Haute Hides


It’s back. The Haute Hides sale at Joss & Main. I promised I’d let you know so this is just a friendly reminder. Ignore this post if you are not in the market for a cowhide or leather rug.

cowhide rug

My rug is the grey herringbone 8 x 10 ish I’m 99.99% sure it’s the exact same rug they call the Artesia Leather Rug in Gray.  Did I tell you that my son spilled red soda on it?  It cleaned right up. I was shocked. Shocked I tell you.

Here are some other beauties:

white cowhide

Geneva Cowhide in Ivory

leather rug

Alameda Leather Rug

Agora Leather rug

Agoura Leather Rug


There are lots more to choose from!


Here’s the post about my cowhide rug, here’s a post where I talk about how I use Joss & Main and other flash sale sites & how I know what’s worth the $$. I’m also using a referral code for Joss & Main, if anyone joins as a new member from clicking from Nesting Place I get a $15 credit when they make their first purchase, if you are a Joss & Main member, you have a referral code too, use it if you talk about your great finds on facebook & at your blog if you have one. (When you are logged into your Joss & Main account click on the left upper corner where it says +Invite Friends to get your unique code).

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  1. I love your herringbone cowhide but the Alameda Leather Rug is so pretty too. Too bad my husband (who is vegan) would kill me if I even mentioned it to him. So pretty though!!!!

  2. Brittany Rae says:

    I was born and raised in Beef Country but there is something so unsettling to me about having a cow on my floor. Granted I am in leather shoes right now and I own leather jackets and chaps for my motorcycle but man… that just totally caught me off guard. I am laughing so hard about it. They are pretty I just don’t think that I could have the one that is shaped like a cow. :-)

  3. I was at Nebraska Furniture Mart last weekend and saw a cowhide chair. Instantly thought of you and your cowhide rugs.

  4. I love your blog! I’ve been looking for a new living room rug for months. We go through rugs quickly–in large part because my husband insists on only having white rugs, even though we have a kid, we treat our living room like a funhouse, and my husband can never be persuaded to take off his shoes! It sounds like the herringbone leather rug in gray is durable–would you consider it a good choice for a high traffic area? And is it cozy underfoot? And does it go with both browns and grays? We try for a sort of measured modern but comfortable feel. Our sofas are charcoal and our fireplace is darkish concrete, and our coffee table and console are reclaimed wood with steel legs.

    • I love the rug but, it’s not particularly cushy or cozy. It’s a really low pile and simply cowhide attached to some kind of felt backing. I wouldn’t say it’s itchy like some jute rugs, (my boys lay on it) but it’s not like a super thick pile rug either.

      It does go with both browns and grays, and every other neutral which is one of my favorite things.

      I think it’s pretty good for high traffic, mine is still unbending on the edges, you might want to get some carpet tape to speed up the process. but all in all I ADORE the rug and would buy it again and use it in multiple rooms.

  5. I was SO excited when I spotted this sale was coming! I have been drooling since you first posted about your herringbone rug. Well, I bought TWO this morning, the Artesia in white 8×10 and in gray 5×7. Can’t tell you enough how much you inspire me, dear sister!

    Keep up the good work.

  6. I personally love a good hide rug. Luckily, my Dad is a big game hunter so I’ve managed to collect a few rugs from him. My favorite is our red hartebeest rug that is under our coffee table. (You can see it here: http://houseofpool.wordpress.com/2013/01/13/maple-flooring/) We just got new hardwood floors installed though, so I am thinking it might be time to get a large area rug. I’m not sure what we’ll do yet.

  7. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that herringbone pattern. You and a few other bloggers have inspired me to purchase a cowhide of my own. Sam’s Club, yup the big ol’ honkin’ warehouse store, has Safavieh Argentinean cattle hides (27-32sq ft.) (5′ x 6’5″) for $99.00. That’s good, right? I probably laid out 55 hides searching for just the right one. It figures that I settled on the first that I laid out. My arms were tired…and I got a ton of stares. Apparently, there’s not a huge desire to own these in my town. More for me! Maybe it will drop to a nice clearance price!!!!! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Thank you so much for this post, Nester! I feel like my horizons have been expanded. :)

    I went to Joss & Main and just started tossing rugs that I liked into my ‘cart’ as if I was in the Dollar Bin section of Target. I surprised myself with what I liked! How fun! We LOVE area rugs – my husband is in the Army and we always rent, so it’s nice to know the history of the rug I’m snuggled up against when I’m on the floor with my toddler!

  9. Thank you so much for posting this, I went to the site the day you posted this and kept going back and forth on buying the Anderson white one, I decided if it was still available tonight then I would buy it ;) sure enough I just went to the site and it’s still available so I bought it! Do you use a pad or anything under yours? – Thanks again for posting this!!

  10. Nester,

    Please let me know if this sale ever is at this site again. I missed it last time and I need that rug! Strange question but does your dog ever bother it? We have a lab who just turned 1and is the reason I need to purchase a new rug. His yellow lab fur would even blend in somewhat with this one;)

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