Staircase runners add color and texture plus an extra layer of protection to your stairs.
Each part of the home is as important as the other.
Attending different purposes, each space in the home must be given adequate
consideration when it comes to design and development. However, we often
overlook some hidden spaces, assuming the style must be more present in areas
such as... Read More
Laos Mountain Temple (Image by igormattio from Pixabay)
Laos has one of the most diverse cultures in Southeast Asia which is a product of landlocked geography, colonization and decades of conflict with neighboring regions. But despite all these struggles and challenges, the country continues to thrive thanks largely to a booming tourism industry that promotes Laos weaving and textiles.
Laos Women... Read More
Handmade wool and silk rugs are organic and eco-friendly. (Photo by Lonely Planet on Unsplash)
Modern-day parenthood can be a minefield when it comes to figuring out what’s safe for your child and what’s not. This is why many couples who are having babies for the first time are willing to spend extra for eco-friendly nursery rooms. They want to... Read More
The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem was founded based on the Bezalel School art movement that started in Palestine. (Photo by Sander Crombach on Unsplash )
Jewish-made rugs have existed for centuries but were never recognized in the industry as having an identity of their own like carpets made in the Middle East or Africa. Conflict and persecution have... Read More
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Aside from color and design, the type of raw material used will help tell you what kind of area rug you’re looking at. These factors are essential to know and remember if you want to get the most out of owning an authentic one-of-a-kind hand-woven Persian carpet.
Why Rug Material Matters
The term ‘Persian rug’ is no... Read More
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Handwoven rugs made from organic materials such as wool and silk are known to last for ages. In fact, it’s the biggest selling point of Persian and Oriental carpets – they increase in value over time as antique heirloom pieces. But this notion of being ‘indestructible’ has misled many rug owners into thinking these type of... Read More
Burren Way, Clare, Ireland (Photo by Leighton Smith on Unsplash)
If you like handmade rugs, you probably know there are many places on Earth where they’re made and not just in the Middle East. There are several carpet designs that would give Persian rugs a run for its money and one illustrious contender is the Irish-made Donegal rug.
How Donegal Rugs... Read More
The city of Agra has become synonymous with India’s top tourist attraction, the Taj Mahal. Unknown to many, it was also one of the centers of Mughal carpet production, which is one of the finest rugs ever produced. (Photo by Fahrul Azmi on Unsplash)
Like most carpet producing countries in history, India’s rug weaving industry was heavily influenced by Persian... Read More
The first French-made rugs were designed after works of art by painters who were inspired by the beauty of their surroundings. (Photo by Sascha Sturm on Unsplash)
Persian rugs became so popular in the West in the 17th century that King Henry IV of France had to intervene with the buying frenzy of his noblemen before they made the... Read More
The historic neighborhood is no longer just a hub of upscale designer-only showrooms. It’s transformed into a place for people who love the vibe of modern living and eclectic mix of products from all over the world. (Photo taken from Dallas Design District website)
The Design District of Dallas has evolved from being an industrial zone to a vibrant ‘live-play-work’... Read More