Recently I was invited to visit the showroom of The Rug Seller, which happens to be pretty close to my home in Manchester. The Rug Seller is an exclusive online retailer of luxury rugs, with an impressive range of makes, designs, colours and styles. From earthy-coloured, textured woolly types like these…
And some more unusual designs in between, such as these studded hides that would look pretty amazing in the right setting.
Rugs are such an important aspect of interior design, not only to make a style statement, but add both comfort and warmth underfoot. Since so many of us now prefer hard floors to carpets, they are even more of an essential item for the home.
I was particularly keen to see the range of Louis De Poortere rugs that I have only glimpsed online, but fallen for in quite a big way. Currently a favourite trend in the interiors industry, due to their vintage-inspired style, it’s easy to see why. The Louis De Poortere Fading World Rugs feature a distressed, deliberately aged look. They may look antique in style, but their colour range is definitely more contemporary. Which is why these gorgeous rugs would suit either a modern or traditional setting. Created from a mix of fine pure wool and cotton chenille yarns to achieve that stunning, intricate detailing, these rugs are described as ‘flatweave’ – they measure only about 8mm in thickness so are flat enough to sit comfortably underneath tables, chairs and coffee tables. The rugs have their backing treated with an anti slip coating, too, so they won’t move around on your floor.
This particular shade is called Dark Pumpkin and was definitely my personal favourite!
With neatly hemmed edges and a lovely, soft-touch, velvety feel – and not forgetting that gorgeous oriental design – it truly stands out from the crowd. There’s an impressive choice of sizes available too, including matching hallway runners.
As well as the Fading World range, I discovered some different, yet equally stylish Louis De Poortere designs. The amazing colours below are available in the Vintage Patchwork or Young Urbanite designs, but there are softer pastel shades to be discovered in other parts of the range if that’s more your thing.
From my visit and meeting the owner, Dan, it was clear this company is passionate about their rugs and pleasing their customers. Whether sourcing directly from manufacturers around the world or creating a bespoke rug for you in the exact colour you require, it genuinely felt like nothing would be too much trouble for the team. They’ve been in business for over ten years and clearly know it inside out, which is reassuring. Wherever you are in the UK, I would have no hesitation in recommending shoppers take a look online at The Rug Seller and for those in the local area, why not drop in and take a look at the showroom to see a sample of the quality ranges available? Of course, it is only a small selection compared to the 20,000 varieties available online! But the staff can talk with you about your requirements and are more than happy to offer their advice and expertise.
The reason I have chosen to feature the Rug Seller is their Louis De Poorere rug in Dark Pumpkin was featured in a recent post about our new dark focal wall, which you can see here
A great finishing touch I hope you’ll agree. That’s not all, though, the Rug Seller would like to extend an offer of a 10% discount off any purchases made up until the 31st May 2015 for readers of Tidy Away Today. Simply add the code “tidyaway” at the check out to take advantage of the deal.