The Palmette as Decoration in Rug Design

The palmette (gol-e eslīmī, lit. “patterned” or “arabesque flower”) is one of the most popular Persian rug decorations, and you will find it included in many rug designs regardless the country of origin. A palmette is a freely conventionalized motif resembling a flower without being a copy of any floral species. In ancient Oriental art we find two kinds of palmettes, one…

Gray Is Not Going Away!

Gray is here to stay! The full range of grays have taken over the design world like no other in the past decade. And for good reason. The variety of shades, tones and hues make it a versatile choice for those wanting something neutral but not beige. The “greige” trend has become a staple rather…