December 18th, 2017
canvas floor cloths
Kitchen Rugs in all shapes and sizes
Kitchen rugs just don’t seem like a good idea when thinking of traditional fiber rugs. Hand painted canvas rugs take a bit of explaining. A canvas rug is also called a canvas floor cloth, the original name given by the colonists who brought this art form to America from Europe.
Canvas rugs are painted and sealed with several … [Keep Reading]
Round Rugs A Special Space
Round rugs create a space that draws you in. It’s a circle, it’s enclosed, it draws the eye to the center and also the area around it. Round rugs can make a small room seem larger and large rooms feel cozier.
This round rug in Los Angeles placed under a large comfortable reading chair creates an all-encompassing space. It’s like … [Keep Reading]
Design My Own Area Rug?
To some, designing an area rug for their home is an awesome prospect. But to others, it seems impossible and overwhelming. Most people go out and buy an area rug and that’s it.
There are many reasons why not everyone can use a traditional area rug. They may have severe allergies, dogs, or live in an environment such as the … [Keep Reading]
Carpet Allergies, a whole new meaning with volcanic ash.
I don’t have to worry about carpet allergies.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
So let me ask you this. Are you in an … [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 as nautical designs, beach life, or ocean life. Jute … [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]
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]
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]
Just When You Give Up
“I’ve given up on having rugs at all.” is a common phrase I hear when I tell people I make canvas area rugs for interior decor. There are many reasons why finding the right rug can seem impossible and many reasons why canvas rugs can SOLVE those problems.
Let’s remember canvas rugs are not fiber rugs! They have a smooth … [Keep Reading]