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Modern striped carpet taking cues from Soviet housing blocks

Yerevan Soviet Housing blocks Moodboard Talk Carpet

A walk-through of Armenia’s capital, Yerevan, and you will find buildings that have unique architecture. Many of the residential buildings in the city look like apartments were piled on top of each other by a variety of people. Rather than a cohesive single style, constructions seem mixed and matched as if built by a variety of individuals rather than a construction group.

This informal architecture in Yerevan began when it was under Soviet rule. In 1963, the living space for all citizens expanded from nine square meters to 14. During this time, the government oversaw taking care of all construction and expand all living spaces. It was overwhelming and they simply closed off balconies to meet the criteria and constructed new balconies. These expansions led to citizens believing that they could construct in communal spaces. While it can be a charming and unique view, this informal architecture is very dangerous. The country is prone to earthquakes and the people who built the extensions did not have to follow guidelines to properly expand their homes. There are nine-story buildings that have entire villages living on top and some that have additional floors on top. All of this could cost many lives during an earthquake since none of it is considering the building’s structure.

Taking the variety of colors and styles into consideration, we recolored the Pannels carpet. This striped carpet pays homage to the different colors of the residential buildings in Yerevan. It features neutral colors that are very similar to the buildings we saw while in the Armenian town. The Pannels carpet is part of the Graphic collection, which includes designs inspired by geometry, hoops, stripes, and typography.

To complement the striped carpet, our material board features neutral colors very similar to the Yerevan buildings. These colors include Earth Brown by Benjamin Moore, Smokehouse, and Silver Gray, both by Sherwin-Williams. We also included Twine by ege carpet, which features geometrical shapes in the same color pallet. Additionally, we included Raffia by Barbarossa Leather and Ambient Metallic by Scuffmaster to add some texture and still keep the neutral color pallet. We also included MirroFlex Tetrus to play a bit more with the geometric theme. Lastly, we included a dark wood like Blue Stain Pine and a light surface like Acoufelt’s concrete.

Talk Carpet’s Easy Recolor program allows you to choose from any of our many designs and recolor it to your liking. We offer a variety of patterns and nine carpet substrates. If you want to find the perfect striped carpet for your commercial area, contact us.

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Products Used:

Pannels RECOLORED by ege carpets

Twine by ege carpets

MirroFlex Tetrus by Decorative Ceiling Tiles

Raffia by Barbarossa Leather

Masonry Concrete Exposed by Acoufelt

Ambient Metallic by Scuffmaster

Blue Stain Pine by TorZo Surfaces

Earth Brown: 2102-10 by Benjamin Moore

Smokehouse by Sherwin-Williams

Silver Gray by Sherwin-Williams

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striped carpet, Modern striped carpet taking cues from Soviet housing blocks

striped carpet, Modern striped carpet taking cues from Soviet housing blocks


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