{dye vibe} The art of Color Transformation

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I am a true designer at heart. I am completely smitten by the fact that good design improves our lives making us better and happier human beings. I live and breath this fact.

I love working with colors and textures, mixing and “glamourising” anything that touches my hands. As RUG ART’s designer I get to experience new vibes each day and each vibe brings its own joyful moments as well as challenges, especially when I work with new colors. Creating new dyes and out-of-the-box color combinations is an experience I’m learning from quite a lot, but it also enables me to push the envelope and test drive new and creative ways to work with colors.

working with colors and textureBack to basics and inspired by my travels to Italy for god-knows-how-many-times, I’m truly amazed each time I visit this beautiful country especially coastal Italy. The ocean might be blue, the houses might be oh so colorful, the flowers are bright-colored and cheery, even the color of food is inspiring enough to grab a paint brush. But no matter how many times I visit the same place, each time my eyes discover something new even if I’ve seen before – newer perspective, newer color, newer form. Or maybe the objects discover a new pair of eyes…

sorrento italy, beautiful beachesBack at my studio and inspired by my new Italian vibe, I re-styled and transformed color wise, some of my rug designs and am filled with awe by the results.

The rug below, Allure, came out less than a year ago in a different more subdued color combination, which i thought at that time would be perfect, especially because of its  “broken”, abstract and intricate design. It looked wonderful in a photo and more so in real life and the respond was great.

This year and for my special love to this particular rug design, I’ve decided to bring it up a notch and take a chance by changing the color way completely, which I did, and the results are absolutely amazing and surprising at the same time. Not only that Allure looks beautifully alluring but the vibe of the new dyes bring this rug to life and everything around it.  The new colors seem to almost change the original design turning it into something completely different and making me consider giving it a new name. What’s more, I “threw” in a couple of neutral dyes too, as I begun to realize that I have a weakness or a soft spot if you will, for subdued neutral colors, even in small dozes, just for balance. Or maybe it’s the Libra in me…

beautiful hand-knotted rug from nepal by rug-artbeautiful hand-knotted rug by rug-art, AllureI took the photos above in my family room. We recently purchased this heavy!! glass top coffee table, where the base of the wood branches was put together and brought from South America into the states. When we got the rug for inspection I immediately thought how perfect the rug would look anchoring the new table in the family room. After the photo-shoot I wanted to keep the rug as it transformed the mood completely…that until I saw the look on my husband’s face that said this one is going to the showroom 🙁

hand-knotted karma rug in blue by rug-artThe rug above – Karma – also got a new vibe with midnight dark rich blue dye, accented with beautiful soft white. When laid on the floor the rug simply looks stunning.

beautiful hand knotted rug by rug art, geometric patternThis hand-knotted rug was tranformed with a new dye vibe combination, making it sleek, modern and glamorous.

I can take an existing rug design and turn it into something completely different. That is why working in customization is so unique considering its limitless abilities to transform a rug that looks like an art for the floor, and a room, into something unexpected and glamorous. For a designer/artist this is pure joy.

This makes me happy. To view our complete collection and transformation visit our website


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