"Show Us Your Style" Contest

Enter to win a $1000 Shopping Spree at NW Rugs

by submitting a photo of a room with a rug from NW Rugs!

It's Easy....

1. LIKE the NW Rugs Facebook Page by clicking the LIKE button on our Welcome page

2. Email the photo of your room with an NW Rugs carpet to contest@nwrugs.com OR bring a photo to any NW Rugs Showroom. Make sure to include the rug name/design, purchase date and city, along with your name in the email. We will add the photos to the "Show Your Style" photo album.

If you do not have an NW Rugs carpet to enter into the contest,

you can still be entered into a random drawing to win a $500 Gift Certificate at NW Rugs by voting for one of the photos.

Two easy steps...

1. LIKE the NW Rugs Facebook Page by clicking the LIKE button on our Welcome page

2. To VOTE, Click the LIKE button on your favorite photo.

Leave a comment too if you would like. Tell us why you chose that photo.

People who enter photos can also enter the random drawing by voting - TWO CHANCES to WIN!

Photo entries accepted starting March 3rd, 2012

Start voting March 21st, 2012

You don't want to vote too early in case another fabulous room gets posted after you vote for one already posted.

Show Us Your Style - Enter now and don't forget to cast your vote starting March 21st.


• Photos will be cropped to 576 pixels wide X 432 pixels tall (8" wide x 6" tall). Make sure your photo will display nicely in "landscape" (wider than tall) rather than "portrait" (taller than wide).*Submit a photo up to 2 MB in file size, but not less than 300 KB file size.

•Show the rug. After all, this contest is about how your NW Rugs' carpet enhances your room's overall décor-- Show your style!

A New Hashtag - #loveofrugs

In a joint effort with Rare Beautiful Things, NW Rugs is happy to announce the birth of a new hashtag for Twitter, #loveofrugs.

The idea behind #loveofrugs is that it allows customers, rug enthusiasts, collectors, history buffs, researchers, appraisers, designers, dealers, manufacturers, and the generally curious to take advantage of the vast matrix of information pertaining to the world of carpets.

When to use #lovofrugs

#loveofrugs can be used by carpet dealers or lovers to share beautiful carpets and weavings – remembering that rugs are pieces of art for your floor.

If you are interested in the connection between the history of woven arts and their respective cultures, #loveofrugs can be a helpful learning tool.

Maybe you have a suggestion about a good book or film on carpets, their histories, or the cultures that create them. #loveofrugs can be used to share or search for these resources.

If you are looking to sell an antique rug that you own, or are curious about one that has been in your family. Whether you want to sell it, or just gain some knowledge on where it originates or how old it could be, #loveofrugs can connect you to the experts.

Use #loveofrugs to search out viable carpet options for your interior design projects. #loveofrugs aids in reaching out to carpet dealers to help you search for the perfect fit. You can throw out a request to vendors by specifying the size, colors, and type you are looking for, reaching multiple dealers in one shot.

You might be curious about the different methods of knotting or weaving a carpet, or have questions about the many materials carpets can be made with - how they are collected, where they originate, the process of spinning, what makes wool different from one place to the next, etc. Perhaps you are interested in the differences between natural and chemical dyes, or want to know more about the dying process. #loveofrugs can be used to find answers to these questions.

#loveofrugs can also be used to access tips from others on the rug buying process. Learn how to haggle, find out what you might need to know before buying a rug overseas, get advice on things to look out for when purchasing an antique rug, share stories of your experiences, and suggest great vendors to work with using #loveofrugs.

Do a Twitter search for #loveofrugs and join the conversation.

Hadji Jalili Revivals (HJR)

The Hadji Jalili workshops were world renowned for producing impeccable Tabriz carpets during the latter part of the 19th Century and into the first quarter of the 20th Century. Their workshops were located in Tabriz, Northwest Iran, and produced fine quality rugs that were characterized by exceptional workmanship. Because of their importance, these rugs were primarily woven for prominent families and elite institutions.

Quality of weave and texture, uniqueness of color, and originality of design are synonymous with Hadji Jalili Pieces. Aesthetically, these carpets are rated among the best on the market. The original Hadji Jalili Tabriz carpets are highly sought by international antique dealers and collectors. Due to the scarcity of these timeless carpets, especially in large sizes, they can command a price into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Co-founded by the great-grandson of Masterweaver Hadji Jalili, HJR have revived the Hadji Jalili Tabriz carpets of yesteryear. For over five years, they have dedicated themselves to creating carpets as close to the original Hadji Jalili masterpieces as artistically possible. Accuracy in the weave, the use of signature colors, precision of scale and design have all contributed to the success of this production.

The custom capabilities are endless. Virtually any size, shape, color and design can be produced to exact specifications, including oversized carpets and pieces of unusual dimensions. Hadji Jalili Revivals have created world class carpets that will be the collectible antique of the future, while honoring the original productions.

