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Karastan Sovereign Collection

emir-1024x1375If you could see a running list of our best selling collections from our showroom, you would see the newer Karastan Sovereign collection quickly moving up the charts.  You may be just as surprised as we are, considering that we focus primarily on handmade rugs and Karastan is primarily machine-made.  The reason behind the trend?  Perfection in color.  The Sovereign collection has filled a void that the oriental rug industry has created, moving away from corals, lights blues, and greens.  This collection of durable, soft rugs has become a needed solution for customers struggling to find colors that work for them.

It used to make me crazy.  Clients would come in with fabrics consisting of pinks and lime greens, and oriental rugs simply did not have that combination of colors.  We found a temporary fix with Karastans Ashara collection, but as tastes changed and the market became saturated with the same three rugs, people began looking for something new.

Karastan Sovereign AnastasiaThe Karastan Sovereign collection essentially expanded on the Ashara collection adding traditional designs and new colors that allowed customers to blend new style and fresh feel to their existing decor.  For example, we had a client with a coral color sofa that she purchased about ten years ago.  She has since gotten rid of the lime green accents and updated, but the coral sofa stays.  We showed her the Sovereign Emir, with minimal amounts of coral and green blended into a palette of blacks, golds, and blues.  It worked perfectly!

If you are trying to update the look of your home without completely redecorating, you should definitely take a look at the Karastan Sovereign collection.  It is durable, soft, and can work in almost any room. If you would like to see the collection, stop by our showroom.  You can also see them all on our website by clicking here.

Oriental Rug Project in Louisville

indian oushak oriental rug

We recently took on an oriental rug project in Louisville, Kentucky.  After searching locally for the perfect combination of oriental rugs to finish a new home, the homeowner and interior designer decided to make the 60 mile trek to Lexington Oriental Rug Co. to look for a solution.  After looking at floor plans, paint swatches, and fabric samples, we were able to make some suggestions about what we thought would fit the customer’s wants aesthetically and needs durably.

This home features dark, wide-planked wood floors, soft beige and blue walls, detailed white woodwork, and stone countertops.  Even without furniture or oriental rugs, the home was architecturally beautiful!  Our customer wanted a masculine rug in the office to coordinate with a rustic theme and adjoining rug in another room.  They also wanted a large living room rug to compliment the soft tones in the furniture that would be durable enough to handle heavy use.  The master bedroom required a large oriental rug with blue and beige tones.  This rug needed to be as soft as possible while remaining durable enough to handle to medium size dogs that have made the master bedroom their own.

afghan oriental rugThe oriental rug selection for the office was relatively easy.  The customer wanted brown and rust tones with a rustic feel.  (He also had an affinity for unique, one of a kind rugs.)  We selected a few Afghan rugs and he immediately gravitated towards this one.  The geometric patterns added a masculine element while the nubby texture of the hand-spun wool pile made this new rug look old and rustic.

For the living room, we narrowed down four or five selections to a single choice.  This 10×14 Indian Oushak perfectly blended the tones in the detailed woodwork and paint, while coordinating with furniture and fabrics.  The idea was to find a rug that tied it all together without stealing the show.  She wanted the rug to be seen and noticed, but not to be the focal point of the room.  Oushaks are known for being muted and soft, and this rug fit the space wonderfully.  (Plus, it is durable enough to withstand daily heavy traffic.)

karastan euphoria monoghanThe oriental rug that we chose for the master bedroom was selected by necessity.  Our customer had two primary needs that we took into account before color or pattern:  those were softness and durability.  We decided to look at the Karastan Euphoria collection.  This collection features Karastan’s proprietary Smartsilk fiber.  This fiber is amazing soft, feeling similar to a blend of silk and cashmere, with a built instain resistance.  Luckily, many of the rugs in this collection have a subdued color palette that worked well with existing colors and fabrics.  In the end, we went with the Monoghan Sandstone 90266-471.

We were elated that our customers were happy with our work and chose us as their source for oriental rugs.  If you would like to let our interior designers find the perfect rug for you, give us a call!  You can also shop our entire inventory online at www.lexingtonorientalrugs.com

Karastan Ashara Agra

Karastan Ashara Agra

The Karastan Ashara Agra Red Round Oriental Rug… perfect for your country kitchen with rambunctious reds. Say that three times fast!

The Karastan Ashara Collection:  This scrolling vine blossom design is punctuated with oversize palmettes and serrated leaves typical of both Agra and Lahore carpets woven during the mid 17th century Mughal dynasty.  A distinctive characteristic of all Ashara rugs is the carefully crafted use of multiple color shading, most noticeably in the open grounds and borders, giving the effect of irregularly dyed vegetable yarns. This softened visual texture gives these rugs a relaxed appeal that is comfortable with both traditional and casual furnishings. Rugs from the Ashara Collection are woven in the U.S.A. of premium fully worsted New Zealand wool and represent the standard of excellence in power-loomed wool rugs. Each of the 30 colors used in creation of this pattern have been individually skein dyed for jewel tone clarity, woven through the back and luster washed to create as closely as possible the look and feel of the magnificent hand-knotted rug that inspired it.

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Coordinating Rugs Made Easy!

karastan ashara agra coordinating rugsStruggling to find two or more oriental rugs that work together in your home? Many of our manufacturers make collections of rugs with coordinating color palettes and designs to make your life a bit easier! Take the Karastan Ashara Agra collection, for example. These three beautiful rugs contain the same pattern and the exact same colors- just used in different ways. Plus, these rugs come in a variety of sizes… making it easy to coordinate multiple space and sizes PERFECTLY. It’s just one more way we are working to find solutions for making your home beautiful EVERY DAY! See more of the Ashara Collection here: http://bit.ly/1rq7IQz #orientalrugs #karastanashara #orientalrugslexington #orientalrugskentucky #orientalrugslouisville