2021 Houses Award Shortlist revealed

The highly-anticipated shortlist for the 2021 Houses Awards has been revealed.

There are some key features this year including large expanses of glass, timber and concrete, uncluttered design and a strong connection to the outdoors. In the category for the New House over 200 square metres some of our favourites rooms are featured below.

Click through the gallery to see.

Rugs to Add Warmth and Comfort to Your Home in Cooler Weather

As temperatures continue to drop, you may be thinking about ways to warm up your home in time for winter.

A simple way to do this is to lay rugs in your rooms. Not only will they offer softness and comfort for your feet, but they will create a barrier between you and the cold floor.

Plus, a rug can help to improve the cosy ambiance of a room, particularly if you choose a plush style.

Here are some great options from Source Mondial for warming up floors during the cooler weather:

Autumn rugs

Summer Lights from the Checkerboard Collection is made from hand-knotted NZ wool and features 121 colours – a great way to add warmth while still maintaining vibrancy in a space.

The hand-knotted Hemp Checkerboard from the Checkerboard Collection features comforting, autumnal tones that are perfect for the season.

Kashkuli from the Striped Collection is another piece showcasing vivid hues in hand-knotted wool that’s sure to be an eye-catching addition to any room.


Source Mondial stocks a number of runners but also makes a large number to order so as to meet your specific width and length requirements, as well as your style and composition expectations.

A runner can help to give guests a bold first impression of your home. The Athens style is sure to add character to your hallways.

The Warwick in handwoven wool is a classic style that will be seamlessly incorporated into your home decor.

The Lillieshall comes in a unique pattern, while the navy colour is a timeless choice that won’t clash with your other furniture.

Coastal Collection

Source Mondial’s coastal collection is a great option for a more relaxed vibe with its chunky textures and natural fibres.

The neutral greys of the Massachusetts rug (also pictured at header) fit with a range of interiors and work to ground a space.

The striped pattern of the Oneroa rug never goes out of style and can help to make a room feel bigger.

Warwick runners don’t have to be confined to the hallway – they make a tasteful addition to a living room too.

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