Liberty Fabric Patterned Carpet

Now listen because I am going to talk about something that is a little scary at first but, when you have got over the initial shock, is actually a lovely thing that you should all be thinking about. Are you ready? You know how much we all love those classic prints by Liberty - those

Navy Blue Rugs and Accessories

midnight blue ombre rug from westelm
As you may have noticed recent posts have been edging slightly away from grey and towards navy and I note, from the comments I receive (many more on Twitter) that lots of you are going in that direction too. midnight blue ombre rug from westelm The other day, I published a post about a silver

Save or Splurge: Graphic Monochrome Rug

black and white rug from westelm.jpg
black and white rugs Week two of the new series: Boom/Bust and this week we are looking at monochrome rugs. Black and white is still a strong colour combination and will be a continuing trend next season. Of course for some it never went away no matter what the fashion forecasters say. The joy of

Natural Flooring from Flock

Hands up who thinks there's something familiar about these pictures ... Take a look at the sofa, so crushingly described as "a bit vintage" by Living Etc. That pale linen chair which has appeared on Twitter in a much muddier state, followed by a picture of a not very guilty looking cat ... Yes, it's

Objects Of Design #363: Designer Fairtrade Rugs

These amazing designer rugs are part of a new collaboration between 18 artists and a Fairtrade rug collective in Nepal. by Leslie Barnes; animator and illustrator whose animations have been shown all over the world. She has done illustrations for the V&A, Glasgow FilmFestival and Puffin Books. Node is a non-profit business that aims to

Objects Of Design #361: Felted Rug

Fairtrade felted rugs These rugs are so pretty and just the thing to warm cold toes by the side of the bed, or anywhere you fancy for that matter. As they're made from felt, you could even put them by the side of the bath for wet feet. The uneven edges are a sign that

Objects Of Design #355: Ella Doran Rugs

Geo carved rug by Ella Doran for Woven Ground British designer Ella Doran has teamed up with Woven Ground to produce a new range of stunning rugs. The design of this one above is based on her photographs of architectural wall panels.Each one is hand tufted and made from 100 per cent New Zealand wool.

Objects Of Design #344: Mayuri Bed Throw

hand-embroidered bed throw The art to keeping cosy during the long winter months (and is it just me or do they seem to be getting longer every year?) is layering. Different layers in different textiles – think velvet, linen, cotton and fur. The other day we looked at a fur throw for those really bitter

From £50 to £50,000 Update Your Home

If you've been putting off decorating because you think you can't afford it, or the house is feeling a bit cramped for a growing family but you don't really want to move, perhaps it's time to think about a small refurbishment. A little refreshing of the current decor. It's amazing what even a lick of

Objects of Design #41: Luke Irwin Rug

  A beautiful rug can really make a room, the only trouble is knowing what to choose. Cheaper, lightweight rugs might not have enough weight to hold them in place making them dangerous rather than beautiful. So, this may be the investment end of the finishing touch spectrum. Luke Irwin believes that sometimes a rug