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Marble carpet on a modern Scottish materials palette

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During our Scottish exploration, we visited the idyllic village of Braemar. The well-known village hosts the Braemar Gathering Highland games, held annually on the first Saturday in September, and is traditionally attended by the British royal family. Additionally, the village is popular for the Cairngorms National Park, which was established in 2003. The park covers a range of mountains and surrounding hills, creating incredible scenery.

In Braemar, we stayed at the Fife Arms hotel. The Russel Sage Studio recently redesigned this unique hotel with 46 bedrooms and suites, two restaurants, a bar, a spa, and an event space. The hotel was built in the 19th century and the plans of the hotel were created by Alexander Marshall Mackenzie, an architect whose fame grew after royal patronage. The size of the hotel is a clear sign of its popularity, especially after the Queen and the Royal family would often visit the village. Russel Sage Studio’s work of redesigning the hotel is thoughtful and thorough. Every piece of artwork, décor, and furniture is intentional.

Out of all the spaces in the hotel, a striking marble ceiling at one of the common areas of the Fife Arms is what inspires us. The uniquely painted ceiling brought the vintage furniture in the living space a distinctly modern touch. The ceiling featured blues, greens, reds, yellows, and white swirled around creating a marble effect. Therefore, we decided to recolor the Marbling carpet. This marble carpet features similar colors to the ceiling at the hotel.

With the marble carpet in mind, we created a material board that makes the carpet truly shine. Inspired by the plaid walls in the hotel, we decided to include Plaidtastic by KnollTextiles. Additionally, we included Natural Walnut by Wallplanks to bring in the dark wood tones that we present in the Fife Arms. However, we wanted to include some brighter colors. Therefore, we included Lime Rickey, Tailored Tweed, and Venetian Gold. Lastly, we included A new twist and Auckland to add some texture and color, and Macarena to bring in a neutral tone.

If you want to incorporate the marble carpet in your next interiors project, our recolor program allows you to do just that. The program’s online tool allows you to choose among our myriad of available designs and recolor them to your liking. Additionally, we offer nine different substrates, and you can get a sample within just five business days. If you want to learn more about the program, contact us.

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Marbling RECOLORED by ege carpets

Auckland by GEOS Recycled Glass Surfaces

Macarena by Revolution Performance Fabrics

Plaidtastic by KnollTextiles

Natural Walnut by Wallplanks

A New Twist by Anzea

Tailored Tweed by Curator

Lime Rickey by Sherwin-Williams

Venetian Gold: 2158-20 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