I’ve been noticing a trend in rugs lately. After a strong showing of defined geometric and animal-hide patterns the last couple of years, the growing trend in rugs is a deconstructed version of those heavily-popular patterns. Not sure what I mean? Let me give you some examples.
Take the popular ikat (correctly pronounced ee-cot, rhymes with big shot) pattern. Here are several versions of what I’m calling “deconstructed” versions of that pattern.
I actually really like this trend, since some of the popular patterns were starting to wear a bit thin on me. But maybe that’s because I’m looking at rug and fabric patterns all the time!
Here’s a couple of deconstructed animal prints. First, the deconstructed zebra:
And here’s a really cute pink deconstructed cheetah:
I’ve got a soft spot for flamestitch myself.
I’m honestly glad to see a little deconstruction of the chevron pattern. Honestly, you know a pattern is over-saturating the market when you see it on Listerine bottles in Target (yes, I saw that last week)!
And here’s a deconstructed Aztec – you wouldn’t expect to find these kind of colors in an Aztec, would you?
I’m pretty sure this could be considered a deconstructed southwestern pattern, right?
Last but not least, the deconstructed vintage oriental, which I am seeing everywhere. I’ve heard it called over-dyed and burn-out:
What do you think of the deconstructed trend in rug patterns? Thumbs up or thumbs down?