Luke Edward Hall's answers 'How to choose a rug that works with everything'


This weekend Luke Edward Hall's interiors column in The FT Magazine answered the interior design dilemma, 'How to choose a rug that works with everything'.

Luke's top tip was to use the rug to pull the look of the room together.

He pointed readers towards a custom made rug to ensure the correct sizing.

"The issue with old rugs is that often I will fall in love with a design, before discovering that the size is completely wrong. Sometimes it is better, necessary even, to have a new rug made to the exact size you need.

Luke Irwin, king of the hand-knotted rug, produces hundreds of designs and had his rugs made for all kinds of beautiful shops and restaurants, from Bergdorf Goodman to the Gritti Palace.

Generally, I'm drawn to the brand's bolder, more colourful rugs: its black and white geometrics, blown-up ikats and, in particular, one beautiful plain Berber, the colour of bright red flamingo feathers.'

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