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Artist focus on Zhora Gasparyan and his soft gray color palette

Zhora Gasparyan moodboard Talk Carpet

Our first artist collaboration comes from Zhora Gasparyan in NYC. Gasparyan originates from Armenia and works with oil paints on canvas to produce inspiring abstract pieces. One of our favorites was his original 2021 “The Waste Land.” With a soft gray color palette, the artist has used defined yet soft brushstrokes to create a feeling of movement. As a result, the canvas truly comes alive, and we used this piece as inspiration for our latest mood board.

Considering his careful selection of color, we decided to stick with the muted gray color palette. This makes up the bulk of the pieces used, especially the Reform Memory Carpet used as the backdrop. Its textured surface adds depth and movement, as with Gasparyan’s brushwork in the painting. In combination with this, we have used another ege Carpet, this time from the Reform a New Wave collection. Again, its similar dusty gray tones with the subtle wave pattern evoke similar feelings to those looking at “The Waste Land”.

In the center of the mood board, we have incorporated a little more color. We opted for the Stargazer and Chivalry Copper by Sherwin Williams. These two contrasting colors or dusty blue and orange, complement the gray color palette perfectly. Rawline Scala carpet in dark blue also helps to tie these lighter colors in with the darker tones. Looking closely at Gasparyan’s work, you can see similar color combinations. Blue-green paint strokes cover the base of the canvas, with brighter orange dots appearing in several places. This creates a lovely offset to the predominantly gray piece.

To make up the rest of our “The Waste Land”-inspired mood board, we again choose materials in the soft gray color palette. However, to make things feel lively, we selected pieces with interesting patterns and materials. The Tom Dixon Smoke Grey by ege Carpets is particularly standout. It adds intriguing depth and is similar to the swirl-like brushstrokes used in the painting. We also incorporated metal into the design with the Metal Mini 3D Cubes by Porcelanosa and Steel by Santamargherita.

Our Easy Recolor program at Talk Carpet allows you to make a personalized carpet design yourself through our online tool. Select from nine different carpet substrates, choose the pattern of your choice, and any colors you think will complement your interior design project. Once selected, your new carpet will be shipped out to you within three weeks. We would be thrilled to help you come up with different carpet designs and patterns, so get in touch if you need a hand with the process.

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Products Used:

ReForm Memory Tile by ege Carpets

ReForm a New Wave Ocean by ege Carpets

Tom Dixon-Smoke by ege Carpets

Rawline Scala Patchwork by ege Carpets

Stargazer by Sherwin-Williams

Chivalry Copper by Sherwin Williams

Metal Mini 3D Cubes by Porcelanosa

Steel by Santamargherita


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