Pink Surprise

Rugs continually surprise me.

Build Your Room Design on the Rug

There are a number of great reasons why it makes sense to build your room design on and around the rug.

What You Need to Know about Antique Rugs

Although the availability of beautiful, brand new rugs in unprecedented sizes and colors is enormous, some people have a passion for antique rugs.

What is an antique rug? 

Color Returns - Gloriously

We recently wrote about the possible return of color. The International rug experts at Domotex certainly embraced color in awarding the top prizes for new design to rugs with lots of color.
A sign of things to come? Who knows. Trends are hard to spot until they are indeed trends. 

Beni Ourain Rugs
Beni Ourain refers to rugs woven by a tribal group of the  Berber peoples. They live nomadicly in the Atlas Mountains of North Africa, mainly Morocco.
The Academy Awards of Rug Design
Every year the Domotex trade show brings rug professionals to Hanover, Germany from all over the world.
A Rug Showing - Two Different Looks

Rugs have a remarkable effect on a room. We see it everyday when we place rugs in spaces for designers to approve (or not).

Every Rug Has a Dark Side and a Light Side
All hand-knotted rugs have a dark side and a light side.  Sometimes it's so subtle it's hard to see. Other times it's hard not to see.
Himalayan Influence in Contemporary Rug Design

In the 1970s American rug importers began to take note of the Himilayan rug tradition centered in Nepal. It featured very simple designs, skilled weavers and fabulous wool. American rug designers saw the situation as a blank canvas and contemporary rug design was born.

Patterns - Visual Harmony
People have created decorative patterns since time began. Perhaps a visual rendering of a pattern rhythms brings harmony to the mind like music does with sound.