TRUE RUG STORIES: Walk Of Shame

TRUE RUG STORIES: Walk Of Shame Eve looked down and screamed. Mike came running into the room to see what his wife was so upset about. With one hand over her mouth, all she could do was point with the other at their expensive area rug – or rather, lack there of — that they…

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Five Tips For Buying An Antique Oriental Rug

Five Tips For Buying An Antique Oriental Rug Before we can clean your valuable rug, you need to purchase one. With so many choices, the phrase “buyer beware” was never more relevant. If you have a penchant for Oriental rugs, then you of course want it to go with the accompanying décor, but also view…

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How To Clean A Silk Qum Rug?

How To Clean A Silk Qum Rug? Natural silk rugs are woven with silk that is cultivated and spun from silk worms. The synthetic silks are mostly made out of viscose or mercerized cotton. An authentic natural silk rug from Persia, Turkey or The Orient can be tested and verified by rug professionals. Any silk…

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INTERIOR DESIGN SPOTLIGHT: Alix G. Perrachon, founder of Alix Unlimited, and author of “The Decorative Carpet–Fine Handmade Rugs in Contemporary Interiors,” Larchmont, New York

RR: What is Alix Unlimited? AP: It’s a customized decorative rug shopping service. My clientele is the trade, aka interior designers. RR: But, you originally began your career as a journalist.   AP: I have had two paths into the rug world: the writing and editing, and the consulting. I was in publishing and always…

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