Cotton Dhurries

Cotton dhurries are a type of flat-woven rug or carpet that originated in India and have a rich history dating back thousands of years. The term “dhurrie” is derived from the Sanskrit word “dhurika,” which means a “thick, flat piece.”
During the Mughal era, from the 16th to the 18th centuries, the art of dhurrie weaving saw a significant transformation. The Mughal rulers were patrons of art and culture, and this period saw the introduction of new materials like silk and metallic threads into dhurrie designs.
In the 20th century, as India gained independence, there was a resurgence of interest in traditional crafts. Dhurries experienced a revival, with contemporary designers and artists incorporating these textiles into modern interior design.

Barbara Frua’s Par Terre collection represents a custom-made, meticulously crafted collection of cotton dhurries following the distinguished dhurrie techniques deeply rooted in the millenary Indian tradition. These techniques have their origins in the carpets woven for the imperial palaces of Rajasthan in northern India, showcasing a tradition of centuries-old craftsmanship.
Par Terre’s intricate geometric compositions and vegetable colours are an elegant nod to the heritage of Indian dhurries.
Par Terre is more than just a collection of textiles; it celebrates tradition, artistry, and innovation. By blending the ancient dhurrie techniques with Barbara Frua’s contemporary vision, Par Terre brings forth a timeless beauty that can transform any interior into a work of art, honouring the rich history of cotton dhurries while pushing the boundaries of modern design.


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Tuareg – Nomadic Artistry

Tuareg – Nomadic Artistry

The carpets of the Tuareg, an ancient and enigmatic group of cattle herding nomads traversing the vast expanse of the Sahara desert. These remarkable creations, woven with artistry and practicality, are among the most captivating weavings to grace the market of indigenous crafts.

A harmonious marriage of natural materials ensures the mats’ durability and resilience, reflecting the nomads’ resourcefulness and adaptability in their harsh desert environment.

The designs woven into Tuareg mats embody their iconography, rooted in symbolism that resonates deeply with their beliefs and experiences. Star and cross-like motifs dance harmoniously with abstract geometric totemic figures, reminiscent of the broader African artistic tradition. These elements, meticulously arranged within vertical compartments, form a rhythmic cadence of zig-zags and geometric motifs distinctively Tuareg.

In the heart of these mats, one can glimpse the essence of a nomadic culture defined by resilience, adaptability, and a profound connection to their environment.

Timeless Allure

In contemporary interior design, Tuareg mats continue to captivate with their timeless allure and cultural resonance. These exceptional woven creations have transcended their traditional roles as tent screens and dividers, finding new life as unique and versatile pieces that bridge the gap between history and modernity.

In a world where minimalism often reigns, Tuareg mats offer an intriguing counterpoint. Their intricate patterns, rich textures, and earthy colour palette provide a captivating contrast to sleek and monochromatic interiors. As statements of artistry and culture, these mats can infuse spaces with a touch of exotic elegance and a sense of well-traveled sophistication.

Designers and homeowners alike have recognised the innate ability of Tuareg mats to function as focal points within a room. Whether laid out on a floor, hung on a wall, or draped over furniture, these mats create an instant visual impact. Their intricate designs and handcrafted nature draw the eye, inviting viewers to explore the stories woven into each pattern, thus fostering a deeper connection between the space and its inhabitants.

The versatility of Tuareg mats extends beyond their aesthetic appeal. As functional art pieces, they can serve various design purposes. Placing a Tuareg mat under a coffee table or dining table can define an area and add a layer of textural interest. Draping a mat over a bed or sofa can introduce an element of warmth and cultural authenticity.

Moreover, the ethos of sustainability and craftsmanship these mats embody resonates with the growing preference for ethically sourced and artisanal decor. In an age where mass-produced items often dominate the market, the story behind a Tuareg mat – the labour-intensive weaving process, the use of natural materials, and the cultural significance – adds a sense of authenticity that resonates deeply with conscientious consumers.

