When the Canadian ambassador to Paris needed to revamp the embassy’s grand salon, his team suggested the services of Carol Sebert, President of Creative Matters, to refresh the ornate room, officially named Salon Vanier.

Used by the ambassador to receive and entertain many high-ranking delegates, Carol said that it was a huge honour to be part of the project.

To elevate the room and to add some contemporary flair, Carol used the Orchestra design from the XXV Collection that she says, “Fits perfectly into the room’s French design.” Called Orchestra because the background movements are a little like sound waves and the straight silk lines remind one of the strings of a violin or a cello.

The 13’ x 18’ special size rug needed for Salon Vanier was hand knotted in Nepal under fair trade conditions in wool and silk. As is almost always the case with collection designs by Creative Matters, customisation is key to the company’s ethos.

There are 16 colour blends in this design in a range of silvers and golds. The combination of warm and cool tones within one rug is particularly interesting. “Orchestra adds sparkle with the silk into the fifth wall (the floor) which relates so gorgeously with the gold and cream painted cabinets. It has a delicacy like the painted motifs on the walls,” said Carol.

We continue to be amazed how the design seems to fit any room from contemporary to traditional.

For more information visit: www.creativemattersinc.com

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