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Plaids, florals, stripes — a good Oriental rug can stand up to almost any other pattern. These tips can help you master the effect.

Article provided by: Lisa Frederick

Early in my writing career, I interviewed a designer who had used variations of the same color in her home for 20 years. When I asked if she’d ever thought about getting rid of everything and starting the palette over from scratch, she gave me a long look and said, “You don’t just throw out your Oriental rug.”

Point taken. If you’re lucky enough to have an authentic Oriental, you want to hang onto that baby until it’s time to hand it down to the grandkids. So when a pal asked me the other day how to make other patterns work with an Oriental floor covering, I sensed an ideabook in the making.

No matter what its color, scale, origin or pattern is, a good-quality Oriental rug never goes out of style, and it works with just about any design scheme. But there are a few secrets to showcasing it at its best.

 

1. Keep patterns in the same color family. You can’t go wrong with visual echoes, as this living space testifies, and this strategy is an effective way to fold a series of patterns into a pleasing package. Layers of blue tie a busy Oriental rug together with patterned pillows and a grid of artwork.

 

2. Celebrate the art of the clash. This homeowner didn’t even try to pretend to match the pink throw pillow to the rug beneath, and the result displays an irresistible swagger. The key is not to include too many mismatched patterns — if you go overboard, you’ll create a sense of chaos rather than confidence.

3. Dilute the effect with neutrals. Two separate Orientals, plus a global-print blanket tossed over the headboard, are separated by generous swaths of white wall paint and hardwood flooring to keep them from overwhelming each other.

 

4. Keep the setting monochromatic. The walls, sofas, draperies, pillows and flooring in this space all have a similar orange cast that allows the rug to take center stage. Although there’s a hint of pattern in the textiles, it remains in the background.

5. Combine classics. Timeless patterns — plaids, zebra, paisley — mingle in this masculine sitting area, underpinned by the lush Oriental carpet. Like a Chanel suit and a pair of spectator pumps, classic motifs and pieces will always work well together.

6. Repeat rug colors in the furniture. The rich reds and blues in this Oriental rug are carried out in the blue sofa and red Chinese-style chest. Despite the other patterns thrown into the mix, the overall effect remains unified.

7. Pay attention to scale. A medium-scale pattern on this rug contrasts with a much smaller one on the chair upholstery and a larger one on the draperies. Varying the scale provides an ebb-and-flow energy that brings the room to life and ensures that its patterns don’t compete.

8. Add a little whimsy. A cheeky rooster print on the armchair in this space nods to the cottage-meets-traditional setting. It’s unself-conscious and completely at ease, and that helps the patterns get along.

Article by: Lisa Frederick, Houzz Contributor. Fresh out of journalism school, I fell into decorating media and immediately discovered a new passion. An Atlanta native, I spent several years as an editor for Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles magazine before making the leap to national publications and websites such as Houzz, Better Homes and Gardens and Southern Accents. I live in Birmingham, Alabama, with my husband and son, who’ve gotten used to coming home and finding the furniture rearranged. When I’m not dragging case goods across the floor, I enjoy good food and wine, college football, music of all kinds, and traveling.

For over thirty years Esmaili Rugs and Antiques, Inc. has offered clients an unsurpassed selection of exquisite, handmade Oriental rugs from around the world. With such a large selection of vintage and antique rugs, we pride ourselves in being one of the leading importers of fine rugs in the Dallas and Fort Worth Metroplex. We are constantly filling our showroom with new rug shipments. Currently, we stock over 4,500 rugs. Whether you are looking for antique rugs, vintage rugs, new rugs, carpet and stair runners or tapestries, you can be assured that you will find it here. We are one of Dallas’ “hidden treasures” and you will definitely want to check it out! 
 
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This carpet represents #wisdom for #eternity
Wait, there is more - male energy vs female energy. 

Take your home to a bold new level by trying out this Moroccan with its unexpected, but surprisingly wonderful, color palette. The Moroccan weavers, mostly women, incorporate design elements from their personal experience into the rugs designs. The symbols are usually references to events and aspects of their daily life such as beliefs, birth, fertility, nature, femininity, life and spirituality. Some believed that the rugs could even ward off evil spirits. While the patterns may seem whimsical and random – they are very significant to the rug weaver’s life. In this particular Moroccan, the blue and yellow hues complement each other and allow the brown to create balance without contrast. Together, these colors look sophisticated and a bit retro. In Berber culture, blue symbolizes wisdom and yellow represents eternity. Animated with invigorating triangles and secondary protection symbols, this vintage Moroccan rug offers many meanings that are represented through its geometric shapes. Triangles are known to represent the past, present, and future or spirit, mind and body. The orientation of triangles are important too. A triangle that points upward represents a strong foundation or stability, as it is rooted to the ground through a solid base. Triangles that point-up also symbolize male energy, and fire and air are masculine elements. The downward pointing triangle represents female energy, and water and earth are feminine elements.  Measures: 04'04" x 06'10". Available online at 1stdibs or visit our showroom at 1500 Hi Line, Ste A in the Dallas Design District.

