We think even Lady Liz Taylor would be slightly green with envy at the above wall dressed in stunning diamond encrusted wall tiles by Pietra Firma. LuxTouch wall, flooring and ceiling tiles are hand crafted with each individual black marble tile: “ …inlaid with 95 brilliant cut diamonds, mother of pearl and abalone. The centre [...]
Last week Shaw Floors gave me and several other design bloggers and journalists a fascinating (and quite interesting interactive) “behind the scenes” tour of Shaw Floors’ research and development facility and quality and testing center. I’ve journaled some of the key highlights of the Tigressa Carpets’ debut and the Shaw Floors’ facility tour in this [...]
SURYA’s eco-collection hand-tufted rugs made from 100% New Zealand wool without using dyes. The "coloring" is achieved through the use of varied natural colored wools of different lengths of pile and then hand carved into the rug to create a sculptured effect. Related: Eco-Friendly Rugs: The Best of 2009 , SURYA All images copyright and [...]
Pottery Barn’s Color Bound Sea Grass Rug (click image for detailed view) are eco-friendly and budget friendly. Sea grass, a natural fiber that has a very long useful life, is best know for its natural ability to repel moisture thanks in part to its non-porous structure – making sea grass rugs like the Pottery Barn’s [...]
Momeni’s Verde Collection of organically hip rugs are hand-knotted from 100% hemp and colored with eco-friendly vegetable dyes. Decorating divas with chemical sensitivities will love this Momeni rug since it is free of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) which are known to aggravate respiratory conditions such as Asthma and allergies. Related: Eco-Friendly Rugs: The Best of [...]
FLOR’s Fedora 2 Rug Kit (carpet tiles) made from up to 80% recycled materials. The Fedora 2 rug kit is A DIY divas dream – this wonderfully eco friendly FLOR rug kit lets you express your individuality and design flair . Related: Eco-Friendly Rugs: The Best of 2009 , FLOR All images copyright and credited [...]
Canopy / Indigo Wool Rug by Angela Adams features multi-dimensional cut pile 100% New Zealand wool with a modern color palette of Turquoise, Loden, Indigo and Peacock.Angela Adams’ rugs are so beautifully designed that you can consider the rugs artwork for your floors. Sure, you may want to take pains to avoid walking on this [...]
Danskina Bamboo shag rug (detail view). Available in 20 beautiful colors. Danskina rugs have a cult like following among home fashionistas and for good reason they are richly colored and feel like a cashmere sweater underfoot. Related: Eco-Friendly Rugs: The Best of 2009 , Danskina All images copyright and credited to respective companies as shown.
"Bicicleta Rug" designed by Ariadna Miquel for Nani Marquina. This industrial chic area rug is created from recycled bicycle tires – now that’s creative recycling! Related: Eco-Friendly Rugs: The Best of 2009 , Nani Marquina All images copyright and credited to respective companies as shown.
So So Rosey custom designed upcycled rug. This one-of-a-kind rug is lovingly hand-crafted from “repurposed, previously loved (often vintage), freshly laundered fabrics- primarily cotton sheets and pillowcases scouted at secondhand shops. “, says Jennie, the talented designer and owner of So So Rosey. According to Jennie her upcycled rugs are given textural and visual interest [...]
LAMA Concept’s futuristic eco interpretation wool felt and LED embedded rug (Rug created for DIRECT TV reception area, photo credit: Lama Concept) . The LED Cell rug is made from 100% wool felt strips that are strategically embedded with LEDs . The LAMA concept led cell carpets come in a range of sizes to fit [...]
Dreamweavers’ "Executive" rug made from upcycled silk blend ties saved from the cutting floor. Dreamweavers, early pioneers of the eco-decorating industry, have been repurposing and giving new life to a range of discarded (and scrapped) materials such as cotton, fleece, silk, chamois and shearling before being eco-friendly was a chic buzzword bantered about in design [...]
"Little Field of Flowers" by Tord Boontje for Nani Marquina(click image for detailed view). Nani Marquina is the gold standard when it comes to eco-chic. So it comes as no surprise that two rugs on The Decorating Diva.com’s “Top 12 Stylish Eco-Friendly Rugs” list come from Nani Marquina. Industrial designer Tord Boontje, Red Dot Award [...]
Judit Gueth‘s “Mermaid “ hand-tufted 100% New Zealand wool rug. The Judit Gueth rug is Rugmark certified ( guarantees that no illegal child labor was used in the rug production). Graphic designer Judit Gueth is a raising star who’s leaving her unique sense of style on a range of products including greeting cards, decorative pillows, [...]
Sweet confections of chocolate and strawberry are a hit in baby couture and baby home fashions. Dress on the right from cocobonbons.com ($38.50) Chocolate and Strawberry bonbons come to mind when looking at the yummy colored Playspot interlocking foam tiles from skiphop.com ($80).
Terraza, an outdoor and indoor rug from The Rug Market, illustrates the bold, bright earth inspired colors and patterns. Koko Company Green Classic outdoor mat gives traditional design a twist with a lime green color that is unmistakably modern. Also from Koko Company, a new addition to their quirky, colorful and interesting rug collection, the [...]
Such pretty rugs in my favorite color combinations – pink + any other color:) The rugs shown below are from the Dash and Albert Rug Company. The first rug shown on the left is called “Brown Cow” – strange name I would have picked a more retro styled name as it reminds me of Retro [...]