The revival of Tuareg mats in contemporary interior design showcases their ability to transcend time and space. They effortlessly harmonise with various design styles – from bohemian to eclectic, rustic to global chic. These mats are more than just decorative elements; they serve as conduits of cultural heritage, fostering connections between different cultures and times while enhancing modern living spaces’ aesthetic and experiential qualities.


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‘A Stitch in Time Saves Nine.’

‘A stitch in time saves nine.’

This adage rings true, especially in the world of rug restoration. As modernity races forward with newness, the art of rug restoration remains rooted in time-honoured craftsmanship.

The tender care we offer these woven treasures after years of faithful service is a testament to our appreciation for enduring beauty. Time, relentless as it is, can erode even the most exquisite antique rugs, but therein lies the challenge and artistry of restoration.

Carola Galliani, our expert with over 35 years of experience in the art of rug restoration, delicately steps into the weaver’s shoes, unravelling the threads of time to match colours and textures with an almost intuitive precision. This journey demands more than skill; it necessitates a connection with the original creator’s spirit. Carola’s ability to grasp the weaver’s mind and creativity is awe-inspiring, reflecting her mastery of the craft.

It’s an ode to the past, a bridge to the present, and a gift to the future. Through Carola’s hands, these rugs are reborn, evoking whispers of history and celebrating the enduring spirit of creativity and dedication. In a world often seduced by quick fixes, the restoration process reminds us of the value of patience, attention, and the remarkable artistry that arises when we embrace the past to breathe life into the present.



The Tapestry of our Lives

In the tapestry of our lives, some threads weave together the moments, experiences, and emotions that define who we are. These threads are the things we hold dear, the tangible remnants of the past that connect us to cherished memories and the passage of time. Among these treasures are transitional rugs, serving as more than just floor coverings. They encapsulate the essence of the sentiment that sometimes, while newness might hold its allure, it’s the familiar, weathered, and well-loved items that genuinely resonate with our souls.

Transitional rugs, particularly distressed ones, remarkably embody this sentiment. Unlike flawless and pristine objects, distressed rugs embrace their flaws and imperfections, turning them into unique marks of character. They stand as witnesses to the footfalls of countless days, each step a testament to the stories unfolding in their presence. The beauty of a distressed rug lies not despite its age but precisely because of it. The intricate patterns and fading colours tell a story of history and use, rendering each rug a work of art that captures the passage of time.

Natural Wear and Tear

The distressed style has found its niche within interior design, becoming a beloved trend over the years. These rugs evoke a sense of nostalgia and a yearning for the past. They remind us that objects, like people, gain depth and richness as they journey through the years. With its natural wear and tear, the artistry of time imparts a patina that no factory-produced item can replicate. It’s a living testament to the idea that beauty doesn’t solely reside in perfection but in the authenticity of experience.

When we hold on to these transitional rugs, we’re not merely preserving physical pieces but the stories of laughter, tears, and moments of quiet reflection. They anchor us to our roots, reminding us of where we’ve been and the roads we’ve travelled. In a constantly evolving world, these rugs stand as reassuring constants, welcoming us with open arms to a comforting and refreshing space.

Just as these rugs age with grace, we, too, navigate life’s journey with the passage of time. We learn, grow, and become more intricate versions of ourselves. And in that journey, we understand that the beauty of the past doesn’t diminish with age – it transforms into something even more profound. Like a distressed rug, we carry the marks of experience, and each line etched into our beings a symbol of resilience and wisdom.

So, whether it’s the warmth of a well-worn rug underfoot or the embrace of a memory that has weathered the years, we hold on to these treasures because they remind us of our shared humanity. They teach us that in the tapestry of existence, every thread, no matter how worn, plays an essential role in shaping who we are and who we will become.


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Embrace of Summer

In the embrace of summer, a symphony of sensations envelopes us, and we shed the layers that tether us to the world’s demands. The sun’s warm caress awakens our senses, coaxing our spirits to abandon convention to embrace the primal. It’s a season of liberation, where naked skin and barefoot freedom become our companions, and the shackles of formality are left at the door.

In this chapter of sun-kissed days and moonlit nights, our souls exhale, casting aside the worries that once clung to us. The world becomes our canvas, and with wide-open eyes, we drink in the beauty surrounding us – the way the sunlight dances on the water’s surface, the melody of rustling leaves, and the laughter that bubbles forth like a mountain spring.

Simple pleasures become exquisite treasures. The riches that fill our hearts are a picnic under the open sky, toes buried in the cool sand, or a stroll through a meadow that brushes against our legs. Possessions lose their allure as we realise that life’s true gems are not found in materialism but in connection, feeling, and the unadorned moments that resonate with authenticity.

Zero Gravity of the Mind

There’s a weightlessness to our thoughts, a zero gravity of the mind. The worries that once held us captive now drift away, carried by the gentle currents of the season. Creativity unfurls its wings in this space, and dreams take flight in the limitless expanse of possibility.

As the sun sinks below the horizon, painting the sky with hues of gold and lavender, we’re reminded that life’s most profound joys are often found in its simplest forms. Our journey through summer awakens a realisation – that true freedom is not just a release from physical constraints but a liberation of the soul. It’s a state of being where our essence aligns with the universe’s rhythm, and we become attuned to the symphony of existence.

And so, let us carry this truth forward, not just through the warm embrace of summer but throughout the seasons of our lives. Let us shed the unnecessary and embrace the essential. Let our souls dance, unburdened, and our spirits soar with the knowledge that genuine richness lies in the freedom to be, feel, and experience the world with unclouded wonder.

In the words of Victor Hugo, a quote encapsulates the essence of true freedom: “Even the darkest night will end, and the sun will rise.” Just as the seasons cycle, so too do our lives ebb and flow. Embracing the summer within us, the lightness of being and the liberation of the soul, we find that even amidst life’s challenges, an eternal dawn is waiting to break through.

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Modernist Kilim

Black and White

Minimalistic interior design in black and white draws inspiration from the philosophy ‘Strip away everything that is not an elephant’, attributed to the renowned sculptor Auguste Rodin. This concept beautifully translates Rodin’s artistic approach to interior spaces, focusing on the essence and purity of form. Embracing simplicity and functionality, this design style creates a harmonious environment where every element serves a purpose and contributes to the overall visual impact.
The allure of black and white interiors is undeniable, capturing a sense of timeless sophistication that never goes out of style. The striking juxtaposition of these two opposing hues creates an enchanting visual dynamic that has captivated interior designers and architects for generations. Within the realm of interior design, embracing a minimalist black-and-white palette holds a magnetic appeal, drawing inspiration from the artistry of purity and the inherent glamour found in stripping away the superfluous.

In this realm of design, minimalist black and white contemporary rugs serve as transformative elements that amplify the chic and upscale minimalist aesthetic.
These rugs introduce refined textures that harmonise with the clean lines of a black-and-white interior. Within an open floor plan, minimalist rugs can define specific zones, such as a seating area or dining space. They act as gentle markers, subtly guiding the flow while maintaining the overarching sense of continuity.

Despite adhering to a black-and-white palette, contemporary rugs offer a canvas for expressing individuality. The interplay of pattern, shape, and texture can subtly convey personal style, adding nuance to the overall design.
Just as Rodin chiselled away the stone to unveil the essence of his sculptures, a black-and-white minimalistic interior design invites us to appreciate the intrinsic beauty of simplicity and form.


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Deco Modern

Bushoong ntshak

Bushoong ntshak cloths are produced by Kuba (an ethnic group present in the Kuba kingdom of Congo) artists. They are among a series of related central African textile traditions in which works are created on a bark or raffia fibre structure. The production of central African textiles draws upon both male and female creativity. Men act as weavers of clothes which women embroider and paint. Artists elaborate their patterns from memory. While abstract, patterns and design motifs may be given an evocative name whose meaning is significant to the wearer. Textiles are multifaceted objects of use and significance among the Kuba and related peoples. They are worn or displayed ceremonially as prestige, wealth and status emblems. In the past, they were sometimes used as a form of currency. This series includes textiles that combine bold and imaginative approaches to design and refined mastery of technique.

Dance for me, baby!

