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How to Combine Area Rugs in an Open Floor Plan

How to Combine Area Rugs in an Open Floor Plan | Inspiration and decorating with Handmade carpets | Scoop.it
Carpets can artfully define spaces and distinguish functions in a wide-open room — if you know how to avoid the dreaded clash

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Patchwork carpets inspiration - CarpetVista

Patchwork carpets inspiration - CarpetVista | Inspiration and decorating with Handmade carpets | Scoop.it

Maybe you have an old hand quilted blanket made with special care by your grandmother? Quilts have long contributed to giving us a sense of security and belonging while linking us to past generations.

Patchwork carpets are made with the same kind of attention, sewn together patch by patch from older Turkish carpets of at least 20 years of age. The patches are carefully selected after pattern and colour and when pieced together create a new and original carpet rich in history. 

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Patchwork - Every piece has its own beautiful story - CarpetVista

Patchwork - Every piece has its own beautiful story - CarpetVista | Inspiration and decorating with Handmade carpets | Scoop.it
The Patchwork carpet is a wonderful joint venture of new and old. The raw material used for making these Patchwork carpets come from older, mainly Persian or Anatolian carpets, of at least 30 years of age. After selecting which carpets to use, they undergo a unique process in which the pile is polished, coloured and finally cut into different size pieces. The best pieces are then joined together by skilled designers to form exciting new Patchwork designs. Pieces of carpets from different culture
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Patchwork designs.

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Children's carpets - CarpetVista

Children's carpets - CarpetVista | Inspiration and decorating with Handmade carpets | Scoop.it
A carpet can completely transform a room giving it warmth and making it more visually appealing.
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Children's Carpets

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Re Rag Rug - Design project

Re Rag Rug - Design project | Inspiration and decorating with Handmade carpets | Scoop.it
Can you imagine a rug made out of old worn-out t-shirts or woolen sweaters? Katarina Brieditis and Katarina Evans did and they didnt stop here, but went on to transform it to a 12 month art project.Re Rag Rug is an experimental Swedish design project that aims to transform seemingly worthless materials into exclusive rugs. In total, the project is comprised of 12 rugs, made in 12 months using 12 different techniques.Katarina Brieditis and Katarina Evans started Re Rag Rug in August 2012. Both have backgrounds in textile / art design and a strong common interest for renewal and recycling of waste materials.This is how Katarina Evans explains how they came up with the idea of turning them into rugs, Its a product with a long life span and a greater value than a towel or a pair of jeans for example. A rugs builds a room and creates an atmosphere. If you have a rug then you have a home. Rugs also have a strong cultural heritage and the fact that rug making has been around for several thousand years makes it even more interesting.
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Reuse and recycle.

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Nautical style

Nautical style | Inspiration and decorating with Handmade carpets | Scoop.it
What is not to love about summer? The sunlight, the colors, the warmth and the smells! It is without a doubt the most relaxing season of the year. One emerging trend at the moment is decorating your interior in a nautical theme. Light colors with blue nuances mixed in with maritime inspired details are a great way to give your home a breath of fresh air. 
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Chinese year of the Horse

Chinese year of the Horse | Inspiration and decorating with Handmade carpets | Scoop.it
China is one of the oldest civilizations in the world and also has a long and rich history of carpet making. Many carpet making regions in ancient China developed their own unique styles and today China carpets can be found in a wide range of different colour combinations featuring both floral and geometric motifs. Many people perhaps best associate these carpets with their relief cut pile that give them a 3 dimensional appearance. 
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Happy Chinese New year.

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2014 - New Year, New Trends

2014 - New Year, New Trends | Inspiration and decorating with Handmade carpets | Scoop.it
A new year is upon us once again which means a fresh start and often the urge to make some changes around the home. As with every change of the calendar year comes new trends in interior design.
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This years trends, functional luxury, colour and texture.

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carpet pattern skyscraper sculptures by babak golkar

carpet pattern skyscraper sculptures by babak golkar | Inspiration and decorating with Handmade carpets | Scoop.it
through extruding the elaborate ornamental patterning of nomadic persian carpets, the pieces generate a dynamic visual and conceptual reflection on existent cultural barriers.

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Intricate and elaborate designs in handmade carpets.

