Rendering of the Month: Cambium
This textural beauty has been a favorite of mine since it was released back in our Kuba Collection. The gentle combination of organic movement paired with its linear containment creates perfect harmony and balance. Check out these versions of 350568-Cambium II!
This first version of Cambium uses the original organic pattern, but adds a field-colored horizontal grid on top to create a delicate dotted appearance. Since the pattern in the background is so dense, I think the high contrast works well without becoming over-dramatic. I like the pattern running down the length of the rug, so I flipped the design and created an irregular black and white stripe across the width.
This color scheme is very beachy and summery (which I felt was appropriate as we continue to move forward into August). I scaled up the pattern of Cambium, and added random colored fill areas within the repeat. Again, tying it together with the linear overtuft brings together that sense of unity within the piece.
The look of linen is what makes this gorgeously muted rug so enticing. The texture was achieved through a layering process. I considered the field to be a heavily striaed backdrop, then deleted random areas of the pattern that allowed small windows of the field to peek through. I ended it with an evenly (scaled up) spaced light tan overtuft to reiterate the vertical movement of the design. Lately i’m loving the juxtaposition of a cool grey tone with warm accents.