A rug is an invaluable tool an interior designer’s arsenal. There are obvious practical uses: absorbing sound, defining a space, particularly within an open plan interior or adding warmth and coziness to a room. But it is the aesthetic impact that as designers, we get most excited about.
At Design Intervention, we feel that a rug can often be the key design element in a room. A rug can tie in a décor scheme or add visual punch and pattern to a room while keeping walls clear either for a contemporary look or for a display of artwork.
In this eclectic dining room, we deliberately kept walls plain to allow the client’s art collection to take centre stage. Our injection of pattern and colour comes from the rug. By adding the pattern on the floor instead of the walls, we adds life without detracting from the impact of the art.
In this black and white dining room, the addition of the rug balances the austerity of the strong linear forms. The warmth of the pattern lifts the scheme, immediately brightening it visually and preventing the room from feeling hard and cold.
By taking the pattern for dining chair upholstery as the starting point of our rug design, we have tied the dining and seating areas together.
The subtle Japanese motif gives this ski chalet in Japan a definite sense of place.
In this dressing room, all walls are used for storage so instead of feature walls we have added interest to the room through the floor as the only uninterrupted surface.*** all photographs are from Design Intervention projects.