Over the last few years, we’ve worked with a number of designers, as well as brands, to expand our offerings across the three primary categories of rug styles: traditional, transitional, and contemporary.
Beginning with our now iconic braids, Capel has always blurred the lines between the categories. In the early days, our braided rugs defied traditional conventions.
Here are a few examples, and my quick “defining points”, for traditional, transitional, and contemporary rugs.
Defining points: defined borders, warm or neutral colors, comfortable, ornate, opulent
Traditional design brings to mind old Europe and the 18th century. One of my favorites from the Capel collection that has remained popular is the Barrister style.
We’ve increased the colorways and size options for 2016. See the new catalog here.
The Barrister style is shown here in Black. The colorways of aqua, with a pop of indigo, make it very ethereal. It’s wool and hand knotted, also available in Ink, Oyster, and Cognac.
Defining points: repeating patterns, blends updated colors and patterns from traditional styles, classic, clean, beige to tan color families, yin and yang balance
Transitional designs tend to jazz-up a traditional pattern or color scheme without jarring the eye.
The Berkeley style remains popular. It’s made of wool and silk in a flat woven construction. It’s shown here in Deep Sea, available in eight colors.
The Arch style, shown below in Blue, is from our Abbey collection. It’s an olefin, outdoor rug that bridges contemporary and transitional. It comes in Spice Multi and is made in the USA.
Defining points: no borders, bold color, unique, modern art-like design elements
Our design partnership with COCOCOZY contains several contemporary rugs. Here’s our Fence style in Charcoal, available in five colors. It’s wool and a hand knotted construction.
The Rings style in Flax, a member of our Orchard House collection, is a wool, contemporary rug design from our creations with Biltmore. Orchard House-Rings rugs have a trellis pattern and a hand tufted construction. It comes in Maize as well.
Ultimately, it comes down to the rug texture, color, size, and shape that fits your personal style. Come see me at High Point Market. I’ll show you hundreds of styles across the spectrum.