What You Should Know About…KAS Rugs

This year for Thanksgiving weekend, Rug & Home is offering deep discounts on rugs by five different name brands as part of our Black Friday through Cyber Monday sales. We don’t feel it’s enough to simply tell you the name of the brand and the discount associated with it. Rug & Home believes that the centerpiece of any beautiful room is a carefully-considered, well-chosen rug. For that reason, we’ve created a new series of blogs to help you get to know the rugs on sale this Holiday weekend. Today’s entry tells you what you should know about KAS Rugs.

This Thanksgiving weekend, our customers enjoy a 15% discount on all KAS rugs, in addition to our already low prices. Without a doubt, KAS Rugs is one of our most trusted partners. Our buying team has known and done business with our fellow family-owned, multigenerational company for 30 years. Known for their position as spearheads of rug design innovation, KAS’ unique constructions raise the bar when it comes to what it’s possible to accomplish in rug design. Their investigations and willingness to take risks allow them to remain at the forefront of fashion while providing rugs at an affordable price.

Rug & Home’s buying team loves KAS because they are a fashion-forward company. By anticipating the design and color trends in interior design, KAS Rugs can bring the latest trends to market year in and year out. This means that Rug & Home can provide you with KAS rugs to match the latest fashion in home décor on demand and as it happens.

Every rug collection is personally curated by the Rug & Home buying team. Here are some of our favorites:

KAS Syriana

Syriana: These soft and traditional designs in 100% New Zealand wool are hand-tufted in India. 5′ x 8′ – $360

KAS Bali

Bali: Specially-dyed and densely-woven polyacrylics in richly colored, highly textural designs. 5′ x 8′ – $282

KAS Cambridge

Cambridge – Classical and traditional Persian designs at a price you’ll love. 5’3″ x 7’7″ – $180

Catalina - Peacock Feathers

Catalina: Large-scale florals and other bold designs decorate these hand-tufted, high-sheen wool rugs. 5′ x 8′ – $558

What You Should Know About…Momeni Rugs

This year for Thanksgiving weekend, Rug & Home is offering deep discounts on rugs by five different name brands as part of our Black Friday through Cyber Monday sales. We don’t feel it’s enough to simply tell you the name of the brand and the discount associated with it. Rug & Home believes that the centerpiece of any beautiful room is a carefully-considered, well-chosen rug. For that reason, we’ve created a new series of blogs to help you get to know the rugs on sale this Holiday weekend. Today’s entry tells you what you should know about Momeni Rugs.

This Thanksgiving weekend, our customers enjoy a 20% discount on all Momeni rugs, in addition to our already low prices. Our buying team relies on the unique talents of this third-generation, family-run business to source the best rugs from around the world. The Momeni team’s keen eye is always scouting for the highest quality in hand-knotted rugs – Kazaks, Peshawars, and Afghanis, to name a few – allowing us to provide them to you at a great value without sacrificing quality.

The unique quality of Momeni Rugs’ pieces extend to their groundbreaking children’s rug designs. Momeni’s children’s rug designer knows how to see home décor through the eyes of a child, treating the young to amusing scenes, geometric patterns and their favorite images – from sports to fantasy. The result is their Lil Mo collection – and your child’s comfort and enjoyment.

Every rug collection is personally curated by the Rug & Home buying team. Here are some of our personal favorites:

Lil Mo Whimsy

Lil Mo: These kid-friendly rugs feature designs ranging from classical to quirky. Your child will absolutely love these pieces! 5′ x 7′ -$299

Momeni New Wave

New Wave: One of Momeni’s longest-running collections, these hand-tufted wool rugs are timeless. 5’3″ x 8′ – $599

Momeni Geo

Geo: These casual, hand-hooked rugs are the perfect accent for any modern room.    5′ x 7′ – $279

Momeni Baja

Baja: Simple, graphic patterns and lively color palettes are the signature of these indoor-outdoor rugs. 5’3″ x 7’6″ – $149

Momeni Delhi

Delhi: Master craftsmen hand-carve and hand-tuft these simple and elegant 100% wool rugs. 5′ x 8′ – $299

Momeni Bliss

Bliss: Bold transitional and soft contemporary patterns distinguish these hand-tufted Chinese rugs. 5′ x 7’6″ – $279

What You Should Know About…Orian Rugs

This year for Thanksgiving weekend, Rug & Home is offering deep discounts on rugs by five different name brands as part of our Black Friday through Cyber Monday sales. We don’t feel it’s enough to simply tell you the name of the brand and the discount associated with it. Rug & Home believes that the centerpiece of any beautiful room is a carefully considered, well-chosen rug. For that reason, we’ve created a new series of blogs to help you get to know the rugs on sale this Holiday weekend. Today’s entry tells you what you should know about Orian Rugs.

