Vintage Jewels woven into rugs….via the artwork of Megan Hess...
A world of twirled pen strokes and delicate watercolours,
imbued with glamour in every flourish….
The artwork of illustrator Megan Hess has adorned the covers of
the Sex in the City books,
the windows of Bergdorf Goodman,
& the package designs for a myriad of glam retailers.
In fact, her client list reads like a Who's Who of luxury:
Paspaley, Chanel, Tiffany & Co, Ladurée, Vogue, Ritz Hotel Paris
Henri Bendel and Dior are just a small taste.
But Megan has now turned her (creative) hand to the world of intricate floor art,
in a collaboration with Designer Rugs, called the Vintage Jewels Collection.
There are but 3 designs: with each evocatively named to conjure up
the preciousness of luxury jewels.
As with all the floor coverings from Designer Rugs,
they can be custom sized (which is one of the reasons I love specifying rugs
from this company…there is a lot of flexibility built in…).
This range can even be custom coloured and custom shaped.
Now that is luxury….
But let's have a look at these designs,
in the colour ways in which they have been made up,
to see the fascinating journey from Megan's hand sketch
to the finished wool rug.
It's fascinating to see the evolution of the process…
which of course belies the many trials and errors of production in between,
but the rugs do have that gentle glamour which Megan Hess diffuses
into all of her work.
I can imagine these pieces creating a spectacular ambience
of that same gentle glamour in an entry hall, especially,
or in a cosy sitting room.
A pattern on the floor creates a strong focal point,
particularly in a space where you want people to cluster,
and in a large scale, like these ones are,
the pattern will add a little drama.
The rugs are available through Designer Rugs,