08 June, 2009

A Magic Carpet

Sometimes a rug is just a rug but sometimes a rug will capture a designers imagination the way Aladdin's carpet may have captured your imagination when you first read Arabian Nights. A rug can be the source of inspiration for the design of a room and take it in previously unexplored directions.
Once we have selected a rug that speaks to a clients heart or speaks to their imagination we know we have a great basis for a room. If a rug has rich colors and a large pattern it can be the perfect foil for simple furnishings and textural fabrics in a room. This look is a classic and places the emphasis on the rug that grounds the room. This approach says the rug is the star of the show.
A large contemporary pattern on a rug can allow a room to appear to be more spacious and give it a fashion forward perspective that paired with eclectic furnishings will provide a room that continues to interest it's inhabitants and visitors.
Warm colors in a contemporary rug can create the start of a warm, and welcoming room. By combining this rug with some warm, detailed wood pieces and traditional upholstery a interesting mix and balance of old and new could be created.
Combining a rug with a blue background with all cream furnishings and accessories in the same blue could be a sophisticated seaside retreat.
If your imagination is sparked by these examples please visit the following rug websites for more inspiration. Explore and enjoy!

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