Rugs and Textiles by Emma Gardner Design, LLC
Emma Gardner Design, LLC

Emma Gardner Design, LLC

Petaluma, CA, United States

"Whether designing subtle, understated pieces or bold and dramatic ones, I bring passion to all my creative endeavors and work unstintingly to make sure clients feel happy every time they see one of our rugs in their home."
Award-winning designer Emma Gardner, principal at Emma Gardner Design, has been creating striking and vibrant rugs for consumers, interior designers and architects since 2002. After a successful career as an editor and illustrator, she has applied her celebrated sense of color and composition to creating original rugs that are available through showrooms in throughout North American and in Dubai and direct to interior designers.
Having appeared in leading design and fashion magazines like Elle Décor, House Beautiful, Interior Design, Better Homes & Gardens, Traditional Home, Elle, Glamour, Dwell, Luxe Magazine, House Beautiful & Cover and received Interior Design magazine’s Best of Year, IIDEX/Neocon Innovation and Neocon Gold Awards, her work adorns some of the best hotels and finest homes in the world as well as premier healthcare facilities, including the Mayo Clinic.

Emma specializes in working collaboratively with designers, architects and clients, dedicating herself to the process and bringing all her energy and creativity to everyone.

What is your favorite material to work with?

"We work exclusively with Himalayan wool and Chinese silk. Hand-carded, hand-dyed and -spun, these materials and knotting methods never get old; no matter how modern or transitional the design, the fibers embody their beautiful, light-reflecting & complex selves. Not only that, both are durable, easy to care for and live with, and are sustainable."
-- Emma Gardner Design, LLC

What do you want people to do or feel when they encounter your creations?

"When people see one of my rugs for the first time, I want them to feel happy. Whether the rug is understated or bold, I want them to connect with the color and form, for it to feel deeply right."
-- Emma Gardner Design, LLC

What motivates and inspires you?

"I love the PIcasso quote, "Inspiration does exist, but it has to find you working." It's so generous and universal, removing the 'magic' from good work and instead emphasizing exploration and effort."
-- Emma Gardner Design, LLC

What makes a space special?

"A space is special when the elements in it produce a recognizable sense of balance, when a guiding passion shines through."
-- Emma Gardner Design, LLC

What’s unique about your work?

"What makes us unique is the collaborative way we work with designers and clients. The goal is to strike the perfect balance between my own creative spark and approach, and the clients' needs, to ensure that they can both work with and find joy in the end result."
-- Emma Gardner Design, LLC

How do your pieces come to life? Tell us one interesting thing about your creative process?

"Rugs start as 2-dimensional art and only come fully to life when they are woven. No matter how good you get at guessing how they’ll turn out, there is always a wonderful surprise when you actually see them."
-- Emma Gardner Design, LLC
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