After Matisse Rug

The After Matisse colourful area rug draws its inspiration from Henri Matisse’s iconic paper cutouts.Hand woven by artisan weavers, this bright and playful area rug has a special sculptural quality.

Size Dimensions Price
Dimensions in: Metres Feet
USD Price
1 × 1.2 m (3'3" x 3'11")
1.4 × 1.7 m (4'7" x 5'7")
1.8 × 2.2 m (5'11" x 7'3")
2 × 2.45 m (6'7" x 8')
2.45 × 3 m (8' x 9'10")
3 × 3.6 m (9'10" x 11'10")
3.6 × 4.2 m (11'10" x 13'9")
4.2 × 4.8 m (13'9" x 15'9")
Visualise this rug in your room

Product description

The After Matisse colourful area rug draws its inspiration from Henri Matisse’s iconic paper cutouts. Hand woven by artisan weavers, this bright and playful area rug has a special sculptural quality.

Sonya created the After Matisse rug from a collage of overlapping squares of colours. The 25 100% wool colours replicate the effect of transparent colours mixing together. The cut-out squares are combined to create a single area rug combining shades of blue, green, turquoise, yellow, orange, pink and purple. The effect of translucency can be seen in the aqua, turquoise, violet, rose and rust brown shades that emerge.

View the matching set of After Matisse multicoloured throw pillows

Details and design

This colourful area rug has been created by weaving variable pile heights, which combined with hand carving, results in a luxurious sculptured texture.

Composition and care

The After Matisse rug is hand tufted in pure New Zealand wool by GoodWeave artisan weavers. Handmade and hard wearing, this is a washable designer rug which can also be displayed as a wall hanging.

Read more about caring for your rug

What if I want a different size?

For the majority of our collection we can make custom sizes. The calculator on the right will help you. If you require further information please contact us on +44 (0)20 3283 8776 (London time) or by email

What if I want a different color?

Some of our rugs can be made in bespoke colours to fit your space. Please do contact us to let us know about room and requirements. Any quotations provided for custom colours or custom rugs are valid for 30 days. For help with ordering, availability or advice, please do not hesitate to contact us on +44 (0)20 3283 8776 (London time) or by email


We deliver worldwide, to most international destinations via door-to-door trackable services. We endeavour to ship all orders by the quickest available way.

Deliveries to UK addresses are made within 3 working days and to international addresses within 5-7 working days for stock items. You are also welcome to collect your order from our North West London showroom – simply select the ‘Collect from Showroom’ option during checkout.

If the items are in production/transit from our weavers your shipping time is indicated when the item is added to the cart and before you purchase.

If the items are made to order from the sizes shown on our website they will be shipped to you in 12-14 weeks approximately after confirming your order.

Once your order is shipped we will provide you with a tracking number to follow your order’s journey.


You can pay securely online with credit or debit card (Visa or Master Card) via Worldpay. Your credit card details will not be saved.

You can also select payment via direct bank to bank transfer at checkout. Once your order has been placed, we will email you our bank details to make a transfer.

Another option is to place your order and make card payment over the phone or in person at our showroom.

Rug Care

We recommend vacuuming at least three times per week to remove any natural shedding. In addition, we recommend specialist cleaning at least once a year. To find out more about caring for your rug please download our care sheet.


We want you to be fully and absolutely happy with your purchase! If for some reason you are not, you can return it to us within 14 days of receipt for a full refund or exchange (excluding the delivery and return cost). You will be issued with a refund within 14 days of receipt of the items at our showroom in pristine condition.

We have a few simple return conditions. Please:

  • Ensure your purchase has not been used and is in original condition.
  • Email us within 7 days of receipt of your order that you wish to return the item(s) to
  • Keep the original packaging and repackage the rug in the same manner it was delivered out to you. If you no longer have the packaging, email us and we will suggest alternative packaging. If you need information on how to pack the rug for a return please contact us and we will provide you packing information to avoid damage in transit.

We do not accept returns on rugs made specifically to your requirements, known as Custom rugs, or rugs ordered to fulfil your order known as Made to Order Rugs.


Please find a selection of answers to commonly asked questions by clicking this link

I could not be happier with the way this rug suits the room – and the hills outside! I think the visualization service is brilliant! Without it, I may not have been brave enough to go for so much colour.
Many thanks,

Kirstie Wild, Clackmannanshire, Scotland (After Matisse Rug, X Large)

Here is a photo of the rug in our home. It looks so nice!

