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Plaid carpet with a distinct South African flair and color vibrancy

African plaid x gorgeous george moodboard Talk Carpet

During our adventures in South Africa, we stayed at the beautifully decorated Gorgeous George hotel in Cape Town. The hotel is one of the top boutique hotels in the South African city and has some of the most beautiful views of Table Mountain. The Gorgeous George is in two historic Art Deco towers and every corner of the hotel is a breath-taking experience for any interior design lover. It is there where we found inspiration for a distinctly South African plaid carpet.

During our stay at the grand boutique hotel, we were thoroughly inspired by every décor choice and design feature that was meticulously placed. Among these inspiration elements were footrests that brought just the right amount of color to the rooftop of the Gorgeous George hotel. These footrests featured neon pink, green, and yellow, along with white and navy blue.

Keeping the unique textures and colors of the décor of the rooftop of the hotel in mind, we recolored the Scottish carpet from the Essentials collection. This collection emphasizes timeless textures and patterns for hospitality. This new color of the plaid carpet will make any area unique and fun.

Keeping the plaid carpet as the main star, but still wanting to bring in the color beauty of the footrests, we decided to choose some patterns like the footrests like Dart by Opuzen. We also included the beautiful and unique Bokhara by HD Walls to bring in a bit of greenery to the space. Bubble Organic by Formica and the Emerald Quartzite Slack by Artistic Tile adds a bit more texture to the board and the green mixes in very well with everything. Additionally, we included a darker wood like Heartwood, and a neutral textile-like George by 4Spaces. Lastly, we brought in the neon colors of the footrests by choosing paint colors like CheerfulFresh Scent Green, and Red Tulip.

The Easy Recolor program allows you to recolor any of our many carpet designs like the Scottish plaid carpet. Additionally, you can choose any of our nine carpet substrates to take your project to the next level. The online tool allows you to easily visualize what the recolor will look like and you can get your carpet within three weeks. If you want to personalise any of our carpet designs, feel free to contact the team.

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Scottish RECOLORED by ege carpets

Bubble Organic by Formica

Heartwood by Atlas Concorde

Bokhara by HD Walls

George by 4Spaces

Emerald Quartzite Slab by Artistic Tile

Cheerful by Sherwin-Williams

Fresh Scent Green: 2033-30 by Benjamin Moore

Red Tulip: 2000-30 by Benjamin Moore

Dart by Opuzen

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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