“Your home should tell YOUR story. It should look just like you. It should be an interesting and smart backdrop for your life. There is nothing worse than an impersonal room!”
Celebrity Designer, Thom Felicia
We couldn’t agree more! So when decorating a room, start with something that inspires you - like a piece of artwork that speaks to you or a gorgeous patterned carpet or area rug that you fall in love with. That piece can then guide the design of the rest of the room – from paint colors to furniture to fabrics. That’s why we’re so excited to introduce you to our new Kane Carpet Collection! Kane does not produce your ‘run-of-the-mill’ beige plush carpet. Kane Carpets feature gorgeous designs, colors and textures that are elegant and lend a one-of-a-kind look to your home!
How Kane Carpet is Different
There are three main types of broadloom carpet construction in use today – machine woven, tufted & hand knotted. Kane Carpet is machine woven carpet. Machine woven carpets like Axminster and Wilton (named after the English cities where these weaving processes originated) are made by massive looms that weave together ‘bobbins’ of carpet yarn and backing. The finished result, which can be intricately patterned (see the Kane Carpet display, right), creates a floor that provides supreme underfoot luxury with high performance.
Since 1947, Kane Carpet has been an established trend-setter in the broadloom carpet industry, producing fashion-forward carpets of superior quality. These carpets will last 20 to 30 years and are extremely popular in areas where longevity and design flexibility are a big part of the purchasing decision. In fact, you’ll find Kane Carpets in some of the world’s finest hotels, including The Plaza Hotel (NYC) and The Bellagio Hotel & Casino (Las Vegas). Many homes also use woven Axminsters to make design statements.
Decorating with Patterned Carpet
Patterned Carpets add an unexpected “wow factor” to any space. Foyers and hallways are normally areas that people just pass through. Adding a patterned stair runner is an inexpensive way to add punch to any entry way or hallway.
Jazz Up Your Neutral Interiors
But what if you’re not ready to make a bold statement with your carpet? You can still use tone-on-tone patterned carpets to add to texture, warmth and visual interest to neutral decor.
Coordinating Your Design Elements
Obviously, when you’re introducing new patterns into your space, you have to make sure it complements the elements of your decor in terms of color and scale. It’s okay to use different patterns in the same room as long as they are in the same color family and you strike a balance with their scale. Most designers follow the 60-30-10 Rule when working with pattern and color. For example, in this bedroom, there are three patterns. But note they are all done in the same color family; they vary in terms of their size and they are balanced with solid colors. For example, in the photos below, the large patterns take up 60% of the space, the solid colors take up 30% of the space and the smaller patterns make up the 10%. Using patterns of different sizes keeps the room from looking like a circus. Instead, you have an artfully coordinated design scheme.
Patterned Carpets Work with Any Decor
Whether your style is traditional, transitional or contemporary, patterned carpets add a sophisticated, one-of-a-kind look to your home.
Key Takeaway: Kane Carpets use intricate designs, colors and textures to add a “one of a kind look to your interiors. Stop in to one of our three locations and our design consultants will be happy to show you to use patterned carpets to make a statement in your home.