A Message from Bob Ford

Portrait of Bob Ford


Portrait Bob Ford

Greetings everyone.

I have been laying carpet all my life. I started in high school working for my dad whom many of you know.

It's been great. I've loved it and I still love it.

All in the Family

Washing a new rug at factory in India Pets are special family members who require special Design considerations.

From Turkey, with Love

Anatolian Rug 4x6

New Anatolian Collection

Every year or so, a vendor friend from Turkey of long acquaintance offers us a small collection of Anatolian rugs. They have proven to be very popular. We generally sell them all.


Anatolia (Asia Minor) refers to the geographic region that occupies the land that modern Turkey occupies.


The rugs are older, but as always in great shape. Some may qualify as "vintage," that is older than 50 years but younger than 100.


Happy Birthday, Gary Dicus

Portrait of Gay Dicus

Portrait of Gary Dicus in front of a rug loom

This being Gary's Birthday Month (his birthday is May 20, 1950), we decided to revisit his vision and accomplishments to remind ourselves why we are all here.

In the early 1980s Gary supported his family selling carpet. With a carload of sample books, he spent most of the week on the road visiting clients.

New Website

Wassily Merlebleu

We Have a New Website

After six years we have updated our website.

We've eliminated rug listings. They were impossible to keep up and drew very little traffic. This experiment proved to us what we already knew: designers want to see and feel rugs before deciding on them. Showroom 10, website 0.

What's New?

Maybe the most common question that we get from designers as they enter the showroom: "What's New?"

So we have included a listing of pictures of our newest rug arrivals under the Rug tab on the site.

Four Facts Every Designer Should Know About Wood Floors

Diagram showing how Janka scale is determined Here are four wood flooring topics that can gobble up a lot of your time, but can be tamed with these facts.

CloseOuts! A New Opportunity for Designers at ADB

Sandstone handknotted rug

Gary Dicus who founded our company and who had an outsized love for rugs said many times that a rug sometimes has to hang in the showroom for a while, but sooner or later someone will come in and love it.

This is largely true.

And we still do it. 

But we have run out of space to hang everything we would like to and need to remedy that so we can bring in more new stock.

Here is our plan.

My Take on the Atlanta Rug Show

A rug with the Buddha

Weekend before last, I bundled up and hit the Atlanta Rug Show, part of the Atlanta Market. Several vendors that we like were going to be there. It was a good opportunity to see what's happening.

I saw no startling innovations,  just the latest steps in naturally evolving trends that have been working.

Flooring on Walls (and Ceilings?)

Winding staircase backed by flooring on the wall Looking for a unique way to treat a wall? Cover it with flooring. Here are some examples of how others have done it.

Holiday Decorating with Rugs

Rug in mysterious night colors Area rugs get attention and are a great way to bring a festive Holiday spirit to a room. Here are some ideas that we like.