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We always encourage our clients to explore the boundless possibilities of custom rug design, and this project we recently finished in London is testament to what amazing things can be created from hand-knotted rugs.

Peacock Stairs Winder

It involved creating a beautiful custom runner of Matthew Williamson’s wool and silk Peacock Light design. The runner stretched over 4 flights of stairs and two landings in a London townhouse, the elegant oversize feather design leading you up the winding staircase.

Seven individual pieces were re-designed and drawn up to precise measurements for the staircase. The rugs were then hand-knotted in Nepal to these specific dimensions and eventually hand-fitted in situ over two days (this also involved hand-sewing the winders). The project took 5 months in total.

Creating a hand-knotted stair runner such as this requires much expertise: from the creative minds that conceptualised the idea to the weavers in Nepal to the specialists who fitted it, the project was a collaborative effort of hundreds of highly skilled people.


Yabu on December 1, 2011

That really is quite amazing. I'd love to copy this but unfortunately my apartment only has two steps!

james burke on December 12, 2011

Such a beautiful staircase

Karena on December 13, 2011

Stunning design. How do I love your rugs, let me count the ways! Please come and enter My 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways! You will love the unique gifts! Xoxo Karena Art by Karena

Angela on December 13, 2011

Fabulous and adds great interest to the staircase. Love it, Angela, Conbu Interior Design

Simon on December 14, 2011

That is incredible!!!

DAn McNamara on January 13, 2012

As a artist , this is a beautiful and unique idea and design! Very Nice, it must of cost a fortune with hundreds of skilled people working on this piece. Great Company work!

Blair on February 13, 2012

I wish this was sold commercially as a plain runner! It's so beautiful!

Cary Dorich on February 20, 2012

WONDERFUL Post.thanks for share..more wait ..

Daina Ruller on February 27, 2012

This is my second time to your article, I love it every time!

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Karina on July 3, 2012

This is just fantastic! I love peacock accents and by far this is the most unique way I've seen it used - beautiful

AnnabelRobinson on July 29, 2012

For years I have admired but unfortunately not able to afford the most beautiful creations designed by the rug company , you have for sure created an amazing piece here and no doubt you will excell from this, as you do. Just keep doing what you do best and I will look in and admire and be inspired. Thank you Suzanne

Jake Atkeson on August 9, 2012

Wonderful trick, didn't know you could do this!

Jana on December 30, 2012

Dangerous - Michael Jackson

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Miriam Thompson on June 5, 2013

Being a retail business owner and dealing primarily in rugs, your beautiful "artwork" shown here, confirms why we chose an art palette for our store logo. Rugs with the craftsmanship such as this, from concept, technique and skill in application are works of art. The appreciation I have for all of the work which went into the stair runner is boundless! WOW!

Ollie on June 21, 2013

Wow, really quite amazing, especially as you realise that runners can't go round corners. Loads of time and effort here. Congrats!

Tatiana Kanashina on September 23, 2013

Beautiful idea! Thanks for sharing/

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Jiah Smith on May 2, 2014

wish this was sold commercially as a plain runner!

Love-Rugs: Custom Rugs on July 22, 2014

Nice design and concept. I'd imagine you'd have to go for a thinner pile than normal for Nepal rugs.

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