Sneak Peeks: Color Underfoot
November 29, 2012
By Maria LaPiana
Some twenty years ago I purchased my first â€œrealâ€ 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 ofÂ New England HomeÂ just may change my mind. I’m smitten with the colorful patterns featured in â€œElements,â€ especially these three.
Hand knotted in northern India and woven from recycled sari silk,Â Double HappinessÂ (Michaelian & Kohlberg’s Benares Silk Rug collection) would surely bring bliss to any room.
MoonglowÂ 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.
Finally, the endearing, hand-tuftedÂ BettyÂ is classic Angela Adams. Shown here in honey, the subtly patterned carpet is made of 100 percent New Zealand wool.
I won’t give it away, but this beautiful trio is just the beginning…