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  • October23rd

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    Designer Rugs in Costa Rica

    Upon joining a new group, Professional Women’s  Networking Group, an interest group of the established Women’s Club of Costa Rica, I met a young lady who writes for the Tico Times and as we chatted about our respective careers, she offered to interview me  for an article about my canvas designer rugs in the Tico Times. Read More | Comments

  • September3rd

    Choosing Paint Colors: Floors and Walls

    choosing paint colorsThose pretty little rectangular paper paint swatches can be deceiving when it comes to choosing paint colors mostly because they do not reflect light. This applies to both wall paint and paint for custom rugs, or floor cloths.

    The best way to get a true representation of how a color will look is buying small amounts of various shades and applying them to fabric or wall. Alternatively, you could also tape the paper swatches to the wall (or floor), then,  throughout the day, check to see how the paint looks; the exact same color can look completely different depending on the natural light of the room. Read More | Comments

  • August18th

    Painted Floor ClothsPainted rugs have been in use for centuries, popular during colonial times and commonly referred to as floor cloths. From their humble beginnings as a way to prevent wear and tear from shoes and boots, and to capture crumbs and dirt, painted canvas rugs are now a popular addition for just about any room of the home.

    Benefits of Floor Cloths

    Durability: Canvas rugs are among the most durable. Take care of them and you can expect them to last for decades. This is perfect for high-traffic areas of the home, such as the hallway or the kitchen, as they won’t wear away by being walked on too much. They’re also perfect if you’ve got children or pets who don’t generally take care of your rugs! Read More | Comments

  • August3rd

    Custom RugsSelecting an area rug involves many considerations, one of which is its pattern or design and how it will affect the overall décor of a room, especially when designing custom rugs. With painted floor cloths or canvas rugs the possibilities are limitless yet it is important to keep in mind all other aspects of the room.

    For example, what patterns and designs are in the curtains, the furniture?  Does the flooring itself offer a design in tile or wood grain? Are the walls neutral or full of color and are they decorated with art or wall hangings?

    In Gaye’s home, she had floral patterned curtains and bold colorful stripes on the cushions for the chairs, so we chose a simple design for the living room area rug, incorporating the colors from the furniture and curtains ever mindful that the floor cloth did not compete with all the “movement” that was going on in the small room. The pattern and color choices also worked well with the ceramic tile flooring. The end result created an intimate area whereby the floor cloth provided the anchor in defining the space. Read More | Comments