Chandler’s New Trout Design: A Classic Rug Motif Is Re-Invigorated

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One of Chandler 4 Corners classic designs, "Trout" has been updated for a fresh new look across all rug sizes and a newly designed, Amish-made hickory bench. Learn how a great design can get even better with an experienced design eye revamp her own work.

New 5' Round Redesigned Wool Trout Rug

The new design features a more sophisticated border treatment and punchier colors in the trout.

It is a fabulous refinement of a design that we have carried for 10 years. The new Trout bench is even gussied up with a leather accent strip around the border.

Chandler 4 Corners is known and respected for its classic motifs in hooked wool designed by Laura Megroz. The home accent company specializes in heart-warming themes, among them dogs, snowmen, and many lodge-related images like moose, bear, boating and fishing. This year, Chandler’s took one of its best beloved designs and reworked it. This led people to ask, "Why would a company fix something that’s not broken?"

The Trout design is on 4 sizes of rugs, three heights of stools, and 2 lengths of benches. Laura Megroz said that when she began to design a new, round rug of the Trout design, she felt inspired to make it a bit fresher and brighter, removing one of the brown borders and replacing the entire edge with five stripes of complementary colors: enclosing all is a rich black border; a moss green sits inside that; the subtle, original brown that carries the fly fishing fly designs within it; then a bold red stripe; and ultimately a rich mustard yellow. Each element is thin and adds just the right amount of punch to this rug that has, in the middle, colorful trout swimming on a field of black.

“When I saw what Laura had come up with for the round version of the Trout design, I loved it!” said Henry Chandler, the company president. “We renamed it River Fish and carried the changes through the entire line of trout rugs. It is a fabulous refinement of a design that we have carried for 10 years. The new 4' wide Trout bench is even gussied up with a leather accent strip around the border,” said company president Henry Chandler.

The Riverfish series of hand-hooked wool accents is available at fine retailers around the country and at The new, round River Fish rug is 5’ in diameter, and is suitable for a foyer, a study, and a bedroom, or to accent a special area in a living room.

Chandler 4 Corners has been offering pure wool hand-hooked pillows, rugs and household accents since 1995. Recently the company's offerings have expanded to include knit pillows and flatweave rugs. Based in Manchester Center, VT, Chandler 4 Corners products are available through fine retail shops, leading catalogs, and its website. Chandler 4 Corners hand-hooked products are designed by Laura Megroz, whose nostalgic motifs recall a simpler, more carefree, happy time. For more information, visit online.

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