Interiors

Rugs Reinvented

For my current interior design project I’ve been doing some research on rugs and runners. I came across this first image and even though it’s not right for this project, I’m desperate to do it in my own house. A collection of carpet scraps sewn into a stair runner. Pretty fabulous.

There’s been a huge trend in the past few seasons for rugs that are reworked, patch-worked, over-dyed, and generally pretty bohemian and funky. Mixed with a more modern space that’s not too busy, I think it can be a great look. I personally tend to shy away from trends – I never let myself buy a pair of Uggs, comfy though they are, simply because everyone had them! BUT, if I sourced the carpet scraps myself and chose how they were pieced together, I’d feel like it was actually mine. Would I sew it myself? Umm…maybe. Is that taking it too far?

However, for those not as obsessed (it’s an illness, I admit) with making everything themselves, there are loads of companies making nice ones. The following images are from the website of Golran and feature their Carpet Reloaded collections. I checked them out at Decorex in London last Autumn – they were one of only a few booths there I actually liked. The rest was a bit blah.

What do you think? Too trendy?

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3 Comments

  • Reply kim west January 11, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    love the stairs!!

    http://pinterest.com/pin/62909726014553330/

    (stumbled upon your blog the other week & love it:) so fun to see your work.)

    oh, and hello!! london!?

    xo

  • Reply iconrugs January 17, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Wow! I think it can be a great look. I appreciate your work.
    Modern Rugs

  • Reply Ethnic chic October 2, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing such amazing ideas….you’ve provided some beautiful inspiration!

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