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Magic Carpet Ride

From Concept to Carpet

According to J.D. Staron, “It’s not just a rug, it’s a destination” and we took a trip to Maison et Objet last week, thanks to a wonderful presentation made by Jakub Staron at his Stamford, CT showroom (an event sponsored by Connecticut Cottages & Gardens, no less!)  With the help of pictures taken in Paris, as well as examples from his own collection of exquisite handmade rugs, Jakub walked us through some of the more popular trends in design.

Metallics and metals – look for burnished lusters and polished looks.

A Mix with Mylar

Natural motifs and materials – the love affair continues (and these beauties are made with recycled silk saris!)

Saturated with Saris

Bold grains and high-touch texture – the more nubbly, the better.

Bold and Bumpy

Blue and white – need we say more?

Beautiful Blue and White

Jakub travels the globe and translates the world into rugs, bringing us all on a magic carpet ride with his most innovative and inspirational patterns.  Each is truly a work of art – don’t you think?

J.D. Staron in House Beautiful

P.S.  For a great video about Jakub and his work, click here!

Photos via J.D. Staron and Fresh American

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  • Reply The enchanted home March 7, 2012 at 5:56 am

    Lucky you!! You were at Maison Object….wasn’t it amazing? I would have so loved to go back…..had such fun. Love all the collections but the blue and white is particularly beautiful and is a real stand out! Fabulous…enjoy your day.

  • Reply The Zhush March 7, 2012 at 9:03 am

    We have a JD staron runner like the blue and white motif one above, and its one of my most favorite things in the house! Sounds like such a great presentation, thanks for sharing it here.

  • Reply quintessence March 7, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Beautiful rugs!! Sorry I missed the presentation but feel like I’ve seen it all thanks to you!!

  • Reply Teresa @ Splendid Sass March 7, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    I couldn’t agree more! Such beautiful rugs. I am in love the the nubbly rugs!
    Thank you for sharing this talent.
    Happy Wednesday.

  • Reply StyleLinx March 7, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Fantastic rugs- my fav is the flame stitch / zigzag! Looks like a great source, thanks!

  • Reply Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita March 7, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Perfect timing! I am in need of new rugs – these are great finds!

  • Reply pretty pink tulips March 7, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    These are all gorgeous!!! And how fun that he brought the show to you!!!

    One of these days I’d like to go to Paris for the real deal. Are you in? xoxo E

    • Reply carolyn March 7, 2012 at 3:29 pm

      Absolutely! We should get a group together and make it happen!

  • Reply Kelly Market March 7, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Magic carpet ride is right! Sounds like a fun presentation – I know I never tire of looking at rugs, especially when they’re a work of art like these. Love them all! xx

  • Reply stitchfork March 7, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Great looking rugs – fun for you to see them all in person too!
    xo Cathy

  • Reply Barbara@HausDesign March 7, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Gorgeous selections and I love the globally inspired effect! Perfect timing as I will be in the market for a couple of rugs soon for the new house!

  • Reply Donna with Design Perspective March 7, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    What a wonderful collection of rug designs, and how lucky are you that you got to take a tour. I love the blue and white rug in the photo of the room!

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