Last week I spent a very happy couple of hours in one of favourite sourcing spots – The Rug Company in Notting Hill. I like working with them because their selection is incredible, service outstanding and their rugs are made by hand and great quality. They are also a member of GoodWeave and committed to ending illegal child labor in the carpet industry.
I was there to take part with a couple of colleagues in a CPD. As a member of the British Institute of Interior Design it is a requirement (and I agree essential) to participate in a number of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) events and professional practice seminars in a year. As an interior designer it is imperative to keep up to date in this increasingly regulated world.
So whilst being plied with tea and yummy, sticky and quite irresistible florentines. I learnt about wool, silk, dyeing, weaving techniques, knot counts and finishing. A very worthwhile couple of hours. Rugs really help to define area’s in the room, are great for adding colour and/or texture, bring warmth to an interior and also help to reduce noise.
As you all know the Rug Company work with many well-known designers to create the most lust worthy rugs, including people such as Jamie Hayon and Kelly Wearstler each offering gorgeous designs in their own signature style.
Capitone by Jamie Hayon and Tracery by Kelly Wearstler
Christopher and Suzanne Sharp, the founders of The Rug Company also create their own range of rugs including one of my favourites Pale Hue that I selected for a projected earlier this year.
The Rug Company will also happily custom colour their designs for projects if required and whilst the lead time will be longer for a truly unique creation it’s a worthwhile service.
The Rug Company is a great source for rugs so do pop along for a visit.