One of this season’s hottest trends is also its most timeless. That’s right, we’re talking about Navajo Style, one of the most popular looks to come along in quite a while. And at Capel, we’re working to bring you stunning designs that modernize this classic look in a number of fun and festive ways.
To see just how widespread Navajo stylings have become, check out this Pinterest board we’ve been working on. It’s got everything from a “wall of color” comprised of traditional Navajo blankets to Andy Gilmore’s digital interpretation of this iconic pattern. Whether it’s skirts and shoes or table settings and jewelry, it’s clear that this is a look people love. Of course, at Capel, we can’t help but point out that rugs may be the perfect way to display these rich textures of patterns and color—and we’ve pinned a couple of our favorites for your perusing pleasure.
The hand-tufted Pow Wow rug uses an ikat pattern, resulting in a deeply affecting colorway that transforms simple geometric shapes into a striking textural field. Whether you’re using it as a part of a transitional design or as the centerpiece of a room, this is a rug that’s sure to create conversation.
Venturing a bit farther afield, Genevieve Gorder’s Uzbek Transitional Rug in Bokrum Blue showcases a global variation on the Southwestern theme, utilizing tribal patterns that reflect the shared inheritance of rug makers worldwide. We think both rugs exhibit the interplay between rustic and modern, classic and contemporary, the familiar and the unknown, that make the Navajo style so popular, this season or any other.
You can see the entire Pow Wow collection here (it’s available in three compelling colorways), and be sure to take a look at all five interpretations of the Uzbek collection here. We’d love to know how you’re incorporating this look into your design plans—tell us in the comments which Capel rugs are a must-have for putting together the perfect room!