Space-defining area rugs that weave colourful tales of faraway lands, exotic materials and ancient cultures.
INTERIOR DESIGNER Yasmine Ghoniem of Amber Road (pictured with Belle interior design editor Lucy Mccabe) says rugs are an important addition to a scheme. “Rugs inject colour, texture, scream personality while helping to delineate zones in open-plan arrangements. It’s my favourite last element to source, because it knits a scheme together so well.” Her tips for selecting a rug? “Go loud and proud! More neutral interiors suit a flamboyant area rug, and vice-versa. Your feet will touch it every day, so splash out. One of the best ways to enjoy a particular culture is through its textiles. Handmade is better. The knottier, shaggier and more unrefined, the more I fall in love.” amberroaddesign.com.au