Sneak Peeks: Color Underfoot

November 29, 2012

By Maria LaPiana

Some twenty years ago I purchased my first “real†area rug–a 10-by-12 floral affair with a black ground and graceful acanthus leaf border–and by real I mean it cost a week’s salary. As it happened, I grew tired of flowery patterns before too long and have since shied away from any floor covering that calls attention to itself. But the stunning gallery of carpets in the upcoming January/February 2013 issue of New England Home just may change my mind. I’m smitten with the colorful patterns featured in “Elements,†especially these three.

Hand knotted in northern India and woven from recycled sari silk, Double Happiness (Michaelian & Kohlberg’s Benares Silk Rug collection) would surely bring bliss to any room.

The colorful Double Happiness

Moonglow is one of Kyle Bunting’s wildly imaginative hide carpets; love the crayon-box palette, but it’s available in a variety of custom color options.

Bright and geometric: there’s nothing boring about this rug.

Finally, the endearing, hand-tufted Betty is classic Angela Adams. Shown here in honey, the subtly patterned carpet is made of 100 percent New Zealand wool.

Angela Adams’s beautiful, honey-colored rug.

I won’t give it away, but this beautiful trio is just the beginning…

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