At home, I'm barefoot. As I walk room to room, I note my rug's diverse textures under my feet. They make the ordinary act of walking a small joy. The feel of “oh! I love this!”
I strive to see and experience beauty from large to small moments every day. When I met Christiane Millinger at a Portland Art Museum gathering, we both realized our philosophies on beauty were mutual. So much of what I love to procure for Jane's Vanity is tactile; silks, lace, and cashmere. We share this adoration of fine textures and artistry—the unique magnificence of a delicate hand-stitched textile.
I never considered the art of rugs before meeting Christiane. I was unaware of the layers of history, texture, and beauty that a piece may possess. It comes to life. You're drawn into the complexities of fabric, touch, color combinations and the discord that lives within the harmony. As you touch its texture, with fingers or toes, you can feel a rug's history—its intention of creation. It pulls you. As I’ve learned, when you purchase your rug, you may find it an emotional experience.
After years of friendship and sharing our obsessions with each other, it's time to share them with you. If you’re unfamiliar, I would like to introduce you to Christiane Millinger and her rich expertise and knowing eye for beauty and history. Here is our procured collection of incredible handmade rugs from Christiane Millinger.