Fabulous flooring that’s both cool and cosy

Stepping onto a soft, warm floor is a treat when it's cold outside, so set the tone with one of these bold carpet or rug designs.

ZIG-A-ZIG

Invest in any rug with Patricia Urquiola’s name on it and laying it on the floor might feel like a disservice. Her Mirage collection for GAN in pure New Zealand wool features bands of tonal colour in zigzag patterns, all creating the illusion of movement and a 3D quality exaggerated by the extended edges.

Mirage rug in blue, £4090, Chaplins

RETRO STRIPES

Looking to add a little seventies feel to your interiors? Go for slim stripes in a palette of classic shades. Crucial Trading has perfected the look with its 100% wool Spirit collection, featuring all-flattering, room-lengthening carpets with design names every bit as evocative. Choose from Red Passion, Amber Glow and Black Coffee.

Spirit carpet in black coffee, £59 per sqm, Crucial Trading

ROUND THE TWIST

Another underfoot statement from Patricia Urquiola comes courtesy of her recent collection for cc-tapis. Not to be confused with the plastic children’s toy (though cleary inspired by it), each Slinkie design features graduating bands of colour spiralling across a blend of silk and wool.

Triple Slinkie rug, from £8992, Clippings.com

PLUSH HOUR

As we start the new year and look back at 2018, it’s a year that could be be described as the year of the collaboration (in the design world at least). Style Library (home to Zoffany, Sanderson, Morris & Co, et al) has been feeling chummy releasing collections with H&M and Radley in recent months. Alternative Flooring is the latest brand to join the roster, launching the Boutique carpet collection inspired by five signature designs from Zoffany’s fabric range. Should you be torn between a carpet and a stone floor, Serpentine in Malachite translates the wavy quality of marble onto a hand-tufted pile.

Serpetine, £58 per sqm, Alternative Flooring

stormy weather

Good news for those who like their flooring and furnishings to come with the gravitas of a Caravaggio painting. Rug master Jan Kath’s Cloud series draws on inspiration from Baroque sky-scapes, spanning biblical lightning bolts and painterly skies.

Cloud 7 rug, £2650 per sqm, Front Rugs

Considering each is hand-spun from Tibetan wool and silk, this collection is set to cause quite a storm.

Cloud 1 rug, £2650 per sqm, Front Rugs

 

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