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Rug with all-over pattern along side a statue
Every Rug Has a Dark Side and a Light Side

All hand-knotted rugs have a dark side and a light side.  Sometimes it's so subtle it's hard to see. Other times it's hard not to see.

 

Rug with hanging vines
Himalayan Influence in Contemporary Rug Design In the 1970s American rug importers began to take note of the Himilayan rug tradition centered in Nepal. It featured very simple designs, skilled weavers and fabulous wool. American rug designers saw the situation as a blank canvas and contemporary rug design was born.
Bluish gray rug with all-over pattern
Patterns - Visual Harmony

People have created decorative patterns since time began. Perhaps a visual rendering of a pattern rhythms brings harmony to the mind like music does with sound.

 

Black rug with all-over pattern in white
Silver Screen Gray From the 1920s into the 1950s movies were graced with the perhaps the best black and white cinematographers that the world will ever know. They mastered every mood, every opportunity for highlighting, for low lighting, for balancing light and dark values, for conveying every emotion.
Rug in light blue and gray with suggestion of a pattern
Neutral and Versatile

Designers have recently shown a preference for contemporary rug designs.

Neutral area rug
Fascinating Neutrals Contempory rug design is very popular right now. The style offers advantages. One of them is its ability to serve as a neutral design element while at the same time offering lots of subtle intricacies that make being in the room a delight.
Rug with a slice of citrus
Contemporary Trends We have just received a large shipment of rugs and want to show them off. Some are old favorites. Some are new to Addison/Dicus.
Poms to choose rug colors from
Design Your Own Custom Hand-knotted Rug

In spite of the availability of tens of thousands of hand-knotted rugs, designers and their clients sometimes require a custom designed rug. The reasons are varied.

Polyurethaned floor
Polyurethane or Oil for your Wood Floor?

Polyurethane is a protective coating that covers and seals the wooden floor underneath. It imparts a shiny, gymnasium-like floor. It can and does look great.

Wide plank wooden floor in light oak
Aria Wood Flooring

Although the area of the floor is relative small compared with the walls and the ceiling, it's a room's most important surface.