Armadillo's New Rug Brand Is Perfect for Petite Homes

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There's a chill in the air these days, which means it's time to place rugs all over your home to keep your toes warm! If you've found yourself with bare floors, fear not — one of our favorite sustainable rug brands, Armadillo, recently launched a new collection called Nook to help outfit your house.

"The idea behind Nook stemmed from this realization that in our own homes, there were these in-between spaces that had long been neglected — areas like entryways, hallways, kitchens, bathrooms, laundries, and mudrooms," Armadillo co-founder Sally Pottharst tells Hunker. "The range also opens up the possibilities for people who live in homes with a more petite footprint, where a full-size rug won't fit."

The accent and area rugs fit seamlessly into the bigger picture of Armadillo when it comes to materials and aesthetic. "Like our other collections, Nook is handmade from sustainable fibers including jute and wool," Armadillo co-founder Jodie Fried tells Hunker. "We've always been drawn to natural materials because they make for the most beautiful earthy textures and grounded hues that fit seamlessly into almost any design scheme."

Nook rugs are actually green all the way through the crafting process: each product is woven on hand-powered traditional looms, which is an energy-efficient method of making rugs. Plus, the detailed craftsmanship means that these are long-term additions to your home — they're quite hardy, so they won't need to be replaced every year or two.

Ready to make the investment? Check out our favorite rugs from the new brand below.

1. Ghan, $330

2. Malawi, $310

3. River Ticking Runner (2-by-6 feet), $280

4. Lucine, $330

5. Sahara in Charcoal (2-by-3 feet), $170

6. Nala, $310

7. Bramble (2-by-6 feet). $280


Stefanie is a New York–based writer and editor. She has served on the editorial staffs of Architectural Digest, ARTnews, and Oyster.com, a TripAdvisor company, before setting out on her own as a freelancer. Her beats include architecture, design, art, travel, science, and history, and her words have appeared in Architectural Digest, Condé Nast Traveler, Popular Science, Mental Floss, Galerie, Jetsetter, and History.com, among others. In another life, she'd be a real estate broker since she loves searching for apartments and homes.

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