Selection Tips

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Why You Need A Decorative Carpet

1 – Personality: Carpets give soul to a room with their colours and design. They help bring a room to life and reflect the personality of the home. They function as Art for the 5th Wall.

2 – Define: In today’s open concept living, carpets ground a space and help to connect elements of a room. For example, they help to distinguish living from dining spaces.

3 – Comfort: Carpets give comfort and protect the floor from scratches and wear marks. As well, with small children, it helps to cushion against falls.

4 – Acoustics: Carpets reduce noise by absorbing excess vibration improving acoustics for ambient sound quality. For example, in a family room/theatre room it stops the echo of sound off the walls and floor. In the dining room, carpets muffle the sound of cutlery and dishes improving the ability to converse. For this reason we have been commissioned by restaurants to enhance the fine dining experience. For multi level homes and condominiums, carpets help block the sound of footsteps from traveling to the floor below.

5 – Longevity: Both Wool and Silk are protein based fibers which makes quality carpets last for generations. Traveling with you to different homes throughout stages of your life they become tomorrows heirloom!

Why To Hire An Interior Designer

1 – Peace of Mind: Let a designer worry about your project so you don’t have to! Knowing a professional is taking care of your project will help relieve the stress that comes with home decoration.

2 – Knowledge: Designers spend years learning and developing their skills at Interior Design institutions. In order to be an Interior Designer, you must complete a program in the specialized field.

3 – Avoid Costly Mistakes: Use a designer’s experience to your advantage, saving you time and money. With a designer’s years of experience managing projects, they’re able to foresee and address issues that you may not even be aware of.

4 – Resources: Interior Designers’ connections with expert suppliers and tradespeople ensure the success of a project. Designers’ recommendations affect their own reputation, which is why they only trust the experts.

5 – Great Results: There’s a distinct wow factor that comes from a professional’s design sensibilities, which cannot be achieved, on your own.

Benefits Of Wool And Silk:

1 – Renewable Resource: Wool is the ultimate renewable fiber, in early summer, sheep are hand sheered by a skilled craftsman and put back out to pasture.

2 – Healthy Choice: Wool and Silk are non-allergenic, have no bacteria growth, dust mites or harmful emissions.A wool carpet acts as a natural filter keeping dust and allergens out of the air so that they do not irritate the respiratory system. Wool fibers are too large to be inhaled making them non-allergenic.

3 – Fire Retardant: Wool’s high protein and moisture content make it difficult to ignite. It self-extinguishes due to the upper pile forming a thick insulating char layer that inhibits fire.

4 – Soil Resistant: Wool has a protective outer layer that prevents spills from penetrating into the fiber. The naturally scaly surface of wool makes it resistant to soiling. Any dirt is held high in the carpet pile where it can be easily removed by vacuuming.

5 – Temperature Control: Wool creates insulation preventing heat loss and generates heat by absorbing moisture. In winter, wool feels warm and cozy. In summer, wool carpets use up heat to release moisture, creating a cool touch.

How to Choose A Carpet:

1 – Colour: Consider your personal taste, the colour of the floor, the walls, furnishings and art work when selecting a carpet for your space. The colours you wear that compliment your complexion are a good starting point.

2 – Design: The design of a carpet should complete a room. It should be unique and suit your personal style. It is a piece of art so treat selecting it with the same passion.

3 – Budget: Establish a price range that you are comfortable spending on your piece. This will help narrow down the selection and make it easier to find the right piece.

4 – Size: The larger the area rug the bigger the room feels. Leaving 12″ to 18″ from the wall is optimum size for a space. Also keep in mind the bigger the rug the more floor that’s protected and the better the acoustics of the room.

5 – Time Frame: If you find a carpet you like, but its not the right size, don’t settle. In most cases carpets can be custom made. “Good things come to those who wait.” You will end up with a piece that suits your space perfectly and that you will love for many years to come.

Defining Quality:

1 – Unique Design: A visually interesting and stunning piece of art that makes the room outstanding!  Carpets of lower quality are lackluster in a space and don’t provide the finishing touch of a high quality carpet to make a room truly unique.

2 – Colour Harmony: When viewing colours, they should be pleasing to the eye and make you feel the piece belongs in the space.

3 – Materials: Premium natural products such as wool and silk are best for your health, durability and luxury. High-grade wool is softer to the touch enhancing the comfort and its resilience to stain. Real silk is the most luxurious natural fiber, there is nothing more opulent.

4 – Craftsmanship: Higher the number of knots and the more intricate the design, the better quality of the carpet. As with picture quality, the knots of a carpet are the pixels in an image. To achieve the highest design resolution, it can take over a year for master weavers to complete a carpet.

5 – Timelessness: High quality carpets have the same lasting visual impact as your favorite painting. Like a piece of art, a quality carpet is a piece that you will continue to enjoy for many years.

Sizing & Scale:

1 – Size: Go by the size of the room not the size of the furniture. Having 1-2 feet inside the walls is optimum. The bigger the carpet, the larger the room feels. It also helps improve the acoustics.

2 – Sitting Rooms: Placing furniture on the carpet unites the room. Your feet should be on the carpet when sitting down. The piece should be large enough so that when walking, both feet are on the carpet.

3 – Dining Rooms: Because furniture sits in the middle of the room at least 2 feet from the table’s edge is needed. When standing up from the table, chairs should remain on the carpet.

4 – Bedrooms: Instead of having multiple carpets, one large piece brings comfort and completes the room. When getting out of bed, both feet should be on the carpet.

5 – Design Scale: The design scale of the piece must compliment the volume of the space and scale of the furnishings. Consider ceiling heights, size of artwork and other decor elements.

 

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