco-friendly as they're bio-degradable and tanned 
without using harmful chemicals. To be specific, these sheepskins meet strict EU directives concerning 
environmental preservation and protection. They're really one of a kind. BTW, their generosity goes beyond this giveaway, as part of the proceeds of every sheepskin sold goes to help the homeless. You can read more about their great cause here.

Sorry, but entries for this giveaway are no longer accepted. But as a consolation prize, Black Sheep (white light) has put the shorn white Icelandic Sheepskins on sale on their web shop — saving you $20 off the regular price until March 6th.

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Fields of dreams

Inspired by nature and farm landscapes, the Land Carpets depict fabulous aerial views as seen from a plane's window. These miniature landscapes are based on satellite images of four different regions of the globe – Europe, The Netherlands, Africa and the United States – portraying how each area deals with terrain and farming differently. Made in New Zealand, the limited edition rugs are a perfect way to bring nature into your homes.

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