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Spanish colonial design palette inspired by the buildings of Vigan

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One of the best-preserved areas of a Spanish colonial town is in the Philippines. Vigan is a must for any visitor. The town was established in the 16th century, and its architecture reflects the coming together of cultural elements from the Philippines, China, and Europe. Vigan comprises around 187 residential, institutional, commercial, and religious structures. All with a rich Spanish colonial design element.

Before colonization, houses in the town were made from lightweight materials, including bamboo, nipa, and cogon. When the Spaniards came, the locals learned how to prepare stone to make bricks. Additionally, they learned about fire-resistant materials and how to choose materials to better withstand typhoons and fires. The houses in Vigan feature architectural styles from various cultures, creating some truly unique ones.

Inspired by Vigan’s color palette and various textures, we created a material board with the Blush Blinds Rug as the palette’s star. Its terracotta coloring is very natural, while the repetitive geometric shapes create a more modern approach. We also loved how this color is very neutral, allowing you to add this area rug to any interior design project. Not to mention, the minimalistic feel of the rug gives it a timeless look.

For the material board, we wanted to continue to be inspired by the Spanish colonial design and chose neutral colors. We decided to add some dark brown stones like Nox Corten Nature by Porcelanosa and Iron Corten by Neolith. We also included a dark wooden material by adding Reclaimed Teak Engineered Smooth Flooring by IndoTeak Design. Additionally, we added some light-toned materials, including Creamy by Sherwin-Williams and Taj Mahal by Porcelanosa. For the finishing touch, we included a beautifully textured and dark stone like Lundhs Antique® by Lundhs Real Stone.

Talk Carpet’s new rug shop is a great option to add just the right finishing touch to your design project with an area rug. We offer the best commercial-grade area rugs made from recycled nylon. You will find one that fits your project. Contact us to learn more!

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Blush Blinds Rug by Talk Carpet

Creamy by Sherwin-Williams

Nox Corten Nature by Porcelanosa

Taj Mahal by Porcelanosa

Reclaimed Teak Engineered Smooth Flooring by IndoTeak Design

Iron Corten by Neolith

BASWA Phon Classic Base by BASWA acoustic

Lundhs Antique® by Lundhs Real Stone

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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