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Textures Atelier

Textures Atelier is a design Atelier specializing in custom designed luxurious hand crafted rugs. We collaborate with architects, designers and clients to create personalized unique rugs in any palette, pattern and dimension utilizing a wide range of innovative fine materials. Textures Atelier also partners with Diurne Rugs in Paris, France bringing the expertise and artistry of Diurne Rugs to the discerning American client.

Textures Atelier also provides interior design services where we work with clients to provide a truly unique personal style. We specialize in combining old world craftsmanship with innovative and inventive modern design. We create environments and products with imagination, beauty and vision. Textures Atelier collaborates with an array of modern artists and artisans creating and discovering global treasures from around the world.

We are committed to supporting the communities where our products are made. Textures Atelier is a member of Good Weave, an organization committed to ending child labor globally in the rug industry.

Paula Lajaunie Viscogliosi is the founder and creative director of Textures Atelier.

Textures Atelier donates 10 percent of proceeds to selected charities of the clients choice with each project.

About Paula Lajaunie Viscogliosi

Paula has over 25 years experience in the design world. She opened her first design gallery in Soho in 1992 specializing in handwoven custom rugs.

She partnered with designers and architects and Diurne Rugs and their projects were widely published. She founded Textures Design Boutique in 2003 on the Upper East Side of Manhattan specializing in handwoven rugs, Interior Design and sourcing hand crafted unique objects from around the world.

Paula subsequently focused on the historic restoration of the Cheney mansions in CT. Paula directs events and retreats at the Philip Cheney Mansion on the Great Lawn in Connecticut. She has been a philanthropic leader in the CT area founding creative arts organizations and an entrepreneurship center. Paula is also actively involved with philanthropic organizations in New York City and the Hamptons .