Podcast Little Yellow Couch: November 2019

I am delighted to introduce you to the woman behind the rug and linen brands Dash & Albert and Pinecone Hill. Annie Selke is a true powerhouse of an entrepreneur and she's also a lovely human being. I remember when I first started seeing her quintessential Dash & Albert rugs in the speciality home shops I was poking around years ago in Maine. And I thought to myself, wow, those are not only really fun and they make me smile, I bet they will also stand the test of time. And I was right! Annie's aesthetic is classic and timeless, it's elegant but also has this playfulness to it that you'll never get tired of. Fast forward to this interview, which led to spending time with Annie and her staff, who by the way love her, at her offices, warehouse and beautiful 8 bedroom historic inn in the Berkshire mountains. You'll see all kinds of videos of my trip there on Instagram so I hope you check that out. Oh, and one note, Dash & Albert, the company, was named after her two beloved dogs. They've passed on but Annie always has several dogs, some of whom are related to the original Dash & Albert, around her studio and you can hear them barking a bit in the background. Here's Annie.

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  • Stone Soup Woven Cotton Rug

    Bright stripes of red, orange, pink, citrus, and sky pop against sage green on this woven cotton area rug. These rugs are so adaptable they make themselves at home in any room. Constructed using a hand loomed flat weave in durable 100% cotton, these rugs are lightweight, reversible and affordable.

    • FEATURES & BENEFITS: Durable construction; soft underfoot; lightweight.
    • WHERE TO USE: High- and low-traffic spaces; well-used family areas like hallways, bedrooms, and stairs. Learn more.

    Additional Details

    Regular vacuuming and the occasional gentle shake should keep your rug in shipshape condition. Small woven cotton rugs may be handwashed gently in cold water. For large woven cotton area rugs, we recommend professional cleaning only. Do not machine wash, bleach, or tumble dry.

    *Due to the handmade quality of our rugs, they may vary slightly in size and/or color.

    Made in INDIA.
     
     

    $12.00 - $518.00

     
     
  • Senna Ivory/Black Woven Wool Rug

    In her latest capsule collection, Annie's friend and collaborator Bunny Williams was inspired by the unique geometric Kuba weaving of central Africa. The sacred Kuba designs are mathematical and rhythmic in vegetable-dyed earth tones and evolved from a number of techniques featuring flat weaving and cut pile, with patchwork, embroidery, and appliqué. The Senna dhurrie weave wool rug has parallel motifs of back to back black filled zig zags woven on a solid natural undyed ivory ground.

    • FEATURES & BENEFITS: Durable construction; lightweight; often reversible; eye-catching patterns.
    • WHERE TO USE: A natural choice for any room that could use a personality perk-me-up. Learn more.

    Additional Details

    84% Wool/16% Cotton

    Regular vacuuming and the occasional gentle shake should keep your rug in shipshape condition. For wool rugs, we recommend professional cleaning only.

    *Due to the handmade nature, variations in color & slight variations in size are expected.

    Made in India.
     
     

    $15.00 - $2,464.00

     
     
  • Moroccan Lines Grey Indoor/Outdoor Rug

    We're making waves with our indoor/outdoor rug collection: performance PET fiber means superior softness, durability, and resistance to stains (clean up is a breeze too); traditional Moroccan weave feels cozy and warm; graphic diagonal lines have modern graphic appeal; and for a brazen new touch we have added a wide, flatweave trellis border on each length end.

    • FEATURES & BENEFITS: Performance fiber with Moroccan style/visual appeal; Extremely comfortable underfoot due to soft long fibers; Eco-friendly polyester fiber made from recycled plastic bottles; durable construction, UV-treated for fade resistance; soft, wool-like texture; lightweight, washable, scrubbable.
    • WHERE TO USE: Great for stylish entryways, bathroom, and laundry rooms, as the fibers hold in dirt and dust until you are able to take it outside and shake it out. Learn More.

    Additional Details

    100% P.E.T.

    The best way to clean these high pile rugs is to take them outside and give them a good shake. If vacuuming is necessary, please use a low power setting to avoid pulling the yarns out of the rug. Always vacuum with the nap's grain and not against to avoid damage. For P.E.T. rugs, we recommend spot cleaning with soapy water. Spray with hose and air dry. Do not machine wash or dry. Do not bleach. Flammable, do not use near source of ignition.

    *Due to the handmade nature, variations in color & slight variations in size are expected.

    Made in India.
     
     

    $12.00 - $2,564.00