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Subtle grid carpet with a gentle nod to Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu moodboard Talk Carpet

Our recent trip to Machu Picchu provided us with unlimited inspiration. The Inca citadel emphasizes an abundance of greenery, textured stone walls, and intriguing city gridwork. Therefore, we translated these elements into a stunning mood board. Machu Picchu was believed to be a secluded royal retreat, and the exact use is still unknown. The 15th-century citadel features outstanding stonework specially designed to withstand large earthquakes. The city features authentic Inca architecture, spread over with terraced foundations adjusted to the shape of the surroundings. Therefore, it is one of the world’s best examples of landscape architecture. 

City Network RECOLORED by ege carpets is an ideal grid carpet that will tie the elements together. It is reminiscent of the ancient city’s layout while incorporating a similar color scheme. The structures follow a rectangular ground plot, which is an authentic pattern for Inca architecture. 

Azulej Flores by Stone Source carries a neutral note, blending with the other nature-inspired elements. The porcelain tiles are an ideal pick for areas with bold accents, as they won’t overpower them. We introduced Wool Buttons by Pollack to our carefully curated mood board to bring a dose of texture. The upholstery fabric brings a natural touch, which complements the grid carpet.

To build up the mood board, we added intriguing geometric tiles that fit the color scheme. Puzzle Piece by LIVDEN features a white and sage combination while having an exquisite pattern. Hearth by Maharam is an impeccable upholstery fabric that brings serenity. The sand tone is neutral enough to let other accent pieces stand out without taking all the attention. For example, it will allow the grid carpet to stand out with the design. 

When it comes to flooring, we feel like we could add a dose of personality to this mood board. Therefore, Scirocco H2B by Arto is an ideal choice to fit the mood. The terracotta tiles bring charm with the striking pattern, with a muted color scheme to remain neutral. For countertop choice, we feel like getting a dark surface with a natural texture. Babylon Gray by MSI is dark quartz with a sleek concrete finish, bringing a luxurious touch to this mood board. Hailey by Revolution Performance Fabrics is a cream upholstery fabric that freshens up this mood board. To obtain a subtle visual touch, we played with Alexandria by Posh Textiles. The intriguing material comes with natural colors, perfectly fitting the overall idea of this project. 

If you found a carpet pattern that fits your idea but doesn’t match your color scheme, we have you covered. The Recolor Program is a convenient online tool that allows you to recolor any custom carpet pattern according to your needs. In addition, you will receive a sample within five business days. If you don’t want to miss this opportunity, contact us now!

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City Network RECOLORED by ege carpets

Azulej Flores by Stone Source

Wool Buttons by Pollack

Puzzle Piece by LIVDEN

Hearth by Maharam

Scirocco H2B by Arto

Babylon Gray by MSI

Hailey by Revolution Performance Fabrics

Alexandria by Posh Textiles

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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