Areas Rugs What to Use for Tropical Climate
Area rugs are an integral part of interior design. They can be a focal point of the area where they are placed, or complement the focal point of a room such as the furnishings or artwork. However they are integrated into the interior decor, area rugs are a vital part of the life of the room.
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Designing for a Kid’s Room Creates an Opportunity for Fun
Kids room decor is such a fun way to decorate, bringing out the child in all of us. Children revel in their passions and there can never be enough of whatever they are obsessed with. A little girl who loves purple cannot have too much purple! As well as a passion for cars or a … [Keep Reading]
Lisa Curry Mair Introduces Me to Floor Cloths
Eight years ago I picked up a Mother Earth magazine and read an article about Lisa Curry Mair and her canvas floor cloths. Never having heard of this I discovered an incredible product that I believed to be a perfect product for Costa Rica’s tropical climate.
Lisa Curry Mair is my inspiration as an artist and as … [Keep Reading]
Painting classes are a wonderful venue for liberating an abundance of creativity, joy of color and free rein to play. Stretch the imagination and come away with a handmade creation. Laurel’s Originals has always focused on usable art, hand painted cotton knit dresses, canvas bags, canvas rugs and place mats.
After 30 years of painting on textiles Laurel’s Originals offers painting classes to make hand … [Keep Reading]
Kitchen Mats Design and Personality
Kitchen mats perfectly sized to the space required and color matched to the room’s décor are not the only advantage of hand painted canvas rugs. When looking for the element that expresses personality and interest it can take a few tries before the right design emerges.
I was recently contacted by Louise looking for a kitchen mat who asked, “What … [Keep Reading]
It’s The Combination of Material That Makes It.
The concept of using canvas with paint and varnish for a placemat is in itself an interesting prospect. It’s amazing how these materials come together to make such a unique product that can be made to fit into or create any décor.
When starting out with a heavy weight canvas it’s hard to believe how much this … [Keep Reading]
Interior Designers Showcase Canvas Area Rugs
Interior design showrooms are an excellent venue for displaying hand painted canvas area rugs. Although the art of canvas rugs, or canvas floor cloths, is a very old one, dating back to the 1400′s in Europe, many people are not acquainted with this art form. Displaying a canvas area rug in a furnished area provides context for showing a … [Keep Reading]
Permanent Artistic Flair with Wall Murals
Wall murals are a permanent fixture and much like a canvas area rug, has to reflect the homeowners personality, interest, color preferences and requires much thought for the design.
A unique tropical home on a hilltop overlooking the ocean with one wall standing two stories high was begging for color and design. This wall is visible from both the … [Keep Reading]
Canvas Rugs in the Kitchen
“Can they be used in the kitchen?” A question often asked. Yes! Hand painted canvas kitchen rugs and kitchen mats provide a plethora of possibilities when designing your kitchen space.
The designs and colors of canvas rugs are as varied as the kitchens they are made for. From a shiny contemporary kitchen with stainless steel and tile floors … [Keep Reading]
This really lights my creative fire: Creating hand painted custom area rugs with an interior designer from the start of the designer’s project. Why? Because the canvas rug becomes an integral part of the original interior design scheme. The designer connects with the client on a basis of color preference, living conditions, specific needs, and personality; together, we create the perfect floor art for the … [Keep Reading]