In the wake of the very exciting Rug Design Challenge this summer, we’re profiling each winner so you can learn more about them and their rug designs! Last month we profiled design blogger Marian Parsons of the blog Miss Mustard Seed, and this month, we’re sharing a bit about Gen Sohr, the author behind the home and design blog Pencil & Paper Co.!
We reached out to Gen with a few questions about her rug design:
What was the inspiration behind your rug design?
Forever inspired by the perfect juxtaposition of modern and traditional, we wanted to create a pattern that would stand the test of time but still infuse our signature graphic style.
How do you see the rug being used/in what type of space?
We designed this pattern to seamlessly work with a variety of styles – from the most darling little girl’s bedroom, family room, or even a fun dining room or living room. We believe good design has an innate versatility.
Tell us about the color palette you focused on. How did you choose the hues for your rug?
Classic blue and white works with everything and always feels fresh and livable. It’s a color combination that will stand the test of time. You all helped us bring our ideas to reality and create a product that is reversible! In low traffic areas we love the serenity of the ivory and blue side, and for areas that see dirty feet and high activity, the forgiving nature of the opposite side is a win for every space.
How did Annie Selke’s designs play an influential role in your winning rug designs?
We’re such huge fans of brands that align with our mission of being fresh, graphic, versatile and classic. Annie Selke is a go to source for us because of their impeccable combination of design and quality and we were thrilled to create a piece that complements their beautiful collection.
In case you missed it, here is Gen’s winning rug design: