[Arounna and John's Living room from issue18, photography by Ashley Capp]
We're on a carpet kick lately, covetting all kinds of floor coverings. From Elte's reclaimed Patchwork rugs to West Elm's graphic Zig Zag runner, really do tie a room together. Of course, some of favourite carpets — like Arounna and John's massive Persian rug pictured above — can be found in the back issues of Covet Garden.
Because we're hopeless romantics, we can easily get lost in the incredible colours of tribal rugs hand woven from naturally-dyed fibres.
We like how the edges of a carpet can literally define a space. (An aside: Area rugs also remind us of a game called "Shark Infested Waters" that we used to play as kids. The carpets were islands, the floor was the ocean and you had to jump from rug to rug. If your feet touched parquet, the great whites would devour you.)
There are so many different floor covering traditions, but our favourites are usually handmade. Because we appreciate the labour that goes into everything from a rag rug to a hand loomed tapestry, it just makes us treasure a good carpet more. They are instant heirlooms.