Kevin B., Virginia, USA (After Matisse Rug, XX Large)

Thank you so much for the absolutely perfect beautiful rug. I am absolutely delighted with it. It is just the final touch to complete our room decoration which has been evolving this past year. Adds the coziness snd softness I was looking for. Many thanks again. Fantastic service!

Gloria Geddis, Antrim, UK (After Matisse, Standard)

We are so pleased! The rug width is perfect and the bigger one would have been too wide, although the length would have been ok. We also have put the chairs a bit closer in. It really brightens up the room.

Val Brandon, UK (After Matisse Rug, Medium & After Matisse Cushions)

This is the rug in my home. It looks really good! Thank you ?

Mercè Miro Porta, Tarragona, Spain (After Matisse, Medium)

The right rug in the right place …Mille Mercis!
Bien à vous,

Claudine Barnabe, Paris, France (After Matisse Rug, Large)

Dear Sonya, The rug has arrived and looks beautiful, thanks so much!

Stefan Steiner, Switzerland (After Matisse Rug, Medium)

Love the rug!  As you said, it is “very uplifting”.
It is now at my Lake Cottage. I have it in one part of what I call a reading room, adjacent to a breakfast nook. The painting on the left of the image is by Pauline Michaels. The similarity in colors with the rug is striking. The pendant is Le Soleil by Foscarini. The chairs, Ghost, are by Philippe Starck. The tulip table is by Eero Saarinen.

David McAllister, Pittsburgh, USA (After Matisse Rug, Medium)

It is a real beautiful piece of art and we are so happy with it!

Best regards

Lydie Diard Fouesneau, Ixelles, Belgium (After Matisse Rug, XXX Large)

I just saw the rug in person and got your note. I just love it all. The rug is so beautiful!
Thank you so much, Shari

Shari Glynn, Florida, USA (After Matisse Rug, Standard)

Good morning (we are just starting our day on this side). Just wanted to let you know I received the rug and I am in love with it. It is so colorful and unique and it brightens me up just looking at it. It really completes the room. Thanks again for everything, the customer service was above any company I have ever worked with and the whole process was so fast that I didn’t even notice you were in a different time zone and an ocean away.
Kind regards,

Jonathan Garcia, San Francisco, USA (After Matisse Rug, Large)

We love the new rugs… the whole family!!

Raf and Jennifer, London, UK (After Matisse Rug, Medium)

I received the cushion today, I cannot wait to add it to the others on my sofa 🙂 I attached a picture of the current “set up” in my living room, I am sure the After Matisse Boudoir will go great with the rest of the Sonya Winner “collection”!

Elena, London, UK (After Matisse Rug, Medium & After Matisse Cushions)

My rug has safely arrived. It is, quite simply, beautiful. Thank you.
Been raining all day and light a bit gloomy but my gorgeous Jellybean rug makes me feel so happy.  As you can see the dog has already found it!
I can’t remember if I sent you a picture of my After Matisse rug which is commented upon all the time. It is in the hall which, when the sun is out and on it first thing in the morning, creates a blaze of light!

Leonie Henderson, Lawford, UK (After Matisse Rug, Medium)

We view this unique rug in magazines. This is just what we were looking for. Ordered on Tuesday and it was delivered Friday. We remodelled our master bathroom and hands down this rug is the center pice that everyone comments about. In simple words, we love it. Thank you for this design and friendly services.

Barbara & Joe Lipsky, Florida, USA (After Matisse Rug, Medium)

Rugs set on their places… We just love them! Especially my two kids who found them “colourful” (my daughter’s favourite colour) and “adorable strange shape” (the words from my son)! As for me: just like I have imagined for that place and I couldn’t find it this two last years! Simply perfect! Thank you for making my house just as comfortable as I could imagine!

Congratulations on the kind of rugs you produce! Absolutely amazing!

Claudia Rodrigues, Porto, Portugal (After Matisse Rug, Medium)

Hi Mary, The rug was delivered today, we’re so excited and absolutely love, love it. I attached a few photos for you to see. We’re still trying different chairs, etc. but we really love it. Thank you again for everything and please thank Sonya for me.

