January 9th, 2017
Laurels Originals hand painted custom decor fills your interior design needs. We work with each client to make an exclusive design for each product.
Carpet Allergies, a whole new meaning with volcanic ash.
The Turrialba Volcano in Costa Rica has been active since last September sending tons of ash into the atmosphere. With westerly winds blowing ash to MY side of the valley it has been a challenge to keep anything clean.With canvas rugs, I don’t have to worry about carpet allergies.
So let me ask … [Keep Reading]
Stuck : immovable, stuck fast, jammed
What does stuck mean for you? Stuck in a routine? Stuck in writer’s block? Stuck in your décor? How do you become UNSTUCK?
Interior design creates a space to live in. Interior décor is more changeable and often small changes in interior décor can make you feel unstuck. Change the furniture around; buy a … [Keep Reading]
Tibet Rug Designs Inspire
When looking for inspiration to create new art I look to other artists. This is how I found Tibet Rug Designs.
While in a working and creative lull, a friend gave me several photographs of Tibet rugs. The colors and symbols were so beautiful and I wanted to create a canvas rug with some … [Keep Reading]
Placemats in our art studio were an off shoot of the canvas rugs. We wanted to create something beautiful using the pieces of canvas and many colors of paint left over from custom canvas rug orders.
Our first placemats were painted on one side and varnished with two coats on both sides. This soon graduated to the concept of … [Keep Reading]
Designing A Dining Room Rug
When making hand painted custom dining room rug for homeowners I am most excited about creating a new design.
Home décor fabric is the life and lifeline of any interior décor project.
Fabric is home.
Every room, every space uses fabric to make life comfortable.
Curtain fabrics dress our windows and keep the light out or let the light in. Upholstery fabrics allow us to be cozy, safe and enveloped in beauty,
From soft … [Keep Reading]
Coastal Rugs, No Limit to Design
Coastal rugs belong in Costa Rica which boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the world on two different oceans. However coastal homes all over world have their own unique décor reflecting the coastal environment they are located in.
Coastal rugs have a variety of designs, including nautical designs, … [Keep Reading]
Costa Rica Tropical?
Where does the interior design aspect come into living in the tropics? What does living in the tropics mean? Many people think of Costa Rica as tropical but there are many altitudes and weather systems with 12 climatic zones and hundreds of micro climates, not all of them tropical.
When I arrived in Costa … [Keep Reading]
Natural fiber rugs
are a very organic, rich selection for interior décor. By creating design when the color options are fulfilled through furniture coverings, throw pillows, wall color, a natural fiber rug is a simple option for the floor covering.
Tropical décor in particular often includes the outdoors, with large windows for vistas of the jungles, mountains, … [Keep Reading]
Selecting Art for Dining Room Rug
Making the decision to purchase a hand painted dining room rug needs to be taken with care.It is an investment that will be lived with for many years. As Wendy, our most recent client expressed,
“I knew I wanted Laurel’s Originals canvas rugs in my home but I had to … [Keep Reading]