Viscose Rugs

Viscose, which is also known as art silk, or rayon is frequently viewed as an artificial fibre. In fact, it is neither natural nor artificial it sits in between. Viscose fibres are made from the cellulose in wood pulp; the cellulose is combined with caustic soda and carbon disulphide combing natural and manmade properties. This combination of natural and man made makes viscose a unique fibre; it is used successfully in the home in lots of modern rugs.

Perhaps the biggest advantage of viscose is its shine. It is frequently compared to silk because of its soft and shiny nature. Lots of companies will work with viscose rather than silk because it is much cheaper but still has an elegant and luxurious aesthetic. Colour is popular with viscose because of its excellent colour retention, this means it dyes easily and is capable of producing very bright and bold colours. The silk like shine will reflect the light adding to the pattern and surface of the rug as seen below on Graced by Linie Design.

Linie Design - Graced 

Linie Design - Graced 

Viscose is frequently used with other fibres such as wool or cotton as it blends well creating a slight shine or contrasting texture to a design. Combining fibres not only will change the fibre visually it will also combine fibre properties. For example combining wool or cotton with viscose will make it a lot more durable than a 100% viscose rug.  

See below Dapple by Ligne Pure, the colour is highlighted and emphasised by a viscose shine with a wool background creating an exquisite Scandinavian rug.

Ligne Pure - Dapple 

Ligne Pure - Dapple 

The cellulose in viscose naturally turns yellow with moisture. We are all guilty of knocking over a glass; spillages are inevitable in most houses so it is important to understand how to deal with them.  Acting fast is crucial; blot the spillage with a paper towel or cloth being careful not to spread the moisture. You can get rid of any marks on your viscose rug by using an acetic acid or citrus acid. It is important to dry the rug quickly and faced down.

Different fibres will suit each home differently, don’t necessarily rush for the 100% natural rugs or the cheapest, as it will be the properties of the fibres that will allow you to enjoy your rug the most. Click here to browse our vast range of rugs.  

September and October: The Start of the Rug Buying Season

Like most businesses in our industry we start to see a rise in the number of modern rugs being purchased during the first few months of Autumn, but why is this?

Mr Foxy - Woven modern rugs

Mr Foxy - Woven modern rugs

The seasonal factor has a huge say in the matter.  With a cooler climate during autumn months  people aim to create a warmer environment in their space. What better way to warm a room than with a heartening , soft Scandinavian rug? It is for this same reason we tend to see interest in our flatweave rug collection increase during the summer months.

September is the month usually associated with new product releases, all our associated rug designers are no different. We are always excited to see the latest designs and look forward to helping our clients find the right design to fit their space. If you ever need any help with the selection the team are always available to discuss your space and pass over some suggestions. Big rug, small rug, bold colours, neutral tones, we can certainly pass on our experience. Contact us here

Finally the annual holiday season seems to have a big effect. With many taking their holidays during the months of July and August, together with the hotter climate, rugs are often low down on the priority list. As soon as people arrive back at work, the days get shorter and the coats get thicker, September and October see significant interest in our rug collections.

Bringing the outdoors in

Here at Woven we love the new shade rug from Nanimarquina’s latest collection.

As we are in the middle of summer with autumn not far from being round the corner, we all try to make the most of summer and enjoy the great outdoors being surrounded by nature with the sun shinning, but why must it stop just outside? 

The shade rug is the perfect addition to bring the outdoors inside. The colours on the rug melt so beautifully together, with forest greens, deep blues to burnt oranges. The colours represent the outdoor elements, which make us feel relaxed, refreshed and recharged.

Bringing the outdoors in can create a seamless link between the two and make a space feel larger and open but still give a sense of warmth.

Whilst this modern rug gives us that sense of tranquility the simplicity comes with a complex technical process to achieve the perfect desired effect. The shade flat weave is hand loomed using six transitional shades harmonically.

Nanimarquina are well known for paying particular awareness to the raw materials used and attention to detail, constantly looking for development and innovation to create breathtaking designs.

Click here to view more modern rugs.

Rug of the week - Cosmoz

Cosmoz is an eye-catching piece from the new Ted Baker collection.

This modern rug has got a good balance with a geometric design in a vibrant ombre colour palette.

Geometric rugs can be sometimes be sharp to the eye but not in this case. This rug is inviting with its combination of luxury and style, bringing a unique touch to any space.  The geometric design is made amongst circles with a play of alternating colours to create a soft 3D ombre effect.

