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How to Choose a Persian Rug

Jessica Allan

Decorating with vintage and antique hand-knotted rugs has been increasing in popularity over the last couple of years. Persian rugs have always been timeless, but recently worn and older rugs have also been used for rustic and other decorating themes. If you are just settling in to begin your search for the perfect Persian rug for your space there are several things you need to consider. How to choose a Persian Rug: 1. Determine the condition you are looking for. Are you looking for an antique or vintage piece in perfect condition? Those types of pieces are rare and therefore...

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Exciting Additions & Fresh Finds

Jessica Allan

Exciting Additions & Fresh Finds

After the destruction of my hard drive I had quite a back log of work to get done. This resulted in a build up of a bunch of beautiful rugs that I am finally listing this week! Some of these rugs are almost 100 years old and feature absolutely stunning color schemes with blues I go crazy for. Without further adeiu, here are some of the hand knotted rugs that have hit the shop this week: This sweetly worn beauty is a knock-out. With a complementary soft orange and blue color scheme this Serabend will look great with both antique...

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October Rugs & Deals

Jessica Allan

Many new rugs have hit the shop this month. As always you can get a first look at new arrivals before they are posted online via our Instagram Feed! Our 15% off sale has been extended to this Friday, October 26. To receive the discount use the following code at checkout: CINNAMON (because who doesn't love a cinnamon stick in their warm apple cider?) The beautiful 4' 1 x 5' 5 Orange Afshar rug pictured above is well preserved. Floral motifs with sharp accent colors make this rug stand out among the crowd. This rug is one of my favorites...

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Are Persian Rugs Good Investments?

Jessica Allan

By now, everyone has heard of the Persian vase carpet which sold at a Sotheby's auction in New York for $34 million a few years ago. Once in a while an antique Oriental rug will come on the market and a bidding war will ensue. To someone who is inexperienced in the rug trade, this may look like the perfect way to make some fast money.   Sadly, the likelihood of stumbling on a million dollar rug (sometimes literally) at a flea market for $5 is next to impossible. There are so many factors to consider when investing in a handmade Oriental rug...

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What to Look for When Buying Your First Oriental Rug

Jessica Allan

Purchasing your first Oriental rug is a big deal. You want to be wary of dealers trying to take advantage of you, and watch out for bad deals. Recommendations from friends or acquaintances and online reviews are a great first step to finding a reputable dealer. Once you find a rug you like, there are a few items you want to look for including dry rot, moths, stains, and other damage. Cracks from dry rot are common in older Sarouk rugs and other antique carpets. Dry rot can occur from a variety of reasons, most commonly due to exposure to water that...

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