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Our Mecca carpet design inspired by Chinese design

Forbidden City Moodboard Talk Carpet

The Forbidden City, also known as Gu Gong, is located at the center of Beijing. It is the world’s most prominent medieval palace architecture and was the main imperial palace of China’s final two dynasties, the Ming and Qing. Nowadays, the Forbidden City is the Palace Museum and covers 150000 square meters.

All buildings in the Forbidden City are made from wood and have similar styles. However, each is rich in detail with subtle variations and unique symbolism. There are 980 buildings, making it hard to visit every single one. We visited the south-north axis that has a majestic main entrance in the south. This axis was believed to point visitors to heaven, and the emperor’s home was located in the northmost part of the Forbidden City.

There is much detail in each building with the hand-painted details on the wood of the buildings, bright red colors, and traditional Chinese architecture. We were especially inspired by the colors in the Chinese design. Therefore, we recolored the Mecca carpet with golden, red, and brown tones. This carpet design reminded us of Chinese with its crisp lines and unique shapes. Additionally, this carpet is part of the Cultures collection, which takes inspiration from cultures worldwide and brings them to your next design project.

We wanted to stay within the same color palette for the material board. Therefore, we included wooden materials like Delaware by Porcelanosa. Additionally, we included brown-toned textiles and paint like Satori by wolf Gordon, Pia by Pkaufmann Contract, and Deep Creek by Benjamin Moore. We also added red textiles with Peninsula by Brentano. For the yellow or gold tones, we included Palisade by Knolltextiles and Richmond Gold by Benjamin Moore. To tie everything together, we included a neutral stone-like material by adding Novabell Sovereign by Conestoga Tile.

If you want to find the perfect color for one of our many carpet designs, Talk Carpet’s recolor program is ideal for you. You can choose any of our nine carpet substrates to take your project to the next level. Additionally, our online tool lets you quickly visualize what the recolor will look like. You can get your carpet in just three weeks. Contact us to learn more.

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Mecca RECOLORED by ege carpets

Satori by wolf Gordon

Delaware by Porcelanosa

Novabell Soverrign by Conestoga Tile

Pia by Pkaufmann Contract

Peninsula by Brentano

Palisade by Knolltextiles

Deep Creek by Benjamin Moore

Richmond Gold 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