One of the things that I love so much about design is the idea of taking a conventional piece meant for a specific purpose, and using it in an unconventional way.
Take rugs and textiles for example. Sure they're great for pillows, and for filling up an empty floor space, but hung on a wall, they all of a sudden take on an entirely new look. It's artwork re-invented.
|West Elm's zig-zag rug. High impact for little cost.|
|Vivian Westwood Union Jack rug|
|Artist Anne Becker hung a vintage ikat fabric in her home office. Isn't it stunning?|
|I love this vintage inspired Suzani textile from Donghia framed and hung horizontally. They are definitely a conversation piece.|
|I love the juxtaposition of the simple fabric against the more ornate fireplace.|