Rugs: A Deal and other Great ones!
This past weekend included a shopping excursion north of Boston to the Landry & Arcari Annual Rug Sale near Salem where I was lucky enough to find the perfect Persian style rug for a client’s dining room. It is an elegant Haji Jalili design on an ivory background with a center medallion and boarder of pale pink with pops of deep aubergine. 8′ x 10′ hand woven rug that retails for $4,960 was a total steal for……$750! Yes, that’s right $750! Ok, while we know that no one ever pays the retail price on a rug, this is still quite a steal. Cleaning a rug of this quality costs almost $300! Here is a detail snapshot showing the boarder and part of the center medallion (please excuse my poor photography):
Landry & Arcari have showrooms in Boston and Salem or view styles online here.
These are some additional rugs that I am hoping to use in upcoming projects:
The rug company Fort Street Studio was founded by a couple of artists about 20 years ago.
Their collections are all hand woven, 100% silk and like artwork for the floor.
Click here to see more from Fort Street Studio.
One of my go-to sources for rugs is Safavieh in Manhattan.
Abraham at the Broadway location is the best! Go see him.
He is extremely knowledgeable and always patient.
They have many collections as well as an extensive selection of antique rugs.
Here is a taste of what Safavieh has to offer:
Fun translation of a zebra pattern.
And more traditional but understated because of the muted colors and
works well when juxtaposed with contemporary furniture.
Click here for more info on Safavieh.
Dolma is another one of my NY resourecs.
They carry Tibetan rugs that are high quality and well priced.
Unfortuantely, the photos on their site do not do their product justice.
You’ll have to go see for yourself!
Below is a picture of their showroom, click here for more info.
The Rug Company = Fantastic designs!
Their designer collections are attached to some of the most talented
Interior and Fashion designers in the business.
The results are, for the most part, spectacular!
Here is a sample of my top picks:
By one of my design idols, Kelly Wearstler:
Too many to post, check The Rug Company here!
This round-up would not be complete without a mention of Odegard.
The President and Founder began her career as a PeaceCorp volunteer.
Now she heads up this super successful business.
I love it…and the product, though it doesn’t come cheap.
Can’t get images from there site but please check them out here.