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Size matters

Size matters | Inspiration and decorating with Handmade carpets | Scoop.it
To make sure that you have made the right choice of carpet you should not go by appearance alone. Selecting the proper size is often equally as important. A carpet that is too small can be can make furniture seem unproportionately large and bulky.
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Chose the right size carpet...

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High Ceiling Decorating Ideas includes Area Rugs

High Ceiling Decorating Ideas includes Area Rugs | Inspiration and decorating with Handmade carpets | Scoop.it
"With lofty ceiling heights you must also consider the effect this will have on the acoustics in the home; in order to minimize the echo remember to invest in some plush rugs and plenty of scatter cushions to plump up your soft furnishings and absorb some of those bouncing sound waves."
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How to Combine Area Rugs in an Open Floor Plan

How to Combine Area Rugs in an Open Floor Plan | Inspiration and decorating with Handmade carpets | Scoop.it
Carpets can artfully define spaces and distinguish functions in a wide-open room — if you know how to avoid the dreaded clash

Via Jasveen Sahota, James Haydon
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Good tips on decorating with rugs and carpets.

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From the drawing board to the loom

From the drawing board to the loom | Inspiration and decorating with Handmade carpets | Scoop.it
Creation can be described as the path between inspiration and the materialization of an idea. We are surrounded by concrete objects everyday that we take for granted and accept that they just are.
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Creativity!

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Counting Sheep

Counting Sheep | Inspiration and decorating with Handmade carpets | Scoop.it
The average person sleeps for about 3280 hours throughout their lifetime.
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Sweet dreams!

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Patchwork - Every piece has its own beautiful story - CarpetVista

Patchwork - Every piece has its own beautiful story - CarpetVista | Inspiration and decorating with Handmade carpets | Scoop.it
The Patchwork carpet is a wonderful joint venture of new and old. The raw material used for making these Patchwork carpets come from older, mainly Persian or Anatolian carpets, of at least 30 years of age. After selecting which carpets to use, they undergo a unique process in which the pile is polished, coloured and finally cut into different size pieces. The best pieces are then joined together by skilled designers to form exciting new Patchwork designs. Pieces of carpets from different cultures and eras meet to form a new whole.
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Unique pieces joined together create exciting designs.

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Welcome this spring with a new colorful carpet - CarpetVista

Welcome this spring with a new colorful carpet - CarpetVista | Inspiration and decorating with Handmade carpets | Scoop.it
Joyful, happy, rejuvenated - these are just some of the emotions that are evoked with the coming of Spring.  
When Spring finally arrives after a long winter, we have a natural tendency to surround ourselves and our decor with more colors. They makes us feel energized and awaken some of the senses that have been somewhat dormant during the gloomy colder months. 
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Welcome spring with a splash of colour.

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Interview with interior design consultant Elizabetth Henberg

Interview with interior design consultant Elizabetth Henberg | Inspiration and decorating with Handmade carpets | Scoop.it
We recently had the chance to speak about life, interior design and carpets with interior design consultant Elizabetth Henberg. She is very passionate about beautiful interiors and bringing new life to old things and divides her time between rural parts of western Sweden and the capital Stockholm. When did your realize you have an interest for interior design?As a girl I spent lots of time at auctions in the countryside and I think my interest for design and furniture developed during those years. When I was about 15 or 16 years old I loved re-arranging and re-painting furniture. I was both creative and productive, however I had a very hard time parting with my creations.  I soon realised I simply did not have room for everything I had acquired and eventually was forced to start selling things off.  By this time, I had developed a genuine interest for furniture and since then, it has only grown. How long have to been working as an interior design consultant?I have been working professionally since 2008. I have the majority of my customers in Sweden, but have and will accept assignments from most parts of the world if I feel I can contribute. In addition to my interior design projects I also work as a freelance journalist and as arts & crafts teacher. What is your driving force? To create and to bring old items to life is very rewarding for me and you could almost say I rejoice in my work. There are lots of things that demand my attention and I try to find moments to rest and breathe in simple ways - for instance, taking a walk in the woods with my dog and bringing along a thermos of coffee. Do you have any tips for a young person who wants to become an interior design consultant? I know for a fact that there are some schools in Sweden and I am convinced that there are in the rest of the world too. Education is always good, but you will need a feel and sense for this job that can never be learnt from books or by attending classes. My tip is to be curious, eager and accept jobs that are related to what you want to do, even though they might not be always be the quickest paths to a career. One assignment will always lead to another and you do not know what the future will hold for you. As an example, I worked with home styling for a while even though it was not my dream.
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Interview with interior design consultant Elizabeth Henberg.

