We know there’s nothing subtle about a white rug boasting colorful bold lines. We use the term “subtle” very loosely here… But in a small way, there IS something subtle about this first trio of rugs. Maybe it’s their neutral background shade, or in some cases, the fact that the pattern doesn’t cover every square inch of the rug. We begin with the Steven Alan Aliye Wool Dhurrie from West Elm, created in collaboration with designer Steven Alan and handcrafted in India. Look closely, and you’ll notice that this piece consists of two panels stitched together for a variegated look. The colors of the rug are powerful, but the cream background tone is clearly the hue in charge here:
Lately I’ve been seeing more and more design photos featuring slanted wood paneling on the walls. Retailers are even incorporating this slanted-line motif into their new furniture offerings. And let’s not forget about the rugs… This Canted Wool Rug in Igloo from West Elm was inspired by an abstract painting with an over-sized chevron pattern. It’s time the oft-used chevron got an update, don’t you think?!
Another rug trend to be on the lookout for this season? Diamonds! As Hollywood Regency motifs are giving way to more eclectic patterns, the diamond has stolen the spotlight. This Marque Chindi Rug from CB2 is handwoven on vertical punja looms, making each piece unique. Geometric diamonds and free-form bands incorporate shades of blue, red, yellow, brown and more on this powerful rug’s surface: