15 rousing rugs and carpets


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Sisal saviour

sisal carpet

Durable and surprisingly soft, the Havana Sisal carpet from International Floor Coverings accumulates minimal dust due to its tight weaving process. Perfect for allergy sufferers, this hard-wearing carpet contains natural tannins that repel dust mites.


Woolly wonderland

100 percent wool carpet

With a design-orientated focus, Melbourne’s local carpet company Supertuft aims to manufacture innovative colours in premium, pure-wool materials. Supertuft’s range of 100 per cent wool carpets includes loop, twist and velour varieties that are elegant, durable and, most importantly, incredibly soft underfoot. Pictured here is the Whenever carpet in Right Now red.


In the fields

rug Inspired by geographical references

An ideal way to infuse colour into a space is through the use of soft furnishings. Melbourne-based designer Fiona Lynch recently released her own rug collection, Fields for Tretford. Inspired by geographical references, aerial views of crops and other defining influences in Fiona’s life, the range is made using goat hair and boasts bold palettes and dynamic geometric patterns.


A piece of the puzzle


Avoiding the worry about whether a purchased rug will fit into a space was the inspiration for this design. The Puzzle Rug from Habitots is a multi-segment floor covering, offered in many different colours and providing the ability to configure your rug just the way you want it. If you require the rug to be fixed in place, an easy-to-use removable sticker is available.


Inside out

rug Utilising old Swedish weaving traditions

Utilising old Swedish weaving traditions, Brita Sweden’s range of reversible plastic rugs, available from Habitat Home Collection, is ideal for the family home. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use and machine-washable, these rugs also come in a stunning range of colours and designs.


Animal instinct


Where goat is a local delicacy in Indonesia, exporting goat hair hide has become an invaluable source of income for local farmers. Tanned and hand-etched by traditional artisans, the Antika Tallo rug from Art Hide boasts a unique leaf design.


Amongst the daisies

the Daisy Flower Weave rug

A pretty complement to any space, the Daisy Flower Weave rug from Armadillo&Co is made from hemp with a playful circular design. The natural hemp look is a stunning aesthetic that will also work with many interior styles.




Turning dreamtime artworks into three-dimensional textile designs, Tappeti’s newest collection, Kurkara, meaning desert oak, shares the rich story telling of indigenous Australians in a new light. Manufactured using the finest materials, such as 100 per cent New Zealand wool and silk, these rugs provide an exquisite piece of artwork in a very unique way.


By the seaside

rug Made from 100 per cent hand-tufted New Zealand wool

“The beach can be soft, harsh and inviting all at the same time. Like the ever-changing moods of the ocean, I wanted the designs and colours of the rugs to take on different depths and textures from every direction,” says Shaynna Blaze of her new Textured Coast range for The Rug Collection. Made from 100 per cent hand-tufted New Zealand wool blend and art silk, pictured here is the Coral Flower design, a microscopic view of the coral labyrinth.


On the horizon

Rising Heat 2

In a display of colourful blurred lines, Jamie Durie’s first rug collection, Horizons, for The Rug Collection, is inspired by the beautiful Australian landscape. Portraying heat radiating from the earth’s surface, the Rising Heat design blends yellows, oranges and reds to create a striking feature for a room.


Global graphics

rug made from hand-knotted Himalayan wool

With a background in graphic design and advertising, the transition to rug designer was yet another fun and exciting journey for Linus Dean. Featuring bold palettes, minimal design and typographical compositions, all Linus Dean’s rugs have geographical names, symbolic of his global inspiration. Pictured here is the Aarhus design made from 100 per cent, hand-knotted Himalayan wool.


More to it

rug with heat and sound insulation

Wool is not only ideal for its comfort, it also has several other beneficial characteristics including heat and sound insulation, and the inherent ability to feel cooler in summer and warmer in winter. Godfrey Hirst’s Condo Candy range of wool carpets is durable and available in a selection of rich colours. Pictured here is Mint Leaves.;


Symbol of love

100 per cent wool carpets

A selection of 100 per cent wool carpets, the Pont Des Amoureux range from the Provincial Lane by Darren Palmer collection at Carpet Court is named after its inspiration — the infamous pedestrian bridge in Paris, where lovers and the like write their names on a padlock, fasten it onto the bridge and throw the key in the River Seine below.


Nature’s gift

luxurious and textured sisal floorcovering

A tiny fibre extracted from the leaf of a Sisalana Agave cactus plant is cleaned, dried, dyed, spun and then loomed into a luxurious and textured sisal floorcovering. A specialist in natural floorcoverings since 1974, Floorspace offers a broad range of sisal wall-to-wall carpets or custom-made rugs, including this stunning herringbone design.


Good for me and thee

rug is hand-woven using hemp or wool

Global sustainability ambassador, Eminè Mehmet has released a range of rugs together with Designer Rugs. Made in Nepal, each rug is hand-woven using hemp or wool, with the aim of encouraging homeowners to choose interiors that have a low impact on the environment and on human health. Each rug is named after an element of nature and pays homage to Australian Aboriginal heritage and legacy. Pictured here is Ninda, meaning clouds.


Originally from Grand Designs Australia, Volume 3 Issue 3