Coastal Inspiration

Coastal Inspiration

Here’s to one of our most-loved and best-selling designs: Concentric rug. This sky colorway features coastal inspired colors—blues, aquas and greens.


Pair Positano or Sorrento for classic pattern mixing or Somner for a more subtle color match


For a more whimsical feel, To-Bay-Go adds a big statement to any space.

Or try a design that coordinates perfectly without adding too much pattern

Cayo

Abstract motifs in aquatic colors fill our Cayo rug with a whimsical coastal feel. The performance yarns are perfect for high traffic areas.

Skye

See beyond the horizon. Reminiscent of the serenity found in the striations of clouds drifting across the sky, this contemporary design wows. The abstract design offers texture with high to low tufting for a plush feel underfoot.

Jazzy

This colorful stripe creates lively rhythm for your interiors. Each color is specially-dyed to add subtle variations across each row, while the loop pile is perfect for high traffic areas. 

Company C’s Favorite Bright Rug Combos

Warm Brights

Our ever-popular Landscape or Soledad rugs in warmer bright tones pair boldly with Brushstroke and Gemstones multis.

For less pattern, pair Crackle grass or peacock for textured color.

For performance without sacrificing style, our Cabana Stripe and Talavera rug tick all boxes.


Cool Brights

Best-selling Galleria rug is the perfect centerpiece for a colorful, yet classy, room. Pair it with Rhapsody for additional hues, or our new Jazzy or Gradations rugs for a subtle color callout.

For a more casual look, Hibiscus and Soiree still fulfill your color needs.
Confetti adds just a hint of a rainbow to tie it all together.


Looking for more geometric designs? 

Vintage Quilt and Color Code rugs have you covered!

For a more subtle, colorful callout, try pairing our Illusion or Sample Stripe rugs with any coordinating Crackle hue to tie the look together. 

Add our Veronica or Maze accent pillows to complete the space.


The Tree of Life Grows Two New Branches

The Tree of Life Grows Two New Branches

Our beloved Acacia rug welcomes two new designs specially-created to coordinate perfectly.


Sharing the same yarns as this best-seller, Tweedy (in new multi colorway) and Log Cabin are the perfect pairing to tie your space together.


With so many hues throughout these designs, selecting accents is a breeze—try pairing any of our velvety Veronica pillows or a super-soft Park throw for the finishing touch.

Veronica

Stunningly dimensional, this textural accent pillow is crafted of bias-cut ribbed cotton velvet, which is first pleated and then pieced into a lustrous chevron diamond pattern.

Park

The delicious textures and delightful colors of the Park Throw make it an inviting accent for any room. Variegated yarn is hand-woven in a popcorn-like stitch, giving this throw its distinctive texture and coloration. It’s finished with a long hand-knotted fringe.

Tips for coordinating rug designs: part 3

Tips for coordinating rug designs: part 3

Neutrals are Never Out of Style

If you love a less colorful vibe, mix and match our warm and cool neutral rugs for modern or farmhouse styles. Our naturals palette rugs are filled with so much texture and complement one another no matter which you select.

They can even be used to tie together different rooms using a common natural hue from the brighter designs.


Shopping for a specific design style? Look no further!

For a more modern vibe, Skye, Almond Blossom and Stoneworks are exactly what you’re looking for.

Favor a farmhouse style? Try Spice Market, Hardwick or Dakota for the perfect blend of casual and classic.

Scandinavian design is still as popular as ever. Our Ingrid, Highland and Textured Leaf rugs have you (and your floors) covered.

Don’t miss Part 1 and Part 2


Tips for coordinating rug designs: part 2

Tips for coordinating rug designs: part 2

Blue Love

It’s so easy to design with blues—the most popular home decor color! Have fun mixing patterns & textures in cool and warm blue shades for an update to classic style.

Combine multiple shades of blue for a monochromatic look


Pair your favorite blues with our Old Glory or Medina rugs for colorful classic combo


Add pops of gold for a luxurious look

For a more traditional take on this modern color combo, try using a vintage floral like our Avalon rug.

If modern is more your style, geometrics like Griffin can be paired with different shades of blue, neutrals and golds.

Have you seen Part 1?

Don’t miss Part 3!


Tips for coordinating rug designs: part 1

Tips for coordinating rug designs: part 1

Pattern Mixing

Two classic pattern mixing practices are to coordinate prints & stripes and prints & textured solids.

