Rug Stain & Fiber Protection

March 20th, 2015

Rug Stain & Fiber Protection Our homes, designed to fit our lifestyles and personal tastes, are our sanctuaries. Considering the substantial amount of time and money that goes toward home decor, it’s necessary to protect our assets, such as valuable area rugs. Because let’s face it, spills and stains happen for many reasons: children playing, […]

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How to Prevent Mold, Mildew and Dry Rot Damage in Area Rugs

March 11th, 2015

How to Prevent Mold, Mildew and Dry Rot Damage in Area Rugs Mold, mildew and dry rot are all fungi at various stages of manifestation. Typically, when we hear the term “dry rot,” we think of wood. It can occur in rugs though as well, and refers to the deterioration of the cotton, wool or silk […]

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Five Facts You Must Know When Cleaning Your Oriental Rugs

March 6th, 2015

Five Facts You Must Know When Cleaning Your Oriental Rugs   How does dirt damage your area rugs? Dirt is as abrasive as sandpaper. Every time you walk on your rug, you grind dirt deeper into its wool or delicate silk fibers. It is as though you have thousands of tiny razor blades cutting the […]

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INTERIOR DESIGN SPOTLIGHT: Karen Houghton, Karen Houghton Interiors, Nyack, New York

March 3rd, 2015

INTERIOR DESIGN SPOTLIGHT: Karen Houghton, Karen Houghton Interiors, Nyack, New York   “A room must be right for its time, its place, and for the people who live in it,” says Karen Houghton, who has been providing clients with sophisticated interior design solutions to suit their homes and lives since 1986. Karen and her KHI […]

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Rugs As Wall Art

February 26th, 2015

Rugs As Wall Art Valuable rugs as wall art are as common as hanging paintings and works of art. It’s preferable to hang a lighter rug because a heavy carpet can become strained over time and lose its shape. Antiques are more suited for hanging and will last longer than if placed on the floor, […]

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