January 9th, 2017
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 you this. Are … [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.
Often a client sends a photo and says “paint this” or takes one of our house designs and we either modify the colors or tweak the design to fit into each unique interior décor.
In the case of Rodger and Sharon … [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, beach life, or ocean life. Jute rugs and other … [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 Rica in 1977 my first night in the … [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 really think about the design”
Really? Law of Attraction?
What does Law of Attraction have to do with Interior Decor? Law of Attraction has to do with everything, but in interior decor it’s more important to think about what you want then what you don’t want, OR what you think you can’t have.
For example, you have an odd shaped kitchen with a stove jutting out and … [Keep Reading]
Interior design is a competitive business.
The key to success is getting noticed. An amazing designer portfolio will certainly help you get noticed and land jobs.
It’s Not About Your Style, It’s About Theirs
While designers can offer their clients a wide range of design styles to choose from, it is important to remember that it is up to the client to choose what style … [Keep Reading]
Isn’t Imagination a Wonderful Thing
When creating hand painted custom area rugs we design a space where durability and beauty come together. Over the years many of our custom designs became In House designs as each project creates new and exciting art for floors.
An In-House design can become customized for your home by changing the following details:
Change the Color or Colors
Remember we … [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]
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]