This one may sound obvious, or way too simple, but the many, many times we’ve done them, have always been custom and especially ordered.
The leather area rug in Squares in gray tones is a big deal. Gray natural cowhide is always very special and unique, so every rug in squares will always be tremendously one-of-a-kind. And I love that!
We hand select each hide, cut them in square tiles and then hand-select (again) each patch and place them in the correct place to achieve the wanted look. So yes, it’s a very handcrafted process, only done by experienced leather artisans, right at our own factory!
Oh, and we only use the best parts of each hide, so there are no “bad” parts in any rug.
Custom square tile rugs can be done in any size from 2″ to 16″ or even more (we’ve done them in 24″ tiles, just incredible!) depending on what each interior designer needs for their clients’ special space.
As I stated earlier, gray hides are very special. Sometimes we’ll select plain hides, and sometimes the special touch will come from selecting all brindle hides for the leather area rugs.
Borders! Oh, yes, a border will almost always work (sometimes it makes no sense, for example, if your rug’s edges are going to be completely placed under sofas, chair, etc) but most times, a border will give your area rug a finishing touch.
One could go for a fine, delicate 1 inch border; or a thick 3 to 4 inches border. This one will for sure make a statement!