As The Dude said, the rug “really tied the room together.” Fans of the Cohen brothers will of course recognise the significance of floor finishes in helping to create a coherent room design and appreciate it’s importance to the lead character in the 1998 classic The Big Lebowski. The Dude, played by Jeff Bridges, had his rug stolen and was left, much to his annoyance, with a living room that felt incomplete.
A good rug can provide the finishing touch to a room design. It’s an opportunity to inject some colour, either in harmony or contrast to the surroundings. It provides a centre piece around which all the other elements co exist. Often used alongside a harder timber floor it provides a soft warming contrast, which is great under bare feet, and will soften the acoustics of any space.
The trend towards graphic and experimental techniques is exemplified by the Radient Gradients range by Top Floor Rugs, which feature shading and colour graduation that gives the illusion of depth to flat surfaces.
Designed by award-winning rug designer Esti Barnes, who combines her design expertise with the skill of Top Floorʼ s master dyers and craftsmen, the designs perfectly demonstrate the smoothest of colour shading across the cut-pile wool surface.
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