Five Key Design Trends Inspire Couristan’s 2018 Collections

Five Key Design Trends Inspire Couristan’s 2018 Collections

Inspiration comes from every corner of the world, according to Marlys Giordano, creative director at Couristan, a leading importer and manufacturer of fine-quality area rugs and residential broadloom. for 2018, it’s all about incorporating color, globalinspired prints, and recycled materials to provide a sense of well-traveled, trend-aligned design for the home.

In the company’s first-ever trend report, Giordano identifies five key trends (shock value, work ethnic, the naturals, wandering eye, and hygge fresh) that have inspired many of Couristan’s new area-rug collections. they were introduced at Americasmart® in January and further showcased during the winter las Vegas market™.

Two area rugs inspired by these trends recently received magnificent carpet Awards: in the handknotted/ flat-weave category, Karuna (from the newly introduced om collection), and in the outdoor category, toluca in iris (from the Xanadu collection). in addition, variations of these trends will be used across a newly developed offshoot—couristan rug studio—set to launch later this year.

“So much of what comes to life through design is reflective of what’s happening across the global community. individually, the home tends to mirror our personal style: what inspires and shapes us,” giordano says. “during times of great uncertainty, people increasingly view their home as a sanctuary—a safe haven from the outside world. As a result, people are putting a lot more time, thought, and effort into what goes into their homes—and how it makes them feel.”

This, Giordano adds, is what the company has worked to infuse throughout its new collections. to book a meeting to review couristan’s 2018 trends, email larry mahurter (


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