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Sure, it ties the room together, but if you ventured to The Rug Company on November 7, you know there’s a lot more to rugs than just matching the couch and curtains. Previewing its new collection by none other than Alexander McQueen, The Rug Company in the Design District hosted a panel discussion with its co-founder Christopher Sharp and Cultured’s Editor in Chief Sarah Harrelson. Craig Robins also weighed in on the conversation, which was moderated by artist Cristina Lei Rodriguez. The topics: Fashion meets the home and creative crossover. It was a perfect tie in for the McQueen preview, which entailed gorgeous rugs that are three years in the making. In the collection, you will find fashion for the home in the form of military-inspired rugs in hand-knotted Tibetan wool and silk, hummingbird-covered floor covers in hand-woven pashmina and silk aubusson, and even feather rugs in hand-knotted silk. The standouts include a Monarch butterfly inspired rug in a bold, deep red hue. And skulls—of course—in a variety of sizes on the rug simply titled “Skull.” Matching pillows are also on the menu, because a couch is like a little black dress that needs a fabulous accessory. And a living room is like a beautiful form, just waiting to be dressed. The rug, then, would be the anchor to any good outfit. It’s a Christian Louboutin shoe, a Chanel Bag, a Prada belt. Or, in this case, a McQueen dress so stunning, you build the rest of the look around it.

the rug company, alexander mcqueen, craig robins, christopher sharp

Left to Right: Craig Robins and Christpher Sharp

the rug company, alexander mcqueen, christoper sharp, christina lei rodriguez

Left to Right: Christina Lei Rodriguez and Christpher Sharp

the rug company, alexander mcqueen, sarah harrelson, melissa katz

Left to Right: Melissa Katz and Sarah Harrelson

Find the collection at The Rug Company, located at 4040 N.E. Second Ave. in the Design District.

Party photos by Cultured Magazine and Manny Hernandez

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