Cosmoz is available in two rich hues of purple and teal.

Cosmoz is hand woven from a new wool and Tencel mix. Tencel is an eco-friendly fibre from the eucalyptus tree, which has a look and feel very similar to silk, whilst being very durable.

Click here to buy Cosmoz for £449, just enter ‘COSMOZ10’ at the checkout to receive 10% off.

Bringing the Scandinavian landscape into your home

Whether you have been to Scandinavia or one day hope to, it is a big source of inspiration for lots of designers. ‘Iceland’ from Scandinavian rug company Linie Design is made from 100% wool. The soft neutral tones resemble the snow topped mountains and rippling waters. The unique nature of wool creates varied textures and colour blends representing the natural inspiration of the rug and a traditional Scandinavian aesthetic. These variations make each rug individual and unique to each home.

The chunky yarn used creates a slightly raised texture, like pebbles on a beach or on the side of a mountain. The neutral tones can be paired with more natural hues or a way to break up brighter colours.

Linie Design is proud to work ethically with their master weavers and materials that they use. Making sure that no materials used are hazardous and are of the highest quality.

See more from Linie Design and their Scandinavian designs here. 

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Modern Expressionism in Interior Design

It could be argued that the digital world is what makes something modern, although abstract marks with hand drawn details are definitely a major design trend this year. Artists have embraced the unique characteristics that come through the hand of each individual. These organic shapes and long elegant lines can be wobbly quite unlike smooth shapes that can be created digitally. The imperfections and slight variations make these designs unique and playful adding a sense of the design process into the finished design. Although digital is still associated with modernity a new trend incorporating hand drawn aesthetics can also be considered as modern.

Hayon by Nanimarquina is an example of a modern rug in this style. Illustrative hand drawn motifs including birds, men and turtles have been converted through tufting into the surface of the rug. These different elements will bring a narrative into your room creating a fresh and modern style. The intense detail and movement will nicely compliment a plain room, although colours from the rug including red, teal and yellow can be emphasised through furniture and decorative accessories.

Click here to view more modern rugs

Hayon by Nanimarquina

Hayon by Nanimarquina

Composition with in Scandinavian design

Composition is key in all interior design but more than ever when it comes to Scandinavian design. The minimalist and effortless aesthetic, which is used by many Scandinavian companies, can be anything from a block of colour to a delicately drawn line. Where these small details sit can completely transform a rug and consequently bring new possibilities to your room.

For example ‘Shared’ the rug below by Linie Design shows one vertical stripe down the side. This is a contemporary twist on a classic horizontally striped rug. Not only is this composition pleasing to the eye it also brings a clear proportion of colour to your room. The different proportions inspire overlapping of furniture or accessories to create a new shape, breaking out of the sharp rectangular structure of the rug. This minimal yet bold design is a perfect example of a Scandinavian rug.

Shared by Linie Design

Shared by Linie Design

A contrasting composition to Shared is Memo.  The abstract shapes are placed in different ways around each other to show movement with out repetition. The cream background contrasts with the motifs emphasizing the blank space and the composition the motifs create. An off centered design like this will often draw you in much more than a perfectly balanced one.

See more of our minimal yet decorative Scandinavian rugs here.

Memo by Linie Design

Memo by Linie Design

Bauhaus weaving aesthetics in contemporary modern rugs

The Bauhaus School of Art in Weimar Germany was most famous for its weaving workshop during the 1900s. Renowned weavers such as Anni Albers and Gunta Stölzl studied and then taught at the weaving workshop developing a new movement for weaving. Emphasising the exploration of new yarns and the development of techniques. The weavers were also taught under the eyes of Paul Klee and Wassily Kandisky where they developed a sense of colour, which could be transferred back to their weaving.

Anni Albers always wanted to be a painter although whilst her time at the Bauhaus she found herself sat at a loom. A contrast to painting, weaving gave Albers a tight structure in which she could work alongside or as a way of abstraction and experimentation. Although her career path may have changed Albers still used a lot of drawing and painting as a way of planning weave patterns. 

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These drawing usually consisted of blocks and stripes, which created modern graphic imagery. They were then developed into fabric using double cloth techniques. The influence of the Bauhaus movement on modern day weavers and designers can still be seen today.

