Hand woven, sustainable rugs from Armadillo & Co.

Armadillo & Co. is an Australia-based company specialising in handmade rugs made from natural, sustainable materials. I’ve written about Armadillo & Co. before (here), and have long been a fan of their beautiful rugs, so it was an obvious choice when picking out rugs for our home.

The Armadillo & Co. rugs are 100% handmade by artisans — from the spinning and dying of yarns to the weaving and finishing of the rugs — more than ten pairs of hands is required to create each one!  (You can read more about the process here.)

We opted for the Zulu Rug, featured in our sitting room above, as well as some of their entrance mats in doorways and hallways. The rugs add warmth and style to our home, they are soft to sit on, and I love knowing that each purchase enhances the lives of the weavers and their communities.

We got the Flower Weave rug for the girls’ bedroom (similar to the one they had in their room in London!). Their new room is tiny, and while you’d think that adding a rug to the room would cramp the space and make it feel smaller, it actually does the opposite! I think it is such a pretty detail in their otherwise pretty minimal bedroom.

Our home is actually quite small (at least for a family of seven!), but because our kids share beds, we get by with having just three small bedrooms. The benefit of a small home is that it didn’t take much to decorate and furnish. We bought a vintage sofa from GumTree, asked a friend to make us some simple bed frames for each bedroom, found some unwanted vintage furniture and chairs at the local charity shop, bought our nesting coffee tables on sale at 50% off… and then opted for pretty rugs to accessorise and become a focal point of each room! I will share more photos of the rest of the house soon. I’ve ordered a cot for Wilkie, so I’ll be able to give him a little space in our bedroom soon.

Courtney x


Comments (13)

Lara in London
June 9, 2017

Your home is beautiful! Bursting with personality and prized possessions,what more could one ask for? Small, simple, appreciated spaces are the way forward! And the rugs are just gorgeous too! Thanks for the sneak peek… wish I could pop by for tea. 🙂

June 9, 2017

I absolutely love this. I also live in Australia and have very similar taste and style in our house. I am about to upgrade my boys room & would love to see what you have done with your boys? My little girls room is so similar in colours and styles to the pictures here & want to tie in a boys theme to match? X

Emilie in Paris
June 10, 2017

This little house looks very cute! Amazing how fast it is all coming together xx

June 13, 2017

Lovely! I also love the baskets with handles…where are they from?

June 15, 2017

house is lovely….so clean and uncluttered for a big family. We can make a place look cluttered in 5 mins!

Can i ask where the girls bed linen is from? – pale dusty pink – finding it harder to find than it should be. Just returning some bought online as colour wasn’t right.

Many thanks and I do love those rugs too.

Courtney in Australia
June 16, 2017

Thanks for your lovely comment, Lisa. The pale pink duvet cover on the girls’ bed is from INBED: https://inbedstore.com. xx

June 20, 2017

Lisa, I’m not sure where she sourced hers from, but I have one very similar on my girls’ bed from a company called Cultiver—the “blush” color. It’s such a beautiful, sophisticated pink.

June 20, 2017

Oops—just saw Courtney’s reply above. 🙂

June 18, 2017

Thanks for sharing. In the market for rugs. I wonder if A&Co would offer a promotion?

August 30, 2017

Love the simplicity, warm and handmade feel to your home Courtney. I’m curious if anyone knows where I can find something like her white square sewn tapestry above her living couch? I just love it.

Courtney in Australia
August 30, 2017

Hi Lindsay,

The white square tapestry above our sofa is from the Worn Store here in Byron. I’m not sure if they carry it any more, but you could always enquire. They are the loveliest people! https://wornstore.com.au

August 31, 2017

Thank you so much Courtney, it is just so lovely so I might have to do that. 🙂

jacklyn wood
September 25, 2020

You have an amazing collection of rugs and carpets. These pictures are showing the beauty of living space with rugs. Keep up your great work. Thanks!

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