I have been noticing director style chairs popping up everywhere. I've even seen a couple from the 70s on my local Craigslist. Everything in design seems to recycle. As for the above rug, I am usually not a fan of cowhide patch rugs but I like the one shown in the top two photos. I've noticed in our home that our cowhide rugs have proved to be kid friendly. I've had a white one in our front room for 3 or 4 years and it has been so easy to keep clean and any stains come right up.
In the meantime I am liking some of the fun details from this house featured in Chicago Home & Garden Magazine this month.