Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A Foot's Perspective #23 - Wow! Mirage Hallway Carpet

This episode of A Foot's Perspective is about a Wow! carpet style that I came across at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, NV where I stayed for the yearly Surfaces flooring trade show.

In the previous episode of A Foot's Perspective, I showed you the carpet inside my room at the Mirage. This time, I take you outside into the hallway of the 22nd floor!

From the photos you get a feel for the animal print and nature inspired patterns and colors - which echoes the theme of the Mirage hotel itself.

The circular motif carpet pattern is what greets you as you step outside of the elevator bank. The pattern morphs from giraffe and leopard/cheetah patterns to butterfly or moth-like spots. Note the brown border surrounding this central focal point.

From there, three separate hallways - like spokes on a wheel - go off toward the guest rooms.

The hallway carpet pattern builds off of the central motif, but introduces tree branch motifs, in two alternating patterns: one stretched out vertically; the other, horizontal and bordered in red indicating guest room door entries.

In this video, I start out by the guest room section of the hallway where the tree branch and bark qualities are strongest. The flow toward animal inspired patterns works smoothly and naturally; it's also visually intriguing.

Note how color is used to indicate direction and destination. It works hand-in-hand with the pattern changes. It creates rhythm and flow - as you might in your own home.

See for yourself in this episode of A Foot's Perspective!

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How might you apply some of these ideas to your home?

For the most recent episode, visit A Foot's Perspective - Episode 21: Wow! Mirage Carpet.

Or you can scroll through previous blogposts with links to all previous episodes of A Foot's Perspective.

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