Ann Neumann Featured Designer at “Room From the Rug Up” Design Event
by Staff ◊ Apr 06, 2012
Ann Neumann, a Hamden resident, was one of the distinguished interior designers selected to display a vignette in the “Room From the Rug Up” design event at Dover Rug & Home – offering the largest selection of fine floor coverings and window treatments in New England.
The “Room From the Rug Up” Design event, sponsored by Boston HOME magazine, challenged International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) interior design members from the New England Chapter to design a “room” with the rug as a focal point and inspiration. Dover Rug & Home selected five rugs and corresponding rooms for designers to create vignettes. These vignettes were showcased in the brand new Dover Rug & Home showroom at 721 Worcester Street (Route 9) in Natick.
Ms. Neumann’s vignette was “The Study,” with a design concept evoking a feeling of traveling to old world destinations of Morocco or Singapore. The focal point was the hand knotted rug made in India that inspired the impression of faraway exotic travel and it pulled in a warm color palette that lends an inviting feeling.
A passion for design and interior styling, Ms. Neumann has studied at The New England School of Art and Design, as well as The Boston Architectural College in their Residential Interiors program. She is a member of the IFDA and, in addition to her interior design studies, is a graduate from Bryant University.
The IFDA, founded in 1947, is a worldwide professional alliance of leaders representing residential and commercial furnishings and design. Members are executives from companies engaged in the design, production, distribution, promotion, communication, or education in the furnishings and design and/or related industries.
The recipient of the “Best of Boston Home 2011” award, Dover Rug & Home, opened its 30,000 square-foot showroom in early 2012, offering both homeowners and design professionals an exceptional and easier to navigate home shopping experience. Rugs and accessories are segmented by specific category, price, and style. There are also “design stations” with state-of-the-art technology giving customers the chance to be creative and customize rugs and carpets – all at affordable prices. An on-premise warehouse of carpets guarantees installation within 24 hours from the time of purchase. To round out the “Dover” experience, Dover Rug & Home also launched a squash-fitness club as part of their new location. As a long-time supporter of international Squash, the Dover Squash & Fitness professional regulation facility is an additional 5,000 square feet adjacent to the new building to help inspire a healthy lifestyle.
Photo: Ann Neumann