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Persian Rugs in the Kitchen

Jessica Allan

Persian Rugs in the Kitchen

Putting a mat in the kitchen by the sink is pretty common, but in the last few years Persian and Oriental rugs have been replacing those generic mats in the kitchen. Every one has a different opinion on whether or not you should have an antique or vintage hand knotted rug in your kitchen. A Persian rug will look great almost anywhere you place it, but here are a few tips for those who dare to decorate the floors in their kitchen with Oriental rugs. 1. Choose wise colors: Don't go with white, or light color schemes if you get too...

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Finding an Oriental Rug to Match Your Style

Jessica Allan

When choosing an Oriental rug for your home, you must first decide if you want a machine made rug or a handmade rug. An authentic handmade Oriental rug is a one of a kind piece, woven by an expert weaver. Much like snowflakes, no two hand knotted Oriental rugs are identical. This is why a handmade Oriental rug adds character to the space it is in. An authentic Oriental rug may have differences in the design from one end to the other. A weaver may add a signature, or a symbol to represent themselves. Perhaps a weaver adds a smaller...

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The Anatomy of an Oriental Rug

Jessica Allan

The Anatomy of an Oriental Rug

One of our most popular articles on the old site was our guide on the components of an Oriental rug. When searching for a rug the vocabulary can get confusing. I have outlined a variety of terms you can expect to come across when researching Oriental rugs. Field: The field is the solid space surrounding the medallion or design. It is usually the main color of the rug. The color of the field above is red for example. Medallion: A medallion is one of the most common designs found in Oriental rugs. It usually takes a diamond shape set in...

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New Website, New Rugs and More Updates

Jessica Allan

New Website, New Rugs and More Updates

We are excited to announce the arrival of our new and improved website! Mike has been hard at work designing while I have been adding our rugs and rug guides. If you have any questions or feedback please reach out to us > This past year has been full of changes, most importantly the birth of our beautiful baby boy, Travis! We have been out and about all summer finding great antique and vintage Oriental rugs for you with our new little helper. Here are a couple of my personal favorites:   A vintage Nichols Chinese rug I was dying to keep....

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