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What was the inspiration behind our Chelsea rug?

Posted on February 6, 2017

The namesake of New York’s famed flower market, our new Chelsea rug is a welcome breath of spring-time inspiration as snow continues to blanket much of the country.  This botanical beauty was a blast to design, and the process anything but traditional.  The first step was to collect the floral specimens and greens from which to build a diverse and vivid color story. We then “placed” these spiked blooms and leaves on our canvas, and moved them over and over again until we struck the right balance of height, color and texture.  This created the inspiration to be shared with our rug craftsmen. We combined various yarn textures with several tufting techniques, creating visual delight. The final version of the Chelsea rug features a strong…

Top Three Tips for Selecting the Perfect Outdoor Rug

Posted on May 30, 2016

If you planted your containers and hosed off the outdoor furniture this week-end only to find your deck or patio still looked tired from a long winter, consider an outdoor rug to perk things up. Roll out the perfect outdoor rug, and you will create an instant room. Polypropylene hooked and flatweave rugs have become popular pieces for indoor high-traffic areas such as family rooms, kitchens, breezeways and entryways. We forget that their original intent was outdoor use! Here are some tips for selecting the just-right rug for a deck, porch, or patio that needs some extra attention. Determine placement. In an outdoor open space, unfurling a rug will immediately delineate space. Many of the rules that apply to interior rug placement apply. But…

Learn About Our New Jute Rugs!

Posted on April 25, 2016

Don’t confuse our hand-spun jute rugs with a scratchy door mat!  We developed our hand-hooked jute rugs for those that do not want the heavy feel of a thick wool rug. The yarn’s shimmer is emphasized in natural light, and makes our jute collection at home in any climate from the northeast to Florida, to the coast of California. Naturally stronger than wool, jute is a great choice for all your dry and busy areas, and is resilient to shedding.