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Denver Designer's Interior Rug Design

The Goode Touch Interiors design team recommended an entry rug and a stairway foyer rug to warm our client’s open floor plan and expansive wood floors.  The sizes needed were not standard, so we designed two rugs with Allure Custom Rugs: a 52” x 19’ runner for the Entry and a 7’ round for the Foyer.   The rugs are located within visual proximity of one another, so they needed to complement one another (without being to “matchy-matchy”).  Our inspiration sprang from the fabric used on the dining room captain’s chairs.  As you scroll down the drawings and photographs you will see the process of creating these rugs.

This is the fabric used on the dining room captain’s chairs (which are visible from the entry).


From the renditions below, we selected the favored elements to work into the final design of the entry runner.


Here is the final design for the entry runner along with the yarn selections picked from poms of solid colored strands and mixed strands.


This rendering shows the area of the rug selected to use for the strike off (an actual sample of an area of the rug manufactured for approval).


Here is an image of the round foyer rug.  The design we opted for has an organic, free-form detail (floral sprigs and leaves) intertwined with a more traditional, formal detail (large medallion).

Adding sprigs with buds in warm red and copper hues helped bring visual correlation between the Foyer rug and Entry rug.

Additional sprigs and buds were added to convey more visual color balance.

A few more changes to the sprigs and buds finalized the balance of the color and free form elements.

This specified art was used by the weavers to manufacture the strike offs.  The art on the left is for the 7’ round Foyer rug, while the art on the right for the 4’4”x19’ Entry runner.

Here are the two strike-offs: Entry runner is on the left, the Foyer rug is on the right.  Having these samples allowed us to verify they would compliment one another nicely.

Here is a close up of the Foyer rug to show some texture detail of the loop (at the lower left of the photo – beige yarn) and cut pile.

Here is a snapshot of the completed Entry runner:

Here is a snapshot of the completed Foyer rug:


2012 Color Forecast

From soft and sophisticated to bold and brilliant, the New Year brings new life with Color. The latest edition of Colorado Homes shared the 2012 color forecast for Interiors. As you clean out your closet to bring in the new styles, do the same by freshening up your home with new splashes of color! Check out these fabulous fresh hues……


This hand-made wallcovering from Schumacher’s Nest collection is a majestic dance of blue, teal and green feathers.

Sherwin Williams 6480 Lagoon

The Montage Collection by Pindler & Pindler is a sophisticated color palette for a modern lifestyle.

Image provided by Pindler.com

Bring your eyes down to the floor – this colored & polished concrete is a great solution for a casual eating nook.

Benjamin Moore Wythe Blue HC-143

This warm-hued blue brings a breath of fresh air and cheerfulness to the room below.

Photograph provided by BenjaminMoore.com

Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter HC-172

Painting the accent wall and ceiling with this neutral gray, bridges the warm tone of the brown and the cool tone of the blue.

Photograph provided by BenjaminMoore.com


These sofas bring an understated elegance to the room with a hint of color and abundance of soft luxury.

Enveloping this room in pale lavender channels calmness for this sun-drenched reading room.

Benjamin Moore Twilight Magenta 2074-30

The two Kravet Couture fabrics below would make a bold statement in any room as luxurious pillows or lavish window treatments.

Fabric swatch provided by Kravet.com

Fabric swatch provided by Kravet.com

Benjamin Moore Persimmon 2088-40

An unexpected use of color on an unexpected surface – the ceiling!  What a dramatic effect for this casual space. 

Photograph provided by BenjaminMoore.com

Benjamin Moore AF-220 Masada

Play up high ceilings and interesting architectural features with a bold use of color!

Photograph provided by BenjaminMoore.com

Benjamin Moore AF-350 TUMERIC

Avoid having a boring, neutral room by layering various shades of Tumeric using paint, fabrics, finishes, and accessories.




Fashion and Interior Design go hand-in-hand.  When trend-setting fashion houses, such as Oscar de la Renta, Yves Saint Laurent, Gucci, or Marc Jacobs, reveal their collections during fashion week, you can bet some of those design elements start showing up at High Point the following season.  Whether it’s color, texture, pattern, or structure, interior design and it’s furnishings are drawing inspiration from catwalks and red carpets to the magazines of Vogue.

 Sparkle and Shine…

A touch of Hollywood glamour and glitz creates the right amount of drama for this modern bathroom.

 The New Soft Line…

The feminine curves on the sofa and cocktail table exude a warm and welcoming feeling in this elegant living room.

 Chic in the City…

A monochromatic color scheme is the epitome of timeless sophistication.

 Far Out Traveler…

Pile on the color, pattern and texture and you have yourself a globetrotter-infused retreat.

 Forties Glamour…

A neutral color scheme and sleek finishes provide the ideal environment for sipping a dirty martini in style.

 Tartan Army…

A bedroom fit for English royalty!


The black leather studded side table evokes an edgy sensuality vibe in this posh bedroom.

 Print and Pattern…

The contemporary black and white fabric on the Louis XVI arm chair unites the two-tone color scheme in this living room.




Company C donating proceeds of rug sales during High Point Market Week

Company C, a rug company and national partner of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, has committed to donate a minimum of $25,000 to support breast cancer awareness, research, and education through the sales of two specially-designed pink rugs made to honor those affected by the disease.

The rugs will be on display in Company C’s showroom at the High Point Market trade show, in High Point, NC, from October 16-21, 2010. Five percent of all sales on Oct. 17 & 18 will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

The rugs will also be available at retail in more than 800 stores nationwide. Company C will donate 20% of the retail price of each rug sold between now and Sept. 20, 2011, to Komen for the Cure.