VANCOUVER, British Columbia-PMB Designs, which entered the floor covering business with a line of brightly colored floor cloths in 2001, has created a new line of hand-painted floor cloths in more subtle colors.
Aimed at consumers who might shy away from founder and creative director Patricia Baun's bolder collections, the new B&B series, which stands for browns and beiges, are hand-painted on canvas and designed for the home or office.
"It was a creative challenge for me to see whether I could maintain my [design] integrity and work with a tamer color palette," said Baun. Even though her rugs can be customized, with the bolder colors and patterns of her original collections, "I felt like people had a hard time seeing how the rugs could work for them," she said.
The rugs are not sold at retail yet -- although Baun said she is looking for placement -- but they are sold online at PMBDesigns.com. The rugs are priced at approximately $36.40 per square foot. Custom-made rug prices start at about $40 per square foot and vary according to size and design.
Source Citation:White, Jennifer. "FLOOR CLOTHS FROM PMB TARGET THE COLOR-SHY." HFN The Weekly Newspaper for the Home Furnishing Network (July 21, 2003): 18. General OneFile. Gale. Alachua County Library District. 26 Oct. 2009
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