Choose colors from your pattern that are also in the stripes or textures for a cohesive combo. To pair with our best-selling Acacia rug, we recommend subtly-textured Sampler Stripe or, for a brighter coordinate, bold Gemstones. Easy peasy!


Statement Pieces

Sometimes you want one focal point to stand out. In that case, pair your statement rug with a coordinating solid. Our solid Crackle rugs add a just the right pop to an open floor plan without adding more pattern.

Try pairing Crackle with your favorite design! These fan-favorite designs are well-deserving of being called a statement: Captiva, Art & Soul, Galleria, Soiree, Jubilee, Bon Bons and Acacia.


If you’re looking for more texture, tweeds like Harrison, Tattersall and Tweedy add just the right amount of interest without overwhelming the main event.

Check out Part 2 and Part 3!


How to Select Rugs for an Open-Concept Space

How to Select Rugs for an Open-Concept Space

This season, we’re focused on answering the top design questions we get asked. One of our most-requested topics is how do I choose rugs for an open-concept space?

To create a design flow in an open space, select a statement rug to take center-stage. Then style adjacent rooms with coordinating solids for a cohesive feel.

For those who love lots of pattern, texture and color, choose from our most popular rugs for a dramatic statement. The textures of vibrant Jubilee and Bon Bons are pure pedi-joy so no need for a foot massage.

Our solid Crackle rugs add just the right pop to an open floor plan without more pattern. They come in a variety of hues, making them easy to pair with your favorite designs.

Our solid Crackle rugs add a just the right pop to an open floor plan without more pattern.

If you’re not afraid of color, our Confetti and Color Code rugs are the perfect complement for accent areas.

With all the hues in our bright assortment, selecting upholstery fabrics to complete the space is a snap!

Fresh Look: The Beguiling Beauty of Marbling

A guest blog by artist, Jill Seale

As a product designer I am always seeking inspiration…

Jill Seale, Artist and Product Designer

My Mom’s gorgeous Mid-Century china, a creamy turquoise with silver marbled through, grabbed my soul at first sight.  The untamed liquid pattern is varied from plate to plate, yet they gather in unison for a most beguiling statement. She outgrew entertaining, I absconded with the plates, promising my sister she could have everything else. There was no question that I must possess them as they possessed me. Then down the rabbit hole I went, collecting marbled papers.

While traveling to Florence, Italy to visit a friend, I was determined to learn how to marble. Florence remains a center for paper marbling, likely because it’s an easy gift from a tourist destination. My friend, who is a tour guide, arranged for me to take a quick ‘try-it’ experience.When that first drop of paint hit the water, I was positively bitten. Swirling the paints around with different tools is mesmerizing. I was in an artist flow, totally in the zone, the rest of the world around me evaporated as the paint danced on the water. It’s as if marbling and I been waiting all our lives to meet.I had to bring this art form into my life and others’ in a larger way.  I decided to return to Italy to spend months learning alongside a marbling master. What better place to study art than the birthplace of the Renaissance!

My friend had a connection to a retired book binder whom she cajoled into teaching me. He spoke no English, I speak no Italian, we both spoke the universal language of art and beauty.  I learned the chemistry, physics and techniques to understand how the paints behave.  He taught techniques and classic patterns. Another interesting aspect was his inclination to certain colors, much different than mine from years in product design for the gift industry…he looked to the Italian hillside for colors.

I tend to reach for more spirited colors and combinations, and I love what we’ve created for Company C, which is a good union of spirited movement and natural palette.When people ask me what I think about when I create a piece, I tell them that the process of marbling is entrancing – like watching a fire. I am completely present with what is happening in the marbling tray. A creative conversation takes place between artist and paints bringing a unique expression each time and I watch to capture it when it happens. The dance is organic and calming to the soul.

It is incredibly special for me be able to bring this beauty into spaces with Company C and our shared love of color and travel and gorgeous design. When I set out to create the exclusive rug designs for Company C, I looked to create modern centerpieces for the home using inspired colors. I wanted to create rugs that would speak to the home owner who would bring them into their own décor. The result? Each color palette translates into a unique statement piece.

The rugs are digitally printed, to preserve the intricate details of each design – truly art for the floor!

