The Matt Camron Blog
Every spring and fall, the team at the Pantone Color Institute — the global authority on color and provider of color standards for the design industries — examines which colors were repeatedly seen within designers’ collections during New York Fashion Week.
As we sit on the brink of fall, we thought we’d revisit several of the hues that Pantone predicted to be huge by the time the end of 2017 rolls around. Among them are Butterrum, Grenadine, Shaded Spruce, Neutral Grey, and Lapis Blue. And you guessed it — we paired one of our very own rugs with each below.
Summer is the perfect time to rotate lightweight flatweave rugs into your home decor. They’re durable and low profile, making them particularly great for high traffic areas. You could also consider putting a kilim down in place of your thick, pile rugs while they’re sent off for professional cleaning.
When possible, it’s our honor to take you inside some of the special projects Matt Camron has worked on. Most recently, a gorgeous, stately home in Washington, D.C.’s Kalorama district was featured in Architectural Digest.
Oushak rugs are of Turkish origin but unique for the extent to which they were influenced by Persian designs. True to Turkish form, they’re coarsely woven and often notable for their monumental scale. Color palettes are soft and light in tone, and the medallion motifs are more rectilinear than what you would find in a classic Persian rug. With this singular combination of size, color, and variety of designs, it’s no wonder that antique Oushaks are one of the most sought after types of rugs to stage a living room around. Check out some of our favorite Oushak-adorned living rooms in this edition of Living Rooms we Love.
Coloradoans, did you know that there’s a Matt Camron Rugs & Tapestries outpost in your neck of the woods? We’re thrilled to announce the opening of our Denver showroom, located in Cherry Creek North to conveniently serve surrounding mountain towns.
If you’ve been following our “Living rooms we love” series, you’ll notice that we don’t discriminate when it comes to style of decor or even the price point. With forethought and careful planning, you too can have a living room you love. Take these recent finds as food for thought and consider them your jumping off point for daydreaming — or doing!
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.
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