Inspiration for Lex's designs come from different sources. "I like to use images from other forms of art that are perhaps less traditional as hooked rug images. For instance...the Pomona rug was inspired by a pre-Raphaelite tapestry, and the rug I’m working on right now was inspired by still-life paintings of food as well as a Roman Mosaic. The apple rug was inspired by my friend Cassie, who loves apples and who took me to the Tunbridge World’s Fair."
Lex uses high quality linen and wool in her rug designs in the hopes of creating a piece to last many lifetimes. One of her favorite rugs in her parents' home is from the 1800s, and she says "it’s still beautiful." She's happy to create custom rugs, as she believes they are "a unique way to commemorate a favorite pet, a beloved house, or a moment in someone’s life."
Below: Bad Apple Rug, Pomona Rug, Swallow Rug
To read the story behind each of these rugs, be sure to visit Lex's etsy shop HERE
"Food" Rug in progress (Lex hand-draws each image with a sharpie!)
Tools used to create Lex's rugs
Special thanks to Lex for allowing me to feature her and her beautiful rugs in the Discover This series.