Long overdue, a new generation of
area rugs has been born. Unlike the traditional variety in every Home
Depot across America, these modern rugs are a work of art and make a bold
statement when you walk into the room.
Forget conservative. HZL rugs take
over the room, but in a good way. Clearly, if you could afford one of these
pieces, you wouldn’t want any furniture in the room. The bold, contemporary designs
can even be transferred to print and oil canvas for your walls.
The rugs are handmade with 100 percent wool from New Zealand – the best
place in the world for wool. For a few more bucks, they offer a deluxe
collection with 35 to 50 percent silk. And you can custom-create area rugs for
residential or contract projects.
Based in Norway, 2 Form
Design makes one rug that really stands out – “Pebble.” This soft and
squishy pebble conundrum blows my mind. If you’re into the Zen or outdoorsy
look, you’ll love this area rug made completely out of wool. P.s. they also do
This company puts out modern Square, Square Compression, and Line
Compression rug designs. These colorful and geometric area rugs come in all
different sizes, including runners. Constructed by the award-winning Ariana
Rugs, their collection is made of the finest hand-knotted cotton and hand-tufted
This “Ikat Square Printed Rug” is only $38. It looks killer with hardwood
and brightens up the room.
Though not entirely unique with respect to design, Momeni does offer a “New
Wave” line that’s distinctive and fresh. With contemporary colors and
interesting patterns, I had no problem finding rugs to liven up my house. Some other
lines worth mentioning are Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, Deco, Koi, and a modern
line called Elements.
What type of remodeling job are you interested in?