For example take a look at Graphic and Leus by Linie Design. The bold blocks of colour mixed with stripes show similarities to the contemporary designs by Albers. Today these designs still portray a modern aesthetic producing contemporary rugs for the home.

Click here to see more modern rugs.

Another example is from the new collection by Nanimarquina. Milton and Blend show stripes and blocks through texture and use of yarn and structure.

Have a look at the other new rugs by Nanimarquina here

How can neutrals transform your home

The first port of call for people decorating their homes is normally choosing a colour scheme but what would happen if they decided to leave colour as an afterthought and designed a space rich in tone-on-tone neutrals? Well, it might take things a lot more straightforward and leave them with a well put together look which they were only dreaming of.

Neutrals aren't something which are at risk of ever going out of fashion. If you choose to decorate your home with them then you are going to realise how easy it is to integrate your existing furniture and bring in new pieces which fit the final look perfectly.

Whilst key colour pops and fun patterns will never fail to add to the character of a room, for a timeless and, more importantly, effortless feel, natural tones will always be your best option.

If you ever look around your home and wonder how you can get the appearance of a de-cluttered space without getting rid of the possession you love, incorporating neutral shades into each room may be the best way to do it. The beauty of working with whites, creams, stone shades, browns and blacks is that the unity they provide makes for a calm atmosphere and will lessen any distraction from other colours. It will also make adding in accent colours a dream. You can switch these around as time goes on, use a variation of patterns and shades in the forms of smaller items like cushions, pictures and ornaments and change these to fit with the season, should you please. 

Elle Decor wrote an article about neutral home decor, stating that using a range of shades in the same family will allow for a home to feel unified but will also allow for 'each room to have its own mood'.

One of the easiest and most cost effective ways of achieving a neutral theme in your living space is to use a rug with a natural colour pallet. Rugs can transform the appearance of a room instantaneously and, if they are high quality then they can serve a lifetime's worth of use. As we already concluded, neutral shades will not go out of style so your best option for a flawless and permanently modern loom is investing in a rug. 

If you are looking for a rug to fit in with your home without any difficulty and be able to be put in different rooms should you choose to move it then choosing a flatweave rug will be your best option. Flatweave rugs do not have pile so sit perfectly under all types of furniture. They come in a range of materials which mean they are affordable at any budget.

Do you love neutrals in your home? How do you integrate them into your furnishings?

Scandinavian Style - A How to Guide with help from Woven’s Scandinavian Rugs

When you think of Scandinavian style, what comes to mind? Most likely, you will invisage furnishings which incorporate modernity and practicality to form effortless chic.

Scandinavian style suits apartments and houses of all different sizes and locations perfectly. The mix of neutral shades and patterns, rustic features and well-crafted finishing touches create a relaxed yet complementary feel.

Anisya from Linie Design

Anisya from Linie Design

So how can you adopt a Scandinavian Style into your home without having to immigrate?

The answer isn’t as complicated as you may have imagined. Bringing a few key pieces of Scandinavian nature into your living space can change the look and atmosphere in an instant.

When it comes to achieving this look, there are a few key elements to bear in mind:

-        Hygge

‘Hygge’ is a Danish word can be translated into English as ‘well being’. ‘Hygge’ is not just used to refer to our lives but our living spaces, too. This concept is a staple to think about when bringing Scandinavian style into your home. If you’re wondering how it can be seen in homewear then think warm rugs, bright candles and big throws with soft cushions to match.

-        Light

Scandinavian colours and tones tend to be bright and radiant. The Nordic countries have less hours of daylight then the rest of Europe but they make up for lack of it with their style, their furnishings and their lighting. Try opting for natural hues when picking out home accessories and don’t underestimate the power of good lighting. Experiment with different bulbs to find a lighting which compliments each room in your home the most.

-        Accentuate

Bringing in a pop of colour or using a different texture, motif or design can transform your home from bland to Scandinavian. Although Nordic countries love to use neutral shades, they often include a dash of variety when it comes to their furnishings to bring some fun energy into the mix. Notice that lots of Scandinavian styles, be it in the form of a single piece of furniture or a whole room or even home, use one or two bright colours in small amounts to contrast with the rest of the look and make the appearance more playful and interesting.

Coleen, Serge Lesage 

Coleen, Serge Lesage 

Bringing a Scandinavian feel into your home is easier than you may think. We recommend integrating this style with one of our Scandinavian Rugs, warm and inviting lighting and a few pops of colour in the form of plant pots, coasters or books.

