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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Antique Peking oriental carpet from China, circa 1920 by Nazmiyal


Antique Peking Antique Oriental Rugs from China, circa 1920 by Nazmiyal
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Friday, April 27, 2012

Buy Antique & Vintage Rugs To Help Save The Environment

Interior design - Decorating with antiques to save the environment
Eco Friendly Rugs
Eco Friendly Moroccan Rugs
The use of antique and prayer rugs and textiles gives a home owner the opportunity to introduce a flare of sophistication to their personal space. By decorating with antiques, a homebuyer or decorator can rest assure that they are not only adding style and personality to their home, but are also doing their part towards living a greener life. Antiques, especially rare and antique textiles, provide their owner with the quality of yesterday that continues to withstand the daily use of today.

Most decorating items that are manufactured today, are not regulated by laws such as eco-conscious practices. In turn, this leads to a negative impact on our environment and jeopardizes our environment for generations to come. By decorating with antiques, you can rest assure that your rare items are being reused in the most efficient way possible. This decreases our carbon footprint dramatically because new items are not being created in nonregulated factories.

Buyers can not denying the quality that comes with antique oriental rugs and vintage rugs (as an example). Manufacturers were definitely held to a higher standard in the past. This is why rare textiles continue to be very sought after decorating items. By breathing life back into an antique rug, you're able to show off your personality and creativity with a one-of-a-kind item while being confident of its eco-conscious sources.

By purchasing antique textiles, you are able to decrease the need for both the new and raw materials that would otherwise be used to create a new piece. In turn, this also helps to reduce the impact that manufacturing has on our environment and the ozone layer. This direct correlation between manufacturers and the ozone layer stems from unsafe manufacturing which emits harsh and dangerous toxins into our atmosphere. As a buyer of rare and antique pieces, you are doing your part to make sure that this danger is avoided.

Antique items are very beneficial to their collectors because they have already done their offgassing because of their age. This ensures that your collector’s piece will not have any impact on your indoor air quality. New items often admit unknown gases and substances into the air without the buyer's knowledge. This creates an unsafe level of air quality and any home or workplace, which has the potential to negatively affect people as well as pets that share the space.

It is a big misconception that newer items are considered to be better when decorating. The purchase of antique and rare items not only gives you a peace of mind when it comes to leading a healthier eco friendly and greener life, but they also provide a much-needed personality boost to your space. This sophisticated and worldly characteristic is very hard to come by in new items.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Vintage Rugs



The Artistry of Vintage Rugs

Vintage Rugs
Vintage Rugs
I had just moved into my first new place and I had no idea where to start with my interior design. I had a clean slate on which to paint all my creative ideas but I was having a difficult time pulling all my desires together. I wanted a cohesive design, not the confusing mixture of old and new furniture in different finishes and styles that my previous home had consisted of. I thought if I found just one piece that spoke to me, I would have my starting point for my entire decor. When my eyes fell upon a vintage rug on display in the window of an antique rug dealer, it all finally made sense.

For me, the word vintage evokes an entirely different feeling than the word antique. Describing something as vintage makes it sound more eclectic and dated, but in a good way. Using the word antique brings thoughts of something older and perhaps more delicate and classic. Antiques tend to have a higher inherent monetary value while vintage objects hold a more sentimental connotation.

I felt such wistful wonder as I admired the beauty of the vintage rug in the store. It appealed to my love of color with its unique mixture of hues and it drew my eye endlessly across its modernist weaving pattern. When I ran my fingers lightly over the fabric it felt both delicate and durable and I was left trying to decide if I wanted to lay it on my floor or hang it on my wall. The artistry of it lent it to being both floor covering and tapestry.

I memorized the colors and patterns of that vintage rug and returned home to do a bit more research on the history of it. Vintage rug designs originated in the 1920's and got their influence from countries such a France, Germany, China and Scandinavia. Most notably known for defining the style of vintage rugs are the countries in Scandinavia, more specifically Sweden. This style of rug even has origins in Morocco and it's fascinating that the combination of colors and weaving patterns is found in so many different cultures.

Vintage rugs are a fitting accent for both modern and contemporary interior design. Their flexibility as a compliment to decor is why they are experiencing new resurgence. With so many different focal points to them, vintage rugs are truly capable of pulling together or launching the entire theme of a room.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Antique Oriental Rugs


The Quest For The Perfect Antique Oriental Rugs


Antique Oriental Rugs
Antique Oriental Rugs
Oriental Rugs
Oriental Rugs Gallery
From the front of the store to the back, the antique oriental rugs were mesmerizing and you wanted to take them all home. As they lay on the floor and when you get a chance to walk on them, you just feel special – almost like royalty. They were bright, light and colorful. Some were made with gold colored thread. Some were long and wide, and others were long and narrow. Some were squared and some were round.

Each time we went to the store, we were hoping to take one home. One day, we did. It was so beautiful – as beautiful in our home as it was in the store. My parents laid the rug down on the carpet that was wall-to-wall, and it blended in just right. Its red and burgundy colored background just made the room pop against the lighter colored carpet on the floor.
Every time we stepped on that living room floor in the morning, noon or night we felt special to have this ever-present beauty on our floor. Some of our friends had them too but ours always seemed special and new. My mother kept it so clean and polished that it felt soft and inviting each time we passed through the room and when others would come over to visit us, they were in awe.
Having an oriental rug on our floor especially at that time looked like we were rich. It was more that my parents knew what to spend money on and having an oriental rug on the floor was a good choice. Personally, I think anyone who has the good taste to purchase an oriental rug is smart. Not only does it bespeak of grandeur and class, but it brings a certain style and glamour to a home, office or government building.

