How to Shake up your Look with Rugs

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Every year about this time I get the urge to ‘shake up my home furnishing look’. I get swept up in the energy of a new year and I’m inspired to make some changes; in fact it often begins with a hankering to buy a new rug! I’m not one to be deterred by a homeware challenge, so I took to the South Jakarta streets to roundup the best rugs on offer. Below you will find my ‘Top Picks’.

Let’s take a tour…

 

AL HAMD Carpet and Interior
House of Hand Made and Machine Made Carpets from Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan, Turkey, India and Kashmir
Jl. Radio Dalam No. 123
Jakarta Selatan
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AL HAMD Carpet Pink runner
AL HAMD Pink Kilim runner from Afghanistan…sporting the Pantone 2016 shades Rose Quartz and Serenity. I was off to a great start and immediately smitten with this rug..but I had to push on…
AL HAMD rug bright red and blue small
AL HAMD graphic design, hand-knotted wool Kilim. Isn’t it Stunning! It would add a lot of character to a small space.
Owner of AL HAMD Mr Malik and his son
Proud owner of AL HAMD Mr Malik and his son Muhammad
Khalid and nephew Wasim
AL HAMD owner Mr Malik and his nephew Wasim holding a stunning embroidered cotton cloth from Turkmenistan. I can see it made into a bedspread, duvet cover or wallhanging.
AL HAMD staff 2
The AL HAMD staff were extremely helpful. I worked my way through the amazing collection of rugs piled high in the background. Rug heaven!

Aman Oriental Carpet Stockists of fine quality knotted wool and silk carpets
Jl. Kemang Selatan Raya No.150 Block D3
Jakarta Selatan
Email: amanorientalcarpets@yahoo.com
Instagram: Aman Oriental Carpets

Aman bright patterned kilim
If you are looking to really shake up your ‘rug look’ this January, here is another great place to visit. Owner Abdul sources rugs from across Asia.His bright cotton Dhurries and wool Kilims were my choice picks. Also worth checking out their rug selection on Instagram. Their details are above.
Aman bright coloured kilim2
Aman Oriental Carpets neon graphic Kilim
Aman blue and orange graphic kilim
Handmade light blue, orange and black graphicprint Kilim from Afghanistan. 10% cotton 90% wool.
Aman orange graphic kilim
Another stunning handmade graphic print Kilim. This one is 1.5 x2.0 metres and would brighten any room
Aman yellow graphic rug
The Aman Oriental Carpet staff were happy to pull rugs from every corner of the shop. What do you think of this handmade Kilim?  Very boho don’t you think?
Aman green and yellow kilim
The Aman Oriental Carpet Instagram site suggests having their Kilims made into throw cushions. Nice idea!

Cayenne Home
Jl. Kemang Selatan No. 8 No. C2
Kemang Selatan
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Cayenne Open
Cayenne is the quintessential local Indonesian homeware store
Cayenne Chevron rug acrylic
Cayenne Home Ms Chevron rug in acrylic. This is an easy care rug. I can see it in a child’s bedroom or playroom.
Cayenne rug on floor
The Cayenne Home showroom is vast, and even if you don’t pick up a rug there will be many other local homewares to tempt you.
Cayenne recycled plastic rug
The Cayenne Home signature recycled plastic mats in a variety of sizes and pastel colours. Great for kids play areas.

Fio HOME
Jl. Dharmawangsa 6
Ruko No. 32-33
Jakarta Selatan
Web: Fio HOME

Yuyu and a orange floral design rug made in India
Nothing was too much trouble for head of sales Yuyu at Fio HOME when I visited. I had my eye on this vibrant orange floral design, made in India. It was as luxurious underfoot as it was stylish!
Fio HOME orange floral rug made in India
Fio HOME orange and white floral wool rug up close
Fio HOME chevron rug
Fio HOME black and white chevron rug. The perfect large statement rug. Very chic and beautifully crafted in wool.
Sheepskin from NZ and cowhide
Fio HOME sheepskin rug from NZ and a selection of cowhide. The sheepskin is the perfect ‘rainy season’ rug, don’t you think? I’d love one to drape over the back of my favourite chair.
Yuyu ad the hand tufted made and designed in Indonesia range
Yuyu with a range of hand tufted rug samples. The range is made and designed in Indonesia. You can even design your own!

