Happy Friday folks! I am always on the hunt for great bargains and I am a sucker for rugs. I use them in every room in my house (I just did a quick mental check and I really do have at least 1 in every room) as it is my favourite way to add warmth, texture and colour to a space. I am here to share the news that Main Street Oriental Rugs is currently offering closeout prices on their handmade, 100% natural wool Tibetan & Nepalese area rugs. WOOT!!! They also have some new arrivals of hand-knotted, 100% natural wool vintage Persian Heriz rugs. I highly advise you go check them out and score yourself a sweet deal on a new rug. Here are some samples of the Tibetan and Nepalese rugs on super sale right now (I absolutely adore the first one)…
And here are some of the vintage Persian Heriz rugs…
With a storefront in Ellicott City, Maryland, Main Street Oriental Rugs also have an online shop, an Etsy store and you can find them on Twitter and Instagram. They carry over 3,000 rugs – high quality, hand-knotted, 100% wool and/or silk, Persian, Oriental, and contemporary style. And depending on your preference they stock both vintage and new rugs. (They even offer cleaning, repair, and restoration services if you’re in the area). Now to get your creative juices flowing and get you thinking about how fabulous rugs are and where you might need your next new rug, I have some inspirational photos for you.
This post is in partnership with Main Street Oriental Rugs. All opinions are my own.
I want to sit on that sofa, rifle through the cupboards, flick the light switches on and off, pour myself a drink and pat the dog. I want to squish my toes into all the rugs, work in that office, run my fingers across the bathroom stone, take shelter from the midday sun in the cabana and swim in the pool. What I really want is this Hollywood Hills house by Veneer Designs.
Photography by Amy Bartlam
Another Ballroom is a shop located in Copenhagen, that carries a select mix of 20th century handmade and remade furniture, contemporary design and art, alongside with carefully chosen vintage Moroccan rugs all created by a carefully curated group of talented artists and designers. The shops’ items are showcased in the home of the founder, Maj Kornum and photographed by Maria Sattrup. Take note shop owners! This is how you style your products. I want one of everthing!
Perth’s newest boutique hotel, the Alex Hotel, is so cool, so funky, so hipster, so much fun. The interiors by Arent&Pyke are like a breath of fresh air. No stuffy, seen-it-all-before hotel rooms here. No. Young, fresh, fab. I can feel a trip to Western Australia on my horizon if only just to book in for a few days.
I have been searching for the perfect rug to change up my living room with the New Year coming. I had gotten a bit tired of the polished white and modern area rug that had been gracing my floor for the past six years. As a Minnesota resident, I had been struggling to find what I was looking for in terms of a contemporary rug. I wanted a hand knotted rug on a larger scale, as my living space is large. My furniture is inspired by modern Nordic decor and I have white walls. I was hoping for a contemporary rug with cool, blue colors but I was open to different pops of color.
Initially I visited the rug department at Macy’s and Gabbert’s. The stores had some nice pieces but I was not overly impressed with the lack of selection in terms of colorful contemporary rugs, and they did not have the best variety. I had very high and particular expectations of what I wanted and envisioned for my room, but was unable to find exactly what I was looking for. I was recommended by an online forum to check out a Minneapolis luxury hand knotted rugs store called Cyrus Artisan Rugs. I live in Edina, which is a suburb just south of Minneapolis, so it was an easy trip for me to make one Saturday afternoon.
The moment I showed up at Cyrus Rugs, I was both surprised and impressed at the size of the showroom and huge variety within. A lovely woman, Alison, was extremely helpful and provided me with a ton of knowledge regarding different brands and different materials. I explained what I was looking for and she showed me some colorful contemporary rugs in from the Vintage Reserve Collection, including the VC-3 design and the PT-8 design. I really found both rugs to be beautiful, but I ultimately settled on the Cyrus Artisan AK-4 design in the chocolate brown palette.
The rug is hand knotted in India from wool and silk with a stunning floral motif. The orange and gold accents spice up the brown color scheme and add character to the soft rug.
Overall, I am so pleased with my purchase, my new living room look, and I highly recommend Cyrus Artisan Rugs in Minneapolis, MN to my friends all the time. If you are in the market for a high-quality artisan rug, Cyrus Rugs has a truly impressive selection ranging from traditional and contemporary rugs to tribal pieces and transitional carpets.
Here a few of my favorite pieces:
Some other points to note:
– Cyrus Rugs is based out of Minneapolis, MN, but it also has a large online rug store with beautiful, realistic images of its inventory.
– They allow clients to customize a programmed area rug, and give the specialists unique rug specifications to create a representation of your dream design.
– The showroom has a large selection of antique and semi-antique rugs from around the world.
*** This post was written by a guest writer ***