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The Ultimate Rug and Carpet Thread

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Did you end up getting those rugs or others for your new place, Gus? I really liked the top one. We've gotten some small ones from Etsy, shipped directly from the countries where they were made. So many to choose from, and you can often bargain:
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Did you end up getting those rugs or others for your new place, Gus? I really liked the top one.

We passed on the top one that you liked as it had more of a pinkish cast in our home that didn't look right. We then bought one large hand knotted rug from Nepal for our living room which is being decorated in all neutrals. It has a bit of texture as well as a pleasing mix of color that compliments our furniture fabric choices and the warm tones of the wook, stone and walls of our home. More rugs to come but only after all of the furniture we ordered arrives sometime in January/February.

Once the rugs and furniture are in place I will then sell all of my vintage Navajo rugs and select 2-3 to mount on the wall. Will look for something to compliment the neutral look of our home but with some added "Pop" and strong graphics.

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Before leaving the Bay Area I spoke with one of the areas leading rug dealers, a 3rd generation Iranian rug merchant, who said that the market for classic rugs is down. "All of the younger buyers want more contemporary". I heard the same thing from the leading rug retailer in Santa Fe. This would be an excellent time to bargain on a classic Persian rug if you want one.
 

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The one you got is really nice imo. I look forward to seeing pics when the furniture is all there.
 

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The one you got is really nice imo. I look forward to seeing pics when the furniture is all there.

Thank you. We are very happy with it.

Our TV/Den is an adjoining room which will also be decorated in simple neutrals. In that room we will use neutrals for a rug but with a graphic pattern for visual interest and variety.
 

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