Look no further than The Metropolitan Museum of Art when you’re seeking to brush up on your art history. Throughout your studies — formal and informal — you may have noticed a familiar motif in the background of so many European paintings. Look a bit closer, and you’ll start to realize just how frequently Islamic rugs are featured in world renowned paintings.
You, like us, may feel inspired by the coming of spring, when everything that’s been in hibernation suddenly comes into bloom and the world is seemingly discovered anew. This captivating moment in life’s seasonal cycle has been expressed artistically through weaving for centuries, and Matt Camron has many interpretations available in our collection of antique and antique reproduction tapestries.
In this series, we capture the inspiring communal spaces centered around and on gorgeous rugs. This time around, we’ve found everything from the supremely orderly to very eclectic. Take a look at what we’ve most recently come across while doing our work of searching for the most exquisite rugs on the planet.
Often when people hear the word “rug” they quickly conjure up the mental image of an expansive textile covering the majority of a floor. Runners, however, are another exceptional way to bring an elegant and/or striking ambience into your space.
We are stunned when we see such an old-world art reinterpreted in an unforeseen way. Faig Ahmed has become known around the world in recent years for his interpretations of ancient carpet designs; his study of pre-historic petroglyphs initially piqued his interest deciphering the messages that rug motifs conveyed.
Natural fiber sets an excellent neutral pallet for a space, but it can do so much more than blend into the background. Different weaving techniques can be used to create incredible textures and patterns that are at once subtle and surprising.
While some may argue for the kitchen, we at Matt Camron suggest that the living room is the heart of the home. Rugs undoubtedly serve as the anchor of this central room where so much time is spent in important ways — whether rapt in conversation or wrapped in a blanket with a good book. Each week we bring you the most inspiring spaces we happen to come across while doing our work of searching for the most exquisite rugs on the planet.
We are very excited about all the press we have been receiving about our Washington DC showroom. We were recently featured in the Washington Post and on the Apartment Therapy blog and wanted to share these articles with you Enjoy!
Each year, fashion runways, home design and even beauty lines are shaped by Pantone, a proprietary color matching system that annually announces a trend-setting color of the year. If you noticed a plethora of orange hues last year, it was thanks to Pantone's 2012 Color of the Year, Tangerine Tango.…
Matt Camron often takes inspiration from the runways. This fall, Hermes did the reverse by translating beautiful Persian carpet designs onto the catwalk. The sumptuous, rich Tabriz carpet motifs could be found on everything from socks to blouses, adding an unexpected pop of color and texture to the Hermes…