Tag Archives: Stark Carpet

Stark Carpet Introduces Stark Paint

Stark Paint Color Walls

Today Stark Carpet’s Tim Cohen  from the Charlotte Showroom, presented the latest products from Stark at a lunch and learn. Thanks Tim for the lunch! Our favorite new product was Stark’s new paint collection. The palette is full of luscious colors fit for any area of the house!


Stark Paint Ad

Recent buzz about the paint has been in Elle Decor, New York Times and Home & Garden Magazine.

David Oliver Elle Decor

“Colorist David Oliver, designer, author and renowned colors specialist, brings an artistic, aesthetic expertise to designers through his knowledge of historic colors and their application to modern interiors.” Another plus?  The paint is non-toxic with no VOC’s. This paint is perfect for homes with children and pets.

Design Line’s favorites include “Squid Ink,” “Fog,” “Deep Water Garden,” “Foundation,” “Elizabethan Red,” and “Diva.”   

Stark Paint Cans

Images: Stark Facebook Page & Stark Paint

Guest Blogger Series: A Conversation with Stark Carpet’s Tim Cohen

A few weekends ago, I visited Charlotte for the weekend and ventured into the Stark Carpet Showroom. Searching for the perfect living room rug for a client (with the inspirational Clarence House Fabric in hand), I asked Carpet connoisseur, Tim Cohen for his thoughts—

All of the sisals, cowhides, and Tibetan rug solutions we came up with are beautiful, but speak different languages as far as aesthetics go.

Selection No. 1: Stark’s Natura Sisal in Gold, bound in a black cotton border, layered with a beautiful zebra printed cow hide. To me it says: this room is casual, earthy, and textural, with a bold splash.

Tim had the following to say about the practicality of this solution:

“Sisal fiber does not clean that easy but the secret is using a sisal that is forgiving by it’s pattern, texture and color. When you have that, sisal can be the greatest catalyst for a space by being neutral yet having a voice.”

of adding the cow hide rug to the mix:

“[Cow] hides are easy to live with because spills just bead on the surface , remember the animal lives outside and water just runs off it’s back. “

Selection No. 2: A beautiful Tibetan rug in a traditional trellis pattern. This rug is rooted in tradition- but the open design (we’d call it the abundance of negative space) allows a room where it is placed to be layered with more pattern.

Selection No. 3: A contemporary gold dotted on deep aqua field. This rug changes the aesthetic entirely—truly a conversation starting rug. “Playful” comes to mind.

As we discussed my multiple choices in rugs (and the mood each selection set), Tim left me with these words of wisdom, “Tibetan rugs are hand knotted in mostly transitional designs so they are easy to fit into a room scheme today as so many people are mixing contemporary furnishings with tradition. They last forever and the wool is exceptional so it is easy to clean. “

Which rug selection do you prefer? What statement does your rug say about you?

Award Winning Interior Design | Raleigh, NC