Home Decorating 1 Rug, 11 Ways: Samson

1 Rug, 11 Ways: Samson

The best rugs can be used in a wide variety of spaces in a whole range of styles. Our best-selling Samson is just such a rug. Part of our collaboration with legendary decorator Bunny Williams, this striped indoor/outdoor rug was inspired by an antique rug sample from Williams’s personal collection.

Woven like a traditional dhurrie, the Samson is lightweight, low-profile, and reversible, but unlike antique carpets, this one is made from tough indoor/outdoor material that has the feel of wool, but can endure spills and high traffic.

The quiet striped pattern makes these rugs a perfect choice for every room of the house—and every style of house, including country settings or sleek, city spaces. See how these decorators and influencers use Samson in different rooms:


This stylish and masculine living room by Phoenix-based designers Lori Clarke + Summer Kraut is all about the moody indigos–from the abstract artwork, to the throw pillows and a navy Samson rug underfoot.

Mix clean-lined upholstered furniture with hand-hewn textiles.


A refreshing palette and crisp, cool tiles and stone add up to a shipshape cookspace. Designer by Interior Design Partnership, a mother-daughter design firm in Lake Forest, Illinois, the blue island and textured blue runner give the all-white space added depth.

Select whites with cool undertones and weave in a few shades of blue.


This dreamy guest bedroom by Layne Torsch Interiors, of Houston, Texas, nails the serene feeling we all crave. The white-on-white design is punctuated with hits of blue and light natural wood for interest. A Samson rug in grey underfoot adds texture and keeps things light and bright, but also low-maintenance.

Just add white, white, and more white to feel up in the clouds.


This sophisticated seating area styled by the team at Harbour Home Interiors, a Canadian home boutique, shows the power of texture to enliven a neutral palette. The seagrass wrapped tables and woven Samson rug become the focal point in the color-free setting.

Don’t stop at one or two textures, aim for at least six for major visual interest.


Mom of four and blogger Robin Haffner styled her living room with shades of blue and quiet Scandinavian style. The sheepskin, cozy throws, and dhurrie rug give the room a cozy, hygge vibe.

Start with a base of light, textured neutrals then add in that classic Swedish blue.


A lesson in understated chic, this living room by Allison Merritt Design shows that a minimalist style doesn’t have to feel cold. Subtle stripes, buttery leather, and just a hint of pattern on the pillows warm up the white, open space.

Limit your palette, keep the patterns quiet, and stick to natural textiles.


The team at W Design Collective channels the spirit of the West in this laidback open-plan living room. Buttery leather paired with rustic stripes subtly call to mind saddles and blankets. A black and white base and slick modern lighting steer the room into a cool not country realm.

Say yes to real leathers that will age over time and textiles that are woven in rustic stripes.


With an old home with good bones, you can never go wrong leaning into the house’s history, which is exactly what designer Tate Reyold’s did in this Bucks County, Pennsylvania abode. The overall look is traditional and country, but the timeless style is created with new pieces, including Empire-style chairs and our Samson rug, which was inspired by an antique textile.

Seek out historic silhouettes, traditional patterns, and hand-hewn fabrication for a pastoral vibe.


Designer Jean Liu is celebrated for her interiors, but her own Houston, Texas patio reveals that she has a way with outdoor spaces too. Here two Samson rugs ground outdoor dining and living spaces for a more welcoming feeling. The chandelier adds to the feeling of luxury.

Use indoor elements outside to create a refuge for relaxing.


This room is designed to mature with its teenage inhabitant. Designer and shop owner Jessica Durham smartly used rustic wood and an indoor/outdoor rug that can take wear and tear of youthful use, and also feel “cool” now and grown-up later with a few simple accessories swaps.

Weathered wood and neutral textiles are a must for the rustic look.


This luxe bathroom created by Gina Sims Design of Atlanta has the bones of a boutique hotel (hello marble herringbone backsplash!). However it is the small, comforting touches, like linen blinds, the woven dhurrie, and a small bouquet of flowers that make it feel like home.

Use marble and brass for elegance and woven textiles for comfort.

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