As I flick through many of the vogues and other fashion editorials I have sprawled in front of me I notice that every floor in every house that they feature have at least one rug on it. Many of the floors are tiled intricately with a persian, hand woven shaggy rug or sheepskin placed strategically on top. In the March 2008 edition of Vogue there is an article about a Normandy holiday home owned by Clarissa and Mike Pilkington, that was turned from rags to riches in just under 5 years.
Every one of their tiled or wooden floors is covered in one rug or even two. A top of these beautifully crafted Persian and bespoke rugs is an antique table with trinket boxes filled to the brim with rose petals and broken jewellery. Even when the family leave for the beach they pack an old rug to sit on. Most of their hand crafted rugs are found in antique stores or flea markets, though a few are made especially for their holiday home.