This Thanksgiving weekend, our customers enjoy a 10% discount on all Orian rugs, in addition to our already low prices. With their fashion-forward, modern takes on rugs from Persian classics to their ultra-plush shags, Rug & Home’s buying team absolutely believes that Orian Rugs is a pioneer in the field of rug design and construction. Because all of their products are 100% U.S.-made, Orian is able to develop these new types of rugs at prices that are palatable to our customers.

Orian Rugs is a local business which began operations at its Anderson, SC facility three decades ago. Community involvement, quick delivery and detailed quality control allow Rug & Home to bring you affordable styles in a timely fashion.

Every rug collection is personally curated by the Rug & Home buying team. Here are some of our personal favorites:

Utopia: Cutting-edge technology gives this collection the look and feel of a Flokati for a fraction of the cost! 5'3" x 7'6" - $192.50

Utopia: Cutting-edge technology gives this collection the look and feel of a Flokati for a fraction of the cost! 5’3″ x 7’6″ – $192.50

Orian Veranda

Veranda: Combine the benefits of outdoor functionality with the flair of contemporary fashions. 5’2″ x 7’6″ – $155

Orian Four Seasons

Four Seasons: Combine the versatility and functionality of outdoor rug construction with indoor fashions ranging from Oriental to modern. 5’2″ x 7’6″ – $155

Orian Wild Weave Dusk to Dawn

Wild Weave: These luxuriously plush shag rugs boast creative color combinations and inventive style. 5’3″ x 7’6″ – $312.50

What You Should Know About…Nourison Industries

This year for Thanksgiving weekend, Rug & Home is offering deep discounts on rugs by five different name brands as part of our Black Friday through Cyber Monday sales. We don’t feel it’s enough to simply tell you the name of the brand and the discount associated with it. Rug & Home believes that the centerpiece of any beautiful room is a carefully-considered, well-chosen rug. For that reason, we’ve created a new series of blogs to help you get to know the rugs on sale this Holiday weekend. Today’s entry tells you what you should know about Nourison Industries.

This Thanksgiving weekend, our online customers enjoy a 20% discount on all Nourison Industries rugs, in addition to our already low prices. Nourison is a family-owned, multi-generational rug manufacturing company which has done business with the owners and buying team of Rug & Home for more than 30 years. A leading innovator in elegant rug design and construction, Nourison has mastered the art of creating luxurious and sophisticated rugs of all designs and constructions. Thanks to our close vendor-retailer relationship with them, Rug & Home is able to bring our customers the high quality of Nourison Industries at a tremendous value to the buyer.

In recent years, Nourison has aligned itself with such internationally-recognized brands as Calvin Klein, Kathy Ireland Home and Barclay Butera, affording them the opportunity to coordinate their rugs with the fabrics, accessories and whole home décor that these brands are famous for.

Every rug collection is personally curated by the Rug & Home buying team. Here are some of our personal favorites:

Nourison Fantasy

Fantasy: Bold floral designs in hand-hooked construction. (5′ x 7’6″ – $242)

KI Palisades: From the Kathy Ireland Home brand of products, designed to make

KI Palisades: From the Kathy Ireland Home brand of products, designed to make home decor easier for busy moms! 5’3″ x 7’5″ – $259

Nourison Home & Garden

Home & Garden: Outdoor rugs that look just as fantastic indoors. Sophisticated floral designs at a tremendous value. 5’3″ x 7’5″ – $121

Nourison 2000

Nourison 2000: This signature collection includes modern interpretations of classic Persian designs. Crafted in wool and silk with hand-tufted construction, they are the ultimate in quality, luxury and craftsmanship. 5’6″ x 8’6″ – $1199

Graphic Illusions: High-low loop-pile construction with touchable, textural appeal. 5'3" x 7'5" - $242

Graphic Illusions: High-low loop-pile construction with touchable, textural appeal. 5’3″ x 7’5″ – $242

Waverly Sun N' Shade

Waverly Sun N’ Shade: Waverly is one of the most recognized brand names in home furnishings, and represents accessible style. 5’3″ x 7’2″ – $132

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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Trend Alert: Lattice Prints

Enliven the doldrums of a boring interior by criss-crossing your space with this stylish pattern!

Enliven the doldrums of a boring interior by criss-crossing your space with this stylish pattern!

Well, really lattice prints aren’t anything new. In fact, their timeless designs featuring repeating chain links or criss-crossing patterns. What is new, however, in these bold geometrics is the use of modern color ways reflecting today’s home fashions. Lattice designs come in colors such as apple green, china blue, coral, soft neutrals, and other colors that fit into interiors right now.

