Lately, I have been very inspired by new designs in carpets and area rugs. It is as if the passion for bold design leaped from the wallpaper onto the floor. The Rug Company has an amazing selection of designs, colours and textures. Here I have shown some of my favourites: Varanasi (left) and Magnolia by Vivienne Westwood (below).
These rugs could be key pieces in many different styles of design and could subtly work to tie everything in. Most of all, they are like works of art that if cared for would add lasting appeal and pleasure to a room.
Based originally in Istanbul, Stepevi makes beautiful area rugs in a range of styles and sizes (below).
Veedon Fleece offers a custom design service for carpets as well as its own collection.
I quite like this damask runner and could see it in a variety of settings.