There's something so elegant and classy about a Persian carpet. The colors, the patterns, the craftsmanship, the history, the delicate fringe—a beautiful Persian-style rug can anchor a design scheme in a way that brings an entire living room or dining room to life.
There's one room in which I am firmly against rugs of any kind, though: the kitchen. Give me a smooth, wipeable flooring surface wherever I'm going to be cooking—who wants to vacuum crumbs and scrub spills out of a pricey rug every time they make dinner? Yuck. Even so, most generic kitchens could really benefit from the punch of color, pattern, and sophistication that something like a rug might bring. And that's just what this gorgeous cutting board is: something like a rug! But much more kitchen-appropriate.
The Rugboard from Animi Causa is made of durable, heat-resistant tempered glass, so it can be used as either a cutting board or a table-ready trivet, and it also makes a classy cheese board or serving tray for your next dinner party. It measures about 9.5" x 14.5", and its classic colors will go with any decor. Best of all, you don't even have to put it away when it's not in use, because this beauty is worth keeping on display: I'm seriously considering buying a second one to keep my coffeemaker on top of, so I can up the glamour quotient of my morning routine every day!
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