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532 Annette St
Toronto, ON, M6S 2C2
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CREATIVE MATTERS INC.

INSPIRED FLOOR AND WALLCOVERINGS

Our mission is to design and create exceptional, original, high quality and ethically produced floor and wallcoverings

Narrative Threads

Customizing a collection rug

Lydia Stone

We've just released two new collections and now that every little design detail has been agonized over until perfection was achieved, here we are talking about how you can change these designs to meet the needs of your client. 

Browsing our collections online, or at one of our retailers, is often the perfect starting point for the interiors professional. However, as one design starts to capture your attention, complications start to pop up: "It's not quite the right grey." "The position of that motif doesn't work with the placement of the coffee table." "We had talked about a border." "The design is perfect but the traffic is too heavy for handknotted and silk." Do not be disheartened, it is often possible to modify a collection design in colour, size, quality, and even the design itself. 

Colour

Colour is often one of the simpler changes, particularly if you have colours you need to match and want to swap in a different colour range. We can also reduce the number of colours to subdue a design or increase them for more adornment. We always request samples from the mill to ensure we, and you, are happy with how the new colours appear once they are woven together in the wool and silk. 

Frozen Bloom from the XXV Collection was originally created in "Soleil". For the colour change above, the original five yellow/gold hues were replaced with the same number in the pink spectrum. 

Frozen Bloom from the XXV Collection was originally created in "Soleil". For the colour change above, the original five yellow/gold hues were replaced with the same number in the pink spectrum. 

Size

The collection rugs are initially available in six standard rectangular sizes but often the designs reemerge in runners, circles or even multi-sided wall-to-wall carpeting for complex spaces. 

Glow from the Aerial Collection was reconfigured for wall-to-wall installation. In the Collection, Glow is available in Azure, Platinum and Silver but for this residential project, the client requested a custom wheat colour.

Glow from the Aerial Collection was reconfigured for wall-to-wall installation. In the Collection, Glow is available in Azure, Platinum and Silver but for this residential project, the client requested a custom wheat colour.

Scratch from the Aerial Collection was reworked into two partner rugs for a hospitality space.

Scratch from the Aerial Collection was reworked into two partner rugs for a hospitality space.

Dream from the XXV Collection was totally regenerated - from rectangle to circle; from understated silver and gold to a vibrant diverse colour palette; and the addition of a dual-toned border.

Dream from the XXV Collection was totally regenerated - from rectangle to circle; from understated silver and gold to a vibrant diverse colour palette; and the addition of a dual-toned border.

Quality

All our collection pieces are initially designed in handknotted wool and silk. Sometimes clients are looking for more luxe, more silk. Other times silk isn't appropriate for the traffic conditions.

Strata appears in the Terra Collection in both Platinum and Ice colourways. For an extra pop of sheen, this client opted for a metallic fibre (a coated yarn) that is quite different (brighter) than silk. The yarn itself is more coarse and better used as a loop pile. The contrasting elements between the softness of the wool and shine of the metallic yarn allow for an interesting play in textures. Metallic yarns are available in three shades - silver, copper and gold.

Strata appears in the Terra Collection in both Platinum and Ice colourways. For an extra pop of sheen, this client opted for a metallic fibre (a coated yarn) that is quite different (brighter) than silk. The yarn itself is more coarse and better used as a loop pile. The contrasting elements between the softness of the wool and shine of the metallic yarn allow for an interesting play in textures. Metallic yarns are available in three shades - silver, copper and gold.

 

Design

Unless we are talking about a geometric, our Collection rugs are rarely repeat patterns. Consequently, we modify a design every time we prepare it for a different size of rug so the design will sit perfectly within its dimensions. Changing the scale of the design is second nature to our designers. Other possible changes include zooming in and cropping out a portion of a design, or adding another layer or texture to an existing design. Sometimes we use a collection design as a starting point but end up with something very different.

Frozen Bloom from the XXV Collection has an indiscernible repeat yet here we reworked it in an obvious tossed repeat pattern in a smaller scale for a 19 foot (5.8 m) residential rug. 

Frozen Bloom from the XXV Collection has an indiscernible repeat yet here we reworked it in an obvious tossed repeat pattern in a smaller scale for a 19 foot (5.8 m) residential rug. 

Talk to our retailers and be surprised about the possibilities.