The Bushoong ntshak are fabrics that Bushoong women wear wrapped around the hips as skirts, often used as dance skirts.
These long fabrics are obtained by sewing different pieces as the raffia fibres are short, giving rise to heddle loom-woven pieces.
Usually, the men weave while the women embroider them or add applications such as patches.
Aesthetics and function thus merge into miniature works of art whose influence on modern art in the West is unmistakable and is revealed in works by Paul Klee, Antoni Tàpies, and Keith Haring.
Blending tribal art like Bushoong Ntshak fabrics into modern art and interior design links us to history, culture, and timeless creativity that stretches across generations.

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Spartan, Greece

Spartan interior design is a minimalist approach that aims to create tranquillity and harmony within living spaces. Inspired by the ancient Greek city of Sparta, where simplicity and functionality were highly valued, this design philosophy revolves around the idea that less is more. It encourages to focus on essential elements contributing to calm and well-being.

Spartan interior design embraces minimalist furnishings, a neutral colour palette, natural elements, and soft textures.
Moroccan rugs perfectly fit into this minimalist approach and elevate through various aspects. Their elaborate patterns and intricate designs act as statement pieces, adding character without overwhelming the simplicity. The soft texture offers a comforting contrast to the clean furnishings, providing warmth and a tactile sensation. Their vibrant and earthy hues harmonise with the neutral colour palette, enhancing the sense of tranquillity. Moreover, these rugs create a cultural connection, infusing the space with wanderlust and appreciation for their rich history, making them conversation starters and adding depth to the living environment.

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Unwind. Embrace. Be barefoot.

Unwind. Embrace. Be barefoot.

Walking barefoot on a rug evokes a blissful sensation of holiday, freedom, and home.

With each step, toes sink into the lush fabric, transporting one’s mind to distant shores and carefree days. The comforting touch of the rug beneath the feet mimics the sensation of warm sand, instantly releasing stress and tension. As toes wiggle and explore the textured threads, a sense of liberation takes over, casting away the constraints of shoes and society’s demands.

The gentle caress of the rug encourages a slower pace, allowing time to savour the moment and reconnect with oneself. Memories of past vacations and the tranquillity they brought flood the mind, filling the heart with joy and nostalgia. It’s a reminder that life’s simplest pleasures can grant us the most profound sense of liberation.

Strolling barefoot on a soft carpet symbolises a temporary escape from the mundane, as if embracing a mini-vacation within the home’s walls. This simple act becomes a cherished ritual, a reminder that a holiday state of mind is attainable whenever the freedom to unwind and let go is embraced.


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Are you hygge, yet?

Scandinavian Design + Rugs = Hygge

Hygge, the quintessential Scandinavian concept, is at the heart of interior design and can be particularly felt through rugs. Rooted in the Norwegian word for ‘well-being,’ hygge is more than just a term; it embodies a lifestyle and an atmosphere that promotes cosiness, comfort, and a sense of contentment. In interior design, hygge creates spaces that exude warmth and harmony, making one feel at ease and at home.

The hallmark of Scandinavian design is its intentional minimalism. The beauty lies in the elements’ simplicity, fostering an uncluttered environment that encourages relaxation and mindfulness. This less-is-more approach shifts the focus towards incorporating elements that genuinely enhance comfort and promote well-being.

How do rugs contribute to the well-being of your home?

Rugs are crucial in achieving the hygge ambience within Scandinavian interior design. They bring a sense of softness and texture to the space, creating a cosy and inviting atmosphere. Natural materials like wool or sheepskin are popular choices for rugs, as they provide warmth and evoke a connection to nature, a significant aspect of hygge living.

Moreover, the placement of rugs is carefully considered in hygge-inspired interiors. They are often strategically positioned in areas where people gather, such as the living room or around dining tables. These rugs define intimate spaces, inviting people to pick up, share stories, and enjoy each other’s company in a comforting setting.

The colour palette in Scandinavian design is typically neutral and muted, emphasising soft tones and pastel shades that evoke a sense of calmness. Rugs in such colour schemes perfectly complement the overall aesthetic, creating a serene and soothing atmosphere.

