Claire Gaudion wool rugs

A new rug can transform a room and Claire Gaudion's designs are perfect if you're after subtle earth colours in contemporary designs

UK rug and fabric designer Claire Gaudion specialises in contemporary designs for modern homes that prefer calm and restraint to look-at-me flamboyance. Her colourways range from blues to pastels and her work is influenced by the landscape of Guernsey, where she grew up. Pictured above: Lihou rug, hand-knotted in India using New Zealand wool, is named after the most westerly of the Channel Islands. This rug has 60,000 knots per m2. 180x120cm rug £970.