As August is our recap month, we’ve decided to revisit some of our favorite carpet projects from the past year. Each of these carpet install projects is in the USA, from luxury hotels in Colorado to offices in Illinois. Our team listened to the briefing for each client to create a carpet that reflects their brand and character. The result is incredible interiors that come alive in part thanks to a statement carpet. Here’s a quick roundup of our four favorites and what we love about each design.
Blending Artisan with Fun at the W Aspen Hotel
One of our favorite carpet install projects has to be this stunning hospitality carpet at the W Aspen hotel. Taking inspiration from the architecture of the hotel building, we created a design that was modern yet with a unique twist. The designers at Nema Workshop wanted to create contrast with the stunning Colorado landscape outside the hotel and channel chalet vibes. To do this, the design team took inspiration from native american prints and custom colored the carpet in multiple playful tones. Doing so turned this traditional design on its head. For the bedrooms, we chose vibrant blues and oranges, which match other pieces of décor in the rooms. Guests are filled with intrigue as the blend of traditional and modern elements adds an interesting juxtaposition not seen often.
Bringing Fun and Innovation to Office Design
Another of our favorite carpet install projects is the transformation of ActiveCampaign’s offices in Chicago. With the business’s rapid expansion, they decided to reinvent the space to keep up with their growing team and contract Eastlake Studio. As part of the renovations, we installed this stunning red velours carpet. Its depth and texture add a unique and exciting element to the room. The offices are immediately brought into the present day but in an innovative and inspiring way. As the office layout is more open after renovations, this carpet also successfully adds fun to the new spaces. Thanks to the large windows, natural light, and high ceilings, this can be done without overwhelming. We love the sleek yet abstract finish, and it has to be one of our favorite projects this year.
Unique Flatweave Carpet for Alaska Airlines Lounge
We had the pleasure of being selected to fit carpet in the flagship airport lounge for Alaska Airlines this year. For this carpet install project, Graham Baba Architects already had their unique flatweave carpet concept. Together, we brought this vision to life. The result is a functional carpet that absorbs sound, helping guests in the lounge to relax and unwind. It is also more durable and high-quality than regular carpet, perfect for high footfall areas like this. The airport lounge is split into four sections: Come In, Take a Breath, Help Yourself, and Cut Loose. Using this carpet in different colors and patterns helps separate these distinct areas and create an interior that mirrors its purpose. However, all sections can seamlessly flow together thanks to the complementing tones and patterns that work in harmony.
Statement Carpet at the Renwick Gallery
One of the most creative and unusual carpet install projects from the past 12 months is our work at the Renwick Gallery. Several artists have exhibitions in the gallery, and the building itself has been transformed into artwork. Janet Echelman takes over the museum’s Grand Salon with a rainbow-colored hand-woven sculpture suspended overhead. The piece throws interesting colors and shadows that dance on the walls. Beneath this epic piece lies our carpet, inspired by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake. The black and white swirl patterns act as an extension of the sculpture overhead. The whole room feels alive and connects with those present.