Fran Zynis, Florida, USA (After Matisse Rug, Standard)

The Rug and the Cushions are perfect! Thanks a lot for your professionality. I attached a photo of the room. Best regards and Warm wishes

Riccardo D’Alessandri, Rome, Italy (After Matisse Rug, Standard & After Matisse Cushions)

Talk about service! Our Sonya Winner “After Matisse” New Zealand hand knot wool carpet arrived yesterday in the early afternoon. It was shipped from London on Friday and arrived Monday!!! We couldn’t be more pleased with our choice and plan to order another carpet/runner down the road. What’s interesting about this carpet is the raised finishes which we hadn’t expected but it gives the carpet a more three dimensional look. And the burst of color fits perfectly.

Wally Prawicki, Arizona, USA (After Matisse Rug, Medium)

My husband finally moved into his new office, and I’m so pleased to show it off! This rug is absolutely perfect. We’re so pleased with it!

Maria Hanson, Willmar, Minnesota, USA (After Matisse Rug, Standard)

Gostei muito do tapete e, também da “pontualidade britânica”… não é só para inglês ver… rsrs… Só gostaria de registrar minha surpresa do valor da taxa alfandegária, foi praticamente o valor do tapete!!!!!!!! De toda forma, amamos o tapete e ele ficou lindo na minha sala. Parabéns pela sua criatividade. Congratulations on your creativity!

Sandra Lucia Santos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (After Matisse Rug, Small)

Received the new rug today and thank you so much for your help. Will buy another bigger one soon! I’ve attached a pic of how the new rug looks like in my house. I’m very satisfied with my purchase.

Carey Ang, Singapore (After Matisse Rug, Standard & After Matisse Cushions)

Lucie, Here are some pics of the After Matisse rug in our sun room. We are waiting for the matching cushions to arrive. Enjoying the “art” on the floor every day!

Bruce Holt, Tennessee, USA (After Matisse Rug, Standard)

Dear Sonya and Caroline, I just received my new rug, which fits my living room and library perfectly, as per attached photo. I wish you a Happy New Year and All the Best. Krzysztof Groniowski

P.S.Hope to do some more shopping in your Studio next year.

Krzysztof Groniowski, Warszawa, Poland (After Matisse Rug, Small)

We just received the After Matisse rug which we ordered from you through our Designer Celia Vogel, CV Design Associates. Firstly, let me tell you how thrilled we are with the rug; it more than exceeds our expectations. The colors are luscious, the quality is beautiful, and it does for our living room exactly what we had hoped it would do. Attached are some photos of the rug in situ (phone camera and room still in progress).

Danielle Boker, New York, USA (After Matisse Rug, XXX Large)

WOW Just like your photos, wonderful.

Selina and Simon Russel, Hampshire, UK (After Matisse Rug, X Large)

I am so excited the rug is perfect!!! I am so pleased to have met you, Sonya. I hope to see you again soon! Best regards, Pamela

Pamela Anderson, Milwaukee, USA (After Matisse Rug, Standard)

Thank you so much for you email – and your extremely prompt service!! The rug is now installed in my room and I am absolutely THRILLED with it.

Martin Duncan, London, UK (After Matisse Rug, Standard)

We have been looking for the perfect unique rug for our apartment. My husband is an architect and I am a design consultant. We saw a picture of the rug and knew it was the one! We met Sonya at the AD show in NY. We loved the rug even more when we saw it. We have it home and its perfect. Thanks Sonya! You and the rug are AMAZING!

Phylis & Andrew Seifer, New York, USA (After Matisse Rug, Large)

We bought the After Matisse rug at the 2013 Architectural Digest show in NYC. Attached is a photo of the rug in the Living Room with the pillows we also bought. The space looks great and we love the rug.

Rina, New York, USA (After Matisse Rug, Medium & After Matisse Cushions)

Hi Sonya, The Rug is fantastic!… and so are the cushions. Have a great Christmas and all the best for 2013.

Benjamin Shine, Australia (After Matisse Rug, Custom Size)

Dear Amy, Many thanks for the rug, it arrived safely yesterday and looks fantastic. Most of your rugs are pictured as part of a very contemporary decor, but even in my Victorian cottage the rug and cushions add just the right touch.

Evelyn Russell, Kings Langley, UK (After Matisse Rug, Small & After Matisse Cushions)

Dear Sonya, unbelievably fast, the rug arrived today! It is fun-tastic, a 100 times better than l imagined !! In the words of Woody Allen:’ Love is too weak a word for what I feel – I luuurve it!

Veronika Fürst Ažman, Slovenia (After Matisse Rug, Medium)

I received the rug: it’s gorgeous and so soft! Thank you!

Elise Coleman, Chicago, USA (After Matisse Rug, Standard)