Thursday, May 4, 2017

Custom Rug for Lake Forest Showhouse with Sweet Peas Design

We recently had the opportunity to collaborate with Susan Brunstrum and her team at Sweet Peas Design to create a beautiful wool and silk custom rug for the master BR in the Lake Forest Showhouse in Lake Forest, IL. Here's how Susan describes the room:

The kitchen may be the heart of the home, but I have always felt that the master bedroom is the soul. It is my safe haven from our chaotic, in-the-moment digital world, a private space where I find inner peace, ignite creativity and check in with my life – past, present and future. At the beginning and end of my days, the master bedroom is often where I set goals, regain harmony and motivate myself to face the coming challenges – sometimes with a cup of tea, a glass of Prosecco or a pint of Jeni’s ice cream! With that inspiration, the bed became the centerpiece of the room. We designed a custom upholstered frame with curved wings at the head and foot, and positioned it in the middle of the room to facilitate the flow of that invisible vortex of dreams, ideas and imagination! 


Thanks to Susan, Angela and Lauren for a fun and exciting project!




Friday, February 10, 2017

How Color Affects a Design

Here is our Starburst rug design in several different colorways.  It never ceases to amaze me that color can be so influential.



Colors selected by Debora Haughton, interior designer in Winchester, VA


Colors selected by Maud Duggan, Union Place, interior designer in Minneapolis

Colors selected by Katie Liverman, Simply Sage, interior designer in Washington, D.C.


Colors selected by Judy Pickett. Design Lines, interior designer in Raleigh, NC


Colors selected by Autumn Muldowney, interior designer in Minneapolis


Variation on the Star Burst design in a flat weave rug

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Spring Market at Highpoint

We finished setting up our exhibit at Highpoint market today in the Modern History furniture showroom at 430 N. Wrenn.  We will also have several rugs on the floor in the furniture vignettes. Hope you will stop by if you are coming to market!  Lunch is served daily on the patio...hoping for beautiful weather!!




Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Rug Inspiration in Barcelona

Travel is a great source of inspiration as we all know.  A few years back, a trip to La Sagrada Familia, designed by Antoni Gaudi, in Barcelona, provided a great idea for a rug design.  Thank you to our client, Rena Feldman of Inview Interior Design in Minneapolis, for a wonderful collaboration!

Ceiling of La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

Radiance, designed by Julie Dasher

Room designed by Rena Feldman of Inview Interior Design
Rena won a 1st place award for this room from ASID
Photo: Jon Huelskmap, Landmark Photography 

Friday, February 12, 2016

Our Rugs are Heading to Consular General's Residence in Middle East

We couldn't be more excited as 4 of our rugs are heading to a Consular General's Residence in the Middle East.  This has been a fabulous opportunity to work with the design team at the U.S. State Department. Thank you to our wonderful team in Nepal.  I think the images below reflect the amazing attention to detail of our associates there.








Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Hand-tufted wool rugs from New York to Minneapolis

We always enjoy and appreciate receiving install photos from our interior designer clients.  Here are couple of beautiful recent installations where our custom rugs were specified.

Thanks to Melissa Pollack at Pollack Interiors Co. in Belmore, NY and Tim Ricker at At Home in Edina, MN for trusting us with their custom rugs.  We love working directly with designers to create special rugs in custom sizes and colors to enhance their spaces.

Space design by Melissa Pollack at Pollack Interiors Co. in Belmore, NY
15'5" X 15'5" Pearl Necklace rug by Julie Dasher Rugs
All wool/Hand-tufted

Space design by Tim Ricker at At Home in Edina, MN
4 X 12 Custom Geometric runner by Julie Dasher Rugs
All wool/Hand-tufted 

Friday, October 2, 2015

Casbah rug in Lake Forest, IL

Here are some photos sent to me by our client ESL Design in Lake Forest, IL.  This room was designed by Elizabeth Scott-Lisk at ESL.  She chose our Casbah design in wool and silk, hand-knotted in Nepal with 100 knots per square inch.  We love the colors and how the geometric design complements the beautiful furnishings in the dining room.