Chris Loves Julia’s New Loloi Rugs Are a Timeless Twist on Trendy Checkerboard
Soft grids and staggered stripes steal the spotlight.
Published Feb 8, 2024 1:27 PM
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These days, we pretty much expect to be standing on a checkerboard floor of some sort. We’ve seen the pattern play out in the form of subtle shower tile and as the foundation for an outdoor patio, but especially in the rug world. Not too long ago, Sarah Sherman Samuel designed a Vans-esque piece for Lulu and Georgia, and Kurala began selling a weatherproof one for $34 on Amazon. Now Julia and Chris Marcum, the founders of DIY and design blog Chris Loves Julia, are offering a fresh twist on the trend.
For their fourth collaboration with Loloi, the pair brings us elongated rectangles, staggered stripes, and blocky prints in neutral colorways that won’t be going out of style anytime soon. The line, which officially launched today on Amazon, Wayfair, and Rugs Direct, spans four collections with pieces ranging from $100 to $1,200. But the Bradley assortment is the most checkerboard-adjacent with its two-tone linear patterns and high-low piles (peep the BRL-01 runner styled in the kitchen above). Made of 100 percent wool, Julia swears in her Instagram announcement that they will “last and last and last.”
Of course, nothing pairs better with squares and stripes than a floral print. And the Marcums already have you covered there: They previously launched a handful of botanical-inspired accent pillows, along with jewel-toned solids and small-scale grids.
Shop a few of our favorite rugs from their latest collab, below.