Sponsored Post: Leopard/Berber/Chevron Room to Outfit + Giveaway with RUGS USA!

Hello Everyone!

After the work that went into the last post, and the amazing response from you guys (Thank you so much!), I thought this would be a perfect time to offer you a giveaway, and so did my new sponsor Rugs USA. 


They let me pick my favorite rug to give away to you all, and like I’ve said before, far be it from me to deprive my readers of free stuff! Especially before the holidays when rooms need zhushing up and wallets are emptying daily.

I scoured the RUGS USA site, and found many awesome rugs for your consumption, and at really great prices. Shags, animal prints and hides… very on trend stuff happening over there.

I pulled together a few of my favorite rugs in order to highlight their awesomeness by portraying them in their natural habitats: and by that I mean fashion to room moodboards! What else?!?!


First and most importantly I chose the most classic of all possible trends, the leopard print, which has been around for ages and never looks old. Leopard is having a particularly awesome MOMENT right now. I even used a leopard print rug wall to wall in a project I did for my in laws HERE!  I love leopard because its genderless, its somehow both feminine and masculine and also really sexy, but elegant. Leopard print is the jack of all trades! Plus its multi tonal so it matches a lot of different colors… Like I said, leopard is having a moment. Embrace it by winning  this actual rug! YAY!

Next I chose this Berber rug (HERE, less than $500 for a 5′ x 7′!!)… made famous by Jenna Lyons in her now for sale Brooklyn townhouse. A Berber rug is like a shag rug and a Madeline Weinrib rug mated and had a little design baby… its soft and gushy, and yet it also packs the visual punch of a graphic print!  

And last, the ever popular and black and white chevron, as seen in a room by Jonathan Adler below.(HERE, $320 for an 8′ x 10′) It’s poppy, its fun and you just CANNOT be sad in a room with a chevron rug. In yesterday’s post, Caroline used a huge Chevron rug to ground the different areas in her living room and it looked AWESOME!

OK!!!  So to win the leopard rug…. Follow Rugs USA on Twitter or Facebook, and leave a comment below telling me how much you love leopard, and berber and whatever else you want….  or yea… just leave a comment! And does it go without saying that you should all be following me on twitter and Facebook too? Although, I warn ya, I tweet a lot.

I will pick the winner next week!!! Good luck everyone!


QUESTION: Would you all prefer the berber? EVERY comment has been about the berber! I chose the leopard for you, but maybe our friends over at RUG USA will let us swap it for the berber? LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS!!! 



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  1. Fab giveaway! I could definitely have some fun with the leopard rug! The berber is definitely in my dreams though – imagine how soft it would be squishing between your toes…
    Now following RugsUSA on FB :)

  2. Linda says:

    I like the Berber rug, but the leopard is great also!

  3. Wendy says:

    excellent berber! and excellent blog…i love your view on things.

  4. MMish says:

    im kind of obsessed with the berber, especially with the winter coming up i could use the extra warm and gushiness on my feet…mmmmm berber!

  5. jean louise lilly says:

    J’adore leopard! I even chose leopard and pale lavender as my baby girl’s “signature” colors..Her stroller, blanket, booties…all tastefully done in touches of leopard and lavender…tres chic. BTW- She is 11 now, and i miss the opportunity to accessorize her from head to toe…althugh she does a really good job at it, watch out NYC stylists!
    Wishfully dreaming- Jean Louise

  6. ashley says:

    I love the berber rug! It makes me want to lay down on the floor and make snow angels.

  7. Holy crapsticks…you know that I LOVE leopard maybe more than anyone else in the world…well OK…there are other people who adore it like I do…yourself included…but I do really, really love it so please, please pick me!!!!! I have the perfect spot for that beauty of a rug all figured out. Adore the berber too but the leopard definitely has my heart. AMAZING giveaway!!!!

  8. Jennifer Powell says:

    I’m crazy about the Beni Ouarain berber. I’m thisclose to convincing my boyfriend to upgrade his sisal (shudder) for it. I even marched him into BG last weekend to see it in the men’s store. It’s just neutral enough that the relative trendiness of the design will be completely lost on him. It’s great to see it at this price point!

  9. Lauren says:

    Oh, how I love a berber rug. Thanks for introducing me to such an affordable line.

  10. Love the berber rug for just the reasons you said… soft and gushy!! I want to take a whole day off and roll around on it! Thanks for the great giveaway!!

  11. I’m a firm believer in leopard print, it totally works as a neutral. I’d use it in my home office, it needs a little punch of print!

  12. claudy says:

    i love all 3!!

  13. Nicole Cohen says:

    Would you all prefer I gave away the berber? I picked the leopard, they may let me switch to the berber! Let me know in the comments and ill see what I can do!

  14. maria says:

    I’m new to your blog….totally digging it. Great giveaway too. I love the Berber rug. I’m really into texture right now. I’m redoing my bedroom and trying to romance/sex it up….berber rug would fit just perfectly.

    Great work on your blog! cheers

  15. Thanks Nicole and Rugs USA for the opportunity. I’m now following rugs usa on via twitter. AND I love all the rugs but the berber is my favorite!

