Customised, beautifully-made rugs that don’t cost the earth: that was the idea behind Amy Kent’s decision to set up her own rug company in 2005. Her first collection was inspired by nature, from photographs taken at the Chelsea Flower Show and in her own garden (one of the most popular designs today is based on an image of a copper beech tree that grows next to her house). Since then she has taken inspiration from all kinds of everyday shapes: cobbles on a street in Berlin, window panes in Kathmandu and the geometric pattern on the floor of her local church.
Two of the biggest regrets people have are not going big enough and not being brave enough in terms of colour or design.
Much of Amy’s time is spent visiting interior designers and private clients at home around London and the Home Counties, helping them choose not only the rug design that suits their surroundings by seeing the collection in situ, but also the colours and size (two of the biggest regrets people have, says Amy, are not going big enough and not being brave enough in terms of colour or design). All the designs can be adapted, whether a client is after a square rug, round rug or runner. Following the site visit, Amy sends a computer mock-up of the design in the colours chosen and a CGI of how the bespoke rug would look in the actual space.
‘We have worked with Amy for over ten years now and are continually impressed by her impeccable service and attention to detail,’ says Romanos Brihi of Studio Vero, one of the many interior design companies that sources Amy’s rugs for clients. By personally working on each project she
ensures that clients end up with a completely unique piece that perfectly complements the rest of their home interior.
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