Everyone knows how much we love those illustrating Hess sisters at Interiors Addict. And following her recent forray into homewares with the release of a vase, Megan Hess has now collaborated with Designer Rugs on her own range. Not surprisingly, always elegant Megan has taken inspiration from a bygone age of glamour and refinement.
The Vintage Jewels comprises three intricately detailed, hand-tufted, New Zealand wool and bamboo designs. “Creating my first collection with Designer Rugs has been one of the most exciting collaborations that I’ve ever worked on,” she said. “Standing here with the finished rugs under my toes, they are just as I imagined them to be; three illustrations brought to life by the finest artisans in the most beautiful wools, ready to fill a room with all the same inspiration that went into creating them.”
She adds: “I really wanted each design to tell its own story and be the anchor to everything that surrounds it. Like the conductor of an orchestra, a rug is often the piece that sets the tone and leads the other elements.
“I’ve always loved classic images from a bygone era where women wore elaborate jewelled turbans and sipped champagne! When designing the collection, I imagined beautiful rooms filled with antiques jewels, velvet chaise lounges, gilt mirrors and beautiful buttoned upholstery. The tones of gold, silver and peach felt very old-school glamour and reminded me of the classic Parisian Atelier.”
The Lost Vault — 200cm x 300cm (my personal favourite!)
The Palazzo Jewels — 250cm diameter
So gorgeous, so Megan!
All the designs can be custom shaped, re-sized and re-coloured. They’re hand tufted from semi-worsted New Zealand wool with bamboo highlights. Now on display at Designer Rugs‘ Edgecliff showroom in Sydney.
If you haven’t already, check out our tour of Megan’s stylish Melbourne home.