Rug & Home Says Congratulations, McKinney Design!

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The entire Rug & Home organization would like to congratulate McKinney Design on taking home Second Prize in the 2014 Southern Christmas Show’s interior design contest!

 Rug & Home has maintained a close and productive relationship with the Interior Design Society of Charlotte over the JG4years. We often loan members of IDS Charlotte furniture, rugs and accessories directly from our showroom floor, which they can then use to design lovely rooms for industry and charity shows. Ruth McKinney of McKinney Design has placed first or second at every show in which she’s participated – always designed exclusively with pieces from Rug & Home.

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We couldn’t be more proud of Ruth and her latest triumph or more grateful to her for including our products in her beautiful rooms. Congratulations to McKinney Design, and best of luck to Ruth and all other IDS Charlotte members at the 2015 Southern Spring Show!

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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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Favorite Things Friday

1. Century Furniture Tyler Etagere // 2. Uttermost Bronze Figures S/2 // 3. Century Furniture Jones Long Sofa // 4. Momeni Delhi Rug // 5. Black Cubista Stool // 6. BellavueRug

Masculine sophistication brought to you by Rug & Home and featuring Century Furniture. This gorgeous navy sofa was the inspiration for it all. Pair it with bold accessories, popular metallics, and sophisticated art for any study or formal living room space!

Colorspiration: Paprika

HGTV just announced their color of the month – paprika – and we are ecstatic! It is a great pick, reflective of the lower fall temperatures and colors, and of the upcoming holidays and the delicious cooking we will all be engaged in. Here are some of our favorite paprika-colored selections:

Rugs are a great way to bring in this spiced color in any room of your choosing. The easy, yet vibrant color will lend itself to a family room, dining room, kitchen, media room, or game room. The hue can be more soothing with a striation or ombre effect or can add a real punch of color in rugs that showcase a more saturated version of the paprika hue. Checkout some of our design consultants top paprika rug picks:

Paprika Rugs

Clockwise from top left: Momeni Desert Gabbeh DG01 Paprika Rug, Jaipur Rugs Opus OP10 Tree of Life Pumpkin Rug, Momeni Metro MT12 Paprika Rug, Trans-Ocean Rugby Stripe Paprika Rug

Pillows and accessories are an easy way to try out this color in small doses. Add a couple of paprika-hued pillows to your neutral sofa to introduce this fall color scheme into your space. Or add several accessories – a few candle holders, a pretty vase, some ceramic containers, and a garden stool (which serves a functional purpose as well as extra seating for holiday guests and entertaining!) – to really enliven your interiors with this color palette without feeling like you have to fully financially commit. See our accessory selections below:

Paprika Accessories

Clockwise from top left: Imax Essentials Orange Garden Stool, Imax Essentials Orange Candle Holders – Set of 3, Uttermost Raya Ceramic Containers – Set of 2, Trans-Ocean Liora Manne Windsor Orange Pillow, Imax Essentials Orange Tall Vase

To get pricing for these affordable paprika decorative accessories and rugs, contact us at and let our design consultants help you find ways to bring in this seasonally-relevant paprika color into your home!

Making a House Your Home: Redecorating Tips

If you’ve been in the same place for years, redecorating can do wonders for your psyche and your soul. It’s not just about the change; it’s about making the place more your own. What follows, then, are some simple tips and tricks for making a house into your home.

image from homeplans.com

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Take it one at a time. Don’t feel like you have to remodel or redecorate the entire house to make it your own. If time or money is tight, concentrate on one room at a time.

Change the color scheme. Color has power. Select one color to be the focus in each room and then use highlights and accents in a similar hue to add contrast. Too much color can be distracting.

Eliminate clutter. You may be surprised how much a cleaner space can clear up your attitude. It literally lightens your mental load. While you’re at it, create pathways so you don’t have to worry when moving from room to room. Continue reading

Kannapolis New Arrivals

If you have been into the Kannapolis showroom recently, then you have seen and felt the comfort of our newly arrived Comfort Designs leather sectional.  This sectional, like other models available from this brand, can be customized in a variety of leathers, but we love this piece just the way it is!

Tell us what you think of this room!  We would love to know your opinion!

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