The Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles is a favorite, as well as the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. Any chance we can get to New York, we’ll take it. The D&D building and the New York Design Center are fantastic.
When do you choose the floor covering and plan the colors?
When we first begin to work on a project, we will provide mood images to a client based on an initial conversation with the client about the ideals for their space. These mood images consist of a concept package, showing a few “big picture” concept photos, photos, and/or sketches showing style of millwork, cutsheets showing furnishings style, images showing appropriate interior architectural details to evoke that mood, and color inspiration by way of some finishes and fabrics.
Once the concept has been approved, we further develop the design by presenting flooring options such as carpet and hard surfaces like wood and stone.
Do you have a favorite source for your area rugs?
Depends on the project/client we are working with. We have worked with artisans out of New Zealand, however, we really enjoy working with The Rug Company out of L.A. and AJA out of San Diego.
The reason we look to incorporate area rugs in our projects is that they are a great way to provide texture, and this “layering” of materials creates depth in a design palette.
Do you have a favorite style or fiber?
Favorite style is definitely customized to each client’s preferences. Whether it’s working with an established pattern and customizing the color, or if it’s working with a design that is created for the client. I receive the most joy from our work when it speaks to the personality of the client.
Do you have any suggestions for those in the industry?
Open the doors of your imagination! Area rugs can be such a beautiful way to express a mood, tie a space together, create drama, and comfort!