Canvas Rugs Alfombras for Interior Design Costa Rica
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  • February23rd

    How to Create the Perfect Custom Rug

    Custom Rug

    Recently, a potential client submitted an email requesting a quote for a canvas custom rug. As you’ll read, the writer provided lots of detail about what she was after and the particulars concerning a custom rug for her kitchen dining area. My reply (and quote) follows.

    In sharing this letter, it is my goal to encourage anyone who is considering a custom rug to Read More

  • January17th

    Runner Rugs

    Runner Rugs: A Place in Every Home

    Runner rugs are extremely versatile and serve many purposes in a home*. They provide a focal point or define an area of interest. They can also be placed in any room: in front of the kitchen sink, an entryway or hallway or flowing down a flight of stairs.  And such rugs can be changed with the seasons or per your mood! Read More

  • December21st

    Zebra Rugs

    Zebra Rugs on Canvas: A Soft + Bold Design

    Reminiscing over 2011 and all the unique opportunities clients and friends have given me to create one-of-a-kind canvas rugs, I recalled in particular a black and beige stripe area rug painted for Frances. It was in fact, what many would consider a zebra rug, because of the flowing stripes. Traditional zebra rugs  bring to mind the feel Read More

  • November5th

    Costa Rica Home Sports African Art Designs

    Tribal art, African art, African tribal art, these are one of the most popular design themes in any country, including Costa Rica!  Art from Africa provides a wide variety for custom design ideas on large area rugs and other textiles for the home interior.

    Often people ask, “Where do you get your ideas for custom canvas rug designs?” and my answer is any and everywhere!

    When I come across a pattern, a combination of colors, a pretty scene, or just a piece of fabric, I take a photo and keep it in my treasure trove of canvas rug ideas. One such came from the back of a canvas chair with an African art motif. Read More

  • October15th

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    Baby Nursery Themes

    Baby Nursery Design Ideas

    Just recently on my Laurel’s Originals blog, I wrote about creative decorating ideas for baby nursery themes and decorating. It’s an idea, or niche, I plan to expand upon with my custom canvas rugs but for now, there are plenty of current designs that lend themselves perfectly to a baby’s nursery.

    As those of us who live in Costa Rica know, Read More

  • September21st

    Out of Bounds Custom MatCustomized Door Mat

    A hotel and tourist center, Out of Bounds in Escazu, Costa Rica, was one of our very first clients for creating a custom door mat for their entrance.  A distinctive logo incoporates a green tree frog with a unique style to the hotel name… as if an off-road vehicle ran over it. Read More

  • September7th

    Many people who are looking for the best place to retire are taking a look at Costa Rica and specifically Costa Rica beaches. Costa Rica has two coasts and the translation of Costa Rica means Rich Coast. When I came to this country 34 years ago it was as a young woman in love with the tropics and looking for surf. I found myself on the Caribbean coast and met a young man who was starting up an ornamental plant business, with a farm on the beach. And so I stayed. Read More

  • August2nd

    Custom Rugs

    Custom Rugs

    Creating Custom Rugs for any Room or Décor

    Whether moving into a new house or remodeling your home, custom rugs provide a unique design aspect.  The following account is that of a recent project for that very thing.

    Susan recently completed the building of her new home, nestled amongst the trees on her coffee farm in Costa Rica. Read More

  • June22nd

    Mexican Decor

    Mexican Décor Rug

    Canvas Area Rug Perfect for Mexican Décor

    A comment posted to one of our websites from an interior design professional was submitted inquiring about our canvas area rugs with an interest in a particular rug for a Mexican décor project.  Specifically, our Mexican Tile in blue.

    Often I am asked by interior designers about Read More

  • May26th

    Custom Rugs

    Custom Rugs

    Custom Rugs and Modern Interior Design

    Creating custom rugs of canvas, referred to as floor cloths, for a professional interior design project is often a collaborative effort between the client, an interior designer and the artist-rug maker, in this case, yours truly.

    Custom canvas rugs are not limited to traditional Read More