Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Flokati rug is in the mid-mod house

I've been suffering writer's block and Jason hung up his tool belt semi-permanently over the holidays. We'd never make it in those reality TV renovating shows...given our slackness...Ha!

Anyhow, just before Christmas we acquired a new (which means used) rug for the living room. It's one of those Greek shag pile rugs called Flokati. It was time for us to mix things up a bit and become more international. And it was off to Greece we went, figuratively speaking.

Flokati rug in the living room.
It contrasts nicely with the dark timber floors.

Flokatis are handmade from pure wool in Greece and are noted for having a thick and lush pile. It's beautifully soft underfoot and the kids are more inclined to lie down on the floor when they're watching TV.

To clean it all we have to do is shake it out on the patio and give it a light vacuum. Apparently you can wash it with wool wash in a large bath tub or give it a hose. I've also read that it needs a brush every so often to keep its lush appearance.

The shag pile look is very reminiscent of the 1960s, so it is perfectly at home in our mid-century modern pad.


  1. It does look good on that dark floor.
    I'm feeling my age now though, I do actually remember shag pile..

  2. Good to see you back and we hope you enjoyed the break over xmas. We have been busy doing, and the doing often takes priority over the blogging, but as we have seen from following your blog it's a long road which requires persistence and endurance. Cheers, Col

    1. Thanks so much Col! We've slowed down since moving here although we do have lots of plans in the pipeline...just need them to take off. Xx

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    1. Thanks! It's a beauty in real life. And we love how it's round and suits the space well. xx

  4. Love it! I had a small Flokati rug for years! I threw it in the washing machine (on gentle cycle) and italways looked fabulous. Yours looks fabulous!!! You'll have it for years!!!!!
    I have to admit though, every time I hear the word Flokati I can't help thinking of the Fast Forward - Fukari rug skit...I crack up every time


    1. I've heard they can go in the washing machine...so handy! I'll have to google the skit...I do remember those rug skits by Steve Vizard. Too funny. xx

  5. Very 60's/70's indeed and it looks fantastic!! Great to hear from you! xx

  6. Beautiful rug. I'd love to have one someday. I set up housekeeping as a newlywed in the age of shag carpet, only mine was a pukey green. We all had special shag rug rakes to keep our carpets nice and fluffy. So very 1960s.


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