‘The Decorative Carpet’: A Valuable Guide

The Decorative Carpet–Fine Handmade Rugs in Contemporary Interiors – by rug industry author and consultant Alix G. Perrachon and with a foreword by legendary dealer Doris Leslie Blau – is the first book to treat decorative carpets as an integral component of interior design. Althought decorative rugs are key in any interior design project, most consumers and  interior designers are often intimidated by rugs. This books aims to remedy that by showing how celebrity interior designers have used them to create a fully composed interior. Penny Drue Baird, Clodagh, Jamie Drake, Thomas Jayne, and Juan Montoya are just a few of the designers included. A wide array of beautiful handmade rugs is featured from Art Deco to Aubusson and Tabriz to Tibetan and Moroccan. This volume also provides professional advice on rug-buying; reveals the twenty most popular types decorative rugs in use today, along with a brief history of each; rug care and repair essentials; and a glossary of rug terminology. The Decorative Carpet is a practical and enticing visual resource for designers, and individual homeowners.  An invaluable sales tool for the rug industry in promoting handmade rugs to its customers, this book is the rug retailer’s ideal add-on sale or gift. The 9-by 11-inch volume, published in 2010 by The Monacelli Press, an imprint of Random House, features 256 pages and 200 color illustrations. This coffee table book– ISBN 978-1-58093-299-8–costs $50 hardcover. To purchase copies, log onto www.Randomhouse.com or www.Amazon.com. For bulk orders of over 50 copies, contact Random House at 1-800-733-3000. Alix G. Perrachon is a writer, editor, and consultant on rugs to interior designers and private buyers through the world. Formerly American associate editor on HALI and editor of The Oriental Rug Magazine, she was consulting editor on AREA. Her work has been featured in publications including House & Garden, Art & Auction, Art & Antiques, and Antiques World, Antique Collector, and The New York Times. Doris Leslie Blau is the founder of the prestigious Manhattan Doris Leslie Blau gallery which supplies rugs and carpets to top interiors and private...

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