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Earth tone palette and Colombian Koinobori vases

Folies Moodboard Talk Carpet

Bogota, Columbia, is famous for the picturesque Andes mountains and their diverse art and architecture scene. Colombians have a colorful history of using calming earthy tones in their textiles and terracotta designs. Upon visiting Folies’s furniture design store in Bogota, we instantly fell in love with how their furniture recreates old classics into a modern style. They use neutral tones to match their design identity using mainly eco-friendly materials.

The Koinobori vases, in particular, blend a traditional design with a contemporary one. The Koinobori Grande vase at Folies is made of ceramic material and 100% locally produced in Columbia. Folies’ designers use the enamel casting adhesion technique where pulverized glass is cast onto hot metal. The history of the Koinobori shape in vases goes back to the 1600s in Japan. The Koinobori fish are carp known for their intricate half-circle shapes in the scales. This dazzling scale shape was used in the Koinobori pottery method, which the Columbians adopted in their artisan techniques.

The vase inspires us because it looks like two individual pottery sticks together. The top section of the vase features the Koinobori pattern that looks very similar to a traditional Colombian woven basket. The glaze is only for the top area to make it look sparkly and trendy, whereas the bottom looks like a natural terracotta vase from Columbia’s nostalgic past. Folies play around with the past and the future in their fashionable designs. The bottom part of the vase embraces minimalism using simple vertical lines.

We created an earth tone palette reflecting the neutral earthy tones found in Columbia’s beautiful outdoors. Inspired by the palette of the Andes Mountains and the Koinobori vase, we recreate Pigment by ege Carpets. The carpet reflects a neutral reddish-brown tone that symbolizes the minimalistic grande vase. Modern and evocative, this earthy pattern captures the essence of Columbian nature. Pigment is one of the many collections in ege’s Highline Express Collection that allows you to bring nature indoors.

Full of patterns inspired by authentic craft and cultural symbolism, the designs allow you to experience the world in your very own office. For our earth tone palette mood board, we use Pigment RECOLORED by ege carpets with Reform A New Wave Sand. Next, we include Oceanic by Camira Fabrics, an intricate pattern in pink and green tones.

We then use Moroccan by Design and Direct Source with Antique Longleaf by Goodwin Company. Pennant Celliant by Designtex is a beautiful geometric design, and Ivoire by Sherwin-Williams is a neutral yellowish beige. Lastly, we use a rich Deep Mauve with a lighter Sedona Brown by Benjamin Moore.

If you want to recolor a modern carpet or any of our dynamic designs, our recolor program allows you to visualize your dream carpet in your own color. Our recolor tool lets you customize any carpet pattern to fit into your next interior design project. Contact us to create your custom design or recolored carpet pattern.

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Pigment RECOLORED by ege carpets

ReForm A New Wave Sand by ege carpets

Oceanic by Camira

Moroccan by Design and Direct Source

Antique Longleaf by Goodwin Company

Pennant Celliant by Designtex

Ivoire by Sherwin-Williams

Deep Mauve: 1265 by Benjamin Moore

Sedona Brown: 1127 by Benjamin Moore

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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