Rendering of the Month: Royal Leaves
I’ve been on a bit of a decorative kick as of late, so naturally when I stumbled upon W56631-Royal Leaves, I was instantly drawn to it. The original design has such a pretty palette that I had a hard time coming up with other designs that I liked, but I think these variations turned out nicely, and definitely show a breadth of different styles. Enjoy!
I love the textural quality of this rendition. I scaled up the pattern, made the shapes more narrow, and used the outlines of the shapes as a shaggy cut pile element atop an indigo loop field. To add more dimension and drama, I changed each row of the pattern to a slightly different shade of pink, creating a soft and slow ombre effect.
If you’re into bright and energetic colors, this one may be right up your alley! I adore the use of coral here, paired with it’s neighboring saturated accent color. With alternating stripes of dark grey striae in the field, this rug is has a multitude of dimension to the construction. I’ve always been a fan of various line weights, and the bold white outline contrasting against the thinner, more delicate directional lines of the pattern adds just enough emphasis to really lighten up the piece.
This last version of Royal leaves is scaled up even more than the first, and deconstructed into “slatted” design segments. Creating an entire rug out of a portion of the design gives it a completely new look and an airier aesthetic.