Fort Street Studio is a boutique brand that specializes in custom sizing and custom coloring of handmade wild silk and wool blend carpets. The company produces our luxury carpets from an extensive catalog of copyrighted original, proprietary designs. While we continually customize our design catalog in color, size, and shape, we are also able to produce a client’s own original design if the selected quality permits. A good supply of oversize looms at our weaving mills allows us to produce oversize carpets in a timely manner without having to wait for an oversize loom to come available. Current maximum sizes are 30 ft wide by 45 ft+ long ( 9m x 14m ).
For this project, this glamorous and ebullient designer approached Fort Street Studio with a specific color palette. He was looking for a saturated, dramatic carpet to make an impact alongside luxurious upholstery and pillows in a well-loved orange hue. Instead of selecting yarn poms, the interior designer gave Fort Street Studio’s art studio a selection of fabrics, from which the custom palette was composed. After mocking up a rendering, a strike-off was created so the designer and client could give final color approval, and the carpet was woven and installed.
In this Chelsea client’s study, one wall jutted at an angle creating an uneven parallelogram-shaped room. The study was small and the client did not want a carpet to butt up against the furniture. This firm came to us looking for a soft texture underfoot that still had some visual interest, and our SQ design seemed to be the perfect fit. Yet, when Fort Street Studio rendered the floorplan, the designer realized a rectangular rug would not work – an awkward triangle was created between the angled wall and carpet’s edge. A circular rug, however, would camouflage the angled wall, the edge would not run into the furniture, and the jagged “river” down the middle of the SQ design counterbalanced the room so its unique geometry appeared less severe. This custom shape provided a unique solution to the designer’s challenge, with which the client was quite pleased.
This project required an oversize installation for an extra long master suite, with additional carpeting extending into his-and-her closets. This reputable firm worked with our art studio to design a customized, combined version of our Ripple In and Ripple Out carpets, to create the illusion of water rippling throughout the room. The art studio then isolated one specific color from the Ripple design to produce a customized wild silk Solid for wall-to-wall installation in the closets.