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Annie Selke Announces New Collaboration with Gray Benko

In her exclusive collection with Annie Selke, Magnolia Network star Gray Benko brings a whimsical and vibrant touch to her first rug collection.  

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Gray Benko sitting on a bed with her a new Annie Selke rug on the ground
Designer and Magnolia Network star Gray Benko's favorite rug, Hilda, from her debut Annie Selke program
refreshes a classic diamond motif by pairing ivory and green.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – Founder and Chief Vision Officer Annie Selke announced an exclusive collaboration with designer, photographer and Magnolia Network star Gray Benko, rolling out 25 area rugs as part of the just launched Annie Selke x Gray Benko program.

Happy to be Home with the Benkos, a design show following Benko and her husband as they breathe new life into the historic homes of Summerville, South Carolina aired last year. And Gray Benko has become known for her playful renovations of historical residences, bold incorporation of vibrant hues and creative interplay of patterns.

The Mary Caroline from the Gray Benko lineup is hand woven and re-creates an authentic kilim design in joyful colors.

The vibrant collection includes both indoor and outdoor rugs that are hand-woven or hand-knotted  and indoor rugs are composed of either  cotton, wool and jute. The indoor-outdoor and performance designs are made from either 100 percent polypropylene; 100 percent PET; or 93 percent PVC, a 100 percent recyclable fiber, and 7 percent polyester. The rugs range in price from $44 for a cotton 2x3 scatter up to $3,850 for a 10x14 hand-knotted jute rug.

"Whether you're ready to dive headfirst into color or just want to dip your toes, this collection offers something for everyone," said Benko. "My favorite rug in the collection is Hilda, a captivating combination of ivory and evergreen in a repeating diamond motif which brings a fresh perspective to your space.” 

The Billy rug features variegated stripes of undyed wool, its durable construction makes it suitable for high-traffic
areas like living rooms, hallways, and family rooms.

The ultra-plush Farris area rug is hand-knotted of jute with colorful pattern crafted from recycled silk and viscose saris.

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