 

 

View our rug collection on One Kings Lane
View our rug collection on 1stdibs

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 Vintage and Antique Oushak Rugs

Oushak rugs have the magical ability to make a space feel modern and historical at the same time. The art of Oushak rugs developed over hundreds of years in the villages of western Turkey. Usak, Turkey – one of the larger towns in Western Anatolia, which was a major center of rug production from the early days of the Ottoman Empire. Today the antique patterns of Oushaks are being copied in Afghanistan and India but these replicas lack the luxurious texture of real Oushak rugs because they are not made with the authentic Turkish knot nor do they have the lustrous hand spun wool pile that is a hallmark of real Oushak rugs. The most desirable colors are coral, gold, blue, green and gray. Oushak rugs with allover patterns and soft, tonal colors are particularly desirable because they make a room feel modern and classical at the same time.

 















 

For over thirty years Esmaili Rugs and Antiques, Inc. has offered clients an unsurpassed selection of exquisite, handmade Oriental rugs from around the world. With such a large selection of vintage and antique rugs, we pride ourselves in being one of the leading importers of fine rugs in the Dallas and Fort Worth Metroplex. We are constantly filling our showroom with new rug shipments. Currently, we stock over 4,500 rugs. Whether you are looking for antique rugs, vintage rugs, new rugs, carpet and stair runners or tapestries, you can be assured that you will find it here. We are one of Dallas’ “hidden treasures” and you will definitely want to check it out! 
 
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Oriental Rugs | Rug Cleaning | Rug Restoration | Appraisals | Rug Consignment 
 
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Esmaili Rugs and Antiques, Inc. meets American Craftsman in the Dallas M Streets!

Interior Designer, Nancy Ellis, incorporated two transitional Heriz oriental rugs from Esmaili Rugs and Antiques into this mid century modern home in Dallas, TX. With distinctive large-scale motifs and an expansive palette of warm colors, Heriz rugs are highly favored by designers and savvy homeowners. In constant, increasing demand, the antique Heriz rugs have become scarce and risen significantly in value. In home design, Heriz carpets are beloved for their versatility. The overall geometry design complements modern furnishings.

Photo credit: Bella Vita Custom Homes
Interior Designer: Nancy Ellis

Texas' leading luxury custom home builder, Bella Vita Custom Homes, is thrilled to unveil its newest American craftsman residence located in the Dallas M Streets on 5424 Willis Avenue! At 4,148 square feet, this classic American craftsman is offered for $849,000! Call 214.750.8482 to schedule a private tour and visit www.livingbellavita.com for more information.

For over thirty years Esmaili Rugs and Antiques, Inc. has offered clients an unsurpassed selection of exquisite, handmade Oriental rugs from around the world. With such a large selection of vintage and antique rugs, we pride ourselves in being one of the leading importers of fine rugs in the Dallas and Fort Worth Metroplex. We are constantly filling our showroom with new rug shipments. Currently, we stock over 4,500 rugs. Whether you are looking for antique rugs, vintage rugs, new rugs, carpet and stair runners or tapestries, you can be assured that you will find it here. We are one of Dallas’ “hidden treasures” and you will definitely want to check it out! 
 
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Oriental Rugs | Rug Cleaning | Rug Restoration | Appraisals | Rug Consignment 
 
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Many of our customers ask, “Can I own a nice rug if I have pets?” The answer is, “Yes!” Cats and dogs love rugs and carpets. Pets LOVE natural fibers. It isn’t that your pets don’t understand the cost of your handmade wool rug—it’s that pets are naturally drawn to the smell of wool. Pets really love the smell of wool and it activates our furry friends’ natural instinct to roll on them ensuring that their scent is left as well. Just as you love the feel of wool under your feet – these pictures of pets thank you for this wonderful experience as well.

We like how rugs make everything a bit more comfortable, warmer and nicer. It’s especially nice for pets who are compelled to just collapse impulsively despite several cozy (and desolate) pet beds nearby.
Check out these pets loving on their owner’s rugs.


Meet Hugo the Frenchie, Michelle Nussbaumer's assistant: Tallulah the Great Dane and Scout (below).

Distressed Rugs Collection Esmaili Rugs in Dallas
Sometimes we have visitors who insist on helping with the rug selection; their opinions matter!

 

dog on persian rug?
PHOTO BY: Jeff Herr | Terracotta Design Build, Vidal Living Room.

David A. Land/Vern Yip via AP
Interior Designer: David A. Land-Vern Yip via AP

 

 A few fun photos from Pinterest!


