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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…

Introducing Galleria

Posted on August 26, 2016

Every season finds us excited to share fresh designs with you, and this fall is no exception!  Galleria is our newest statement rug design, and the “glass act” of our modern opulence collection.  Inspired by the way the colors of Murano glass blend from one saturated hue to the next, this bursting paisley is drenched in layer upon layer of color. Galleria is super-soft, hand-tufted of bamboo viscose.  And by soft we mean sumptuously so.  Galleria is perfect for your special oasis, or your casually dressy spaces…think favorite jeans and a velvet shirt. Galleria is saturated in vibrant color, each shade enhanced by the shimmery shine only bamboo viscose yarns can deliver. “If you want to be inspired by the artistry of Murano glass…

Our Easy-care indoor/outdoor rugs are the perfect choice for all weather…inside or out!

Posted on August 2, 2016

Indoor/outdoor rugs are a great alternative to wool rugs, and take on heavy foot traffic with style and durability. Also called easy care rugs, polypropylene hand-hooked and  polyester flat weave rugs can be used outdoors or in.  They are a cinch to clean, dry quickly, and are perfect for homes with kids, pets, or both. Our Colorspree collection is all brawn when it comes to everyday wear and tear, but features an artistic softer side when it comes to color and design. Whether flat weave or hand-hooked, indoor/outdoor rugs will last for years with routine care, and have the look of their wool cousins at a kid, and pet-friendly price. All our easy-care rugs are now 30% off for a limited time only!

Learn About Pantone’s Day Dreaming Palette!

Posted on May 9, 2016

Pantone, the color standard specialists to the creative industry, announced nine key color palettes that will be significant in home and interior design elements throughout the remainder of this year, and into 2017. Little did we know, our all-new Water Lilies rug is the embodiment of the Day Dreaming palette, described as “a series of pleasant thoughts that distract our attention from the present”. Featuring Serenity (pale blue) and Rose Quartz (pale pink), Pantone’s co- colors of 2016, this home design palette reinforces the significance of pastels in interior design including paint hues, accents, textiles, appliances, and of course…rugs. Punctuation colors included in this on-trend palette include Blue Glow, Nile Green, Plein Air, and Yellow Iris. View our water lilies pillow and rug.

How to Select the Perfect Rug!

Posted on April 11, 2016

There is a perfect rug for anywhere you need one, but the challenges of foot traffic, moisture, and other environmental factors should be a part of your selection process in addition to the color and design.  With so many construction methods and materials, we thought that a simple and abridged approach to rugs types and their best uses might be helpful! Hand-tufted wool rugs are made with thick and sumptuous yarns, and feel luxurious underfoot.  These rugs are best suited for medium and low traffic areas including living and family rooms, bedrooms, and dining rooms.  Hand-hooked wool rugs, composed of smaller loops, have a lower pile and profile than a tufted rug.  Hooked rugs meet the demands of all traffic levels from bedrooms to…

Why Choose a Round Rug?

Posted on March 28, 2016

Round rugs add visual interest in any space because of their shape, but really shine when used in smaller spaces like a bathroom or guest room. Rounds are a great addition in an entry way or mud room (Company C offers two indoor/outdoor rugs in a round version, perfect for transitional spaces). Their shape tricks the eye into thinking that these spaces are much larger than they are, and provides a visual anchor for the room. Whether a bedside accent, or unifying component in a larger living space, here are three key round-rug design tips that may keep you from running around in circles. Consider economies of scale. When contemplating adding a round rug to a larger room, be sure it is large enough…

Four Reasons to Choose an Indoor/Outdoor Rug

Posted on March 7, 2016

Indoor/outdoor. Easy care. No matter what you call these flat weave and hand-hooked rugs, we love them! Made of UV protected polyester (sourced from recycled plastic bottles) and 100% polypropylene, Company C’s ColorSpree collection has the look of hand-hooked rugs, yet resist fading, staining, and mildew. Despite their workhorse ethics, these rugs make bold design statements no matter which side of the door you place them on. Here are the four winning attributes of polyester hooked and flat weave rugs that will make you fall in love, too. Location, LOCATION, L O C A T I O N. These rugs are perfectly suited for all your high-traffic areas, including kitchens, outdoor and casual dining areas, entryways, and playrooms. A runner on a covered porch…