I am working on a very exciting project at the moment. It has been a bit of a challenge getting the perfect fabrics to create the right look for my client. The client loves rich velvets and rich bright colours. The idea is the create an electic mix of rich colours, with the definite use of a rich strong coloured velvet on the sofa’s and then introducing a mix of eclectic scatters, combining this with a more traditional carpet. The carpet as you will see below is all I have had to work with, and the house at the moment is very traditional. But the merge of two homes has encouraged this transformation. My job is to transform the more traditional home into a more eclectic mix. The couple have a very mixed art collection, that is extremely different as they both have very different taste and cleverly I need to merge the two together. I have posted some of the pictures I have used as inspiration and the carpet I am working with and will in due course post the before and after pic’s.
As you can see there are a lot of colours to work with in this rug and it is very traditional. What you may not be able to see in the photo is a thin thread of blue running in one of the outside cables, and then paired with a rich blue velvet actually pops out very successfully.
I am planning on introdusing a little Ikat and Houndstooth, in the scatters and/or ottoman.