Mahal rug in ivory and red
Mahals The Mahal style gets its name from a village in Western Iran. It's in the Arak district, famous for weaving rugs for centuries. Although Mahal designs come in many different configurations, the most characteristic Mahal is probably going to have an all-over pattern in the rug's field. Medallions are rare.
Lamp of great date relieving himself
Pets and Rugs Dogs and cats are beloved members of the household. But what about accidents on your beloved rug?
Mamluk rug in red and blue

Mamluk rugs are named for an elite military caste that started in the Middle East around the 9th Century.

Ikat rug in ivory and blue
Ikats Intricate and awe-inspiring weaving and dying technique produce a pattern that has attracted buyers for over 1,000 years. Interestingly, the ikat technique seems to have developed on its own in such far flung places as Malaysia and Central America.
Multi-colored Donegal rug

In 1898 Scottish textile manufacturer Alexander Morton formulated a concept: set up a rug weaving business in the West that used the time-tested, hand-knotting techniques of the East, but employed

Vermeer painting "Girl Reading a Letter"
Interior Design in 1657

We moderns enjoy thousands of years of art and decor history. Sometimes when you are out of ideas, the best place to turn is to the taste-setters of the past.

Photo of fashion show at Addison/Dicus & Bailey
Fashion Show at A/D After hours of preparation in the Center's Outdoor Artifact Garden, the fashion show had to be quickly moved into the Addison/Dicus showroom. All was not lost. In fact it turned out to be a great event.
Oushak rug in blue and brown
Why Oushaks? Traditionally weavers in Turkey used left over wool to spin a thick, tough yarn. They used it to weave rugs called Oushaks which they marketed to anyone who could afford them.
Rodin's "The Thinker"
10 Tips to Spur Creativity In the New York Times, Jonah Leher posted an article as a preview of his upcoming book exploring the the mysteries of creativity. He lists the below 10 suggestions to get the muse back on your side.