Time To Rug Up
Worlds away from Scandinavia in the Middle East there is an historic tradition of hand weaving beautiful kilim rugs. These rugs are interwoven with beautiful colours, pattern and symbolism that hark back to ancient times when these rugs were made by nomadic tribes people to be used as versatile floor and wall coverings.
Typical example of traditional kilim rug with tribal patterns in earthy colours.
—Photo by Jeremy Burgin
Fast forward to now and you find modern-day artisans refashioning vintage kilims to create a contemporary and unique range of floor coverings.
Overdyed vintage kilim in vibrant pink looks stunning in a contemporary setting.
—Photo courtesy of Cherry and Me
This rug is a Modern Times fave! Vintage kilim overdyed with rich indigo, cotton knotting appears like tiny stars in the night sky. Currently available but bound to be snapped up soon!
—Photo by Lauren Seeman
Vintage weavings are patch worked and overdyed, magically transforming historic kilims into pieces perfect for complementing a modern setting.
We all love timber and bricks but sometimes we need a bit of colour! Vintage kilims patchworked and overdyed in turquoise.
—Photo by Modern Times
Modern Times is currently featuring a range of hand-selected vintage rugs that can add colour and texture to your space. In these cold winter months a colourful woollen rug might be just what your living room or bedroom needs!
Until July 1st, Modern Times is also offering $200 of all Patchy Rugs purchases so now is the time to come in and see the range!
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Mid-Century Style For All
There are many ways to incorporate a bit of mid-century style into your home. Whether you like your space all out retro or slick and contemporary. Check out these images for some inspiration.
Photo by ooh_food. A mid-century style home with a bright and breezy pared-back interior.
Photo by ooh-food. Contemporary. Minimal colour palette.
Photo by small ritual. Straight out of Mad Men?
Photo by JForth. Apartment style. Perhaps building the collection for a move to a bigger space.