Rugs are one of the three magic ingredients to any beautiful home! It makes no difference if your home has a classic, rustic, modern, country or contemporary styling. Rugs are stunning pieces of art and they deserve our appreciation as such. They complete the setting in the most overwhelming way. They become a part of your story! They come in all sizes, colors, patterns and textures. They add warmth and character in any space, breathing life in an interior for they have a story to tell. Their colors, design and weave reflect the skill, devotion and tradition put into their making. A space without a rug gives me a sense of a person who has not quite settled in the house — as if he has just moved in!
Rugs are such inspirational decorative pieces that it becomes almost impossible to resist a mix and match approach. Modern vs traditional and classic vs ethnic. They are an incredible source of inspiration! They complement your home and enhance your personal style. Rugs are the very bond between your furnishings with your space’s walls and flooring. Without them, furniture feels like they are ‘floating’. Moreover, they define the floor’s layout and signify the purpose of that area while relating to the furniture.
Since rugs are quite complex, I decided to “educate” myself by addressing my questions to a rug consultant and dealer, an expert in this field Georgia Argyriou from Xali Glyfada, who’s been in this business for 25 years now. She travels at least four times a year in places like Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Pakistan, Nepal and India to select the latest rugs.
Almost everyone knows that Iran is home to handmade classic, traditional and/or tribal rugs. Oriental rugs though, are not only Persian rugs. She claims that, although the quality and value of a Persian rug is indisputable; it is also fair to say that at this day and age with all these endless options, one should not confine oneself to just Persian rugs. After all, contemporary trends “call” for modern designs. Rug designers found the solution to this “design clash” in Nepal and India.