Mellah: Rugs in Situ

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Mellah: Rugs in Situ

Choosing a rug—especially when it is a vintage, one of a kind piece—is a big decision for most of our customers.  Sometimes, the rug seems to choose the person, and the whole transaction is over in 20 minutes.  Most of the time, we go through almost every piece in the shop and often end up with a narrowed down selection for a Mellah-Chez-Vous before THE RUG is chosen.  We love this process, but totally understand that when all the rugs get pulled out it can feel like a RYOGBIV explosion in our 500 square foot College Street store/showroom in Toronto, Canada.

Hence, we stage.  We schlep our rugs around Toronto to family and friends' homes and offices. Then, we schlep around furniture to create cool vignettes that help you understand and visualize how a rug from Mellah will fulfill all your Pinterest dreams and #housegoals.  We schlep, you profit.

BENI M'RIRT

Made from the highest quality Moroccan wool. Colourful contemporary rugs can also be made from imported Merino wool. Dense, tightly knotted, medium pile, made in traditional Berber style. Perfect for living rooms, dens, or bedrooms.

Blue and cream baby in its Toronto home

Blue and cream baby in its Toronto home

Contemporary Beni M'Rirt in Beni Ourain inspired design

Contemporary Beni M'Rirt in Beni Ourain inspired design

8'x10' beauty with hits of millennial pink making an Ikea couch look great

8'x10' beauty with hits of millennial pink making an Ikea couch look great

Inspired by cubist representation of a coastline?

Inspired by cubist representation of a coastline?

 AIT M'HAMMAD

Low pile, tighly woven rugs on cotton warps. Perfect for dining rooms, runners & high traffic areas. 

Custom Ait M'Hammad. Get your kid's name, pet's name or even your own damn face on a rug. 

Custom Ait M'Hammad. Get your kid's name, pet's name or even your own damn face on a rug. 

Tawny blue beauty in a sweet modern home

Tawny blue beauty in a sweet modern home

VINTAGE MOROCCAN RUGS

One of a kind, mostly vintage (not commercially produced) rugs from a variety of Moroccan tribes and regions.

Vintage Ait Bout Ichaouen Chic AF

Vintage Ait Bout Ichaouen Chic AF

Moroccan Rug or Japanese Woodblock print?

Moroccan Rug or Japanese Woodblock print?

Classic Beni Ourain in a classy home

Classic Beni Ourain in a classy home

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Rehamna

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Rehamna

We love them because of their allusions to the stricter geometry and symmetry of "city" rugs, while still being imperfect and folky. The colors are amazing, and hardly anyone has them which makes them that much cooler. When someone asks you about your rug, you can smugly answer, 
"it's a Rehamna, you've probably never heard of them."

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