ISSUE 30  |  Global Color

10 Easy Pieces: Color-Blocked Rugs

July 29, 2015 9:00 AM

BY Margot Guralnick

How to instantly add life to a staid space? Consider laying some new groundwork. Of late, rug designers have been on a color-block bender; here are our favorite results at a range of price points.

Above: The Yeah Rug from Magasin Mae, designer Mae Engelgeer’s online shop, is made in Nepal of hand-knotted wool. Inspired by Berger and Boucherouite carpets, it’s intended for use as a rug or wall hanging; €2,100 ($2,327). See more in Artful Textiles from a Dutch Colorist.

Above: Wool Tapete Grande Gris Naranja rugs from Lagos del Mundo are woven on pedal looms in the Mexican state of Queretaro; the 5.5-by-7.8-foot size is $423.31. 

Above: Blu Dot’s six-by-nine-foot Charlie Modern Rug, a cotton and wool dhurrie, is $499.

Above: The Assembly Home Complex Colorblock Printed Rug from Urban Outfitters is made of cotton and measures 5 by 7 feet; $99.

Above: Scholten & Baijing’s Colour Carpets by Hay Denmark are made of New Zealand wool and come in six colorways; $1,399 CAD ($1,074.29 USD) from the Modern Store of Canada.

Above: Madeline Weinrib’s cotton Ocean Denim Carpet is part of a collection inspired by Japanese textiles (see The Japanese Art of Sashiko Stitching). It comes in three sizes, starting at six by nine for $1,250.  

Above: Finnish company Woodnotes’ Squareplay Carpet is made of woven paper yarn. Go to Woodnotes for details.

Above: The 9-by-12-foot cotton Code Rug by Chicago textile artist Dee Clements of Herron is $599 from CB2.

Above: The 8-by-10 Littlebox Rug is made in Turkey of wool felt $3,280 from Peace Industry of SF. Other color combinations and pattern variations available. Read about the company’s felting process here.

Above: Ferm Living’s Kelim Rug Squares, woven in India of 80 percent wool, 20 percent cotton yarn, is €168 ($186). The large, shown here, measures approximately 4.5 by 6.5 feet.

Still looking? Go to 7 Handwoven Rugs in Pretty Pastels and see hundreds of rugs in situ in our Photo Gallery. On Gardenista, have a look at Carpets in Outdoor Spaces.