Cheap & Chic of the Week: Jeffrey Bilhuber

bilhuber 3We all have our favorite designers, the ones whose taste we admire and appreciate. Sometimes the designers that we appreciate have a signature accent that we wish we could emulate. Remember Tom Scheerer and the bird prints? Well in many of my favorite Jeffrey Bilhuber rooms, the designer uses a seagrass matting that I have always coveted. It is not a rug per se, but rather woven squares sewn together with no backing. When I was living in New York, I was constantly on the lookout for this matting, and every time I found it in a rug specialty store, the price was just too much to bear.
bilhuber bilhuber 2bilhuber 4It is just the right accent of casual in some of Bilhuber’s more serious rooms, and gives the impression of that “lived in” atmosphere that I am always such a big fan of. 481788_481789_481790_SEAGRASS_MATTING

3 x 5// 5 x 8 // 8 x 10

Years later, I have found that Bilhuber-esque seagrass matting I was looking for … at World Market. Available in a 3″x5″, 5″x8″, and 8″x10″ any of these rugs can now be yours, each priced under $100! I recently recommended one of these seagrass mats to a friend for her dining room, and it is highly likely that I will be picking one up for my guest room. Another awesome find from World Market. Shop the post below!

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  • Reid Brothers on Upper King Use to sell them. We would always rollup the orientals in the late spring and put the grass mats down, it was lovely with the white slipcover for the summer