Just outside of Trujillo, Peru, we visited the breathtakingly historical site of Chan Chan. The historic town located in the northwest region of the country was home to the Chimú Empire. The Chimú lived in a desert area of Peru, and their primary source of nutrition was the sea life. You can still see the depiction of how much they appreciated and relied on the sea in the wall art of the buildings. Chan Chan was the home of artisans, priests, and people who worked for the monarchy and in inspiring our sand carpet palette.
All the beautifully crafted buildings were made of adobe bricks, which was the signature material of the Chimú architecture. Adobe bricks are made of mud and are incredibly delicate when exposed to rain. Luckily, the Chimú empire lived in an arid area of Peru, which allowed the adobe bricks to withstand time. The town featured ten palaces with walls featuring designs depicting sea life and geometric shapes. Nowadays, the adobe brick constructions are shrinking due to heavy rain in the area. The National Institute is covering the bricks to protect the constructions from the weather.
Keeping the beautiful constructions of the Chimú empire in mind, we used the Reform Mark of Time Bedrock Sand by ege carpets. This collection focuses on sustainability and creates a unique and poetic look by using rough and random designs found in nature. In this collection, ege carpets feature a multi-level loop construction which creates a unique and intricate structure. This sand carpet recolor is a great neutral option for your next interior design project.
Using the sand carpet and Chan Chan’s constructions as the main inspiration for this material board, we decided to use sandy-toned materials in different textures. Harvest Gold Sandstone by Kafka Granite adds some gorgeous texture and unique sandy colors to the material board. We also included lighter-toned materials like Grandstand Pine and Arcaico Border. Latitude by MDC Interior Solutions and Atoll by Burch add some unique yet delicate patterns to the board. Champagne Stainless by Formica adds a bit of gray to the board just so your eye can take a little break from the monochrome tones. Lastly, Prestige by Architex adds a dark sand tone to the board to anchor the colors.
Talk Carpet’s recolor program allows you to design a carpet that perfectly fits into your next interior design project. You can recolor any of our many designs to your liking. Our online tool helps you visualize what your carpet will look like, and you can get a sample in just five business days. Contact us to learn more about the recolor program.
Reform mark of time bedrock sand by ege carpets
Prestige by Architex
Champagne Stainless by Formica
Arcaico Border Unglazed by INAX
Grandstand Pine by Anthology Woods
Atoll by Burch
Harvest Gold Sandstone – Dimensional Drystack by Kafka Granite
Latitude by MDC Interior Solutions