California Dreaming: Kelly Wearstler talks rugs

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Ever wondered what Kelly Wearstler's rug tips might be? During our trip to Los Angeles, we caught up with Kelly in her LA studio to discover her design inspirations and advice on how to use rugs.

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Legends of Los Angeles

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To celebrate La Cienega Design Quarter’s annual Legends event, we invited Diane von Furstenberg to interpret this year’s theme of ‘Novel Interiors: Storytelling by Design’ with an installation in our showroom.

Taking Karen Blixen’s ‘Out of Africa’ as her inspiration, DVF brought her exotic glamour to our showroom with her safari scheme, including a sneak preview of her latest animal-inspired rug designs.…

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How to use rugs: Suzanne Sharp talks to the Wall Street Journal

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Ever wondered how to choose the right size rug for your home? Whether to place the rug under the furniture or up against it? Which colours work best together, or how to mix patterns and styles in an interior scheme? The Wall Street Journal visited our Creative Director Suzanne Sharp at home, asking her to reveal some of her tricks of the trade.…

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Studio Visit: Giles Deacon

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We recently caught up with Giles Deacon at his East London studio, as he prepared for his AW14 show. With a similar commitment to craftsmanship and innovative design, we asked Giles about the journey of translating his forward-thinking designs into the new medium of rugs.…

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Question Time: Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby

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London based design duo Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby were awarded an OBE last month in recognition of their services to the design industry, particularly for their ingenious design for the Olympic torch. They recently joined our CEO Christopher Sharp at our King’s Road showroom to discuss the ‘element of surprise’ in rug design, the symbolism behind the Olympic torch and why making mistakes is not such a bad thing.…

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House tour: Jessica Alba

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Actress, mother and author Jessica Alba throws open the doors of her Beverley Hills home, revealing a passion for eco-friendly interiors and antique finds from local flea markets.

Alba uses Jaime Hayon’s Silhouette rug in the main living room, its soft golden palette complementing the similar colours in the room.…

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Question time: Allegra Hicks talks rug design

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Italian designer Allegra Hicks joined us for breakfast and a special Q&A at our King’s Road showroom. Over coffee and croissants, Allegra talked to CEO Christopher Sharp about why rugs are important in a room, her ‘creative vocabulary’, and why luxury is nothing to do with expense.…

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Pattern in Manhattan

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Fashion designer, Rug Company collaborator and all-round grande dame of glamour, Diane von Furstenberg has thrown open the doors of her Manhattan penthouse.

Inside is a veritable treasure trove of collectibles, colour and an undeniable passion for print.

Diane bought the vintage Salvador Dali sofa at auction, and the sconces are by André Dubreuil.…

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Question time: Neisha Crosland

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"Pattern is Neisha Crosland", so said Homes & Gardens recently when awarding her 'Surface Designer of the Year' at their 2013 Designer Awards. We caught up with Neisha to find out more about her inspiration, her design process, and how to use pattern on the floor...

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Question time

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When it came to working with Jonathan Adler, the only question we had was “when can we start?”. Combining his commitment to craft with a joyful cheeky chic, Jonathan has built an empire of acid brights and graphic patterns.

On a recent visit to London, the self-confessed ‘honorary Brit’ gave us his own guide to decorating, and why - when it comes to rugs – bigger and bolder is always better.…

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