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April 16, 2012
The Art of Customized living
This is when i get this happy feeling…a moment that never cease to amaze me when i see an installation of our rugs, whether i’m present in the location or viewing a picture sent to me, i just love seeing how these rugs transform rooms.
One of the things i’m most passionate about is interior decorating and design and if i’m not involved in the interior design process i am involved in the rug design and everything around it while collaborating with very talented interior designers and architects. It’s inspiring to watch how the rug starts from scratch especially when a challenging floor plan is involved and the rug has to be cut to shape to accommodate a specific arrangement, as you can see.
And finally, watching how the finished hand-made product placed on the floor surrounded by furniture and art – a whole transformation occurs right in front of you – it’s not only a visual delight, but also an expression of ideas and emotions at a moment of creation and how they transform a room and effect those who live in it.
These days it’s not hard to achieve individual stylish look. Our design and custom rug options are endless and we at RUG ART are able to customize what will fit your needs and desires and, as you’ve seen here, help you turn your vision into a reality.
April 12, 2012
My last botanical art class ended last week and sadly I had to say goodbye, again, to some very creative and inspiring students/friends…until I see them again next time. One of the main reasons I take botanical art classes in Fairchild is because first, Fairchild Botanical Garden in Coral Gables is one of the most beautiful places on earth…to be, to see and to learn. It’s wild. When I take classes there I honestly don’t expect much as far as learning is concerned but I love to watch others’ painting, it motivates me to continue drawing.
One of the last projects i chose to work on is a little plant from the genus Clusia. I don’t like to work on small plants but this time I gave this little guy a try. I used watercolor and hot press white watercolor paper from France, fairly large because it makes me expand my creativity to fill up the background as well. I started from the end - first i painted the Clusia in the center of the paper true to the specimen size. The leaves were a challenge because I had to show their true character: the look of stains in some areas. The buds were too small and i needed to be extra patience before i’d change my mind about the whole thing. When i finished the painting looked good but lacked interest. I decided to enlarge some parts by about eight times and created a graphite drawing in the background focusing on the closed bud.
Careful observation and oversize drawing filled with gray tonal values made my little guy in the foreground standout while showing the uniqueness of this plant. It resulted not only in a mix media botanical illustration but a very interesting one too I think, don’t you?
Would love to hear your thoughts
April 10, 2012
Here is a great image of my newest rug Silhouette that was covered by interiors magazine. I love how the image is centered against a white clean background with the design inspiration description printed at the bottom. Clean, crisp and beautiful. Thank You interiors.
April 9, 2012
It’s hectic and busy time here at RUG ART, in my office even at my home as I “try out” my new future projects. In the past few long months…o.k. a year or so…I have been working on a variety of new and very exciting projects. As a results of my on going obsessions with design, color and my own Moroccan roots – sources that’s inspired me to work with rich palette and lots of texture – we will be launching a new fabric line. I can reveal no more
But as you can see in the image above these are a couple of fabrics that I will be working with just so you will get an idea. Some rumors have been already spread and we hear very positive feedback about my new endeavour that’s elevating my excitement to a higher level. I am so proud to be part of this process. I can’t wait for the arrival of the final samples and the new logo and display these beauties in our NY showroom and our representative showrooms. They, too, anticipate the new line as much as we do.
I must add that as much as this new excitement almost takes over my personal life, it’s been challenging and interesting at the same time. Along the way my husband and i have met some interesting and kind people and factory owners abroad whom we will be working with. People who got to know me, us, what we do, how we do it and what we stand for.
The line consists a variety of luxurious materials to work and decorate homes with like mohair, pashmina, silk, large prints and detailed embroidery, some inspired by ethnic design and my backyard that’s loaded with flowers and plants which i can’t get enough of. A lot of them have a contemporary feel that i adore so much.
Check back with us as we launch our new line…very very soon.
On the same note - a new line of flat-weave rugs, Ikat inspired designs. Love the idea and the samples already look fabulous. Who knew?
More on that – coming up so check for updates.