Rugged Land

Having received weekly enquiries about turning it’s high-end wool range carpets into rugs, Cavalier Bremworth has officially entered the rug market. With beautiful wools and the plushest of synthetics, you can now create your very own customized rug. Kennedy Point in Oyster Inn (below) is a textured loop pile rug that provides both durability and softness with 100 per cent pure New Zealand wool. The unique structure is given more interest by a felted colour slub which creates a random striated effect.

Cavalier Corporation chief executive, Paul Alston, says rugs are a logical step for the business. “We genuinely believe our carpets are some of the best in the world; our staff in our factories who felt and spin our woollen yarn, or tuft it into carpet, know this because they control that quality every day.”

The Katachi rug in Haiiro was born from experimentation and innovation with the use of felted yarn and textured pattern and is extremely soft. The perfect magic carpet ride.

Hard floors are left a little naked without a good quality rug. “From a design point of view, beautiful rugs are used to define a space,” says Cavalier Bremworth Group marketing manager, Rochelle Flint. “They also act as great sound absorbers where hard surfaces dominate.”

The Arcot in Princess is a soft-cut pile that uses similar yarn shades, creating a luxurious faceted appearance.

Pick a product, pick a colour, customise your size, and your rug will arrive within a few weeks – it’s that simple.

Feel great underfoot as nature’s miracle fibre, wool, keeps you warm in winter and cool in summer. Hypoallergenic and fire-resistant, and with natural moisture control, Cavalier Bremworth rugs create a warm, dry and healthy home.

All rugs are available to buy online. Click here to check out the range, with more colours available.

Click here to go behind the scenes of the making of this incredible shoot.

Add a touch of timeless Italian design to your home

Showcasing the very best hand-crafted, home décor direct from Italy, Sarsfield Brooke is the exclusive stockist of Arte Veneziana Glass products in New Zealand.

In Italy, the profession of wheeling a common sheet of glass into a work of art is considered a national treasure. In this tradition, everything Arte Veneziana creates is designed with attention to detail and craftsmanship that represents a modern expression of traditional Venetian glass engraving with elaborate designs.

Translated simply to “Venetian art”, family-run Arte Veneziana, has been producing artistic mirrored furniture for three generations. The modern glass engraving company was founded by the grandfather of current partner and qualified commercial engraving expert, Nicola Zanin in the 1950s. Since then, using traditional methods to produce glass decor, Arte Veneziana has been involved in some of the world’s finest design projects, including The Presidential Palace in Baku, Hotel Daniele in Venice and the Theatre in Milano – testimony to a fine producer of Murano glass (crystal) furniture.

“Each piece is blown from Murano glass; it’s made all by hand. If you take a look, each one is different from the other. That’s incredible,” says Zanin. Skilled artisans blow the glass, etching it with a custom Venetian design dating back to the 14th century, and putting it together to create incredible works of art such mirrors, chandeliers, mirrored walls, doors and unique handles. “Today, when technology is doing almost everything, we are able to work the glass a certain way that’s still craftsmanship,” Zanin says of the company’s dedication to producing everything by hand, even in the 21st century. “We are working in the same way that our ancestors were working. That’s incredible. We are very proud.”

The expert craftsmen that Arte Veneziana employs, opens up a world of possibility to its customers, who can dream up and customize just about anything they wish. “Today people want to have something unique,” says Zanin. And so can you.

For more on the exclusive Arte Veneziana collection, visit the Sarsfield Brooke website.