Coral colored bee-hive like lattice design

Coral colored bee-hive like lattice design

Soft neutral taupe-gray, Morrocan-inspired lattice design

Soft neutral taupe-gray, Morrocan-inspired lattice design

Not only do these prints have longevity and staying power – they are also extremely versatile! They can pair well with patterns ranging from florals to polka dots.


Plus, they’re subtle enough to blend into a more traditional room, but can also hold their own in a modern space.

Lattice print emboldens a modern style room Source: Drapery Street

Lattice print emboldens a modern style room
Source: Drapery Street

You can easily incorporate this trend into your own home by bringing in a couple of pillows with a lattice or trellis design.

Chain-link lattice design pillow

Chain-link lattice design pillow

A modern chain-link rug can also reflect this trend on your floors and can still easily be mixed with other patterns in the furniture or drapes.

Bring this lattice trend on to your floors!

Bring this lattice trend on to your floors!

Accessories are a great way to test the waters with this trend and, since they are not as big of a commitment to this bold pattern, you can afford to take more risks with the size and colors of the lattice design!

Go bold with lattice designs in accessories!

Go bold with lattice designs in accessories!

Rug & Home has a wide array of products available that feature that lattice design trend, ranging from tone-on-tone subtle to bright and bold! Our knowledgeable design consultants can help show you how to bring this look in and coordinate it with other patterns for a look that’s uniquely yours. Come visit any of our three convenient locations and let us help you create a great space using this modern classic design!

The Beauty and Style of Flat-Woven Rugs

Use flat woven rugs in a variety of ways.

Flat-woven rugs are popular, durable, affordable, and colorful … and a must-have for many rug collectors. While they seem to belong to another era, flat-woven rugs are in fact undergoing a revival. Young, upwardly mobile couples to retirees have fallen for the soothing, natural environment these rugs offer.

Typically made from wool, cotton, or jute, flat-woven rugs don’t show traffic patterns like other rugs. They are so thin they work well in a hallway by the door. Since this ancient flooring technique has no pile, you can shuffle across flat-weaves for years with little wear. Furthermore, they are often reversible, so you get twice the life out of them. And they’re so affordable. You can get a 3×5-foot flat-woven rug for as low as $89 and a large 10×13 for around $2,000.

Many flat-weaves contain native patterns that can accentuate a Southwestern or mountain theme. You’ll likely find a variety of colors hand-woven into the rugs, ranging from orange and red to warm chocolate-brown and yellow. Hand-woven flat rugs are nothing if not warm.

Flat-weaves are ideal for a casual or rustic setting in a family room or office.  However, the emergence of contemporary and transitional patterns lends these rugs to work

Contemporary patterns in flat woven rugs have further increased their popularity.

well in any room and with any decor. They work marvelously in a dining room since they’ll last for years, even with the chairs constantly moving back and forth. You can also hang them on the wall, drape them over a chair or sofa, or wrap them around a pillow.

You can find flat-woven rugs in many sizes and styles. The most popular types are kilim, sumac, and dhurrie:

  • Kilim rugs have been made since at least 1000 BC. Long admired for their practical applications as much as for their beauty, kilim rugs are created by tightly interweaving strands of wool. The ends of the strands create fringe, which are knotted to prevent pulling. You’ll find kilims in plain, single-color patterns as well as brightly ornamental designs filled with symbols and ancient characters. The word kilim originated in Turkey, but the flat-weaving process is also practiced in the Balkans, Afghanistan, Iran, Central Asia, and China.
  • Sumac rugs were first made in the Turkish town of Shemakja. These flat-woven wool rugs tend toward geometric designs with tribal overtones. The woven embroidery appears on both sides, making these rugs reversible. Europeans have long valued Sumacs for their durability in high-traffic areas and for their designs that fit any kind of decor, from traditional to rustic to contemporary. Sumac rugs tend to be the heaviest of the flat-weaves, yet they remain reasonably priced.
  • Dhurrie rugs are usually made of versatile, durable cotton. They have been the rug of choice for many centuries in India. Because they are so thin and flexible, various sized dhurries are used for everything from coasters under vases to floor coverings popular in mediation rooms. Dhurries commonly have traditional touches of oriental and contemporary designs, making them ideal for a wide range of casual decors.

Many people consider the different types of these rugs incidental, preferring instead to focus on the patterns and colors. For collectors, however, dhurrie, sumac, and kilim rugs fill special places in the home and are considered sacrosanct.

All the flat-weaves are light; they fold easily for storage and travel. While we suggest professional cleaning, you can immerse these all-natural rugs in water if you wish to clean them yourself. Vacuuming and spot cleaning are usually all the rugs need to maintain their beauty and last a long time.