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Remember that scene in Reality Bites (1994) when Lelaina (Winona Ryder) is about to go out on a date, and she’s wearing that cute crocheted dress, and then Troy (a very greasy-haired Ethan Hawke) tells her she looks like a doily? No? Just me? Anyway, the scene is truly cringe-worthy, but I think there’s nothing wrong with looking like a doily! Especially if you are an area rug.

doily rug

Handcrafted by Jean Lee of Ladies & Gentlemen Studio, these rugs are doilies blown up to giant proportions — 5 feet! — with cotton cord rope. I think they’d look perfect in a room with a 1970s bent, but could add a touch of texture and femininity just about anywhere you put them. Someone needs to tell Ethan’s character that doilies are back in. And that scientists have invented dry shampoo.

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  1. anna@HGTV.com says:

    Pinning this to my "In Defense of Doilies" board on Pinterest! Oh, the poor maligned doily. Also makes me think I should start crocheting with giant rope and make a runner for my hallway!

  2. Lori says:

    The Reality Bites reference? Literally….
    laughed.
    out.
    loud.

    And if this is at all proportional, I want to see the crochet hook.

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Briana MowreyBriana is a writer and senior editor for HGTV.com. Her self-described design style is "mid-century modern magpie." She lives in a Brooklyn apartment with her husband, their spoiled dachshund, Chauncey,...

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