Summer 2012 Rug Review
October 23, 2012-- Home Textiles Today,
Jellybean is introducing a series of new seasonal fall/winter designs by Challis and Roos. Made in a 21-by-33 size, these rugs are machine washable and made from 35% recycled materials in a polypropylene and acrylic blend. Their construction is hand hooked for indoor or outdoor use and they are made in China. Seen here is the Autumn Colors arboreal pattern.
Couristan has arranged a fresh bouquet of colorful and over-sized contemporary floral patterns with its new Botaniqué collection. Hand-crafted of New Zealand blended wool in a cut and loop pile, each rug is finished with a special tip-sheared technique that is done by hand. Colors include coral, cranberry, teal, khaki, and sage.
cmi uses bright seasonal colors and subtle style details to give flair to its new Outdoor Tweed rectangle rug collection. It comes in 14 different color variations, including this bright blue and green combination, and features a contoured shape that works for outside as well as indoor living spaces. These rugs - which range in size from accent through 12-by-15 - are made in the United States of 100% polypropylene for easy care and cleaning and are stain and fade resistant.
Kaleen's new Habitat collection feels right at home with its assortment of patterns and colors - like Salty Leaves seen here - that are made to reflect a more active lifestyle that invites the expansion of indoor living space to the outdoors. UV treated against fading and water protected, these hand-made rugs are made in China of 100% multiple-ply polypropylene and feature a non-skid backing.
Shaw Living's latest addition to its shag program is the new Mirabella collection, which employs current trends in both color and yarn development. An ombre space-dyeing technique allows for each color to shift and blend, creating many shades within each rug. They are all machine woven in the United States with Shaw's own recyclable EverTouch soft nylon and come in seven sizes ranging from accent to area.
Rizzy Home is beckoning the Highlands with this new India-made hand-tufted collection of 100% wool rugs that come in accent through room-size dimensions as well as rounds and runners.
Karastan is introducing more rugs to its Bellingham collection, including new wool styles - this one titled Britton, an overall traditional pattern with accents of gold, salmon and leaf green on a cream background. It is woven domestically of premium fully-worsted New Zealand wool on Wilton (Van de Wiele) looms.
Ebisons Harounian's Kismet collection spans 100% cotton Dhurries from India. Designed with summer fun in mind, from sunrooms to beach settings, these rugs come in 4-by-6 to 6-by-9 sizes.
Fab Habitat is showing its Lhasa orange-and-violet rug, a new addition to the ecofriendly company's non-skid soft floor covering offerings. Made in line with fair trade principles, Fab Rugs are made of recycled plastic straws tightly woven together.