About Canvas Rugs and the Artist
Hello, thanks for visiting my about page. I’m Laurel Anderson. My goal is to make your home beautiful with hand painted canvas rugs (and other interior items). All can be made to fit your personality and your interior décor, using colors and design ideas, either yours, mine or ours! My passion includes brainstorming and working with you to create exactly what you want. Alternately, if you prefer, opt for selecting one of my designs in whatever colors you choose.
Benefits of Canvas Rugs: Imagine being free of stress when someone spills wine or syrup (or whatever) on your rug! Imagine being able to have a rug that is free of allergens, for those of you who suffer from allergies. And don’t even get me started on dog lovers, and more importantly puppy lovers, who risk having rugs ruined by “accidents.”
Canvas rug are about adding beauty for home, business or hotel. My rugs are original works of art – rugs made exclusively for your floors, your décor. Floor art that is functional. Continue to read more about my bio below and how I came to be a canvas rug maker. Hope you’ll join my updates and newsletter – there’s lots of fun and exciting stuff coming down the pike!
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I have countless Laurel’s Originals canvas rugs in my home and in my hotel and can’t wait to work with Laurel on new ideas to continue my collection. In our hotel, the [canvas] rugs see constant traffic and always look great; in my home, with multiple dogs and lots of company abusing those beautiful rugs, they continue to bring warmth and color to our lives. Teri Jampol, Finca Rosa Blanca Hotel, Santa Barbara de Heredia, Costa Rica
About the Artist and Her Passion for Creativity
Laurel Anderson, artist, designer of canvas rugs and creative talent of Laurel’s Originals is all about creativity.
She arrived on the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica 35 years ago and began to apply her passion for art and creativity with a small business making hand-painted cotton beach dresses and t-shirts; her designs reflected the surrounding colors of flora and fauna. A small workshop was built on the family farm in Cahuita and the business expanded to training and employing eight local women, sewing and painting clothing items, for the burgeoning tourists to the area.
Laurel’s Originals of Costa Rica, a design and small studio and manufacturing company, offers original and custom hand painted floor cloths, (canvas rugs), interior decor items and canvas placemats, curtains, accent pillows, all things canvas.
Laurel is the entrepreneur at the helm and passionate artist of all the original designs produced. From her farm in the mountains of Costa Rica with her small group of local women whom she has trained and worked with for years, a variety of designs, colors, and products is produced from her studio.
In addition to her domestic customers, Laurel also works with Interior Decorators and interior design professionals in Costa Rica and the U.S.
Laurel invites you to browse her design work. If you’re looking to shop canvas rugs, you can do so by appointment or telephone and e-mail. When time permits, Laurel participates in local art and trade shows, selling a variety of her products.
Not familiar with canvas floor cloths or canvas rugs? Here in Costa Rica, for most people canvas floor cloths are a new concept for interior design. But once they learn about, touch and walk on these beautifully painted canvas rugs, they become enthusiastic knowing they can have a custom canvas floor cloth designed especially for their home, hotel or business.
Laurel’s painted floor cloths can be designed for casual, elegant, tropical, modern interiors and exterior living spaces. See the canvas rugs designs page for ideas. In addition, the care of canvas painted rugs is +-minimal; they are incredibly durable and add art to your floors.
Home owners and interior design professionals as well as businesses will discover exciting options in creating custom canvas rugs in logos and designs with Laurel’s Originals. In addition, Laurel offers not only canvas hand-painted floor cloths but also pillow and cushion covers, curtains, wall decor, place mats, table runners, accent rugs, kitchen rugs, large area rugs and much more. In fact, there’s no limit to the creativity applied to canvas floor cloths. The designs of Laurel’s Originals are unique and original, applied to all of the quality items created in her studio.
Laurel loves helping her clients expand creatively with custom design work for a more personal statement to any environment. Contact her for an appointment or to discuss your interior décor needs.