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When the glass masters take over the threads

When the glass masters take over the threads | Inspiration and decorating with Handmade carpets | Scoop.it
Most artists have a domain in which they excel and in some brilliant cases they become masters and a reference in their discipline. This is the case with the Kosta Boda art glass artists: Erika Lagerbielke, Bertil Vallien, Kjell Engman, Martti Rytkönen and Anna Ehrner. They are some of the world’s leading glass artists and until now they have put their talent at the service of Kosta Boda glass factory. Kosta Boda is one of the world’s leading brands of glassware and art glass. Based in the middle of the forest, in the southern region of Småland, Sweden, they have been dedicated to glass production since 1742.
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Unique collection of limited designed carpets from renowned Kosta Boda art glass artists. 

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Carpet, carpet on the wall...

Carpet, carpet on the wall... | Inspiration and decorating with Handmade carpets | Scoop.it
Most of the time when you think of a handmade carpet it is destined for one space and that is on the floor. This, of course, is the most logical place for it to end up, but that does not mean that it is the only place it can show off its beauty and craftsmanship. A handmade carpet is a unique and often valuable piece of art that deserves to be put on display. Hanging a carpet on a wall, rather than putting it on the floor, can add a great deal of depth and life to an otherwise open space. Placed in a sizable room it can also serve to reduce the effects of echoes and noise.Here you can find some helpful tips on how to stylishly and safely place your handmade carpet on your wall. One method is to build or use a pre-existing frame around the carpet and attach it using fabric nails or staples. You can then hang it up like you would a painting. 
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Carpets can also be hanged on walls.

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Et strejf af østen - Boligcious

Et strejf af østen - Boligcious | Inspiration and decorating with Handmade carpets | Scoop.it
En af de tendenser som vi ser en del af i år er mikset/mødet mellem norden og østen. To ekstremt forskellige verdner også når det gælder indretning, men meget spændende at bringe ind i den danske indretning.
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An interesting blog on our Patchwork carpets.

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Art Déco - Colorful Antiques

Art Déco - Colorful Antiques | Inspiration and decorating with Handmade carpets | Scoop.it

Art Déco originated in France after World War I as a reaction against contemporary industrial and practical ideals. The style is characterized by geometry, color, and a mixture of modern and classical.

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Chinese Art Dèco carpets

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Abelardo Gonzalez - CarpetVista's Interior designer

Abelardo Gonzalez - CarpetVista's Interior designer | Inspiration and decorating with Handmade carpets | Scoop.it
Home decorating can sometimes be a daunting and even overwhelming task.
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An interview with CarpetVista's interior design architect, Abelardo Gonzalez, founder of design firm Abelardo Gonzalez Arkitektbyrå.

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Exploring autumn

Exploring autumn | Inspiration and decorating with Handmade carpets | Scoop.it
Autumn is here and nature is transforming into a wonderful color range - showing all kinds of reds, yellows, browns and oranges. Be inspired by nature and escape to your home when the weather is getting windy and rainy.
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Autumn

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Kerman -

Kerman - | Inspiration and decorating with Handmade carpets | Scoop.it
Reminiscent of the renowned Louis XIV tapestry this masterpiece depicts the
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Dance of the Nymps.

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A long lasting treasure

A long lasting treasure | Inspiration and decorating with Handmade carpets | Scoop.it
How collecting carpets can turn a love for handmade products into a profitable business. A handmade carpet can definitely be a worthwhile investment in both the short and long run.
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Worthwhile investment.

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Simple pleasures

Simple pleasures | Inspiration and decorating with Handmade carpets | Scoop.it
Shed or mansion...it doesn't matter! These simple and affordable handwoven carpets (also know as rag carpets) are a timeless favorite and perfect for any setting.
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Multi-purpose carpets.

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