Rounding up: five rugs to finish your project

By Elspeth Pridham
February 27, 2020

A handmade rug can be the perfect finishing touch – here is a selection of companies offering a custom-made and bespoke service.

Whether used in the hall, living room or bedroom, a bespoke rug can solve a variety of design dilemmas. A beautiful design can be used to pull a scheme together by combining colours that appear elsewhere in the room, or it can delineate different zones – and a sculptural design will add interest to a neutral palette. Rugs help with the acoustics in a large space, too, and make a small room feel cosy. We have talked to manufacturers who offer both custom made and bespoke options allowing you to let your imagination soar.

Deirdre Dyson

Lady Dyson creates at least one themed carpet collection every year and receives commissions from all around the world. Deirdre’s sketches and paintings are developed into hand crafted carpets using Tibetan wool and Chinese silk.

Silk Avenue

Offering hand-tufted, hand-knotted, shaggy and fl at weave carpets, the company prides itself on pushing the boundaries of carpet design and encourages customers to get creative by uploading photos that can be transformed into floor art – from children’s artwork to a vintage dress found at a flea market.

Floor Story

For her latest collaboration with East London rug maker and retailer Floor Story, designer Camille Walala showcased her signature bold lines and powerful colours. The latest collection continues Floor Story’s ethos of making good design accessible, with qualities at different price points so Camille’s design can bring colour and positivity to a broad audience. The handknotted, hand-tufted and hand-woven rugs are all made ethically from wool.

La Manufacture Cogolin

La Manufacture Cogolin has collaborated with London-based design studio Glithero to produce the hand-knotted Botanical Rugs collection. Presented in four colourways, the pieces take inspiration from Glithero designers’ own herbarium and are influenced by the Millefleur tapestries of the early Renaissance.

Rug Society

The Portuguese brand prides itself on producing ‘rugs with character’ which can be customised to suit your project. Shown here, the Heron rug is hand tufted in botanical silk to different heights to achieve a three-dimensional effect.