Aanchal Agarwal Gupta Gives Class on Rugs and their Role in History

Aanchalteaches 11112014On November 11, Rug & Home Director of Strategy Aanchal Agarwal Gupta led a Continuing Educational Unit (CEU) for the Interior Design Society of Charlotte on recognizing rug quality and using rugs to accent different rooms. An expert in rugs in her own right, Aanchal gave her exclusive audience a condensed history of the decorative floor covers. Covering roughly four thousand years, the historical portion of the afternoon ranged from the first hand-woven rugs created by the Mongolian empire (c. 2000 BCE) to the recent (2011-2012 CE) trend of Sari Silk rugs; these latter are upcycled by weaving wool together with the silken threads of unused saris.20141111_152948

Afterwards, attendees participated in networking while being treated to snacks and soda. Later, ISD-Charlotte held its monthly meeting right here at Rug & Home!IDS spread 11112014

Keep your eyes peeled for future events like this one, and in the meantime, why not drop by for a friendly visit with the rug experts here at Rug & Home? Those experts include our helpful and friendly staff, who will be thrilled to help you choose the rug, furniture and other home furnishings that you need to design and arrange your perfect room.

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Top 10 Gifts: Under $100

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The Holidays are here and the pressure is on! Fortunately for you, Rug & Home doesn’t require a pop-up tent and a long line to take advantage of some fantastic deals. We’ve compiled a list of almost everyone on your Christmas list and given you some thoughtful options that are sure to please even the most difficult ones to shop for. The best part? Everything is under $100!

1)      For the Hostess, you are sure to please with the Loloi Charlotte that we’ve chosen in a 2.3×3.9 for just $69.95.

2)      Your Best Friend will love you forever for this Owls Night rug by TransOcean. A 2×3 size is just $48.97.

3)      For the Teacher we’ve chosen this 3.11′ circle rug from the Kids Life collection by Tayse. On sale now for $77, plus 20% off for our Rug & Home Online Grand Opening Sale!

4)      For the Kids we’ve chosen this rug from the Kids Life collection by Tayse as well. Little ones will love racing their cars around this track! It’s on sale now for just $77, plus 20% off for our Rug & Home Online Grand Opening Sale!

5)     We’ve got lots of sustainable pieces and rustic inspired accessories at Rug & Home. For the Environmentalist we’ve chosen the Carmen Seagrass baskets by Imax. This set of 3 is just $78.40.

6)      For Dad we’ve got lots of unique accessories for the office like this detailed model ship. Just $27.95 to add some charm to his workspace.

7)      Thrill the Outdoorsman  with a welcoming rug for their retreat like this Rizzy Home Country Rug. Just $52 for a 2×3.

8)     We all know that gal who loves to entertain. Here at Rug & Home, we specialize in those pieces that make your house a home for all who love to gather. Give the Wine Connoisseur a warm welcome with this Cheers rug from TransOcean. Just $48.97 for a 2×3.

9)      You may not know what to buy for that picky teenager, but chances are they will love lounging on this lavish Faux Sheepskin rug! Just $59.95 for a 2×4.

10)   The Artist will love this fun pop of abstract, Metal Ring Décor by Moe’s Home. We’ve got lots of artwork to be appreciated by any style: transitionalcontemporaryeclectic, and everything in between! This piece is just $43.75.

These are only a few of the great finds we’re carrying at Rug & Home for this holiday season. Visit us online or at one of our three convenient locations.

*Please note that some of these items are available in store only

Written By: Samantha Palacio