Published at Sunday, May 13th 2018, 19:07:28 PM. area rugs. By Rainor Becker.
STEPHEN SHADLEY. I love to mix vintage rugs (Orientals right up through Navajos) with custom carpets designed specifically for texture and color. Blending them throughout a period or modern home updates the old and anchors the new.
ROBERT COUTURIER. I look for authenticity, as well as age in antique rug. I own about 15 of them ranging from 200 year old to a 1940 Bessarabian one. I also try to make sure they have their original colors which is quite hard since so many of them have been restored in an appalling fashion.
SALLY SIRKIN LEWIS. lity and appropriateness for the interior. As to size, I think it important that if there is furniture on the rug the furniture should not sit partially on the rug and partially off. $200 - $300/yard.
Carpets also reflect history and culture (one could literally tour the globe and discover it‘s history by looking at carpets). Carpets can be art and should be purchased with one‘s budget in mind and the time line for that particular space.