As St. Patrick’s Day draws closer, shamrocks, shades of green and Celtic motifs proliferate in home décor. Though the style can often seem very seasonal, the holiday inspired us to discover new and different ways Celtic motifs are used in contemporary home design.
From the Studio: Celtic Carpets
We're showing off a little taste of what our contributing blogger Brita Olsen has whipped up for our Alt Summit guests tonight:
If you're here in Salt Lake City, we hope to see you in Sussex tonight. Follow @veccostudio on Twitter for some live tweeting fun, and use the hashtags #ruletherug #altsummit to join in the convo!
Alt Summit Mini-Party Sneak Peek!
Now that Pantone has crowned emerald as Color of the Year, we’re starting to crave gorgeous green surroundings in a major way. It got us thinking—are spaces typically reserved for other colors getting a little jealous that they can’t enjoy green? We’ve rounded up some inspiration to infuse this hue in some unexpected places in your home.
Door via Fine Art America; Living room from Oslo Hotel via Grand; Library/Bookcases via Harper’s Bazaar; Dining room via Interior Design
Green With Envy
We're just a mere day away from our Alt Summit debut in Salt Lake City, Utah. Sneak a peek at some of the limited-edition postcards up for grabs ... and come visit us to snag one!
We'll be posting live all week from Alt, so be sure to follow us on Twitter (@veccostudio) and use the #hashtags #altsummit and #ruletherug to join the conversation.
Alt Summit Countdown Continues!
Runners experience a lot of wear and tear since they’re the rugs most frequently walked on. But remember: just because your favorite rug is looking a little haggard doesn’t mean you need to ditch it!
For this upcycle project we wanted to experiment using the dimensions of the rug to inform the design, utilizing a polka dot pattern in a chevron formation that works off the length of the rug. We used only one stencil and one color to preserve the purity of the design. We picked up the warm hints of orange in the runner, and kept the design simple in an effort to complement the neutral oriental pattern of the original rug. This technique is easily adaptable to any kind of rug; just pick up one or two colors from the original and create a repeating pattern with them!
Follow this step-by-step to transform your run-down runner into a revitalized rug!
Orange You Glad You Can Upcycle?