Rug Of The Week - Kashba Splendid

Splendid by Brink & Campman is part of the Kashba collection. Inspired by traditional Indian carpets this modern rug shows an exciting composition of stripes. 

Splendid is available in two different colours schemes. Pick from either mint green and coral stripes mixed with yellow and charcoal, or a slightly warmer version with deep oranges and pinks. This variety of bright colours combined with neutrals makes this a versatile Scandinavian rug.

100% Wool has been used to hand weave this rug, the flat woven structures used make it a reversible design.  

Click here to buy Splendid for £233, just enter ‘SPLENDID10’ at the checkout to receive 10% off.

 

Brink & Campman Kashba Splendid Leaf

Brink & Campman Kashba Splendid Leaf

Brink & Campman Kashba Splendid Brown

Brink & Campman Kashba Splendid Brown

Benefits of Flatweave Rugs

When it comes to choosing a rug for your home, there are a few things which you will always consider. First and foremost, will it suit the room? Will it compliment your existing furnishings? Is it the right size for the space? Then, the second and most important set of questions, is this rug good quality? Will it be durable? Will it be easy to clean? Will it still look good 10 years down the line? In order to be able to answer these, it's important that you take the time to look into what kind of rug will fit in with your home and stay looking how you want it to in many years to come. 

There are plenty of different types of weave and each have their benefits but today, we thought we'd share with you the reasons why flatweave rugs are one of the strongest competitors in the weave category.

Flatweave rugs have been in high demand for a long time now and it's no wonder why. They are available in a range of materials from plant to synthetic and you won't find it hard to pick a style which matches your home down to a T as there are so many colour and pattern options out there.

The main attraction of a flatweave rug opposed to any other type of weave is that it doesn't have any pile. Flatweave rugs are woven on a hand loom rather than knotted which means they are perfect for literally any spot as they don't stick up. The locking vertical and horizontal threads make up the beautiful characteristics of this weave. They can fit under furniture and blend into your home with ease and in rooms where things are often moved about, from children's playrooms to offices with wheeled chairs or even dining rooms. Flatweave rugs are the best option as they won't cause any unneeded difficulties when it comes to movement. Thanks to their durability, flatweave rugs also make a great choice when it comes to hallways and kitchens where often a lot of walking takes place.

Flatweave rugs are also much easier to clean as there is less material for spillages to sink into. Check the instructions when you buy but normally, using a simple wet wipe to soak up and dab on stains will do the trick.

The nature of flatweaves make them perfect for decorative purposes too, like wall hangings. The versatility of this kind of rugs is an added benefit. 

So if you're looking for a type if rug weave that will slot into any space, remain clean and sturdy, then you know what to search for. If you're interested in viewing our flatweave rugs then check out our collection here

How to create a summery home

As the weather is beginning to warm up, we are spending more and more time outdoors. When it is finally time to go home, it is nice to come back to an equally summery house.

A summer aesthetic is not always just about bright colours; it is how you pair colours together. Combining warm and cold hues in ways to emphasise warm and sunny days. Adding elements of nature through natural fibres, flowers or plants. Here are our top 3 summer trends you can incorporate into your home.

Florals and plants are always a popular trend throughout summer. Bring the outdoors inside with large-scale botanicals from Sanderson. The combination of rich green foliage with dark wood will create an exotic yet rustic style. Try adding an off white through furniture or accessories to contrast with the dark wood and to create a modern twist. 

If you like the natural look of the basket woven and raffia chairs in the image above why not look at a jute or sisal rug. These hardwearing natural fibres are versatile, going with lots of different colours and an effortless way of adding texture to your home.

Whilst we are talking about plants we cannot forget florals. Although admittedly they are not for everyone they are still a classic staple for summer interior design. Whether you add them literally through bouquets handpicked from the garden or through bold motifs on cushions, rugs or curtains it will immediately make your room feel like summer.

This example by Blue Bell Gray shows how colour accents can transform a room. They painted chair and door emphasises the green and yellow tones creating a playful character.

Especially if you like by the sea, your house might have a seaside feel to it. One other summer trend is nautical. Stripes are probably the easiest to incorporate into your home. These can be large scale and bold or subtler lines. Whichever you choose will add a seaside charm. 

