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, beach life, or ocean life. Jute rugs and other natural fiber rugs work beautifully as coastal rugs.
Interior décor for coastal homes reflect the environment of the coast with sand, wildlife, soft colors of the ocean.
There is no defined color scheme because again, the décor is as varied as the flavor the coasts around the world.
Coastal Rug Design Inspiration
While visiting Santa Teresa, Costa Rica in the fabulous Casa Java, I spoke with the owner Carlota.
The ancient teak house of Casa Java was first built 400 years ago on the Indonesian island of Java. It was relocated to the pristine white sands of Santa Teresa where Carlota and I discussed design for canvas rugs as coastal rugs.
Carlota pointed to a basket with Cowrie Shells sewn on and said, “Why don’t you make a design like that basket?”
The Cowrie Shell Design
The Cowrie Shell Design makes a beautiful coastal rug in that it has the impression of shells but in an abstract. The Jute Stamp used on the borders is reminiscent of a natural fiber rug and the elegant black background makes for a striking design.
And yet, the Cowrie Shell Design is not only used for coastal rugs. Another client loved the design for her mountain home on the hillsides of the San Jose Valley.
Her natural fiber rug had come to its end due to a bevy of dogs, country living and many rainy seasons. We widened the Jute Stamp border and made the Cowrie Shell Design area smaller to create a focus for their antiqued green coffee table. The client chose to change the center to a deep rich red giving a rich focal point,
Coastal rugs can work in any environment when they have an abstract design in lieu of shells and sea life. But whatever the design a canvas coastal rug makes beach living easy. the sealed surface repels water and sand making the rug as easy to clean as the rest of the floor.
If you are interested in coastal rugs or the Cowrie Shell Design give me a call or an email and let’s designs something unique for you.
I love to brainstorm and collaborate on designing exclusive designs, it makes my world as fresh as the sea breeze.