We love ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) in New York City. Great simple designs with the modern edge we appreciate. Next on our list is NeoCon in Chicago and the Milan International Furniture Fair. To keep our firm in the forefront of interior design, we insist on visiting markets regularly to see new ideas and innovations and then bringing them into our projects.
Do you have a favorite source for buying your rugs?
Our sources really vary depending upon the project’s design direction and budget. Some of our favorites are New Moon, Niba Rugs and E bella, a local vendor out of Boulder. Each of these vendors have custom capabilities that we love, and each of them have their own unique style which allows us to specify area rugs to suit all types of clientele.
What feature in the rug is most important to you?
Quality and texture!! You will know a quality rug from afar and up-close. Additionally the quality goes hand in hand with durability. To remain as sustainable as possible in our selections, we really like to use hand knotted rugs that will last generations. Texture is a key element of our design strategy. A single area rug can change the mood and depth of the room.
Do you have a favorite style of area rug?
I love Nepalese rugs. The quality and hand of the rugs are exquisite. There are many customization capabilities, therefore the creativity is endless. From pile heights to material options to color customization, I like to take advantage of each of these elements and come up with a new rug that no one has seen before. I think of it as making a piece of art.
Do you purchase many custom rugs?
Yes, about half the rugs we purchase are custom. We utilize customization to ensure our design sense is showcased in the rug and that the scale of the rug works perfectly in the space with the furnishings.
For a casual room would you suggest anything in particular to your client?
Studio b architecture + interiors has a very purist based design sense. For a casual room, adding a high pile solid rug creates dimension and warmth while being casual and simplistic, reflective of the Colorado lifestyle.