In fact, I believe I first saw oriental rugs in a government building in the middle of downtown. When you stepped into the building and onto that rug you believed that you were in a place of respect. That’s the other thing the rug produces in people, a certain respect for the building that houses it. Looking upon oriental rugs even today makes me smile and feel happy. These rugs will never go out of style.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Antique Oriental Rugs - A Personal Story

Antique Oriental Rug Gallery

Antique Oriental Rugs
Antique oriental rugs were my favorite things growing up. They were laid around my grandfather’s mansion in every single room, and you could sit on them for hours in comfort and look at all the patterns and colors in a dizzying array of weaving. There were so many in the house because it had so many rooms, and there were ones of every color to look through. Eventually, the rugs were passed on to immediate members of the family when my grandfather died and his house was sold. We were all lucky to get this inheritance because they are such great assets that hold up their value well. Not a lot of people understand the significance of antique oriental rugs today. They think they’re just decorative items or that you can simply duplicate them with a single trip into the rug store. Nothing could be farther from the truth. You cannot duplicate, replicate, recreate, or remake an antique oriental rug because there is so much artistry, craftsmanship, and old world feel inside of them. A ton of people think you can just get any rug, and it will have the same feeling as an oriental rug, but nothing could be further from the truth. Antique oriental rugs are incredibly hard to find at a cheap price, and you have to pay a pretty penny for them, but they are worth it because they are the best rugs you can find. They are better than anything modern as far as rugs go.

When I first moved into my new apartment after graduating from college, I was given some of these rugs for my collection, and I strew them all over the house liberally. Guests were astonished at how rich and rustic my home looked, and I was a formidable contender in the design department on online websites that evaluated home designs and small apartment designs. Everything about oriental rugs adds an old world comfortable feel to what you’ve got in your home. It is a great addition to any home, and it can really make your home feel like a new place. Even though the rugs are old, they still look new to visitors because there is so much artistry woven into them. All of my friends simply adore my antique oriental rugs, and they have become the most important part of my life so far for design sake. They are the central components of my living room. They add an ambience to the room.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Antique Oriental Rugs



Antique Oriental Rugs
As a child I remember the richness and the wool texture of the antique oriental rugs in my grandmother's home. Growing up with that connected warmth and feeling of home has always attracted me to antique oriental rugs with their rich floral designs and their captivating intricate workmanship.I love the amazing variety in textures, history and design. They add new history to a person's home. The aesthetic value is appealing, especially over a rich wooden floor with the antique rug serving as a unique centerpiece to the room.

Although they are a coveted item, I have never personally owned one in my own home. I have settled for small replicas in entry ways and under dining room tables. But, the heart still yearns for that satisfying experience. Playing in antique stores always makes for a satisfying trip when I experience the find of a new pattern full of its unique and exotic persona. The smells of time past and the handmade quality continue to attract and fill a small peace in my soul when perusing through a collection all seated there with their palette of eclectic intricacies. Visualizing each one with its own form of handmade beauty and rich patina that charms in its own fashion. Discovering some are partners of royalty or risqué partners adds to the intrigue.
Antique Oriental Rugs

If the money factor were not an issue one would reside on my living room floor telling its own story of places in its past and settling in to a new home making future history more interesting. The beauty and warmth of rich, colorful hues would bask akin with the comfort of a warm fireplace and evenings with fine stories with family and friends.

 It is a little dream, a small treasure hunt, but one worthy of further pursuit. The hunt makes for a small pastime with a possible good ending. The trek is a continuing journey of multiple little wins with each newly discovered pattern, or a find of one with an especially interesting story is experienced and treasured for a moment. Yes, one of those artistic oriental rugs may someday find its way into my own investment of collected, aged history. Only time will tell for sure.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Antique Oriental Rugs

Antique Oriental Rugs - One Persons Personal Story

Antique Oriental Rugs
I remember the first time I walked into a rug store (when I was a young child) I was taken aback by all the beauty that surrounded me. From the front of the store to the back, the oriental rugs were mesmerizing and I wanted to take them all home. As they lay on the floor and when you get a chance to walk on them, you just feel special – almost like royalty. They were bright, light and colorful. Some were long and wide, others were long and narrow, some were squared and some round but I could not help but think how beautiful each one was.


Antique Oriental Rug
Each time my parents went to the store, we were hoping to take one home and then, one day, we did! It was so beautiful – and even more so in our home than it was in the store. My parents laid the rug down and it blended in just right. Its colors and design just made the room pop against the lighter colored floor. 

Each time we stepped on that living room floor in the morning, noon or night we felt special to have this ever-present beauty on our floor. Some of our friends had them too but ours always seemed special and unique. My mother kept it so clean and polished that it felt soft and inviting each time we passed through the room. And, when others would come over to visit us, they were in awe. 

Having an oriental rug on our floor, especially at that time, made it seem like we were rich. My parents knew what to spend money on and having an authentic oriental rug on the floor was a good choice. Personally, I think anyone who has the good taste should purchase an oriental rug. Not only does it bespeak of grandeur and class, but it brings a certain style and glamour that will enhance any space.

In fact, I believe I first saw oriental rugs in a government building in the center of my town. When you stepped into the building and onto that rug you believed that you were in a place of respect. That’s the other thing the rug produces in people, a certain respect for the building that houses it. 
Looking upon oriental rugs even today makes me smile and feel happy. These rugs will never go out of style and I give all the credit to my parents who opened my eyes to the beauty of these coveted works of art.