The Nuances of Nourison Rugs

Nourison Industries is the world leader in producing and importing knotted rugs and power loom carpets. Made from 100% pure New Zealand wool, these rugs have a dense pile and a plush smooth finish. We culled some beautiful examples from such premier sources as Traditional Home, Houzz.com and Architectural Digest (video) to give you an…

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You Can Bet On Tibetan Rugs

Tibetan rug making is an ancient, traditional craft. These rugs are customarily made from Tibetan highland sheep’s wool, called changpel, and their purposes range from flooring to wall hangings to horse saddles, though the most common use is as seating carpets. To get a peek into decorating with a Tibetan tableau, we turned to Houzz.com.   This richly patterned…

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Riding High With Saddlebag Rugs

Saddlebag Rug Designs & Cleaning These knotted pile, flat woven rugs served as cushions for those riding horses, donkeys and camels in Asia Minor, Central Asia, North Africa, the Caucasian Mountains and the Western Hemisphere. Like the cavalry, Houzz.com rode in to save the day with examples of how saddlebag rugs can make a room…

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Showing Off Soumak Rugs

  Soumak rugs, made by a method of brocading handmade flat-woven rugs, is one of the oldest known rug making techniques. Colored yarns form a pattern at slight angles creating a herringbone effect. Loose ends of the pattern yarns are allowed to hang free at the back of the rug, providing padding. Houzz.com showed us some of…

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Do You Bamboo?

A bamboo silk rug can add a touch of organic and practical elegance to any space.   We turned to Houzz.com to get the lowdown on how you can include bamboo rugs in your living areas:   A bamboo rug painted with a Moroccan design anchors this inspired Asian garden theme. This bamboo silk rug atop an oversized Sisal…

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Contemporary Rug Designs to Count On

Count On Contemporary Style A Nesta rug from Design Within Reach is right at home in this geometric abode that looks out onto a desert landscape. Photo by Francesco Bolis A geometrically patterned rug by Karpeta anchors pieces by acclaimed Italian designers Ludovica+Roberto Palomba for Zanotta, including three Pianoalto sofas and a scattering of indoor-outdoor Ninfea…

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