We create hand painted custom decor for your interior design needs. We work with each client to make an exclusive design for each product.
Laurel’s Originals main focus is on Hand Painted Canvas Area Rugs. These versatile rugs are made to the specific size, shape color and design desired to custom fit your home and business.We ship from Costa Rica all over the world.… [Keep Reading]
Bathroom Rugs: The Finishing Touch
Creating a design for custom bathroom rugs aligns the rug with existing bathroom decor. A bathroom rug brings all of the decorating elements together for a finished look.
However, there are times when an artist wants to create a unique design just to play with color and form. This is a good time to review all of the pages … [Keep Reading]
A Testimonial for Custom Canvas Area Rugs
I’ve always been an area rug type of woman. I love to decorate and, when I lived in the United States, I always liked the look of hardwood floors with area rugs on them. Having always lived in a climate with four distinct seasons, I had never contemplated area rug alternatives. And then I moved to Costa Rica. … [Keep Reading]
A Letter Asking About a Canvas Floor Cloth
Hello, I am interested in a canvas floor cloth for our kitchen and I have a few questions.
We have a hardwood floor, with a pedestal table and rolling kitchen chairs. The house is a little crooked so the chairs roll away from the table if we don’t have something providing a little friction. We need … [Keep Reading]
A Toast to Coffee with a Kitchen Rug
One of life’s sublime moments comes from that first sip of a morning cup of coffee.
When asked what design our client wanted for her kitchen rug she said, “The first thing I think of in the morning is coffee.” Hence the creation of a coffee theme kitchen rug.
This particular kitchen rug was a challenge … [Keep Reading]
A Canvas Floor Cloth’s Journey
People often ask “How long does it take you to paint a canvas floor cloth?”
The whole process of creating a canvas area rug, or canvas floor cloth, takes many days before the first brush stroke of applying the design.
It begins with a bolt of raw cotton canvas. We cut a length of 20 yards and soak both sides … [Keep Reading]
Painting Classes Custom Tailored to Guests
Painting classes cover a wide range of art, something to suit everyone under the sun. In Costa Rica there are many artists who are inspired by the tropical flora and fauna and the weather isn’t so bad either! I invite guests to my farm in Santa Barbara de Heredia,Costa Rica to learn how to paint canvas rugs, or … [Keep Reading]
The Importance of Maintaining your Area Rugs Clean
The dust that collects in carpets and fiber area rugs may contribute to health problems — particularly asthma, the most common chronic disease among children.
To clean a fiber area rug one can rent a shampoo machine for the cost of $29.00 per day. This entails a visit to the store, loading up a 40 lb machine, … [Keep Reading]
Kiva, Paying It Forward
In life there are many battles to overcome. We strive to find the time to be with our families and our jobs, or dedicating ourselves to running our business with concerns such as marketing, production, sales, collections and much more.
It can overwhelm, and often we feel exhausted and lost, wondering if we’ll ever make it ahead.
That is the perfect … [Keep Reading]
The Creative Process
When creating interior design, whether you are starting from scratch, remodeling or want a unique item to renew your room, a canvas rug made specifically for your home is a reflection of your personality. You will never walk into someone’s home and see the same rug on their floor! It’s almost as disturbing as arriving to a party wearing the same dress … [Keep Reading]