Viennese Waltz

Channelling grand architecture and café culture, the Vienna rug (from $509)€”by Montreal's NCA Design and loomed in Turkey€”brings together far-flung parts of the globe with old-school richness and modern-day understatement, as if in some exotic salon with a Klimt on the wall.

Writing on the Floor

A collaboration between Pacific Rug Gallery and renowned Iranian-American fashion and jewellery designer Nima Behnoud, the handmade wool-and-silk Twin Passion rug ($2,500) evokes the flourish of Persian calligraphy.

Whimsical Wood

The hand-tufted Ply rug by Spanish studio MUT Design for GAN  (from $2,955) is inspired by the grainy layers and patterns of humble plywood. And, like with any piece of wood, the gradations are organic and expansive, capturing wonder and movement underfoot.

Forest Floor

Botanic Green by Ege (price upon request) is made entirely from recycled materials€”like yarn made from used fishing nets€”and has €œCradle to Cradle€ certification, meaning that after use it'll be re-made again into another carpet. Its production is powered by wind energy, which you can almost feel as you walk across its leafy design.


Jaipur Rugs€™ The Pink Building ($4,800)€”designed by Italian designer Matteo Cibic€”is imbued with classic architectonic details and the wonder of mid-16th-century Europe's cabinets of curiosities€”or Wunderkammer, as the collection is called.

Coast Calling

An all-natural sheep's wool broadloom, the Hicks Bay is part of the new Compass Collection from Burritt Bros. (price upon request). Named after a landmark in New Zealand (where the wool is from) and designed in a random loop pile, its natural-and-nubby look is akin to a moody, pebbly shore.

Giving Back

DESIGNER PICK: Savannah carpet by Armadillo & Co.,

€œOne of my favourite things to warm up a space is to bring in extra-large area rugs on hardwood flooring. The new rug line that I am coveting right now is called Armadillo & Co. This company also donates with each rug purchase to help its own foundation in improving the lives of underprivileged communities around the globe.€ €”Andrea Rodman of Andrea Rodman Interiors;