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Striped Rugs – Stylish Contemporary Rugs

No type of contemporary rug design holds quite the same mass appeal of striped rugs. They have a clean, simple aesthetic yet are enriched with a sense of fun that can really lift a room. There are numerous different styles…

Vintage Rugs – How to Identify Genuine Over-Dyed Rugs

Over the past few years, the ‘over-dyed’ or ‘colour -reform’ rug has become an extremely desirable piece of decor. The fusion between vintage rugs and contemporary styles has captured the imagination of interior designers and creative homeowners alike, and their…

Geometric Rugs – Historic and Contemporary

Geometric rugs have been a firm favorite of style conscious homeowners for many decades. Modern and elegant, this timeless style is constantly reinvented. Changes to the scale and colour of a design can give a pattern a hugely…

Treasures from the Moghul Empire

From the Ancient Moghul Kingdom come some of the most majestic and mesmerising traditional carpets ever seen. Influences from Islamic Art to Persian Chinese Textiles combine with India’s Hindu background to create the deeply naturalistic designs that are associated with…

Interior Design Goes Abstract – The Latest Releases in Wallpaper, Fabric and Luxury Rugs

For many years, design choices for homeware fell almost exclusively into just three groups; geometric, floral or plain. However, thanks to technological developments we now often have an additional, far more exciting option, of abstract design. This style has taken…

Developing Texture in Contemporary Rugs

Character in texture is one of the many great attractions of a hand knotted rug. Thanks to the use of only traditional handmade processes, even the simplest of rug designs has a beautiful absence of uniformity to its surface just…

Interior Design Trends 2017- statement lighting, designer rugs and much more

In the design world, every new year brings with it a renewed sense of anticipation. New collections will be released, new styles adopted and exciting changes made to the design rule book. It is a joy to embrace this fresh…

Adding the Finishing Touches to Your Luxury Christmas Décor

With less than two weeks to go until Christmas, our thoughts turn to last-minute preparations. We all dream of making this year special. The food, the gifts, but what about our homes? There is more to creating a festive environment…

Rugs through Time (1980-1990) – Postmodernism & New Wave Typography

In our last entry of “Rugs through Time”, the Pop Art and Hippie movement were the main influences for the design aesthetic of the 1960’s and 70’s. Textile fashion trends ranged from minimalistic décor to multicoloured fabrics and flowery patterns.

Rugs Through Time (1960-1970) – Minimalism and Psychedelia

In our previous discussion of ‘Rugs Through Time’, the 40s and 50s were feeling the effects of post-war austerity on creativity and design. Rug styles in these decades were defined by conservativeness and a popular fixation on monochromatic and…

Rugs through time (1940s & 1950s) – Post war austerity and chromatic colour palettes

In our last Rugs Through Time, Francis Bacon and Art Deco were developing innovative rug designs in the early 20th century, using shapes, colour and industrial metallics to reinvigorate interior design after the First World War. Sadly,…

Rugs through time (1920s-1930s) – Francis Bacon and Art Deco

In our last Rugs through Time we looked at the work of William Morris and The Omega Workshop, a generation of craftsmen and women who changed the arts and craft movement in the early 20th Century. This…
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