The Matt Camron Blog

Kitchen Runners

Kitchen Runners

I love old antique rugs used in a kitchen. They add warmth and a splash of color to the room.
Usually runners work best in kitchens, but if you have an open kitchen without an island, an area size rug will work too.

The World's Oldest Rug: The Pazyryk Rug

The World's Oldest Rug: The Pazyryk Rug

The oldest hand-knotted oriental rug known was excavated from the Altai Mountains in Siberia in 1948. It was discovered in the grave of the prince of Altai near Pazyryk, 5400 feet above sea level, and clearly shows how well hand-knotted rugs were produced thousands of years ago. Radiocarbon testing revealed…

Khotan Rugs

Khotan Rugs

Antique Khotan rugs and carpets were produced in the oasis town of Eastern Turkestan, today part of the Xinjiang region in Western China. This area has had a steady production of carpets since the 17th century, peaking in the 18th and 19th centuries. Khotan rugs and carpets tend to be…

The Revival of Suzani Textiles

The Revival of Suzani Textiles

In recent years, there has been a remarkable revival and interest in the traditional art form of Suzani textiles. Suzani comes from the Persian word for "needle", and it specifically refers to exquisite silk thread embroidery panels made by women of Central Asia. In particular, it originated in the area…

Oushak Love

Oushak Love

The Turkish Oushak has become one of the most desired rugs by designers and architects alike. Oushak rugs originated in the small town of Oushak, in central Anatolia, today just south of Istanbul, Turkey. Unlike most Turkish rugs, Oushak carpets had been greatly influenced by Persian designs

Matt Camron on the cover of DG Magazine!

Matt Camron on the cover of DG Magazine!

The beautiful bedroom is made up of a Matt Camron antique inspired Agra rug with yellow Fortuny print pillows from Ellouise Abbott. The S&L Judy Bench and the Spirale crystal lamp are also from Ellouise Abbott.

I spy Miles Redd!

I spy Miles Redd!

If you have opened an interior design magazine recently you have seen the works of Miles Redd. The amazing New York based interior designer is the king of color. Redd uses lots of red, animal prints, antiques and only the finest rugs to create rooms that are fresh and trendy!

Color Trend: Navy

Color Trend: Navy

Navy is back! The most admired designers like Vicente Wolf and Miles Redd are setting the trend by using navy! Particularly gorgeous antique Persian Tabriz rugs! These rugs are antique, finely woven carpets that bring elegance and glamour to a room. They are not the typical coarse navy and red…

Moroccan Rugs!

Moroccan Rugs!

Matt Camron has a fantastic collection of custom Moroccan rugs. Moroccan rugs are causal and comfortable and can look great in any room!

In Cindy Crawford's Malibu bedroom, designer Michael Smith opted for a soft shaggy antique Moroccan piece.

The Real Swedish House

The Real Swedish House

Over the holiday, my family and I traveled to Sweden to spend Christmas with my sister in-law's family in Stockholm. I've visited Sweden several times before but this was my first winter experience. While in Stockholm, I had the chance to visit and photograph one of the most beautiful areas…