Beauty Beneath

This debut collection perfectly captures this interior design duo's keen eye and creative spirit.
A floral rug hangs on the wall behind two women.
Courtesy of Ward + Grey

Christie Ward and Staver Gray, principals of the NYC-based design firm Ward + Gray, have launched a debut rug collection. The line consists of seven rug styles, all hand-knotted in India or Pakistan. To create three of the styles—Winter, Autumn, and Dune—Christie and Staver conceived a technique that incorporates sisal and wool to mimic the look of embroidered silk. The four other styles—Blue Moon, Terracotta by the Sea, Bergamot, and Forsythia—feature a vintage, distressed finish that is created by hand. These rugs also have an irregularity to make them feel time-worn and authentic. According to Christie and Staver, “It’s a process that we spent years perfecting.”

By Julie Gillis

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