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Need Some Holiday Inspiration?

Posted on December 12, 2016

The Fells, situated on a nearly 1,000-acre hillside in Newbury NH overlooking scenic Lake Sunapee, served as a summer retreat for three generations of the Hay family. John M Hay served as Secretary of State under both Presidents William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt, and in August of 1902 President Roosevelt stayed overnight at the Fells while on a Presidential tour of New England. Now included in the National Register of Historic Places, charitable donations and volunteers help to preserve this historic estate and nature preserve. Our friend and rug design contest winner Liz Hause is not only a talented interior designer, but also a passionate volunteer supporting the Fells.  And this was her year to shine! Liz chose to decorate the Roosevelt bedroom for…

The Inspiration Behind Our New Reflections Rug

Posted on October 17, 2016

Interior designer Liz Hause dreamed of her Reflections Rug  during our Design-a-Rug contest last year. Inspired by the view from an airplane window, Liz began the design process to re-create the cloud formations and geometric patterns created on the ground, mimicking blue sky above and land below in dappled sunlight. Liz and Chris Chapin, Company C’s Chief Color Officer, then set out to bring the design to life. Initial color concepts were soft cool blues and greens to represent water and the spring-time vibrancy of the ground, while warm oranges, yellows, and reds conveyed the reflection of the setting sun. Hand-tufted cut and loop pile and the use of hand-spun bamboo viscose bring shine and dimension to this winning design. An acclaimed interior designer…

Decorating with Accent Pillows

Posted on October 9, 2016

Pillows are an easy way to update a living room sofa or a bed’s pillowscape.  It’s fun and fresh to seasonally change out your furniture and bed’s “jewelry”…just like you might your own.  Let’s take a peek at some of your home’s most coveted trinkets and baubles. Contrast and visual interest can be amplified by use of a single color story across varied coordinated designs. Artisanal hand-crafted attention to detail creates a curated and worldly one-of-a-kind look Monochromatic patterning creates coordination, depth, and unity Velvet adds a warm and elegant feel Motifs add a sense of whimsy and spark great conversations………and make great gifts!  Have fun with pillows this fall, and pile them on for comfort, color, and texture as we begin to spend…

The Inspiration Behind our Hickory Rug

Posted on October 3, 2016

The visual texture created by leaves on the forest’s floor inspired our Hickory rug design.   We love the way that nature organically creates its own design philosophy each season. We recreated nature’s seemingly haphazard surface texture using mottled wool yarns of varying thicknesses in a hand-tufted loop pile construction.  Naturally neutral tones highlight our Hickory rug, the star of our “weekender” collection. Nature got the design off on the right foot, but we finished strong using on-trend hues of toffee, platinum, and pewter…perfect to compliment a variety of room styles.

How to Pick the Perfect Size Rug

Posted on September 19, 2016

How do you determine the correct size rug for your space? It is not an exact science. The type of room and furniture placement should factor into your decision. We suggest leaving an equal amount of flooring exposed on all sides of the room. The first step is always to measure the space using a tape measure. One of the most common mistakes is to rely on a visual or ‘eyeball’ the space. A 6×9 rug can look very differently hanging on a rack. To make it easy, use our room planner! Dining & Breakfast Room: When selecting a room size rug for the dining room, you need to measure the length and width of your table. Don’t forget to include the table leaf…

The Inspiration Behind our Looking Glass Rug

Posted on September 12, 2016

No Tweedle Dee, and definitely no Tweedle Dumb……Looking Glass was inspired by classic magnificent patterns, a modern damask exploded in soft jewel tones.  Luxe and fanciful, the design feels both aged and patinaed, clean and modern.  Our Looking Glass rug is very now… Hand-tufted of bamboo viscose, Looking Glass is super-soft and sumptuous.   Evoking a casual & modern opulence, Looking Glass sets the stage for a glamorous living room, or a bedroom haven no one would ever want to leave. Saturated in shimmering color:  topaz, sapphire, and aquamarine hues sparkle to life enhanced by the shine only bamboo viscose yarns can deliver. Click here to order a sample of our Looking Glass rug today.