Anyone who knows me, knows that I’m an unapologetic lover of colour. In shops, I immediately make a beeline for bright things (like a moth to the flame) and my home and studio couldn’t be further from monochrome (just look at my flat).
Although I love designing and making colourful rag rugs, personally some of my favourite creations are actually ones that I’ve made entirely out of neutral colours – black, greys, creams, whites and navies. There’s something so incredibly satisfying about turning uninspiring, bland fabrics into something sophisticated that could fit into any space in the home.
Late last year, I was briefed in by a customer to create a large living room rug for a snug country cottage. Laura wanted a rug that would fit in with her sofas and armchairs and wouldn’t draw too much attention away from the centrepiece of the room – the lovely, old fireplace. We decided to create a 200 x 140cm rug (exactly the size of our Ragged Life XL hessian) and, after months of making, this is the mammoth rug in all its glory.
I hope you like it!
Laura’s Cream Rag Rug Commission:
If this cream rag rug takes your fancy then you’re bound to also like our “Pepper Rag Rug”, made using darker neutral tones. Check out photos here.
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