Super Fluffy Attack Photo by ©stealthscope

Cat on Rug from Pinterest
Pinterest Long Hair Cat on Rug Photo


Esmaili Rugs & Antiques also offers pick-up & delivery providing rug cleaning & restoration services. Call us at (214) 651-RUGS (7847) or email us at info@esmailirugs.com to schedule your appointment.

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Berlin really liked the rug. PHOTO BY: Dog Shaming

For over thirty years Esmaili Rugs and Antiques, Inc. has offered clients an unsurpassed selection of exquisite, handmade Oriental rugs from around the world. With such a large selection of vintage and antique rugs, we pride ourselves in being one of the leading importers of fine rugs in the Dallas and Fort Worth Metroplex. We are constantly filling our showroom with new rug shipments. Currently, we stock over 4,500 rugs. Whether you are looking for antique rugs, vintage rugs, new rugs, carpet and stair runners or tapestries, you can be assured that you will find it here. We are one of Dallas’ “hidden treasures” and you will definitely want to check it out!

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Moroccan Rugs & Carpets

 

Where the Weather is Cold and the Rugs are Warm

The tradition of rug and carpet weaving in Morocco is just about as old as it is anywhere else in the world due in large part to the distinctive climate of the region. Moroccan carpets may be very thick with a heavy pile which is beneficial for the windswept elevations and snow capped Atlas Mountains or the rugs are flat woven and light making them appropriate for the brutal heat of the Sahara desert. The tribe’s nomadic way of life influenced the size as the looms and carpets had to be portable, meaning the carpets were mostly less than seven feet. The rugs were produced exclusively for personal use. The ancient tribal motifs and designs seen in Moroccan rugs have been passed down from generations of rug weavers. The Moroccan rug weavings are both a narrative art form and a necessity. Each Moroccan carpet tells a tale and carries the rug weaver’s wish to protect the human spirit from negative energy and shield the human body from the elements. Moroccan rugs are usually made completely of wool with an off-white background and geometric designs made from natural brown or dyed black wool. However, Moroccan carpets are also known for their popping hues and tribal designs ranging from structured geometric shapes to a more free-form, expressive pattern. 

In the 1930’s Le Corbusier, Alvar Alto, Charles and Ray Eames started incorporating the plush, soft Moroccan rugs into interior spaces as a counterbalance to their sleekly designed leather and chrome furniture. Part of the attraction to the modernists was the primitivism in the carpets, unlike the traditional Oriental rugs. The mid to late twentieth century has brought about a renewed appreciation for mid-century modernism as well as parts of sixties and seventies style and color. The boldness and warmth of oranges and saffron yellows in the High Atlas rugs or the monochromatic colors of Beni Ouarain rugs with their thick pile reminiscent of sixties shag, are being used in modern and contemporary interiors. Vintage and antique Moroccan rugs are fairly popular today for their decorative flexibility and affordability as compared to other styles of antique rugs. 

Visit our Beni Ouarain Moroccan Rug Collection on 1stdibs.

 
For over thirty years Esmaili Rugs and Antiques, Inc. has offered clients an unsurpassed selection of exquisite, handmade Oriental rugs from around the world. With such a large selection of vintage and antique rugs, we pride ourselves in being one of the leading importers of fine rugs in the Dallas and Fort Worth Metroplex. We are constantly filling our showroom with new rug shipments. Currently, we stock over 4,500 rugs. Whether you are looking for antique rugs, vintage rugs, new rugs, carpet and stair runners or tapestries, you can be assured that you will find it here. We are one of Dallas’ “hidden treasures” and you will definitely want to check it out! 
 
Services Provided
Oriental Rugs | Rug Cleaning | Rug Restoration | Appraisals | Rug Consignment 
 
Ask us about our Referral Program for Interior Designers and Trade Professionals
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You just can’t keep the kids off a Moroccan rug. They are like moths to a flame. This little one enjoys rolling around on the rug like so! Are you thinking that a white, cream or ivory rug in a nursery is not the best move? It's ok! The wool on these thick and luscious pile rugs is extremely stain resistant and 'accidents' can be washed and then dried out in the sun.

 

The Moroccan rug is having its moment in the spotlight as there are plenty to choose from. The amazing thing about these sumptuous rugs is they are so versatile due to their simplistic and almost abstract design. They look amazing in almost any style of home from Retro to Traditional to Modern. Are you thinking that a white, cream or ivory rug in a nursery is not the best move? It's ok! The wool on these thick and luscious pile rugs is extremely stain resistant and 'accidents' can be washed and then dried out in the sun. Check out our Idea Book on Houzz or just view these adorable pictures below! 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Nov 10 2014

Ikats are one of the oldest known pattern textiles in the world. European travelers and trade brought the Ikat pattern west and they’ve had a unique influence in the design world ever since. Ikat rugs add a touch of the exotic to interiors both modern contemporary and traditional.