Kekayuan
Jl. Cipete Raya No. 9
Cipete
Jakarta Selatan

Ruku Element #A12, Jl. Jalur Sutera 25
BC, Alam Sutera
Web: Kekayuan
Instagram: Kekayuan

Kekayuan sign
Look up as you are driving along Jl. Cipete Raya for the Kekayuan sign. Coming from Jl. Fatmawati it is on your left. Like Le Souq, Kekayuan stock all Indonesian home wares. Once inside, head upstairs to the Kekayuan gallery.
Kekayuan Kalimantan rug
Kekayuan hand woven rug from Kalimantan with a felt backing. This is a beautifully crafted rug coming from an island renowned for its skilled artisans and craftspeople. This is a timeless piece in soft neutral tones which requires minimal maintenance.

Kinara Art Gallery
Stockist of fine quality hand-knotted wool and silk carpets
Jl.Kemang Raya 6
Kemang Selatan
Web: Kinara Art Gallery

Kinara 'Open for business'
The biggest and oldest dealers of rugs in Indonesia.You can’t miss Kinara Art Gallery on Jl. Kemang Raya opposite Indian restaurant of the same name. Prepare yourself for an Aladdin’s cave of rugs! Their complete range consists of rugs from almost every rug producing part of the world. If you don’t have travel plans to these destinations on your agenda any time soon, my picks are their thick woollen Kilims from Afghanistan and Iran.
Kinara pile of heavy kilim rugs
And here they are! An extensive selection of colours and designs in thick hand-knotted wool.
Red rug Kinara
The rugs at Kinara Art Gallery definitely have soul and history. The staff is happy to share the origins and history of each rug.
Kinara Art Gallery red and blue
I can only wonder at the number of hours that went into making this hand-knotted Kilim…
Kinara carpets folded
If you are looking for an authentic oriental rug, there is something for everyone here. Don’t be afraid to ‘turn up’ and ‘pull’ rugs from the towering stacks.Even if you come home empty-handed, the visual and tactile experience will be reward enough.

Le Souq
Jl. Kemang 72K
Jakarta Selatan
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Instagram: Le Souq

Le Souq Store manager Lie
Le Souq is well renowned as the ‘go to’ for local interior designs with a very ‘now’ look.  Le Souq store manager Lie will provide you with a very friendly tour of the shop. She says if you are looking for a cowhide from Central Java, it’s always good to get in quick as they sell out fast!
Le Souq cow hide
If you are looking for something ‘a bit edgy’ as well as ‘local’ you can’t go past the Le Souq cow hide from Central Java
Le Souq seagrass carpet
Le Souq also stock made to measure seagrass carpets from the island of Sumatra, which I think work beautifully in any tropical home.

2Madison Gallery
Jl. Bangka Raya 20, Blok A, Unit B
Jakarta Selatan

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Instagram: Hello2Madison

2Madison shop
Have you visited 2Madison on Jl. Bangka Raya? It’s a contemporary decorator’s haven on two levels. They love colour and collaborations with local artists and crafters who have the same spirit. Head up the stairs to see their rugs!
2Madison cow2
2Madison also has a nice selection of cow hides. These hides come from some very good-looking ‘Aussie cows!’
2Madisoncow1
I like the way 2Madison have styled the neutral cow hide with the bright blue sofa and turquoise lamp. How about you?
2Madison chevron rug
Continuing with the modern theme from 2Madison. They have a small range of medium size rugs. This black and white chevron rug would be perfect for a small room or study nook.

Retota Project Interior Design
Chic Mart
2nd Floor
Jl. Kemang Raya No. 55
Jakarta Selatan

Chic Mart entrance
Make your way up the stairs to the entrance of Chic Mart, turn left, then up the wooden staircase to Retota Interiors and Accessories. There you find an extensive locally made rug collection.
Trisno, Ria and Trisno Retota Interiors and Accessories
Trisno, Ria and Susy, the friendly and helpful staff from Retota Interiors and Accessories
Serat pisang abaca
Retota has a wonderful collection of neutral coloured rugs. Made in Indonesia from serat pisang abaca (banana fibre/husk)
Retota wallhanging
Retota has cleverly transferred their banana fibre concept to a range of rustic wall hangings. These had me nostalgic for my 70’s childhood. I like it! Could this wallhanging work at your place?

Did you enjoy the tour? Which rug was your favourite?

Do you get this same urge to ‘shake things up’ in your home this time of year?

Leave a comment below, we would love to hear your thoughts!

Signing off for now, and wishing you a wonderful weekend. We hope you’ve got some fun things planned!

Words Liz  Photography  a journey bespoke 

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