Aside from wool being a natural product, and as a result, hypo-allergenic, it’s also a natural insulator and always warm to touch, which adds an element of luxury to any interior space. Because of its origins, wool is inherently stain and fire resistant, which makes it ideal for those situations where children or pets are in the mix.
With an increased desire to use natural products in the home, has come a resurgence in wool carpets and with it an evolution of styles and trends. “At the moment, the trend is for loop pile carpets with texture,” Rochelle says.
“Chunky loop pile carpets are very popular at the moment, and when it comes to colour, we’re seeing the use of very safe, neutral tones which are enhanced with the use of colour in furniture and homewares.”
Loop pile carpets are created by bending over the fibres and anchoring them to create textured designs, of which Cavalier Bremworth has a large selection. It is this chunky, textured style Kiwis are favouring at the moment, which lends itself to minimalistic interiors by adding an interesting visual and tactile element.