After a long hot Summer, Autumn is finally here and time to think about long cosy evenings ahead. Bare floors are great in the warm weather, but when this time of the year comes, we all want something nice and soft to sink our feet into, next to the sofa in front of the fire, or to welcome you when you take your shoes off in your hallway.
Changing or adding a rug with the season is a great way to instantly update your room, adding colour, texture and warmth. The colour purple is set to be the next big noise in interiors, following on from Autumn/Winter 2016 catwalk trends. We have some beautiful vintage Boujaad rugs available now in soft aubergine and purple tones, originating from the Haouz region of the Middle Atlas Mountains. Investment pieces to see you through this and the coming Winter season. A little early to be thinking about Christmas, but the jewel tones in these rugs would be just perfect for the festive season too!
If you’re as much a fan of Moroccan rugs as we are, you will know that they were first introduced to the world of interior design by mid-century modernists such as Le Corbusier, Alvar Aalto, Charles and Ray Eames and Frank Lloyd Wright, who used (now classic) Beni Ouarain carpets in his design of Fallingwater House. So what is mid-century modern? It’s a term which describes architecture and design for a period of roughly three decades, from the 1930’s to the 1960’s. The abstract art of Berber rugs was used by these mid century designers to create a complete contrast to the sleek, modern designs of furniture and buildings of the period.
The mid-century vibe is currently enjoying a bit of a revival, although it never really has gone out of style. Mixing pieces of re-claimed or re-invented pieces of mid-century furniture and accessories can make a contemporary home completely unique. Vintage Moroccan rugs do of course fit perfectly with this aesthetic! Most vintage pieces found were woven from the 1950’s to the 1970’s.
Read more about how to give your home mid-century appeal with Livingetc. (see their Facebook page). We love the etagere by Jonathan Adler for displaying a treasured vinyl collection!