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Pacific NW Inspired Rug Design May 02 2021

In the pacific NW, we're known for towering, majestic trees. Our Woody design was based off a large tree ring and is shown here in our tufted quality. It's playful and a little quirky, just like us Portlanders.

Peruse Woody and other tree inspired rugs here. If you like adventurous rugs, check out our Pop Art designs. 


Fresh Infusion of Fusion Rugs April 30 2021

Team Kush is excited about our latest and greatest Fusion rugs. Check out the different designs and colors here.


All Shine No Flash podcast April 05 2021

Rebecca shined on Ann Wordsmiths podcast, All Shine No Flash. Learn more about Rebecca, the business of Kush, and the relationships that tie it all together.

Thank you Ann for hosting Rebecca and providing a platform that allows small business owners to learn from one another.


Custom Tufted for Maison Inc. March 30 2021

Kush's hand tufted rugs may be specified in different densities, qualities, and custom colored. Our custom program gives you the capability to realize your design vision with maximum flexibility. 

The chunky texture was developed especially for Maison and came out beautifully.

Custom color and interior design by Maison Inc.


Top of the Morning March 17 2021

Rugs

In celebration of St. Paddy's, we're showcasing Aerial Jade. Woven with a multitude of verdant and compelling greens, we can't think of a more perfect rug to highlight today.


Jigsaw Brooks March 08 2021

Woven with variegated shades of natural wool, Jigsaw Brooks warms up any space.


Round Rugs Rule March 05 2021

round rugs

The perfect round rug is impossible to find, that's why we make them to our client's specifications. You get the perfect size, design, and color, made to order for your space. This furry friend seems to like his new round rug.

Design by Jenni Leasia Design

Round designer rug

Holiday Closure December 23 2020


Indoor / Outdoor Patio area rug collection December 01 2020

Our designer liaison Sean introducing Patio Collection. Patio is quite versatile and may be specified in custom colors and sizes.

indoor outdoor rugs



Lily Banning X Kush Rugs November 16 2020

One of our favorite challenges is translating an artist's work into rugs. It’s not easy, especially when the artwork is a painting. The dimensionality of paint on canvas is an expression. The blending of pigments is a harmony. The quiet detail of a brush stroke is a sixth sense. How does one communicate all of this in a series of knots? How does one mimic a subtle flow of colors in dyed wool and silk?

When Lily Banning visited us, late on a Friday afternoon, to ask us if we ever took on projects like this, we were immediately taken by her. Lily is clearly passionate about her work, but seemed equally as energized by the medium of rugs as an outlet for her creativity. It’s a fine distinction, but an important one. When the artist can possess a love for both mediums, the result is better. This was absolutely true for the Banning Rugs.

The first step in custom rugs is always the same: selecting colors, materials and construction. Lily's paintings, being complex and nuanced, demanded a fine, hand-knotted construction with wools that allow soft shifts in tone.

We felt that raised silk would be an important ingredient as a way to convey the painting’s play with light and shadows. We specified several different ply techniques to convey the texture of brush strokes. And we integrated subtle color tweeds to suggest the flow of pigments.

The artisans in Nepal possess legendary weaving skills, and imbue every rug they create with an artist’s rhythm. Their deep experience with custom work makes it easy to navigate complicated projects like this one. We start with computer renderings-- maps which specify each knot. From approved drawings, we ordered samples, which are treasures all on their own.

After approving the samples, Lily was ready to move on to full size pieces. Weaving took several months, and we were updated by our team in Nepal with regular progress shots. These progress shots are consistently wonderful and remind us of the history of rug weaving- its importance in the world.

The finished rugs, shown below, are magnificent. Shimmering jewels, full of emotion and movement, telling the stories of artists on opposite ends of the earth. 

We are honored to have partnered with Lily Banning to produce these remarkable rugs.

Banning Rugs may be ordered direct through the artist. Check out these rugs and her other work here