What You Should Know About…Kaleen Rugs

This Thanksgiving weekend, our customers enjoy a 20% discount on all Kaleen rugs, in addition to our already low prices. Being family-owned and vertically-integrated might seem like buzz terms used to add style and hype to a brand’s image, but Kaleen places special meaning behind those words. From sourcing the fiber to dyeing the yarn, to designing and weaving the rugs to selling the finished product, the family in charge of Kaleen Rugs is involved in every step, eliminating process inefficiencies to lower manufacturing costs. That kind of meticulous quality control results in a high-quality product Rug & Home is able to offer our customers at a great value.

 

Kaleen Rugs specializes exclusively in hand-tufted rugs, consistently pushing the boundaries of fashion with their modern designs. With simple, clean, fresh designs, it’s hard to deny Kaleen their position as the best in the hand-tufted world.

 

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

Nomad NOMO6 Red

Nomad: Hand-tufted, flat-woven construction gives these geo-prints and tribal designs a global, well-traveled feel. 5′ x 8′ – $339

Matira MAT02-17 Blue

Matira: Inspired by the secluded beaches of Bora Bora, these indoor-outdoor rugs will brighten any room! 5′ x 7’6″ – $269

Casablanca CAS04 Ivory

Casablanca: Trendy Moroccan designs featured in hand-tufted wool. 5′ x 8′ – $339

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Bimini: These hand-tufted polypropylene indoor-outdoor rugs provide a simple look with a soft hand. 5′ x 8′ – $219

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

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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Making Changes with Karastan

When you think of Karastan, you may envision the colorful, traditional style rugs that they have been known for, for nearly 90 years. Karastan unveiled a fresh line of new designs, custom dyes, and shag style rugs at the Atlanta Market this January and we are proud to be supporting National Karastan Month here at Rug & Home. I’m here to tell you that these new arrivals are not your grandma’s rugs! Moroccan inspired  designs, lush family room shags… Karastan has opened up to a whole new market of rug buyers and we are thrilled for the opportunity to bring you the change.

Karastan takes pride in the easy clean up and longevity of wear. Have you heard of the “Wonder Rug”? In the midst of a Great Depression, Karastan introduced a 12×15 rug to the 1933-34 Chicago World’s Fair. Here they invited 5 million people to trample this rug and they did it again 5 years later to total 13 million people gracing this tree of life pattern with muddy footprints, and many stories. The words: “If this rug could only talk,” come to mind here. Look at this amazing before & after clean up depiction. If you are as intrigued as I am, read more about the story here. I promise it won’t disappoint. 


Hard to believe a rug can retain such radiant luster after 80 years! I think this is a beautiful depiction of quality you can expect of this manufacturer. Karastan strives to match the quality and craftsmanship of its counterpart – the handwoven one-of-a-kind treasures we sell here every day. Down to the fringe and bright colors that mimic its more costly cousin, you would likely be fooled unless not a trained rug connoisseur. 


Did you know that by purchasing Karastan you are supporting domestic jobs? Karastan is a North Carolina-based company bringing local jobs and revenue back into our home state. You can feel good about your purchase both aesthetically and domestically. No pun intended. 

Karastan uses renewable ingredients such as wool and “renewably sourced polymers” committing themselves to the environmentalism bandwagon. The science behind the making of handwoven rugs produces a positive footprint on the environment with longevity reducing energy consumption. To break it down – much like wool hand-knotted’s, these rugs can be passed down or sold off once your family has tired of the look. The endurance of a Karastan rug insures less filling of the landfill and happy homeowners all around. 

 

By: Samantha Palacio

The Allergy Dilemma


If you suffer from allergies, you may have been drawn to hardwood floors for their ease at cleaning dust mites and dander. Carpet, though entirely cleanable, is still known to trap dust and dirt that even the most expensive of vacuums can’t remove completely. The problem with hardwoods is that they are not energy-efficient and are just plain cold at certain times of the year. Warmth is still attainable with these 4 tips for selecting a rug when allergies are a consideration:


1. Assess your needs. Where is the rug going? There are several different rug materials and each can function in some areas better than others. Wool, for instance, is very durable and works well in high-trafficked areas. It also happens to be a material that some are allergic too, however. If you have a wool-allergen, you would be advised to avoid tufted rugs as they tend to shed and the wool fibers may cause irritation for the allergy-sufferer. 


2. Are you allergic to natural grasses? Natural fiber rugs such as jute and sisal are popular for their neutral tones and clean, minimalist look. If tolerable, these make a great alternative in living spaces and under foot in the bedroom.


3. Maintenance. Proper care of your rugs ensure longevity and keep your home fresh. Be sure to roll your rugs periodically and clean the surfaces beneath them. Particles that may become lodged beneath the rug can cause damage to the backing over time. A good pad will not only adhere the rug to the floor but not mark your floors and protect them from the daily use the rug is getting. Proper cleaning will also rid the rug and surrounding floors from any dust and germs that may be irritating. 


4. Machine made rugs may be the answer. If you are allergic to wool or natural fibers, a machine-made rug may be best. Machine made rugs are easy to clean, do not shed their content, and are made from synthetic fibers. Due to the synthetic nature these rugs are also known to be made with vibrant colors that will retain their color over time. 


Do not feel discouraged if you are one of the one in five* persons that suffer from allergies. Though we may have to do a little extra dusting here or there (face masks may or may not be donned), there are still many beautiful options out there to dress our floors with! 


Written By: Samantha Palacio

* Statistic from WebMD: http://www.webmd.com/allergies/allergy-statistics

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!