All posts tagged: Rug

contemporary Scandinavian rugs from Woven

Contemporary scandinavian rugs from Woven

If you’re looking for a smart, new rug to brighten up your home, I think I may have found the perfect place… let me introduce you to Woven. Woven is a London-based rug company with a beautiful, edited selection of mid- to high- range, contemporary, Scandinavian rugs by some of the most renowned designers and manufacturers in the industry. Founded in 2014, with a dedicated shop on London’s Fulham Road, their philosophy is a simple one – that ‘good design should be available at good prices’. Offering long lasting value, the finest natural yarns and elegant styles, Woven’s rugs fit seamlessly into minimal homes and for those with an eye for well-crafted design. When Woven first started out they tried to cover all areas of the rug market, but eventually found a passion and niche in Scandinavian design. Now their range focuses on designs mostly created in India, using handwoven, hand tufted and hand knotted techniques based on century-old traditions developed over generations. What appeals to me is that their rugs don’t necessarily tie into particular trends, the attraction is more in …

Beni Ourain moroccan rug

The Beni Ourain Moroccan rug of dreams

Beni Ourain Moroccan rugs seem to be everywhere at the moment, all the top high street and online brands seem to be doing versions of them and after seeing them in numerous beautiful homes, I’ve long wanted one of my own. But, I can’t exactly jet off to Morocco at the click of my fingers just for a rug, nor can I really be bothered with all that bartering. So I was super excited when Sukhi rugs got in touch, offering to send me the real deal – one of their signature Beni Ourain rugs handcrafted in Morocco. Beni Ourain rugs are traditionally made by nomadic Berber tribes deep in Morocco’s rugged Atlas Mountains using a specific breed of sheep renowned for its rich, high quality wool. Thick and warm, the wool creates a deep shaggy pile rug that’s 100% undyed. Signature dark brown lines and geometric shapes on the white or cream background tell stories from each weaver’s life or reference natural events, from birth and fertility to rural life. I chose the Naima rug with its …

Finding the perfect rug

Finding the perfect rug

I’ve talked about my new found love of dark colours and moving away from my safe space of white walls (here and here) but we’re moving house soon, so as much as I’d like to get my hands on a new decorating project, I’ll just have to wait. That hasn’t stopped me putting a little TLC into our home and ‘nesting’ as I like to call it; creating a warm, cosy space until we find a new place to live and I can get out the paint brushes. I’m also making small, little changes to tidy up our home and make it more inviting to potential buyers. So welcome to my new addition, this dreamy, deep, dark grey and navy blue rug by Esprit from Modern Rugs. It’s my nod to the trend at the moment for dark walls and moody colours. It somehow grounds the sofa area, picking up on the dark shades of the cushions and the dusky blue of the art print, to create a cosy nook of thick textures. From the soft linen of the …

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Eley Kishimoto x Roam

As part of its Autumn/Winter 2015 fashion collection, entitled A Wallflower’s House Party, pattern expert Eley Kishimoto has collaborated with Scottish knitwear company ROAM on a selection of cosy lambswool blankets. Based in the heart of the Scottish Borders, ROAM was set up in 2007 by Sonia Ambrosano and Lachlan Munro. They have a studio and micro factory in Galashiels where they dream, craft and create the softest knitted products from a handful of natural and sustainable materials. Their vision is simple: ‘to create warm, soulful products that express our collective imagination, inspiring and evoking wonderful thoughts of travel and distant places’. For this collection, the patterns, which range from bold, psychedelic swirls to muted, architectural brick-like shapes, have been taken from Kishimoto’s wallpaper collection, originally inspired by the studio’s fashion archives of over 22 years. The studio sees no distinction between garment, wall surface or home decoration, all can be adorned with the same pattern under their lovely motto “Print the World”. The blankets, for example, are designed to be both draped over a sofa or over your own shoulders; I don’t know about …