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Pantone logo 2016
Pantone, Rugs and Fabric - First Look Pantone took us by surprise with its duel selection rose quartz and serenity (blue). Pantone's website explains, "A symbolic color selection; a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude."
Beautiful traditional rug with red medallion
Rugs We Like for a Elegant Holiday Look

We all love homes transformed by the Holiday Season.

Rug in blue and gray
Wool and Why We Love It

Among the oldest textile materials, wool has been around for many millenia and for good reasons.
 

Transitional rug in pink and blue
Why Rugs Cost What They Cost From shearing the raw wool to unrolling it on the the floor of your home, hand-made rugs touch many hands and hearts. Each touch affects the price.
Headshot of Gary Dicus
Gary Dicus 1950-2015 As many of you have heard, Gary Dicus died last Thursday following a battle with an aggressive brain cancer. We who have the joy and privilege to work in the business that Gary created from scratch painfully mourn his loss.
Sunny room with jute carpet
The Basics of Natural Fiber Carpet Carpets made from seagrass, sisal and jute are referred to as natural fiber carpets. They fill important roles in interior design. They are wonderful neutrals. They impart a textural quality to carpeting that wools and synthetics can't. They translate well into area rugs, stair and hallway runners.
Improperly elevated baseboards for carpet installation
Three Carpet Installation Snafus That Will Ruin Your Day You and your client have carefully, painstakingly, patiently chosen colors and materials for a floor-to-ceiling renovation. Today the carpet installers have arrived, the last of the endless stream of workers on this job. You could be sipping wine in your newly designed masterpiece of a room this very night! But no!
Blue rug with faded aged faded design
Vintage Texturing Hi/lo, erased technique, vintage...these are all names for processes that're becoming more popular in the production of hand-knotted rugs. What is it? Basically, it departs from the basic flat-top of the rugs pile to create different heights in the pile. It may be to make the rug look older. It may be incorporated into the design just to give it texture. It may offset elements in the design to give them prominence, make them pop.
Black, white and gray rug with furniture
Black and White What is that makes black/white decor so appealing? Sophistication? Order? Simplicity?
Prayer flags in Nepal
Help for Nepal and the Hand-Knotted Rug Industry I cannot express enough the concern that we at Addison/Dicus have had about the earthquake in Nepal. We have done business there for at least 20 years. I have visited there more times than I can count. Of course the Addison/Dicus staff and I have many friends in Nepal that we are concerned about and are doing what we can to help out.