A distinctive Armenian (Caucasus region) design dating to the first half of the 17th is made even more unusual in its modern interpretation. Originally executed in a conventional palette of deep brick-red inner field with pattern details in blues, yellow brown-black, violet and white, it is newly reimagined on a soft and subtly nuanced neutral ground. Details in persimmon, smoky blues, violet, soft green and caf? au lait are delicately patinated to convey the impression of authenticity and age. Its ornamentation mirrors that of the ancient piece, with a variegated stem pattern, cup palmettes, arabesque leaves and flattened hexagons. The floral work includes rosettes and irises. Enhanced by its shimmering taupe ground, the overall effect is of supreme refinement and 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.