Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Beni Ourain and the Man Cave

Elle Decor

A very busy and fun next week is on tap here at Chinoiserie Chic.

Tomorrow is the next to the last weekly post on the One Room Challenge with the reveal next Wednesday, May 7.

I have to get the room all ready for its photo shoot this weekend.

This Sunday, May 4, is my 5 Year Blog Anniversary with a very special giveaway to be announced.

Monday, May 5 is the Blue and White Bash at The Pink Pagoda.

Wednesday, May 7 is the One Room Challenge Reveal.

I'm exhausted just thinking about it all.

I thought I would do some posts starting today featuring some of the major design elements I have chosen for the Chinoiserie Man Cave.

Today we will focus on the Beni Ourain rug. I have wanted one of these rugs for years, but it was not right in the rest of my house. It is a bit too hip, modern, and color neutral for many of my rooms.

For the man cave it is so perfect.  The room is on the lower level of the house and is cooler temperature wise. The shaggy wool of the Beni Ourain makes the room look and feel so much cozier! And its black and white is perfect with the palette in the man cave of black, gray, and white. I love its tribal and geometric qualities and the way it anchors the room. I can't wait for you to see it.

Here are some rooms with Beni Ourain rugs that have the style I am going for in the man cave.

Amanda Talley


Elle Decor

Traditional Home

via Live Like You

Jenna Lyons


  1. That room with the birds on the wall has been a favorite forever! I am loving your rug!

  2. The original vintage Beni Ourains are very hard to find now - mostly what you see now are new pieces. If you can get your hands on a truly old one - well, they are magical!

    Jo at Maroc Tribal

    Beni Ourain Carpets at www.maroctribal.com