Tag: home decor
A couple of months ago I had the pleasure to get to know a talented and a lovely Interior Designer from San Francisco CA. The introduction happened quite by accident when I was pinning and happened to see beautiful images of interior design projects that, when I clicked, led me to Anna Fane Pinterest page. Following her on Pinterest made her contact me stating she loves my art work and our rugs. Through interesting back and fourth email chats we’ve got to know each other a little better and now we can say we are pen pals.
Anna Fane runs her own design blog The Design Tray (don’t you love the name), and I love the way she designed it; clean and clear. Recently, I was interviewed by Anna who posted on her design blog. Not only that I like the post (really), but her blog is interesting to read and beautiful to look at.
Thank you Anna for the interview and hope to meet you some day.
I have been asked many times who, among the “rich and famous”, inspires me. It’s not always easy to point at someone and say this or that, there is so much I am inspired by but by people, only few: She is one of the most elegant women I’ve ever seen or heard of. Strong sense of discipline and structure she is a woman who knows her product and not afraid to take risks. Her evening gowns are glamorous and chic just like the designer herself. She is Carolina Herrera, one of my favorite fashion designers. I’m inspired by her talent and the way she works. I love how she uses superb luxurious materials to create beautiful elegant evening gowns, a dress that makes a woman look and feel like a million dollars. I love her oversize patterns, elegance and intricacy, in a word – details. It reminds me of how I design my rugs for RUG ART time and again, with a lot of attention to details, i just love the idea of working that way.
In my designs I like to strike a balance and am always looking for a playful idea to include in my rugs. Herrera’s gowns employ sensual and playfulness and I love that it goes hand in hand. I may be inspired by many other sources but always keep in mind what my client is going to feel when he or she have my rugs in their homes. How it flatters their environment, the mood, style, I take my designs personally almost like designing a dress for myself and knowing myself well, I do not like to compromise. Herrera designs smart and beautiful, it takes precision, meticulous craftsmanship and lots of patience – an approach I feel is key in creating a product that makes people keep coming back to for more.
I love her design compositions, color combination, floral patterns, geometric, all well thought out designs that contribute not only to the overall look of the one who wears it, but also how it feel to have one on. A rug should be treated no less and I get the same vibes when i see a beautiful piece of rug art work in a room. A beauty not to be ignored. I would love to own one of her gowns and if not, would love even more to meet her some day and chat, I have a feeling she is a very down to earth person. I just admire her.
We are feeling festive. Are you?
Than look no further than our silky decorative pillows to add a pizazz and style. Beautifully constructed silk decorative cushions are designed to work seamlessly with our rugs (even if you don’t own one yet). Each pillow pattern is inspired by our myriad rug collection.
Constructed with silk detailed embroidery to add glamour and chic touch. Swen-in lining insuring that you are receiving the highest standard of craftsmanship. Each is overfilled with hypo-allergenic down/feather insert.
Each pillow is 24″x24″, large enough to indulge on. Stop by our NYC showroom to view and gift someone you love, with one or more of our beautiful decorative cushions. To find our pillows outside our NY showroom contact us for details at 212.207.8211
Something special happened today. An email i received from our employee who kept me updated about the happenings in our NY showroom. She is a nice energetic saleswoman i havn’t met yet. She was hired by the Mr. and we even exchanged a few emails but face to face – not yet. Her email today is the perfect example I’m trying to show and inspire my daughters for so long, in which also taught me a thing or two about myself as well.
The email said (name was eliminated, not sure if she would like it):
Today, two designers visited the showroom and fell head over heals in love with your designs. I overheard them saying they will not work with another showroom now and will scheme the house with…ours instead.
Dunes pulled them in the door. Then they waxed rhapsodic over Midnight, Silhouette, Sultry, Shadow and Sultana. They said the blends, especially where you specified the silks and all the colors were amazing.
I want to thank you for making my job so easy. All I have to do is know the prices and yarns–the rugs sell themselves.”
I have read this email over and over and showed it to my daughters. Sometimes children listen to strangers (that’s how mine learned to swim – in five minutes flat when we stayed in Atlanta for exhibition) and I knew that a message like this from people they don’t know might inspire them.
This is a beautiful positive response I want my daughters to remember and that actions dictate life. That hard work pays off. That true passion, true energy that’s created at will, shows in your craft. That faith in people and believe they are smart, make you do smart work. That your success is not only yours alone, but shared with others who love and recognize your passion as much as you do. The reward is unmatchable. Last but not least – that i did not make this stuff up.
My passion pulls me 200% in! and the more i’m in the more thirsty i become, to design. The more passionate i become the more burnout i feel by the end of the day. It’s an amazing feeling in the most positive way. Yeah, burnout! it fuels me to want to do more of and pass it on to my daughters.
I’ll end this post by adding a sweet comment I also got today from someone who emailed me in response to my oil painting: “if all of your paintings change your life, it will be thrilling ”
And it will
Check out this month’s issue of FLORIDA DESIGN magazine and see, as featured, the beautiful colors of our Moroccan inspired rug “sultry”.
Not only fashionable rug, but chic. We think.