When I discover something I love, I want to see it everywhere. I am always thrilled when a favorite fashion designer creates a diffusion line for the home because it allows me to carry the same great aesthetic touches throughout my apartment from my closet to my pillows, linens, curtains, etc.
My favorite pieces in these crossover collections are almost always the rugs.
A patterned rug can add so much life to a room around it and isn’t confined to repeatable patterns like clothing can be. Rugs can be their own complete composition, a piece of art for the floor, if you want them to be.
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Design label Elson & Company recently released their second collection of rugs by fashion designers as a part of their Fashion Underfoot campaign in which 10% of the proceeds benefit research for ovarian and breast cancer.
Smaller outfits have started launching home diffusion lines as well. Twinkle by Wenlan, known for her great knitted items, creates a beautiful line of rugs that venture into abstract expressionist territory with their unique compositions. As in her apparel line, Twinkle is not afraid of being really creative with her patterns. I have been known to say that her textiles make me want too sing and dance.
Another favorite designer/rug collab is between Australian-designer Akira Isogawa with Designer Rugs. Isogawa’s rugs are very much in the spirit of his fashion line which is Asian-inspired, full of color and relies on simple shapes and geometry.
Recently I discovered the work of Camilla Staerk in conjunction with the Danish design showroom Norman Copenhagen Staerk has created a rug and dress inspired by the same African prints. It is a lovely pairing and the pattern works beautifully on both model and floor. I can’t decide which I want more, the dress or the rug!