Along with the sea you will also find battered boats with scratched off paint and discarded fishing nets. Ombrés, and distressed textures have been inspirational for designers for a couple of years. Worn away textures are developed into organic patterns through different textures of yearn, transforming something that was once old and worn into a new and modern design. 

Fishing nets can be portrayed in geometric patterns or quite literally as seen in Ella Doran's digitally printed cushions. 

As you can see from the last three images blue can be a dominating colour when thinking about the sea. Why not combine with a red to get that real nautical feel.

Relaxing is what summer is all about, whether you are lounging in the parks, on the beach or stretched out at home. Comfort is everything so big cushions or poufs are a must. Perfect to relax on with a group of friends or family.

See below a collection of GAN poufs. 

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Katie Charleson's Interview

This week I had the pleasure of interviewing print designer Katie Charleson; her colourful botanical designs are screen printed by hand in her South London Studio.

Woven: First of all when did you become interested in Textiles?

Katie: I’ve always been into Art, loved it at school and did it at high school, but I thought I wanted to do fashion. I went to a little Art school called Leith School of Art and did a foundation there. We did more textile-based stuff there and I came around to the idea that actually Textiles would be more fun and creative. Fashion is great as well but I always found manipulating fabric and sewing really interesting. And then I got into Glasgow. (Glasgow School of Art)

 

Woven: Do have any favourite artists or textile designers?

Katie: So my favourite Textile designers at the moment are…I mentioned earlier Claire de Quénetain who’s work is beautiful, she does fabrics for interiors and she is an RCA graduate, I really like Laura Slater’s kind of work her abstractions are really interesting

 

Woven: Yes I’ve seen Laura Slater’s work, quite graphic

Katie: yeah she’s from up north I think Leeds or somewhere like that. In terms of favourite artist, I don’t think I have any up on my wall at the moment. I should really amend that. I like a mixture of things but it is usually abstract work that I’m interested in, quite gestural. I’ve been looking at a lot of Agnes Martin recently so I should get some of her work up on the wall.

 

Woven: A lot of your products that we have here at Woven are floral or botanical is that a personal interest to you?

Katie: Yes…I don’t know what happened. When I was at Art school, when I was at Glasgow I didn’t do any florals at all, I didn’t do plants. I was like eugh florals I will never do florals. A couple of years later I started drawing flowers and they sort of crept into my work, my own work. I think I was working for different companies at the time and they were always after florals. Then it started to creep into my own work and now I love it!

Woven: Your stuck!

Katie: Yeah, I spend a lot of time at kew gardens I just love being in nature, I am from rural Scotland as well so any excuse to get out in the fresh air.

 

Woven: Of course. Your prints have an illustrative feel to them, is drawing an important process in your work?

Katie: Yeah definitely, I always draw everything by hand a print will always start as a painting. I do watercolour stuff as well so I usually start from that sort of thing, I pair it down a bit so it is more illustrative and graphic as screen-printing usually works the best like that. Unless you want to do a ten layer extremely complicated print. Yeah it’s really important, it’s definitely the part I really like doing. I’ve just started learning how to use a Wacom as well, you know like the tablets for drawing.

Woven: Yeah

Katie: So that could be an interesting step forward as well but I think its always going to start with me physically drawing.

 

Woven: Is all your work hand screen-printed or do you do any digital?

Katie: Yeah, I do design Fashion prints for some small UK based labels, just really loyal clients that have been with me since the beginning they usually get my stuff digitally printed because it usually tends to be a bit more watercoloury. Digital printing is the best kind of medium for that really. But for my own work everything is screen-printed.

 

Woven: In some of your cushions I’ve noticed you have a different back to the front, with contrasting patterns or textures of fabric. How do you go about deciding that?

Katie: That was like an editing process, You know when you start a collection you always end up with more prints than you actually need, maybe some aren’t as strong as others. It was just a case of paring them together, I quite like clashing textures and patterns as you can tell from my wall hahah. I’m not really one for paired back minimalism really, I wouldn’t say that my stuff is particularly garish.

 

Woven: No not at all, I guess when doing something that’s traditional like florals its nice to have a twist.

Katie: Yeah, definitely.

 

Woven: There is so much freedom that comes with printed Textiles as it can be applied to so many different contexts. Is home ware something you have always been interested in, would you ever want to try out different surfaces?

