A tree of life motif is gorgeously depicted in this superb recreation of a rug first created by Charles Voysey, eminent architect and home furnishings designer who was active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Considered one of the pioneers of modern architecture, Vosey was a major influence in the Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts movements. This lovely interpretation of his original design in pale gold and red is woven on a rich golden background; its ruby, emerald and azure details glow like stained glass. Capturing the beauty of the original design, the rhythmic display of blossoms and acanthus leaves on intertwining branches form a latticework of repeating pattern that, along with a procession of leaves in the border, gives this piece a serene and stately elegance.
Placing the correct size rug in your space is as important as choosing the right color or pattern. A rug that it is too small will shift the balance of the room unfavorably. A rug that is too big, especially in open floor plans, may put the area designations off. There are a few rules of thumb, but a picture says it better. Use these handy guides by Interior Designer Lisa Ferguson to make the best choice.