- An impressive selection of extraordinary carpet designs assembled in one volume- Showcases 200 superb examples of carpet designs from the late 19th century to the present day- An inspiring resource for the DIY home decorator, collectors, and the professional designerWhen does a carpet transcend the category of interior accessory to become art? This well-illustrated book features 200 carpets found in behind-the scenes tours of amazing homes around the world. In thematic chapters, it covers the main international trends, from Ethnic to Art Deco and from Contemporary to Artsy. These dressed-up living spaces provide inspiration for anyone fascinated by stylish living, creative interior design and the myriad possibilities for home decor. In addition, the author provides helpful information on the provenance of materials, quality of design, composition and workmanship possibilities for home decor. It's a fascinating glimpse into the homes of people with a good taste. Carpets is comprehensive and more relevant than ever.