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This designer wanted a sophisticated collection of rugs for a spacious Manhattan co-op.  She chose a two-height, New Zealand wool and natural silk multi-colored helix design to establish a welcoming entrance.  Then rug designer Barbara Barran created an abstract design of neutral tones plus touches of red for the living room.  The adjacent dining area picks up the same tones for the small geometric pattern, and a border with a golden silk helix ties these three rugs together.

Greys with touches of violet and gold color the elegant, high-low New Zealand wool and natural silk rug in the master bedroom.  For a change of pace, Barbara used a hand-tufted rug, rather than a hand-knotted one, for the son’s room.  The pattern is a blow up of an upholstery fabric, but the colors tie this rug to the rest of the collection.  Finally, for the guest room, Barbara used neutrals with touches of coral and gold to create a warm, inviting atmosphere for this room.


The picture shows the strike-offs (samples) that Barbara ordered to show to the designer.  It takes 2-3 weeks to get strike-offs.  If something needs to be changed, Barbara will have a new strike-off made at no additional cost.  Custom rugs normally take from 6-8 weeks for completion after strike-off approval; in this case, the clients were in a rush, so for a 15% up charge (used to hire an additional team of weavers), these rugs will be made in 4 weeks, plus one week for shipping from Nepal.  This shows our “Quick Ship” program in action!

Please stop by our showroom for a personal rug consultation, or make an appointment with Barbara.  We look forward to meeting you.