We’re always trying to encourage our clients to explore the endless possibilities of bespoke rug design. For her latest project, the furniture maker, stylist and set designer Faye Toogood took our rug-making capabilities to whole new level.
With the help of our specialist bespoke service, Toogood created rugs using her own designs for almost every room in the London town house.
Her characteristic references to sculptural forms and nature can be seen in the ‘Woodland Rug’ used in the drawing room.
Over a series of meetings and home consultations, Toogood’s designs were interpreted by specialist members of our team and hand-woven in Nepal with exquisite results.
In the family room, she uses an indigo colour scheme to soften an otherwise functional space and describes the bespoke blue mohair rug as ‘perfect for playing on’, as well as being a playful continuation of the room’s ocean theme. The rounded edges of the circular rug were carefully carved by hand, giving the rug the appearance of a textural, inky puddle.
Toogood describes the rooms in the house as a series of ‘installations’, each with its own distinct look and feel. An understated Aubusson stair runner is used throughout the house – a directional central ribbon connecting the house from top to bottom, unifying the rooms.
Using hand-woven tapestry, the stair runner was a breakthrough in technical ability, achieved by our craftsmen – some of the most skilled in the world. All the lines were meticulously measured so when laid, each piece of the runner fitted together perfectly.
In the bedroom, Toogood designed a sumptuous wool and silk mix rug, using geometric shapes in pale shades to complement the room’s muted colour palette. The varying pile heights of the wool and silk help to give the rug depth and make it feel more like a piece of abstract art than simply a rug.
Photography by Bill Batten.