Academic chic.

The Oxford blue tassels on this hand-loomed, 100% cotton rug (which comes in two sizes: 2’ W x 3’ L and 3’ W x 5’ L) are pretty convincing—who’s to say you didn’t go to uni at Oxford? But no one will be asking questions anyway, not when they’re mesmerized by the intricate pattern of the rug and its alternating threads of blues and white. Place it where your guests can stop and stare (in the foyer!) or right where you’ll see it all the time (in the kitchen, obviously).