Katie: Oh yeah I would love that, I would like to start doing tiles actually, that’s something I’ve been thinking about for a while although I think that’s for after the summer. But I always thought I would work in Textiles for Fashion, and I did work in Fashion for a couple of years after I graduated. But with my own stuff when I started my own label I found you could be a bit more experimental with home wares in some ways. I think it can give you a bit more freedom of expression.  I suppose that does apply to fashion as well, I always think cushions and interiors are an investment you make into artwork. There are labels that are doing that really nicely with clothes, I don’t know, I saw my seamstress last week and she was like “You should start doing clothes” it’s a can of worms and I don’t know, so that might be coming later.

 

Woven: I think colour is so important for every Textile Designer, how do you create your colour palettes? Are there particular colours you are drawn to?

Katie: I go through phases where I will really get into a particular colour. So 2015 – 2016 I was really into cornflower blue and then last year I got really into odeneal so it is everywhere! I used it in the piping of my cushions and the borders of my throws. Its my favourite I love it, I still haven’t quite shaken it, but I think some more brighter colours are beginning to sneak in a bit. More turquoises and a bit more red than I usually use. I don’t know whether the next collection will flip on its head and go really garish. But that emerald and teal I use a lot of. Its funny because I mix my colours myself so I buy little tubs of highly concentrated colour that you mix with a binder to print with. And I always run out of blue first, and then yellow and I have this bottle of red left that I barely touch.  Apparently I love green!

 

Woven: What’s your typical workday like?

Katie: It depends what I have got on, I usually do my marketing stuff on a Monday or a Tuesday and set up my emails for the week. And then save printing for Thursday, Friday, as that’s the fun part. If I have a big run of printing things get a bit crazy as I don’t have time to tidy up sometimes, but I’m getting better at it.

 

Woven: Sustainability is definitely the future for textiles, is this something you incorporate into your work?

Katie: yeah, I mean I only use water bade mediums. I make all my stuff to order so I have full control over the amount I am making, also I keep my production very local to London or Reading is the only other workroom I use. My main seamstress just lives up in Edmonton so that means it keeps the wastefulness down and makes sense financially as well. It works for the planet and it works for me! Textiles is always going to have an element of waste as that is the nature of the product, if you can control your output of the product then it helps.

 

Woven: Whats your favourite thing about being a textile designer?

Katie: I get to print! I love printing its my favourite thing! I get to draw and do artwork. I feel very lucky because I have a good core group of clients that are really loyal to me but just the community of other textile designers is really nice. I have friends that do similar things to me, I wouldn’t say its cutthroat and competitive everyone is here to help each other out. And just the options you can do as well its limitless, it’s fascinating!

 

Thanks Katie, for letting us have an insight into your busy everyday life.

Click here to see Katie’s products that Woven stock.

Be sure to have a look at the rest of Katie’s work here and keep an eye out for her forthcoming collections which might be more home ware, clothes or hand printed tiling.

We will have to wait and see!

Introducing Serge Lesage

Serge Lesage is globally recognised for their luxurious modern rugs. We are extremely excited to have welcomed them to our woven collection. Based in France, Serge Lesage was founded in 1984 at a time when oriental designs dominated the rug industry. Their modern spin on rug design using bright colours and bold motifs will add a sense of character to any room.

Frédérique Lepers, artistic director and designer explains that…

"Over the past ten years, my work has been nourished by projects where I have fun juggling radical choices and more playful choices without ever forgetting the place of the carpet in people's lives. I have as my guide, my hand, intuitive and that of the craftsman. 
hand in hand, we move and weave the collections with a contemporary story, elegant, unique and sometimes unexpected. "

 

Each carpet is made from high quality natural fibres including wool, bamboo, viscose or leather. The natural properties of these fibres make the rugs durable as well as decorative. Serge Lesage also specialise in bespoke rugs adopting colours, shapes and sizes to suit you.

 

Click here to view the full collection from Serge Lesage.

Three Modern Rugs To Transform Your Space

Redecorating is an expensive and time consuming process which often puts people off, consequently leaving them with furnishings which they have grown less and less fond of over time. You can't deny that being unhappy with your home's interior is a constant cause of grief. So, how can you change the appearance of your house quickly and effectively? 

At Woven, we are firm believers that modern rugs can transform the look and feel of your home. It is a fool-proof way of breathing new life into any room, from bedroom to bathroom, hallway to living room. 

