While we'll always appreciate inexpensive rugs from the big box stores, sometimes you want a high quality option that will last and last. Over the years, we've looked at many high end rug designers and retailers in our Store Profiles. Looking back, here are 10 favorites.
- Matt Camron Rugs and Tapestries Elizabeth Esfahani and Dara Mersky have "sought to create a store that offered a unique mix of new and vintage textiles that reflected D.C.’s global, sophisticated clientele" in their new shop.
- Nomad Rugs This San Francisco shop is 2,500 square feet of rug goodness.
- The Rug Company This company started in London and has slowly expanded, including 6 showrooms in the US. You can shop their traditional and contemporary rugs online.
- Breuckelen Berber When Nathan Ursch and Brin Reinhardt discovered the gorgeous rugs from the Berber tribes of Morocco they were smitten. So smitten, in fact, that it became a business.
- Madeline Weinrib As the granddaughter of ABC Carpet & Home founder Max Weinrib, Madeline knows a thing or two about quality rugs. She stocks everything from vintage Moroccan rugs to chenille metallic carpets.
- Luke Irwin This UK shop specializes in hand-knotted custom made rugs. Rugs are "hand knotted using traditional methods in the foothills of the Himalayas overlooking the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal and in Jaipur, the pink city of Rajasthan, India."
- Loom Based in Australia, Loom sells one of a kind rugs. As they say, "A beautiful rug is at the heart of a beautiful room."
- Hannoun This Chicago shop specializes in vintage Moroccan carpets. They're a great source for Beni Ouarain rugs.
- Morris Etc. This Brooklyn-based store offers a great selection of vintage and one-off designs.
- Judy Ross Textiles We love her textile designs, so it's no surprise we're equally smitten with Judy's rugs. Rugs are available in two techniques: chain stitch hand embroidery or hand-knotted.
(Images: 1. Ralph & Julie's Spacious Altbau in Berlin; All others: As credited above.)