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Carpet colors taken from the rust and decay of old soviet carriages

Abandoned Train Moodboard Talk Carpet

Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, is characterized by Soviet architecture and design. The city was taken over by the USSR in December 1920 and remained part of the Soviet Union until 1991. During this reign, Brutalist influence started popping up throughout the city. Nevertheless, the distinctively Russian use of elaborate arches, domes, and columns still occupies a large part of Yerevan’s urban landscape today. From the iconic Cascade – one of the city’s most famous tourist attractions – to the old movie theatre Cinema Rossiya, iconic Soviet-era architecture is everywhere.

Alongside the Soviet architectural development, a Russian standard railway was also constructed in Yerevan. This connected the capital city with Gyumri and the capital of the Republic of Georgia, Tbilisi. Thus, the Yerevan Railway Station is yet another epitome of Soviet design and a relic of Yerevan’s past. But the railway was abandoned following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in the 1990s.

While on our travels in Yerevan, we saw several old railway carriages that have sat abandoned for whole generations. Once a new addition to the city, they today are mottled and rusty thanks to the powers of Mother Nature. The patchy copper backdrop has turned green in places through oxidation and is where we took inspiration for our carpet colors from. We chose the Tie Dye Recoloured carpet by Ege Carpets as we loved that the splotched design mimics the natural decay of the abandoned carriages. The partnership of dark brown-red with green also creates a beautiful contrast. This carpet makes the perfect backdrop for our Soviet-inspired Yerevan mood board with strong ties to the country’s past.

In our mood board, we have used woven upholstery Arthur and lush suede Chaps in neutral tones. These add an interesting texture. To further enhance the feelings of nature taking over and decaying artificial items, we add Gardens with Foliage. The use of Unique Art Washington tiles adds further depth. The Talisman Artwork tile, in particular, has bright blue patinas and rich oxidized areas. We used a small circular piece to mimic the rounded marks on our custom carpet and the patina on the tile itself. The rounded edges also nicely juxtapose the sharp angles and remind us of the arches and domes atop straight pillars characteristic of Soviet architecture. Other products we used include Wash by Siena, the Rogue Antique Slab tile, and I Cocci by Highstyle Stone & Tile.

With our Easy Recolour concept, you too can create a personalized carpet within seconds. Choose any colors you wish to include in your latest interior project and have your perfect carpet shipped to you within 3 weeks. Other features can also be personalized, including a choice from nine different fiber options and a range of other patterns to choose from. If you need help choosing carpet colors and designs for your next interior, get in touch with our team today.


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Tie-Dye RECOLORED. By ege carpets

Arthur by Wolf-Gordon

Chaps by Cortina Leathers

Wash by Siena

Rouge Antique Slab by Artistic Tile

Gardens with Foliage by Garden on the Wall

I Cocci by Highstyle Stone and Tile

Talisman Artwork by Decorative Ceiling Tiles

Unique Art Washington by Decorative Ceiling Tiles

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Sitting right next to Pompidou in Paris is Atelier Brancusi. This place is a reconstruction of the studio of renowned Romanian-born artist Constantin Brancusi. In the atelier, there are 137 sculptures, 87 bases, 41 drawings, two paintings, and more than 1600 grass photographic plates and prints by the artist.

Brancusi died in 1957, leaving behind a lot of his work in his studio, which consisted of 11 joined studios. The Romanian artist would break down walls to adjoin studios and create various environments to exhibit his work. He considered the relationship between sculptures and the space they occupied to be of crucial importance.

In 1997, the Atelier Brancusi as we know it today opened its doors on the esplanade of the Center Pompidou. So much of Brancusi’s work is on display at the atelier, giving you an idea of how much the artist put into the world. There are wood and plaster sculptures, bronze colonnades, animal shapes, and photographic studies. It is a beautiful and inspiring place to visit.

Inspired by the stone and natural textures of Brancusi’s work, we recolored the Stone Surface carpet. This is part of the nature collection by ege carpets, which takes inspiration from forests, deserts, and oceans. This light recolor of the carpet allows you to bring a textured palette to your next interior design project.

We created a material board that focuses on a textured palette with the atelier colors and the recolored carpet in mind. We included dark woods like Texas Mesquite 83000 and Artisanal Hardwoods. Keeping the dark brown theme, we also included different textured textiles like Artisan Textured Finishes by CopperSmith, Basketcase by Cortina Leathers, Lafayette Velvet by Opuzen, and Chesney by Valley Forge Fabrics. Additionally, we decided to bring some lighter tones of cream and white by adding Cove, True Terrazzo, Concrete Look Porcelain Paver, and Passion. To tie in the soft colors with the dark ones, we included mid-toned neutral paints like Crewel Tan by Sherwin-Williams and Mesa Tan by Dunn-Edwards Paints.

If you like our textured palette, you might be interested in our Easy Recolor Program. We used this to recolor our Stone Surface carpet, enabling us to source the perfect backdrop for our textured palette. Using our online tool, you can do the same. Choose from any of our collections and recolor them to match any interior. You can then visualize the carpet before ordering physical carpet samples. You’ll receive your samples within three business days at an affordable price. Contact us if you want to learn more.

Products used:

Stone Surface RECOLORED by ege carpets

Artisan Textured Finishes by CopperSmith

Crewel Tan by Sherwin-Williams

Mesa Tan by Dunn-Edwards Paints

Chesney by Valley Forge Fabrics

Lafayette Velvet by Opuzen

Basketcase by Cortina Leathers

True Terrazzo by TileBar

Cove by Atlas Concorde USA

Passion by Emser Tile

2cm Concrete Look Porcelain Paver by Landmark Ceramics

Texas Mesquite 83000 by Woodwright

Artisanal Hardwoods by Architectural Systems