The result is something truly special – a collection that is ingrained with history yet makes a contemporary statement. At once a covetable piece of art and a cosy finishing touch, each piece has the power to serve as the main event in a room or to act as an anchor by pulling its myriad elements together. And for the uninitiated, a rug or runner is also the perfect way to introduce a touch of colour, pattern and personality to a space – best of all, if that space happens to be rented or you ever want to move on, you can simply roll it up and take all that character with you when you leave. As for how and where to style it, there are no rules (there never are in our House). Just go with the print you feel most drawn to and the size that works best with the dimensions of the room you have in mind.
No matter where it lives, or how many people, pets or pieces of furniture it must put up with, an Axminster creation is a “future heirloom”, made to last for decades to come – and you’ll be sure to love it for just as long.