It is hard to imagine a room that wouldn’t benefit from the injection of color, texture and pattern that rugs provide. They define space, tie together disparate pieces and can go a long way to warming up chilly decor. Purchasing a good quality piece is an investment in both dollars and time spent finding just the right one – and sometimes the “right” rug just doesn’t exist. What if you have an unusually shaped or sized room, or can envision a colorway that you just can’t find anywhere? Enter Deborah Benson. After working as a corporate furnishings designer in LA & NYC, Deborah returned to Chicago in 2002. From her showroom in Old Town, Deborah designs custom, hand made 100% wool rugs to her client’s specific wishes. The process of creating your perfect rug starts with sample books and continues with her design rendering, then delivery of a small rug sample for your approval. Your swatches and design ideas can be brought to the showroom or an in-home consultation can be arranged. Retail pricing ranges from $29. - $67. per square foot.