Below is a list of our current favourite modern rugs for Summer 2017 and some top tips for revamping your space.

1) Abstract Strokes (From £989)

This beautiful modern rug has been made in Holland and is 100% wool. It is a stunning, bright and playful rug which would be perfect in a space which needs a colourful focal point. It would compliment walls and floors of a huge array of shades thanks to its painterly design which features so many gorgeous colours.

Abstract Strokes

Abstract Strokes

To enhance your room with the help of this rug, we would suggest placing a vase of flowers of similar colours in the room. What a creative way of bringing those wonderful summery vibes into your home permanently?

2) Almeria (Beige Colour From £560)

The Almeria is a modern rug which will not go out of style. It has been designed by Scandinavian designers, Linie Design, and crafted in India using 100% Viscose to give it a luxurious look and feel. It is available in slate, taupe, leaf, red and our personal favourite for this summer, beige.

Almeria

Almeria

The beige compliments duck egg blue perfectly so combining those two colours in your room would be a fantastic way of transforming your room into a modern yet timeless space. Perhaps you could place some cushions on your bed or sofa or paint the frame of a mirror in duck egg blue to effortlessly incorporate the two colours into your home. 

3) Water Lily (from £295)

This is a modern rug which will always bring a sunny feeling into your home. It has been made in easy-to-clean acrylic so the eye-catching blues and oranges will never be missed. This is perfect for Summer 2017 and beyond as it features a number of vivid colours which can be easily matched to other pieces to provide a continuous, bright theme in your home.

Water Lily

Water Lily

We love the orange centre of the lilies, as well as the fuchsia coloured pollen, and think the Water Lily rug would match perfectly with neutral bedding and furniture to provide a beautiful pop of colour which won't go out of style.

If you're interested in viewing more from our modern rug collection then check out our collection here: https://www.woven.co.uk/rugs/modern.html

TRENDS 2017: PASTEL COLOURS

It's Spring 2017 and this means it is time for us to discuss one of the trends that will define the season.

It has come to our attention that pastel colours are the ones to keep an eye on in 2017. They are characterised by light pinks, blues and yellow which make any space pop, energise the room and accentuate the light.

The Bamboo rug by Scandinavian rugs designer Massimo can be found in an amazing pink pastel colour with a soft and luxurious pile which works well in any space and gives a sense of elegance and warmth. 

Calvin Klein Home gives us another example with its "Linear Glow" in this stunning aqua colour. It combines beautiful shades of this stunning colour across its surface and it is considered a must for any contemporary space. 

If your space is missing that bit of colour, these rugs might be the perfect addition to get that summery look you have always wanted.

Memo - Flatweave rug from Linie Design

To celebrate the bank holiday we have come up with a list of our top five flatweave rugs and this week we have decided to talk about the charming yet simple Memo.

This beautiful flatweave rug, like Lagos, is part of the ‘Artwork’ Collection designed by Linie Design. Linie Design are renowned for their Danish, timeless designs which are demonstrated in the geometric surface design in this rug. Memo is produced by a hand loomed process which produces a luxurious rug of the finest quality made from wool and flax pile.

Each rug is fully reversible and also skilfully finished with a simple fringe detailing.

This charming rug is available in 3 different sizes and 3 different colours.

It is available from £430 which includes free delivery.

Our Favourite Flatweave Rugs – Number One

When it comes to flatweave rugs its fair to say Woven have a a strong selection. With a Scandinavian style, Wovens collection of flatweave rugs are not only practicable but also aesthetically remarkable.

 

We have come up with a list of our top five flatweave rugs, in no particular (it was hard enough narrowing it down to five!)

We start off with the wonderful and ever popular Lagos rug. In my opinion Linie Design create some of the best, if not the best flatweaves in the home interiors market. They are very fairly priced and host exceptional quality.

Lagos is part of the beautiful ‘Artwork’ collection from Linie Design. Lagos is produced by a hand loomed process which produces a luxurious rug of the finest quality made from a wool & flax pile. Each rug is also skilfully finished with a contemporary hand lashed edge detail and is fully reversible

The colourful flatweave is available in three different sizes, however it is also available in bespoke sizes. The three different colours all represent different pastel colour palets, each bringing inspiration to homes throughout the world.

 

The Lagos flatweave rug is available from as little as £390 which includes FREE delivery.