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Green carpet by design, sustainability and inspiration

Jan Fabre moodboard, TalkCarpet

Belgian artist Jan Fabre amazes many with his iridescent ceiling work called “Heaven of Delight.” Fabre is known as the enfant terrible of Belgian contemporary art. This is because all of his artwork borderlines controversy and he usually uses raw and unconventional materials like human blood, live animals, and even his sperm. Although his artwork may be provocative, it surely is captivating. His work at the Belgian royal palace is the inspiration for our organic green carpet mood board.

His Heaven of Delight piece sits at home in Brussels’ Royal Palace, which Queen Paola herself commissioned. The piece is a bright green color that shines and sparkles. In typical Fabre fashion, it is not just green crystals that make it pop. Over one million beetles cover the ceiling. The jewel beetles come directly from Southeast Asia, primarily from Thailand. The beetles retain such a vibrant green color because there is chitosan in the beetle’s carcass’s composition. This is a substance that does not lose the green color over time. Even though they are all the same breed of beetle, some have shades of other tones. There are hints of red, emerald, blue, and some yellow hues that can be seen. Not only are the beetles on the ceiling, but also the chandelier hanging from it.

These beetles create a tapestry of color and light for the royal palace, and the ceiling is stunning. Similarly, we recolor one of our carpet designs into emerald green. When you look closely at the design, you notice many dots that translate Fabre’s use of the individual beetles to create something much grander.

For our mood board, we use the Pointillist Rose as the backdrop. The carpet design is also combined with our other contract products. The products are Pacific Silk by Dupont Tedlar Wallcoverings, Moroccan by Design and Direct Source, and Amazed by LBI Boyd Design Resource. The 33831 by Kravet is also in the mood board assembly and Epoca Contra Tile by ege Carpets.

If you love this pattern and would like to see it in various color options, please contact one of our team members through chat or email. As part of our personalization program, we have multiple recolor options to customize the carpets to your liking. You have the material option of nine base qualities, such as Axminster-style wool/nylon blends, recycled nylon, or regular nylon. There is no minimum order on recolored patterns, and the sample turnaround time is typically three business days.

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Products used:

Pacific Silk by Dupont Tedlar Wallcoverings

Moroccan by Design and Direct Source

Amazed by LBI Boyd Design Resource

33831 by Kravet

Epoca Contra Tile by ege carpets

Pointillist Rose RECOLORED by ege carpets

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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