  16. Great giveawa! I love all of them, but the chevron a little more!

  17. Berber all the way! Although, my idea of berber is something very different…like a tight looped weave is what I think of when I think of berber. That looks way more Flokati-ish to me. But whatever it is, I totally love it!

    • Nicole Cohen says:

      Ha! I know what you are talking about, but these are also called berbers. Maybe “moroccan berbers?” I dunno…

  18. Jessica says:

    I love leopard. It is one of the most classic patterns. I would be thrilled to win that rug as we are just starting the overhaul of my studio and it would be fantastic in there! It’s the right about of spunk and feminine for me!

    And yes, I am following on Twitter and Facebook! :)

  19. Love your blog! Such and inspiration to me! Your designs are great! I am remodeling an entire home and these rugs would all work great! I love the berber the most.

  20. Michelle says:

    LOVE the berber!!! I want to roll around on it all day too!!! I like both sketch42 & RugsUSA on facebook!

  21. Ok, I DESPERATELY need the Bereber rug or the leopard for my dining room. My wood floors are sad and bare in there! How much more luxurious would my books and moulding on the wall seem with one of these rugs anchoring them? I of course follow YOU on twitter and facebook and now follow RUGS USA on both!


    Dining with cold feet AKA Rebecca June

  22. kristin says:

    all these rugs are fantastic!

  23. following Rugs USA on twitter! i have been watching the berber for weeks. i need it for my living room! thank you!

  24. Lawny says:

    BERBER!! I just love your blog, you are so enthusiastic and always-always posting new and interesting things – Thank you. I truly appreciate all the effort you put into this blog and having new posts to read daily (sometimes multiple times daily!!) is just fantastic. It has been fun to follow your adventures!

  25. Angela says:

    I am following Rugs USA on Facebook. I would love the Berber OR leopard! Thanks so much.

  26. Nicole Cohen says:

    Now I think I want the berber too… DAMN it! I have a furniture problem.

  27. pauline says:

    loove the berber too!!

  28. Monica says:

    I would love some big cat leopard rugness to purr on my tile entryway! Very gRrRrRr! I already have the chevron rug from Rugs USA and it is a great product. Love your blog!

  29. BERBER ALL THE WAY!I’ve always wanted one of those rugs but didn’t know there was a less expensive alternative. Thanks Nicole! You are one of my every-day reads, you’re always on the cutting edge of what’s cool! Thanks for your super posts! (Also, winning this rug would really make our living room a great place to hang out :) )

  30. Solducky says:

    I am following them on Twitter as @DuckyBunny.
    I like the leopard, but I am with everyone else and really LOVE the berber! It looks so soft.

    soluckyducky at gmail dot com

  31. Andreyevna says:

    I <3 them both, can't decide….. but i'm thinking leopard would work :)
    oh, and i'm a follower of course!

  32. Christina Ceballos says:

    LOVE the leopard rug and my living room needs it badly.Thank you for the giveaway!

  33. Christina Ceballos says:

    I also liked them on FB
    Jonathan N Christina Ceballos

  34. Definitely the berber! I love that rug!

  35. Jennifer says:

    Dying over that berber. What a fantastic giveaway!

  36. I followed on facebook..

    I love the Berber especially, but I’m also really into the chevron and leopard! Great giveaway!

  37. I have been following Rugs USA on Twitter for a while! I love all three trends you posted – fingers crossed that I win ANY!!! :)

    jordanmarisasilverman at gmail dot com

  38. ASchwek says:

    Oh. My. God. That Berber rug is heavenly I might sleep on it instead of my bed it looks so yummy! I better go follow rugs USA
    P.s ur blog posts have been rockin lately!

  39. Sarah vL says:

    Yes! Switch to the Berber!!! Yes yes yes yes yes I would DIE if I won that rug!!! (And I’m also following them on Twitter and Facebook! :) )

  40. Alicia says:

    Oh yes I love that Berber! It’s sinkably soft looking!

  41. i need the berber rug. but i also need the leopard rug. i will be happy with either.
    and i will take pictures of it and blog about it forever. and tweet about it a million times.
    i already follow you on twitter. so now i will go and follow rugs usa.
    gimme the rug.

  42. I’d be happy with either one since both would match my decor. Although there is something about a leopard rug that says glam!

  43. I actually love the leopard rug. It would go perfectly with my deep purple sofa.

  44. Olivia K says:

    They’re both amazingly gorgeous, I can picture them under my slippers now!!

  45. BERBER! BERBER! I vote/want the berber! :)

  46. Alicia says:

    Is it next week yet? lol

  47. Is it too late to enter this contest?? Oh my goodness, the BERBER!!! Although one would not have to twist my arm too hard to go for that leopard rug either. AMAZING giveaway!!!

  48. I just discovered your blog today… and I capital L.O.V.E it! If it’s not too late, I’d love to enter the contest! And yep, I’m a Berber fan. I think my (male) roommates might strangle me if I put down leopard in our living room… then again, they did give me free reign! ♥

  49. OH MY THE BERBER! Love this rug but thought it would be on my wish list forever but now I may be able to actually purchase one myself through RugsUSA. Thanks for posting this. Love your blog!