Oriental Rugs are hard to resist. Immediately drawn to the beauty of their designs and colors, we find ourselves fascinated by an exotic decoration with unusual composition and a unique technique leading to a sense of unknown and mystery.
The knowledge necessary to recognize a type of rug and identify it with a precise name is not easy to come by, but just being able to determine the geographical origins of a rug by reading it and correctly interpreting its stylistic characteristics is itself a great achievement and a source of much satisfaction.
The floor is one of the most important elements in any architectural space. How we design this surface deserves our discerning eye and wise investment as much as any other element of furnishing. Decorative and Oriental carpets offer an inexhaustibly rich vocabulary that augments the language of good design and fine home furnishings. As an anchor for the entire room, the carpet enlivens and ornaments the floor and can help establish the room’s palette, scale and textural elements.
Recent trends indicate a revival for things tribal and ethnic, but there is exciting growth in the Modern look, with its mantra of abstraction and minimalism. Traditional patterns still hold their own, but we are seeing lots of fresh interpretations of enduring classic patterns. Across the spectrum, a broad range of tones, shades and hues present an abundance of chromatic choices to satisfy the seemingly insatiable demand for the right look.
Designers work very hard to find just the right decorative or Oriental carpet for their projects, juggling fabrics and sketches in a duty-bound search for a compatible match within their budget. And for many, time is money. They know it is easier to start the design process with the carpet as the anchor.