TRUE RUG STORIES: Removing Wine Stains

April 14th, 2014

The setting: An upscale dinner party. The cast: Two couples. There is lively banter back and forth. Delicious gourmet food consumed. The fine wine flowed. As the four friends toasted each other, the husband of the guest couple was reminded of a funny wine-related story. “Not that funny,” added his wife as she nudged him. [...]


Area Rugs Pads – What is the Best Rug Pad for Your Area Rugs?

April 8th, 2014

First of all, if you own an area rug, you must have a rug pad. If you don’t, you’re increasing the risk of slipping and falling. This, however, is not the only reason an area rug requires a reliable and suitable rug pad. It also acts as a cushion that keeps the rug from rubbing [...]


Designing With Area Rugs: Cecile Lozano of Cecile Lozano Interiors, San Francisco, CA

April 4th, 2014

“My niche is what I call ‘fill in’ jobs,” says Cecile Lozano from her Bay Area studio. She says that in this economy very few of her clients start from scratch. “They’ve either purchased new seating or they’ve gotten rid of some pieces that they just didn’t want in the house anymore, but don’t quite [...]


Say Yes To Yazd Rugs

March 14th, 2014

Colors used for rugs in these desert regions are always bright and bold. So even though life is so barren and hostile outside, it can be vibrant and decorative on the inside. Most imported carpets are naturally aged, where the passing of time has reduced the brightness of colors. Some of the most beautiful products [...]


Need A Nepal Rug?

March 4th, 2014

  Nepal rugs are hand-knotted, deep-pile, richly patterned carpets. At one time, they only exhibited folk art with bright flowers as well as dragons in primary colors, and were framed by a distinctive “chain of life” border. Because of the influence from the Western world, these rugs are now created with abstract designs in subdued [...]