Amy Kent is a British designer, and owner of Amy Kent Bespoke Rugs, a handmade rug company, selling ethically crafted rugs made in India & Nepal. Over the last 10 years Amy’s developed a range of designs that are both classic and contemporary, suiting traditional and modern interiors alike.
We had the opportunity to learn a little bit more about Amy through a short interview, as well as visit her online store, and instagram account which is full of beautiful photography, sharing the handcrafted process - which is something we love to see.
Hayche: What inspired you to be a designer?
AK: I was inspired to be a Rug Designer through not being able to find what I was looking for when I was an interior designer myself. I wanted to make stunning high end bespoke rugs of exceptional quality that didn't cost the earth. I also kept getting design ideas in my head and seeing shapes everywhere that I thought could work as rug patterns.
Hayche: If they were to make a toy action figure of you, what would your accessory be?
AK: A magic carpet.
Hayche: To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life within the design world has taken?
AK: Very much so. I created the company myself and have tried my best to make it work through where I wanted to live (the countryside) and bringing up children. In that respect I have been able to tone it up or down depending on where I am in my life. It's a great world to be able to dip in and out of.
Hayche: What would be your dream interior project?
AK: Where I was given a totally free rein to design each rug in an already decorated house so that they were the completing piece of each room.
Hayche: What’s something you know you do differently than most people?
AK: I like to think I really listen to my client and also give a very one on one hands on service so that each project is unique .I have been known to drive 500 miles in one day visiting clients and showing them rugs in situ to help them make the right choice .......
Hayche: If you could go back in time and speak to your adolescent self, what advice would you give them about the design world?
AK: Be brave enough to go with your heart as opposed to being a sheep and succumbing to following the majority and trend.