Key Characteristics of Hadji Jalili Revivals

Only the finest blend of Persian wool is used in the hand weaving of these carpets. Great care has gone into this production to capture the essence of the original carpets but also to suit today's market. The combination of the special weaving technique of the Indian weavers, the hand twisting of the yarn and the choice of Persian highland wool guarantee durability and resilience. These rugs are a beautiful enhancement to any residential setting and are exceptional when displayed in commercial and hospitality settings.

Sizes: 4' x 10' 5' x 7' 6' x 9' 5' x 12' 8' x 10' 9' x 12' 10' x 14' 12' x 15' 12' x 18' 13' x 17' 14' x 17' 14' x 19' 15' x 20' 14' x 22' 15' x 22' 15' x 24'

See the entire collection here.

Campaign Desks: Practicality, Functionality and Style all in one!

What makes these desks especially useful in today’s homes is the size and utility of them. They can be tucked in a corner and close compactly. They open easily and facilitate a laptop perfectly. The wood finish and tones complement any color scheme and since they are “historical pieces” they are timeless and blend nicely into the overall décor.

Picture a young officer on campaign in one of Britain’s many colonies, enduring the sweltering heat of Africa or India all the while missing the comforts of home. A campaign desk much like this one, decorated in burl and inspired by the Edwardian period would likely have accompanied him.

An antiqued wood fold-over campaign desk, the hinged top opening to reveal four fitted drawers, on twin baluster turned end supports and sleigh feet joined by a pegged stretcher. (a) Also available in 'faded chestnut' antiqued wood. CB71004

Campaign furniture was built to last and to fold up for ease of travel, as well as being able to withstand the rigors of the campaign trail. The box-like top protects the interior and folds open to reveal pigeonholes for letters and frames for photos – perfect places to keep pictures of a true love left behind.

An Edwardian cherry campaign desk, flip top enclosing fitted interior, square tapering legs, undertier. A in 'ashdown distressed' leather, 'buffalo distressed' leather and ‘oxblood distressed' leather. 7105-101

Perhaps late at night, by lantern light, the young man would sit at his desk, gaze upon these pictures and pour his heart and soul into letters destined for a lucky young lady waiting for him back in the gardens of England.

An ash burl campaign desk, the fold-over top opening to reveal a leather inlaid writing surface, on twin turned end supports with down-swept legs joined by a turned stretcher in 'ashdown distressed' leather. The original is 19th Century French. 7105-169AD

An ash burl campaign desk, the fold-over top opening to reveal a leather inlaid writing surface, with a frieze drawer on square tapering legs with spade feet in 'buffalo distressed' leather. The original is Edwardian. 7105-173BD

If you are drawn to more substantial sized pieces…

An Indian mahogany bureau desk, the sloping fall enclosing a plain desk surface and a fitted interior of drawers and pigeon holes above lopers and drawers with brass handles enclosing a concave knee-hole with further drawers, on bracket feet. The original late George III. 7105-163

A George III mahogany pedestal desk, brass gallery leather inset top, ratcheted reading slope, three frieze & six pedestal drawers, plinth bases. Available in multiple leathers. AL71015

Visit any one of our showrooms to view this exceptional fine furniture, along with many other tables, chairs chests…from Theodore Alexander – a name synonymous with quality and craftsmanship.

Bring Out the Animal in You...

Bring new life to your home by adding an accent like a cheetah, tiger, or zebra print rug. These prints normally come in neutral colors because they are the colors of these animals in the wild. Therefore, it is easy to match them to any color scheme or style you already have in place.

However, nowadays it isn't that hard to find animal prints in a full range of colors outside the neutral zone.

The Serengeti Collection by Momeni: Serengeti is an elegant collection of hand-tufted rugs that resemble the beautiful animal prints found in the African outback. Gorgeous giraffe, tiger and zebra prints in distinctive color combinations make this group of rugs irresistible. Hand-tufted of 100% wool.

Animal print decorating items look great in a modern or a traditional décor. You don't need to make big changes to incorporate these designs into your home. For example, a set of animal print tableware will liven up your dining room at meal time or when entertaining, but will otherwise have little or no effect on your decorating scheme. You can choose to use table linens in animal prints for a more permanent change in your décor.

But still, the surest way to spice up your dining room, a place for ferocious appetites, is with an animal print area rug.

New Wave Collection by Momeni:
Hand-tufted by expert artisans using a special blend of the highest quality wools, these rugs have the softest of hands and a shine that is unsurpassed. Many New Wave designs feature hand carving for added depth and a Tibetan-like weave, mostly found in hand-knotted rugs, but expertly achieved in these hand-tufted pieces.

The Dimensions Collection by Nourison
: Modern abstract designs are expertly handmade from 100% premium quality wool, and then hand carved for added dimension. Bold geometrics and rich modern colors make an artistic statement in any area. Handmade & 100% Wool.

Whichever collection you choose from, you will bring a new thrill to your living space that you and your family and friends can enjoy for years to come - AND, you never have to worry about the look going out of style - Animal prints are timeless!

Visit any one of our showrooms to view these rugs and many others in stock. And don't forget our price guarantee - We match all printed and internet advertised prices on like merchandise.

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