May 24, 2013

Bunny Williams for Doris Leslie Blau

Design doyenne

Bunny Williams

is at it again, this time collaborating with antique carpet dealer and custom rug purveyor

Doris Leslie Blau

for a collection of 12 rugs. Each item in the Bunny Williams for Doris Leslie Blau collection is possesses a modernist aesthetic with a hint of traditional flair. The all-over patterns are stylized versions of classic motifs with colors that range from tone-on-tone neutrals and muted blues and greens to rich blues reminiscent of the Aegean Sea.

“Rugs are the magic of every room,” says Williams. “For me, they are where I begin every project. I choose a beautiful rug then select paint colors and fabrics that complement it. For years I have come to Doris Leslie Blau because I know they have rugs, both old and new, that a designer can really build a room around. When I began working on my own rug collection, there was no hesitation in my choice to collaborate with Nader Bolour and Doris Leslie Blau.”


The exclusive rug collection is a true reflection of the designer’s aesthetic and an expressive mix of hemp pile, cut pile, silk/wool blends, aloe/wool blends, looped pile and flat weaves.

“The collaboration was a very organic process and natural alliance. We have worked closely with Bunny on many different projects in the past,” explains Bolour of Doris Leslie Blau. “Whether in search of a traditional antique rug or a contemporary piece, she pairs each one with interesting combinations of fabrics and furniture. Her modern vision combined with a magnificent sense of history and tradition aligns perfectly with that of the Doris Leslie Blau brand.”


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