It was while working for an interior designer 15 years ago that Amy Kent first realised there was a gap in the market for beautifully crafted bespoke rugs that don’t cost a fortune. After putting together a portfolio of designs, she went to stay with a family friend in India who suggested a visit to Bhadohi, a rug-making region around Varanasi. She had a lucky break, meeting a husband-and-wife team who have produced her hand-woven, knotted rugs ever since (some are also now made in Nepal). Today, three of her most popular designs – Blossom, Copper Beech and Table Stripes – are from that first collection, which was inspired by the Chelsea Flower Show and the Wiltshire countryside around her home.
What sets Amy apart is her personal, one-to-one approach to business. She travels to a client’s home to meet them, rolling out samples in-situ and helping
Original designs and creative collaborations aside, what sets Amy apart is her personal, one-to-one approach to the business. There’s no showroom (the rugs are stores in a converted stable); instead she prefers to travel to a client’s home to meet either the owners’ or their interior designer, rolling out the samples in-situ and helping them decide on the pattern and colours (there are hundreds of poms to choose from) that best suit the surroundings.
She can also offer advice on how to place a rug and what the ideal size would be. These designs can be completely adapted, whether someone is looking for a square or round rug, or a runner. Next, Amy creates a life-like CGI visual of the design, often super-imposing it onto a photo of the room it’s intended for, to give the most accurate impression of what the finished product will look like. A bespoke service resulting in a unique, made-to-order rug that fits perfectly in your home.
Amy Kent Bespoke Rugs +44 (0)1666 715151
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