10 Apr
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Tibetan

There is so much to love about the Tibetan people and their culture. Since their culture is a very spiritual one, they are a people with big, helpful hearts. When you meet Tibetans, they go out of their way to help you and do everything in their power to make your visit a comfortable one. […]
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25 Mar
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What to Know When Buying a Rug

There are three types of rugs made today. Knowing the features and benefits of each one will help you make the right decision when choosing a rug. Machine-made – these rugs are made with three types of materials. What they share is that they are all tufted or woven by machine. Polypropylene – the most […]
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27 Jan
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India: Love It or Hate It

India is not a country one about which one can be ambivalent. After a visit to the sub-continent, the average American (who hasn’t travelled the third world or island nations much) returns with one of two extreme opinions. They either love it or they hate it. India is a country full of dichotomies. Extreme wealth […]
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23 Dec
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Top Designs for Rugs of 2015

Everyone wants to know what’s next. Here’s my view from my rug travels. The three basic type of rug styles are traditional, transitional and modern. Traditional Rugs Traditional rugs are the rugs most people think of when they think of Oriental rugs. These styles are timeless and rarely, if ever, change. Some of the patterns […]
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04 Dec
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Change is Hard

I remember an old saying that sums up why people don’t change. Perhaps it will resonate with you; here it is: “People only change when the pain to change is less than the pain to stay the same.” Seems true, doesn’t it? Most people are perfectly happy with the status quo. For me, change has […]
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04 Dec
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Blame The Internet

That’s my answer to any issues with our design trade. The internet has changed the way we do business in ways we never would have imagined. We never worried about being the lowest price in the world on rugs and carpet. People shopped us and designers used us because of our expertise and our excellent […]
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04 Dec
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There And Back From India

Hi everyone! I just returned from India where I attended the Carpet Expo in Varanasi. It’s the best show I have seen in the last 5 years. It seems that everyone stepped up their game and they are definitely more aggressive about business in the US than ever before. I expect the slowdown in Europe […]
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04 Dec
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Bright Future, Bold Choices

Sales are up and the market is leaning in a more contemporary color palate. Below are some of my observations. Things Are Looking Up So far, 2013 has been consistently positive. This is the first time in five to six years that the upturn has remained consistent. Not only have we met goal; we’re actually […]
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04 Dec
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Know What You’re Selling

Know what you are selling, learn all you can. We have the ultimate responsibility to deliver what customers expect, and being honest and knowledgeable is why they trust us. Had I Known You want to see my blood boil; just say those three little words had I known. To put into perspective I handle all […]
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04 Dec
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Welcome

When you’ve done one thing as long as I’ve been in the rug business, and if you’re paying attention, you learn a lot. I’ve wanted a forum to share my expertise and experience for a long time. A blog directed at designers seems like the perfect fit. My passion is rugs. Little did I know […]
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