Doily Rug Crafting

This Doily Rug Crafting a Meaningful Home by Ladies & Gentleman Studio in Seattle. Inspired by doilies, and using rope instead of yarn, designer Jean Lee shares how to crochet it yourself.

Jean’s obsession with vintage doilies grew to epic proportions when she created these full size area rugs using cotton rope. Inspired? Make your own with the book instructions or buy an already-made one.

We have a soft spot in our hearts for doilies, so imagine the pitter-pat when we saw these giant doily rugs! Soft on the feet, easy on the eye, they would make a pigsty seem elegant. They’re perfect for anyone who needs to live large.

This crafting can put to your home interior and inspiring interior idea.

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All About Animal Motifs and Prints

This season we’re seeing leading magazine editors and interior designers all talking about the growing popularity of animal motifs and animal prints.  Whether it’s fashion accessories or home furnishings, you can’t go wrong with animal prints this coming spring.  When it comes to interior accessories, animal print designs sit equally well in country homes and modern flats.

But it’ not just about homeware, wearing animal motifs and printed fabrics is a huge trend at the moment. We recommend these gorgeous printed silk scarves by up and coming textile designer Craig Fellows.
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Mini Moderns rug collection

Searching  for a playroom rug that’s a bit different, looks plush and comfortable rather than nylon-y, isn’t too large, or too cute, or too expensive or there again too cheap. Fortunately there’s a new rug player in town.

It’s increasingly hard to keep up with the Mini Moderns boys’ output (there’s new wallpaper, mugs, cushions) but their new hand-tufted 100% wool rug collection – in collaboration with RugDesigner – is one to spend a bit of time perusing. Each rug is made to order from [email protected] and costs £495 for a 1m x 2m rug.

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