Layering textures is one of the guiding principles of Nuanced Neutral, and it doesn’t get much easier than tossing down a plant-fiber area rug. These natural beauties—in patterns ranging from herringbones to braids, twists, and basket weaves—often make for floor coverings that are striking in their own right but that won’t steal the thunder of your favorite decorative objects, and are durable enough to hold up under the fancy footwork of humans and four-legged critters alike. We also love the ability of these rugs to bring a bit of the outside in, adding organic warmth to subdued spaces.
The eco-friendly virtuosos at the Natural Carpet Company, which sells sustainable, biodegradable, and renewable carpets, rugs, fabrics, and more, have perfected the art of texture with their Roger Thomas Collection of hand-woven abaca and raffia rugs. Designed by lauded hospitality designer Roger Thomas, the collection is as tough as it is gorgeous, and comes in earthy, elegant, and offbeat styles. Think you can’t find one to fit your décor? Think again.