In addition to their aesthetic appeal, rugs also serve a practical purpose in hygge design. They add an extra layer of insulation to floors, which is especially appreciated during colder months. This combination of visual and tactile comfort contributes to a sense of well-being and satisfaction within the home.

In conclusion, hygge in interior design creates a space that radiates comfort and tranquillity, particularly with rugs. The essence of Scandinavian design lies in its simplicity, allowing hygge to take centre stage. With thoughtfully chosen rugs and an intentional focus on well-being, Scandinavian-inspired spaces become havens of cosiness and contentment, making every moment spent within them a truly enriching experience.


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Traditional Carpet 2.0

A come back

The resurgence of traditional carpets in modern interiors has been remarkable in recent years. These captivating floor coverings, handwoven with exquisite craftsmanship, have returned to contemporary homes, infusing spaces with a timeless allure that resonates with homeowners and interior designers alike.

One of the primary reasons behind the revival of traditional rugs is the shift towards embracing a more eclectic and personalised approach to interior design. While the minimalist and contemporary styles have dominated the scene for some time, people seek to add character and cultural authenticity to their spaces. Traditional rugs, with their intricate designs and rich history, offer a unique way to achieve this goal. The rugs lend a touch of elegance and warmth to the room and serve as conversation pieces, inviting guests to learn about the cultural significance behind each pattern and motif.

Moreover, there is a growing appreciation for the art of artisanal craftsmanship in the face of mass-produced, disposable products. Traditional rugs, typically made by skilled weavers who have inherited the craft through generations, represent a connection to heritage and a celebration of traditional techniques. This resurgence reflects a broader trend towards sustainable and ethical consumption, as homeowners opt for high-quality, enduring pieces that stand the test of time.

Effortless Aesthetics

The adaptability of traditional rugs to various interior styles has further fueled their comeback. From sleek and modern spaces to bohemian and eclectic rooms, these rugs blend with diverse aesthetics effortlessly. A traditional rug can be a focal point in contemporary settings, adding a pop of colour and texture to an otherwise neutral space. On the other hand, in more maximalist interiors, the rugs can harmonise with an array of patterns and textures, creating an engaging visual tapestry.

Designers are also recognising the potential of traditional rugs to balance the overall ambience of a room. In modern interiors, with their often angular and rigid elements, these rugs’ soft, flowing patterns introduce a sense of fluidity and harmony. They soften the hard edges, providing a grounding effect and enhancing the overall comfort of the space.

In conclusion, the resurgence of traditional rugs in modern interiors reflects a broader shift towards embracing cultural heritage, artisanal craftsmanship, and sustainability in design. These rugs infuse contemporary spaces with a touch of timeless elegance, evoking a sense of history and depth that elevates the overall aesthetic. As the world becomes more connected, the appreciation for cultural diversity grows, and the allure of traditional rugs continues to captivate homeowners and interior enthusiasts around the globe.

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Rug’n Roll

Revive, Refresh, and Rejoice


Regular professional carpet deep cleaning removes accumulated dirt and grime from your rug, removes stains, and preserves its quality for years, extending the longevity of your rug.

Dirt particles damage rug fibres, compromising the rug’s structure over time. It becomes less cosy and comfortable and looks shabby if you don’t have it professionally cleaned. The advantages of our professional rug cleaning go beyond the surface, particularly for allergy-positive individuals and pet owners. Allergens, such as dust mites and pet dander, can accumulate in rugs, leading to discomfort and health issues. Our expert cleaning process is specially designed to target and eliminate these allergens, creating a healthier and more breathable indoor environment.

Our services work wonders for pet owners in tackling stubborn stains and odours left behind by our beloved furry companions. We understand the unique challenges of pet ownership, and our skilled technicians are adept at restoring your rugs to their former glory.

Not only do we prioritise cleanliness, but we also refresh your home. Our professional rug cleaning enhances the overall appearance of your living space, bringing new life to your rugs. Experience the joy of walking on freshly cleaned, plush surfaces as our cleaning process restores the rug’s colours and texture.

Experience the ultimate convenience and benefits of professional rug cleaning with our full-service package: the convenience of pick-up and placement, handling every aspect of the cleaning process so you can sit back and relax.

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