Recently, I went to see Eric Clapton in concert. My penchant for Clapton-inspired design began once I saw the stage hands rolling out a large Oriental rug.
The performance was amazing; Clapton’s moody rock and blues ballads are so heartfelt. Many of the songs are deeply personal and about his personal struggles with love, loss, addiction and life. It’s always amazing to witness an artist transforming their emotions into art.
Before Clapton, Gary Clark Jr., another favorite musical artist of mine, performed. As the stage hands were clearing sound equipment and instruments from Gary Clark Jr.’s set, I noticed a man carrying a large rug out. The man proceeded to spread the large Oriental rug onto the stage. This piqued my interest immediately, and questions began running through my head.
Why an Oriental Rug? Was it a way of feeling home? He was pretty far from England. Did the rug feel comforting? Did it remind him of home? Was it reminiscent of the bohemian mania of the 60’s? Were the colors a source of inspiration for him; the patterns? Did the huge Oriental rug help to absorb sound? For the rest of the night I kept wondering about the rug and what it meant to him.
Classic Oriental & Persian Rugs
Classic Oriental and Persian rugs having been out of the design limelight for a while, but they remain timeless. Ornate with beautiful colors and patterns, Oriental and Persian rugs are a fabulous investment.
Infuse your interior with elements of bohemian chic by adding (or layering) these ornate rugs. These rugs will definitely make a comeback. They remain as iconic to decorating as Eric Clapton is to music. I selected these beautiful pieces for decor inspiration; throw your favorite Clapton on, and start pinning your favorites here.