Tag: Interior design
Shadow rug design
I had to write about my Shadow rug design again i guess because i love it so much and it does have a lot of admirers…and they are growing. In our showroom Shadow almost never goes unnoticed.
A recent project by one of our clients shows just how many personalities Shadow rug can convey. Some clients place this rug against a dark wood floor which shows the design as a focal point. Others match the background of the rug to the color of the floor to create a sophisticated blend without overpowering the rest of the furnishing, but the design still takes center stage.
In this image I just got from our client however, i felt the urge to share it with you. I cannot ignore the atmosphere created by the plays of lights bouncing around this room coming from the window, light fixtures, chrome chairs and the “glassy” floor that’s on top lays my rug “Shadow” which simply plays off the lights in this room, with it’s warm golden over-scale shimmery silk pattern. Even the rug looks wet.
This room is minimal but there is so much going on thanks to the reflective lights filled with the addition of the warmth coming from the rug, everything here just screams GLAMOUR. I would love to sit in this room. and wait.
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The other day I was looking through all my images searching for inspiring colors and textures for the new rug collection I’m working on, which is at its raw stages as I write this. I have found that many, actually hundreds of the pictures i chose to work from have a monochromatic earth tones subject in it, one way or another. And thinking about it, maybe i’m obsessed with earthy tones without even knowing it.
Whatever it is monochromatic in earth tones doesn’t have to put you or your guests in a coma (i used to think), but it could happen if you don’t know how to work around it. Monochromatic does not have to be cream, beige or gray, it could be any color. Think of it as a rainbow with a twist – a single ray of color shooting out different shades of the same hue. Add to that some texture, which will intensify the tones a little further (some textures reflect light so that’s another color), and you’ve come up with a beautiful formula that can add interest and even drama to an otherwise plain room, or floor.
That being said, a rug is the perfect inspiration to start with when decorating a room if you want to add interest and texture, a beautiful piece of rug can have it all. And you can work around it to decorate the rest of your home. After all, a rug is the first thing you see when you enter a room isn’t it?
Here is my inspirational board, a few collected pieces i’m working with, pulling earth tone colors and textures. It is just gorgeous to look at but even better to work with.
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Question: what goes through your mind when you look at Tulip flower? I wonder if this question is for the ladies of the house only…or maybe men too?
I’m listening to Barry White I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby as I write this post, a song that makes me think about all the beautiful flowers I’ve seen or painted or read about until now, but Tulip, a sensual and romantic flower, pops in my head the most. While my ears enjoy Barry’s sensual music that go so perfectly with this flower like wine and cheese, I’m sharing one of my biggest inspirations this season – Tulip – the world’s most coveted flower.
I remember taking botanical art classes in NYC and one of the assignments was to draw Tulipa flower from live model, in silver point. I’ve never done it before and didn’t know where to begin but I put the beautiful red tulip in a tiny vase and stared. I watched it twist and turn and respond to light just like a rock star. I sat among other very talented ladies, which made me a little nervous knowing mine will probably not look as “professional”.
It was then, more than any other drawing I’ve done before, that I took my time to carefully observe this elegant specimen. It’s delicate and minimal appearance tricked me into thinking it’s an easy subject but I was wrong – the petals are simply perfect and each reflects this beautiful mirror shine meeting at the gentle curve all around, an effect I have never attempted to mimic before (fear?). They all point out of the same curvy stem and its leaf looks more glued on than growing out of, and peaking through the petals was this tiny stamen (male reproductive organ in a flower). My hand was shaking…literally.
I put the silver point on the smooth paper and I begun drawing…slooowly. By the time I had finished the drawing the Tulip was bent almost reaching the table.
Two hours later this is what I came up with:
I could finally breath. My instructor lifted the paper very gently like it was the Tulip itself and looked at it…and looked at it. She didn’t have to tell me anything.
I kept the drawing dear and near until I came up with an inspiration for a rug design. I knew I wanted to show a single larger than life Tulip, in an artistic painterly effect capturing the essence of spring in a visual manner that could be appreciated by both genders. And so with another Tulip painting that I did in watercolor (below), I combined the two and manipulated their appearance to create an abstract composition.
I love the mystery of a Tulip and when it comes to design it I love it even more because I can customize it to any emotional impact you desire. This rug is sure to energize a room.
A luxurious stunning $30M NYC apartment is elegantly decorated with our hand knotted custom rugs. A collaboration between RUG ART and interior designer Felicia Zwegner who created beautiful inviting rooms to live in. Take a look at these pictures as well as a video via NBC.
Many thanks to Felicia who provided us with the links.
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.