In the green market, the interior design world is about healthy settings with visual appeal. The goal is to create rooms for physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual benefits. That means avoiding things like VOCs, chemicals, and clutter.
You can see that earth and human-friendly designers and decorators are increasingly riding the green wave. And we now know that natural wool, hemp, silk, seagrass, bamboo, cork, and other organic fibers are here for us. Ancient craft techniques are reviving and some know how to blend it all so well into the present. Recycling is one method that seems to create new artistic magic.
One such conscious professional creator is Marla Henderson. She identifies herself as more an artist/producer of interiors than a traditional designer. Marla frequently works with artisans to develop unique spaces. Her course of life leads us to the Babik rug collection she offers today.
The Babik rug collection is fabricated from swatches of handmade flat woven wool once used for tents and blankets by the nomadic tribes of Anatolia. Designs are simple and durable to suit classic and contemporary interiors. No two rugs are ever alike.
Colors in the patchwork patterns were organically derived from whatever plants and insects were available to the tribes at the time. The deepest colors were created from rare finds of leaves, berries, bark and wood.
Exposure to light will cause colors to mellow to a lighter tone, but the original hues remain mysteriously vibrant. Marla believes the changes add more character. She offers custom area Babik rug sizes and runners.
Marla’s approach to design is artistic, not commercial, and based on the sensual appeal of the time-honored combined with the curious; no less the humble materials than those conventionally coveted. She likes to use objects, materials and color — rub them together and create magic, beauty and light. It’s a philosophy that translates well into any setting. Babik rugs are a fine example of her talents to appease conscious home dwellers.