While marbling is ancient, an artist’s exploration of the art form and own personality brings new life to it. Another fascinating aspect of modern marbling is that technology allows it to go where it couldn’t before so marbling can be enjoyed in a much more prominent way than just on the shelves of the library. A new generation gets to enjoy it!

I hope you love all of the rugs I created especially for Company C!

Ciao!

Jill Seale

Green, the Stunning New Neutral

Neutrals are well-loved for their flexibility and classic appeal. But creating a livable space that exudes personality? Well, doing a little more soul searching with favorite colors in mind may be in order.

It may seem a stretch to step outside the bounds of comfortable grays, beige and greige, but we promise – it won’t hurt a bit.

Did you know that every color can be a neutral? Yes, it is true – every color has a shade in the color spectrum that when used properly, can become a beautiful neutral backdrop.

We’ll be exploring this idea across several upcoming posts. Let’s look at one of the A-list neutrals and how to use it in your home. Always stylish green.

Green as a neutral? A bold statement, we know. It blends easily with almost every other color so the combinations could be endless. Plus with so many hues and tones available, it is a wonderful way to bring the outdoors in and chase the winter blahs away.

Here’s where our vision of green took us.

Meet Gorgeous Shades of Green

Varied shades of yellow green, blue greens and forest green unite magically. Just look at all of the interest it brings in a piece like Florence.

Add a textured solid as a foundation, like Crackle in grass or peacock or Agra for great texture with subtle sage accents.

Select a favorite fabric pattern or texture to use on upholstery. Here we have Nori, Lucetta, Lequin and Easton.

Finish your room with some pillows and other accessories such as throws or a table lamp to pull your look together. The Draper table lamp in mint green has a timeless appeal.
Explore contrasting colors to make a fresh color combo.

Florence Rug
Florence Rug

Green is synonymous with grass, trees and other flora. Combine blues and greens for natural, watery color palettes. Bring in some ivory and brown to scale back a bit – but go for it with lots of interesting texture.

Agra Rug

Curious about how you can take the color green and work it into your own decor? We’re always happy to answer design questions – drop us a note here in the comments.

Our fall Color Voyage – Where it all Began

Christine Chapin Brimfield Market
Discovering new textiles.

Every spring, I travel with my design team from Company C to the Sturbridge Vintage Textiles and Brimfield Antique Markets in Massachusetts to scour antique stalls for great finds—vintage home textiles, clothing, antique furniture and more.

Antique textiles
Antique textiles

These fabulous pieces become the inspiration for new rugs, home textiles, and furniture for the company’s colorful new collections. We kick off each new season by gathering as many swatches, colors, photos and more and tack them onto vision boards.

Our design challenge becomes finding stories that “complement” all of our concepts—what looks fresh and new, what may align with trends we’re seeing in the market, and what is a perfect fit for Company C’s color and design style.

One of our new fall 2018 rugs that recently launched at the April High Point Market was inspired by a 1920’s antique shawl handmade in India and found in Brimfield. We played with the unique motifs, scale and color from the shawl to create a signature Company C rug.

Inspiration for Indira rug

The result is our Indira rug, a super colorful and textural hit at market.

Indira rug, fall 2018 company c collection
Indira Rug, fall 2018 collection.

The Emma Bedding collection is another example of how the fabulous pieces from the past can bring forth something completely brand new.

Emma Bedding, Company C fall 2018 collection.
Emma Bedding, fall 2018 collection.

Inspired by a vintage embroidered quilt, this graceful design in cool and soothing blues is hand printed on crisp, yet soft cotton percale for a modern take on an antique look.

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Vintage quilt.

For me, it is all about “the hunt” and finding the perfect vintage reference to work with. Invigorated and inspired by the designs, I love the process of dreaming up new ways to infuse the character of those timeless pieces into our own collection, with fresh colors for today’s market.

Years ago, we found small pieces of very old tapestries at Sturbridge that had beautiful coloration. One of them became our Avalon rug, which has been one of our best selling hooked rugs for over 10 years.  coc_7avalon_vintagetapestry_inspiration-e1535724747676.jpg

It is a leafy design with saturated shades of blues and aquas – and today this fabulous rug lives in our house on the coast of Maine.

Avalon Rug by Company C
Avalon Rug

The discovery of vintage references that become the source of fresh, exciting designs that inspire colorful living in the market is what brings us the greatest joy.

Cheers to Colorful Living!

Christine Chapin