Canvas Rugs Alfombras for Interior Design Costa Rica
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Rugs: Transition from Fiber to Canvas

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Creative Design Rugs

I’ve always been an area rug type of woman. I love to decorate and, when I lived in the United States, I always liked the look of hardwood floors with area rugs on them. Having always lived in a climate with four distinct seasons, I had never contemplated area rug alternatives. And then I moved to Costa Rica.

We brought only two area rugs with us but they were gorgeous and brand new. They looked fabulous, we loved them, but it immediately became clear that they were totally impractical in this climate. Not to mention three dogs going in and out of the house, and all of the mud that goes hand in hand with rainy season. And then I met Laurel and her canvas rugs; I knew they were the thing to have immediately. We initially purchased small ones for our two bathrooms and a larger one for our home office. They are all gorgeous and easy to maintain. At that time, we were still making every effort to save the two area (fiber) rugs in our living and dining rooms. Then our older dog started going to the bathroom on both of these rugs. He quickly destroyed them as the dog urine odor is impossible to get rid of and once it’s there it seems to attract the dog again and again. It was time to admit that the rugs had to go.

Recreating Fiber Rug’s Design to Canvas

Laurel had previously told me that she’d love to try to duplicate the designs and colors of our fiber area rugs onto canvas. We gave her the opportunity. She worked so hard but the end product is gorgeous. We now have two more of her rugs and couldn’t be happier.

These (canvas) rugs are sturdy, they hold their color, are incredibly easy to clean, and they are perfect for a tropical climate such as Costa Rica’s. I can’t say enough good things about Laurel and her work–the fact that we now have five of her rugs in our small home should speak for itself!

Debi Gedling

Sarchi, Costa Rica

Thanks, Debi, for your support and kind words. This was a challenging project but well worth it; so happy that YOU were happy with the final results for your rugs.  Readers, if you want to learn more on the making of Debi’s living room rug, visit my main site .   ~ Laurel


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