Marsala with Rugs and Fabrics

Marsala is the name of the wine made near the town of Marsala in western Sicily. It has many distinguishing and enduring characteristics.

It's fortified. Distilled spirits, usually grape brandy, are added to the finished product. At first this practice assured that the wine could withstand long sea voyages without going bad. Now it's because people enjoy the taste and warmth of the extra alcohol content (in the neighborhood of 15-20 percent).

Similarly, PANTONE 18-1438 Marsala, color of the year, evokes a lot of responses.  

Eight Social Media Tactics to Get More Interior Design Clients

“We worked hard to produce interesting and attractive content on our blog. We promoted it by posting it on Facebook and sharing it on Twitter. Of course we have made modifications to this basic plan over the years, but that was the starting scheme and it worked pretty well.”

Oushak Before and After

When our neighbors at Market Place Interiors did a photo shoot using a beautiful Oushak from the Addison/Dicus showroom, we could

Cowhide - From the Ranch House to the Penthouse
I can't help but marvel at the extraordinary craftsmanship and creativity I'm seeing in cowhide rugs. 
Vintage Anatolian Rugs

Traveling to Turkey on and off for the last 12 years, I have been lucky enough to develop reliable sources for vintage and antique rugs.

Five Habits of Successful Interior Designers

In over 30 years of serving the interior design community exclusively with our carpeting business, we've picked up a few consistent practices or "musts" from successful designers. The most oft repeated axiom is probably that the overwhelming majority of a designer's business comes from referrals. So it pays to invest time and energy into the relationships that you've already formed.

Miles of Great Wood Flooring

Check out some samples of Addison Dicus Aria wood floorings.

A Thoroughly Modern Traditional Rug

Last January I attended the Domotex Home Show in Hanover Germany. It is arguably the biggest, most important rug showing in the world, especially when it comes to newly created designs.

Tahiti Ivory Teal Sari Rug

Indian saris are the colorful dress/wraps that make India a never-ending festival of color.

Recently rug makers have taken the same silk as that is used to make saris and spun it into a yarn to weave rugs.

The results are always surprising.

The World's Oldest Rug

The Pazyryk Carpet is the world's oldest pile rug. It was found in a burial mound in the Pazyryk Valley in Siberia. Experts agree that it was most likely not made there, rather Persia or Armenia. They have dated it to some time in the 4th or 5th Century BCE.