Magic Carpets: Moroccan Journeys Collection


The new collection from Decorative Carpets, Moroccan Journeys, is exotic and exciting. Although they are carpets, it’s pretty clear the pieces are inspired by that North African country’s tile work. Each one is a riot of color, pattern and design joy.

The Sugarman family, owners of Decorative Carpets, have been selling floor coverings in California since Jayne Mansfield, Gene Autry and Judy Garland were decorating their Hollywood homes (1955). The new collection (available in the Los Angeles and San Francisco showrooms) has a bold pattern and a global style I love. Perhaps my favorite is the Munir.

All of the rugs are made of wool and silk. Although the wool-silk ratio varies in each piece, they have equal amounts of vibrant color. This one, Ziara, makes me happy when I look at it.

The last several years have seen homes decorated with dramatic wallpapers. I love the look, but I might be more inclined to put the punch on the floor. For many interiors, it’s more serene that way. The Palmerie offers drama you can walk on.

By comparison, the Sadaf is more subdued. Although its color palette is limited, its graphic pattern is not.

Prices range from $50 a square foot (Ziara) to $100 (Munir). Decorative Carpets is to the trade only.

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