December 18th, 2017
Placemats in our art studio were an off shoot of the canvas rugs. We wanted to create something beautiful using the pieces of canvas and many colors of paint left over from custom canvas rug orders.
Our first placemats were painted on one side and varnished with two coats on both sides. This soon … [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.
Home decor fabric is the life and lifeline of any interior décor project.
Home decor fabric IS home.
Every room, every space uses fabric to make life comfortable.
Curtain fabrics dress our windows and keep the light out or let the light in. Upholstery fabrics allow us to be cozy, safe and enveloped in beauty,… [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 the world have their own unique décor reflecting the coastal environment they are located in.
Coastal rugs come in a variety of designs, such … [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 microclimates, not all of them tropical.
When I arrived in Costa Rica … [Keep Reading]
Natural fiber rugs
are a very organic, rich selection of interior décor. By creating a design when the color options are fulfilled through furniture coverings, throw pillows, wall color, a natural fiber rug is a simple option for the floor covering.
Tropical décor in particular often includes the outdoors, with large windows for vistas of the jungles, … [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 … [Keep Reading]
Choosing Floor Tile Design Patterns
for a home can be both exciting and daunting. The floor is the biggest component in any interior design project and often gets left until last unless the home is under new construction. But what to do when redecorating a home and the floor tile patterns are not to your liking?
It can… [Keep Reading]
Expert or Not
After nine years of making hand painted canvas rugs I do count myself as an expert. I am constantly trying new materials, searching for better sealants, testing qualities of paints, experimenting sewing different shapes of the canvas rugs.
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 … [Keep Reading]