This Savannah-based design studio’s statement rugs add color and welcome texture without the hassle of painting or wallpapering.
The Mixy rug styled in a home
Trish Andersen with the Pure rug
The revival of bright, splashy colors and ongoing love of varied textures calls for a statement rug, and you needn’t look further than Savannah-based design firm Trish Andersen Studio (trishandersenstudio.com). Founder and designer Trish Andersen creates three stunning styles of rugs: Mixy, Pure and Splat. Made of a mix of high plush cut pile and loop pile Mediterranean wool, the rugs are a riot of color reminiscent of paint splatters. “I always describe tufting as ‘painting with yarn,’” says Andersen. “I used to paint a lot when I was younger but got bored with the process. I find that having the added element of being able to play with the yarn textures and the dimensional nature of the pile heights pushes me to try new things.” Andersen’s journey into making rugs is an unconventional one, as she originally began using a tufting gun when making fine art. “Coming out of a world of brand decks and Pantone approvals, I wanted to create with freedom beyond function,” she shares. “On a whim, I made a stair runner rug for our stairs in Savannah. I thought it would be fun to make a rug that looks like paint is running down the stairs, and when I shared it on Instagram I was shocked by the response.” Now, Andersen offers made-to-order and custom-size rugs designed out of her Savannah studio, and our colorful homes are all the better for it.
The Splat rug has an organic shape, making it the perfect choice to soften a room.