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  • October4th

    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. Read More | Comments

  • April3rd

    Festival Attendees Embrace Innovative Art Form as Own

    FIA Canvas Rugs DIsplay

    Innovative Art Form for Costa Rica

    It seems contradictory almost that one of the most innovative ideas to come into Costa Rica is an art form created in the 1400’s. Such was the response from the locals upon viewing my hand painted canvas rugs during the 2012 International Festival of the Arts (FIA) in San Jose, Costa Rica.

    When I arrived in Costa Rica 35 years ago, Ticos were fond of saying, “No estamos acostumbrados.”  Translated it means, “We are not accustomed to that.”  At that time, Costa Ricans in general were not open to new ideas or different ways of doing things. At the art festival, however, Read More | Comments

  • March29th

    Custom Kitchen Rug: Blue Mexican Tile

    Custom Kitchen Rug

    Last year I had posted about an interior designer from New York inquiring about one of my rug designs; she had ordered the Mexican tile design as a custom kitchen rug;  I had assumed it would be used for a Mexican décor project.

    With all orders that are shipped outside of the country or where I wouldn’t necessarily have access to either delivering or installing a canvas Read More | Comments

  • March7th

    Customize For a Natural Fiber Rug

    Natural Fiber Rug on Canvas

    A new client, an interior designer, informed me that she was looking for a natural fiber rug that, “…is not a natural fiber rug.”  Upon arrival to the studio she confessed, “I don’t know how this works, [creating a custom canvas rug] so I’ll just have to bumble along.”  For most interior professionals in Costa Rica, canvas rugs are a completely new and novel product; I assured the designer she was in good hands and that the process, as well as the end result, would prove to be a positive experience.

    Every design, idea or vision for a custom canvas rug is a new experience, which is why I enjoy this work so much!

    Because tropical homes are designed, usually, with an openness to incorporate Mother Nature’s setting (rain forest, beach, and mountain) there is an Read More | Comments

  • 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 | Comments

  • 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 | Comments

  • 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 | Comments

  • 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 | Comments

  • 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 | Comments

  • November14th

    Interior Design Ideas

    Four Seasons Costa Rica Custom Rug

    Custom Rug Interior Design Ideas Generated for Four Seasons Costa Rica Condo

    Daniel, one of the top designers in the country, asked me to collaborate with him to generate some interior design ideas for a canvas custom rug; this project for a client’s beach condo at the prestigious Four Seasons, Costa Rica in Guanacaste, Read More | Comments