December 18th, 2017
The Most Asked Questions
During my 10 years of painting canvas rugs several questions have popped up time and time again. Here are some of the most asked questions about how to use canvas rugs in your interior decor.
How do you keep a canvas rug from slipping?
We use Putty Tack, made by several different companies. This is the soft putty normally used … [Keep Reading]
How Are Custom Canvas Rugs Ordered?
What do you think when you see a company in Costa Rica making canvas rugs? Do you wonder about how the product is shipped, and will it arrive safely?
These are considerations I would have dealing with a custom product coming from a foreign country.So here are some answers regarding these questions.
Building a link of trust with clients… [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]
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]
Bedroom Rugs Make The Room
When decorating a bedroom, the goal usually is to create a calm and restful space. Many people consider placing a typical woven rug at the side of a bed; I propose use of canvas rugs and in additional places. Creating unique bedroom rugs made of canvas with custom designs and colors helps bring elements of decor together. And, a small … [Keep Reading]
A New Look at Dining Room Rugs
With renovating or new construction, many home owners and designers have stepped away from the traditional dining room, creating a more casual and open floor plan that combines the kitchen and the dining area. To help define the dining area of this larger area, traditional (fiber/woven) dining room rugs can cause consternation mostly because such rugs trap dirt, … [Keep Reading]
Dog Urine, Muddy Tracks, Dog Hair + Dander: Canvas Rugs to the Rescue!
Dog urine in rugs is one of those smells that can be impossible to remove; Many of my clients purchase canvas rugs because they have dogs. Their issues cover a host of mishaps:
- Untrained or not house broken (dog urine!)
- Long nails (floor scratches)
- Long-hair (shedding)
- Dirty paws (muddy, wet, sandy tracks)
Working with Gray for a Living Room Rug
With every canvas area rug, each new design and color scheme is a challenge and an adventure. After the initial client discussions on the details, I cannot wait to get started with the design layout and painting to seeing how the rug will develop. Per my newest project, a living room rug, the challenge has been … [Keep Reading]
Kitchen Rug: Functionality & Design
Many of us certainly spend a lot of time in the kitchen, especially in front of the sink. The place to wash fruits and vegetables and my not so favorite thing: cleaning up. A kitchen rug is often placed in front of the sink, to make more comfortable the place for weary feet as we go about our chores.
A … [Keep Reading]
Palm Fronds a Swayin’ …on a Canvas Rug
Palm fronds swaying in the ocean breeze is an image that invokes the true feeling of the tropics. No wonder it is such a popular design with interior designers in Costa Rica. Casa del Pacifico, a design company in Costa Rica approached me with an interior design request for a canvas rug on a project nearing … [Keep Reading]