Rowley & Hughes

Declan Hughes, MD of Rowley & Hughes, gives us his top tips for flooring in 2012. What are the top floor-covering trends this year? Chunky, textured weaves in naturals and grey, such as the luxurious Togo sisal range. Why are these trends coming to the fore? Customers are looking for more textured carpets. For many years natural-fibre carpets were available in limited weave choices. We have developed and sourced these exciting products to create a chunky, interesting look. Your bestselling product? Our Xtra Heavy Jute range – it’s the softest of the natural fibres, yet still has that chunky look customers favour. How do you keep abreast of international trends? Every year we attend the Domotex Carpeting Fair in Germany to tap into the latest trends. We also attend other tradeshows. What are you particularly looking forward to this year? Launching our new website that will showcase our products. For more information call 021-447-0075 (Cape Town), 083-458-7651 (Johannesburg) or 083-456-5240 (Durban), or visit rowleyandhughes.co.za.   IMAGE: Styling Deirdre Lister, Red Hot Ops Photograph Judd van Rensburg Hair and make-up Renate Willems, Red Hot Ops Chair The Modern Home Company Ladder Weylandts Country Mushroom (Y1-D2-2) paint Plascon