11 CARPET TRENDS THAT MAKE A SERIOUS STATEMENT

Who says your floors can’t be stylish?
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While a piece of art or furniture tends to serve as the focal point of any room, what sits underneath them can make just as much of a statement. Whether it be animal printed carpet in an fresh hue for modern appeal, or a brightly colored rug that gives some serious punch, these usually overlooked design elements have the ability to completely transform a space. We tapped Ashley Stark Kenner, Creative Director of the carpet and fabric company STARK, who knows a thing or two about ground décor for tips and tricks of the trade. Here, 11 ways to create an unforgettable space from the ground up.
MOODY INDIGO
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“Deep indigo is a trend I am seeing everywhere. When done in luxurious silk it creates such a beautiful statement.”
HOME ON THE RANGE
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“Antelope carpet is so hot right now in any color. I especially like it in the grey – that feels modern and fresh.”
STEP LIVELY
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“I am loving bold staircases. By adding a geometric design, you make the staircase a focal point. Steven Gambrel chose a powerful David Hicks design that creates some serious eye candy.”
MAD FOR MOROCCAN
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“I love Moroccan rugs. They make any room cozy and laid back. It’s especially cool to layer it in a bedroom, creating warmth and depth. I love how it envelops this vanity corner.”
FAUX BOIS
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“I am all about wood right now. I love using wood in patterns such as this STARK carpet. Using wood grain wallpaper on the ceiling or in tiles for a bathroom gives an organic, cool feel.”
IF IT SUITS YOU
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“This Prince of Wales check is a classic that never goes out of style. I love menswear suiting-inspired designs in the home, especially when used in unexpected ways, like this stair runner by Missoni.”
EASY BEING GREEN
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“I am loving anything green these days, especially rooms that have layers of green. Here, the zebra hide [unexpectedly] pops against the kelly green walls.”
COLOR YOUR WORLD
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“I think color has made a comeback. I especially like bold colors paired with a wood paneled room, letting the rug be the source of color and the focal point.”
AU NATUREL
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“There is nothing like a neutral organic room that’s full of textures. The anchor of this room design by Alyssa Kapito is a wonderful sisal that gives a depth to the space. It makes everything else pop. The vibe is laid back and timeless chic.”
GO GET ‘EM TIGER
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“Animal prints are a huge trend, and I love seeing them paired with granny-chic floral wallpaper. This custom tiger carpet done in green is so fresh.”
HEAVY METALS
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“I am all about metallic touches right now. Adding metal studs to a runner adds such a cool element. I love the tailored look.”