December 18th, 2017
interior design ideas
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]
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 graduated to the concept of a coordinating design … [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, mountains, or ocean. Interior designers acknowledge the inclusion … [Keep Reading]
A Toast to Coffee with a Kitchen Rug
One of life’s sublime moments comes from that first sip of a morning cup of coffee.
When asked what design our client wanted for her kitchen rug she said, “The first thing I think of in the morning is coffee.” Hence the creation of a coffee theme kitchen rug.
This particular kitchen rug was a challenge … [Keep Reading]
Designing for a Kid’s Room Creates an Opportunity for Fun
Kids room decor is such a fun way to decorate, bringing out the child in all of us. Children revel in their passions and there can never be enough of whatever they are obsessed with. A little girl who loves purple cannot have too much purple! As well as a passion for cars or a … [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 Creative Process
When creating interior design, whether you are starting from scratch, remodeling or want a unique item to renew your room, a canvas rug made specifically for your home is a reflection of your personality. You will never walk into someone’s home and see the same rug on their floor! It’s almost as disturbing as arriving to a party wearing the same dress … [Keep Reading]
Canvas & Design: Modern Art Wall Tapestries
Having just completed a large wall hanging for a client I recall that canvas floor cloths originated in France in the 1400’s as spin-offs from wall tapestries. It wasn’t until the 1800’s that the British took this art form and put them on the floor. From there the idea traveled to the USA; colonists used ship’s sails … [Keep Reading]