Modern Mats

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Modern Mats are hand painted floor coverings made by Christopher Paul. We just got an email from him, letting us know that their 2007 collection of designs are up on their website. They are preparing for showing at the Atlanta market, which is coming up next week.

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We've yet to see these in person, and are curious about the finish and flatness of the mat. We like the super-crisp, super-flat look that they have in the photos and would hope that it is representative of how they look/work once at home.

The antithesis of a shaggy area rug, these would be really nice in a sunroom, children's play area or perhaps a home office, somewhere that could stand up to the vibrant colors and bold geometrics on display and where you wouldn't miss the cushy texture of a more traditional carpet.

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Janel Laban is the Executive Editor of Apartment Therapy and has been working here, at the dreamiest of dream jobs, since March 2006.