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Rugs Through The Years: Birmingham Black

Welcome to the seventh installment of our monthly series, “Rugs Through the Years!” Throughout this year-long series, we’re highlighting our 12 best-selling rugs and showing a few ways each fan favorite has been styled since its debut. Last month, we highlighted our Kitchen Sink rug and this month, we’re looking back on our Birmingham Black Rug, available in both cotton woven and indoor/outdoor styles!

Rugs Through The Years: Birmingham Black | Annie Selke's Fresh American Style

As the cherry on top, we’ll be giving away one Birmingham Black cotton rug to one lucky reader – up to an 8×10 size! Read on to learn more about this oh-so-popular striped number.

 

Stair Runner Installation by Young House Love

Rugs Through The Years: Birmingham Black | Annie Selke's Fresh American Style

Image via Young House Love

We love how our friends John and Sherry of Young House Love used our Birmingham Black runner to spruce up their staircase! You can see the full DIY project in this post.

 

Another popular interior design blogging couple, Shea and Syd McGee of Studio McGee used our Birmingham Black runner to liven up this light and bright entryway design:

Rugs Through The Years: Birmingham Black | Annie Selke's Fresh American Style

Image via Studio McGee

The black in the rug pops beautifully against the light wood and white walls. Swoon!

 

In this scene, we paired Birmingham Black with our classic Tattersall Black and White rug to create a monochromatic pattern party!

Rugs Through The Years: Birmingham Black | Annie Selke's Fresh American Style

 

Did You Know?

Birmingham Black was such a popular pattern that the design was translated into a decorative pillow and a cozy throw?

Rugs Through The Years: Birmingham Black | Annie Selke's Fresh American Style

Rugs Through The Years: Birmingham Black | Annie Selke's Fresh American Style

 

Which of the above Birmingham Black “moments” is your favorite and why? Join the conversation in the comments below for your chance to win your very own Birmingham Black Cotton Woven Rug – up to an 8×10 size! We’ll choose the winner next Friday September 29th. Good luck!

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12 comments

Edwina September 21, 2017 at 6:23 pm

I love this rug for two reasons- looks amazing as a stair runner, modern and classic AND I’m from Birmingham (Alabama)

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Marisa September 21, 2017 at 7:43 pm

Really loving it on the stairs! How cool is that!! Looks phenomenal. Adds great textural interest with a fun, yet neutral rug. I can see it in a contemporary or traditional setting. In my case, I’m thinking it will be great in my traditional playroom with neutral colored furniture and pops of deep blues, purples and greens for a hint of elegance for the adults and fun for the kiddos. Awesome rug, Annie Selke!

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Wanda Bainbridge September 21, 2017 at 9:18 pm

I love the stripe as it has a better asethic value to me as the checkered look is to busy by itself but looks great used with the stripe or a solid .. I would love to have an 8×10 as I just got a new wood floor and tomorrow the 22 of Sept is my 43 rd Anniversary and I got married when I was 16 and my hubby was 19.. and next month on the 19 th of October I turn 60.. I am really struggling with this one… I just got Ann’s new catalog I want so many things out of it lol❤️❤️❤️

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Wanda Bainbridge September 21, 2017 at 9:21 pm

Your designs are totally Awesome and I love too many but I am definitely going to get something

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Charlie Benedick September 21, 2017 at 10:03 pm

Studio McGee! We are moving into a new home next week with a similar entryway! I was wondering how I would decorate it, and what kind of rug would look perfect there. Now I know!!

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C. H. September 22, 2017 at 6:06 am

I like the McGee hallway because the rug adds visual interest to an otherwise very calm design.

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Lindsey September 22, 2017 at 8:43 am

I’ve been fantasizing about these black stripes for ages! Would go perfectly in my living room, painted “cracked pepper.” I discovered finally that black is my signature home decor color.

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Kelly September 22, 2017 at 7:15 pm

It’s just perfect with the plaid one… so happy together! 🙂

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Amy Z. September 24, 2017 at 12:02 am

I love the runner in the bright entryway! It looks so simple yet unique.

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Rosemarie Gist September 28, 2017 at 8:13 am

stripes how I love thee… truly timeless!
I love how it softens and adds texture as a stair runner at young house love

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COURTNEY RINALDI September 28, 2017 at 4:32 pm

Love all of your rugs but my homes lends itself to the Black or Navy rugs. So classic they’re my fav!

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Beth September 30, 2017 at 8:00 am

Classic designs that pop and add personality to any room! Absolutely love these fresh rugs!

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