Excitement is building as Karastan prepares to unveil the limited edition Mystic Garden area rug to the West Coast at this upcoming market, held at Las Vegas’s New World Market Center. While Mystic Garden first made its debut to the world in early July in Atlanta, anticipation for this week’s reveal remains just as high, with buyers flocking to Las Vegas to secure one of the 75 limited edition designs. A collector’s item since creation, the Mystic Garden design will be sealed in the Karastan vault once all 75 rugs have sold.
Tracy Pruitt, Karastan’s Vice President of Design, credited nature as the inspiration behind the legendary limited edition’s design. “It’s stylized, but you can still make out what it is. The delicate draping branches are so elegant, along with the cypress trees and delicate flowers. They create a garden-like feel,” explained Pruitt.
While Mystic Garden’s inspiration may have been born in nature, its natural, organic appearance also imparts distinctive Persian traits. “I love that about it,” said Pruitt. “There is a real return to the appreciation for Persian traditional patterns, which have been the foundation of Karastan since its inception. Our goal has always been to create current, relevant, heirloom-quality rugs that are representative of traditional heirloom rugs,” he stated.
Upping the ante even more, the rug’s debut made history as the first-ever use of silk in an Axminster rug. “The sparkle and shine of the silk gives the rug a mystical quality,” said Pruitt. “The neutral color palette is inspired by nature with its sage and evergreen hues, then the sapphire and amber tones punch it up. It’s neutral and dramatic at the same time, which is something that will speak to today’s decorators and consumers,” stated Pruitt.
The Mystic Garden area rug will be revealed to West Coast buyers Sunday evening, August 2, 2015, in the Karastan showroom of the New World Market Center.