I go on and on about the virtues of Kilims and flat weave rugs. I go on about rugs in general. I love swapping them out seasonally and switching things up when the weather changes. I love how they bring instant summer to a room. I love how they can be saturated in bright color. I love how they are so casual and practical and affordable.
Well, I wrote about a new rug source last week (located in LA) and now I will introduce you to my new favorite East Coast purveyor of amazingly chic rugs, Custom Cool out of Long Island, NY. I forget how I came across these women, but they just opened doors 6 months ago, just in time for the chic-set to high-tail it out to the Hamptons.
I am certain this place is going to get all kinds of press and be the design darling newcomer of the summer, so read about it first here…They will be everywhere from Nantucket to Encino… Have you likely seen cooler rugs, to coin a phrase. In wool or cotton, they will literally create your dream kilim or soumak rug from color poms of your choice. For those in search of more immediate gratification, they carry several in-stock options.
Give Eliza, the friendliest dealer (and shop owner around) a call, she can talk you through the process. It’s as easy as a summer breeze. Long distance or local, you can own a custom cool rug. They are sure to be weavers to the stars…