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Celebrating Our New Rug Showroom with Kathryn Ireland and Howe, London

 
02-27-2013By: Sam Moradzadeh
 
Celebrating Our New Rug Showroom with Kathryn Ireland and Howe, London
We are honored to be joined by two renown creatives from the world of interiors, designer Kathryn Ireland and the unique furniture collection of Howe, London.
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2013 Fashion Week Rug Textile Inspirations

 
02-20-2013By: Sam Moradzadeh
 
2013 Fashion Week Rug Textile Inspirations
The whirlwind schedule for fashion designers to present their looks for Fall 2013 is upon us. From the big name fashion houses to the scrappy new designers trying to carve their way into one of the most competitive industries, Fashion Week is the time for their visions to launch from sketchbook to runway.
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2013 Antique Rug and Textile Shows

 
02-08-2013By: Woven Accents Antique Rug Dealer
 
2013 Antique Rug and Textile Shows
With January winding down already, the excitement of the new year is still going strong over here at Woven Accents. We are looking forward to not only the new developments in our store and inventory but also in the antique and textile world at large. We recently sat down to sketch out our year ahead and found that it was packed with a full calendar from a wealth of antique shows happening in 2013. T
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2013 Rug Color of the Year

 
01-25-2013By: Sam Moradzadeh
 
2013 Rug Color of the Year
Say goodbye to Tangerine Tango, Pantones 2012 color of the year, and get ready for a gem-colored 2013 with the new color of the year: Emerald 17-5641. Pantone is touting this glamorous green as the color of renewal and rejuvenation. We think its a powerful hue with a lot to offer the world of design. Emeralds vitality is energizing, adding a refreshing burst of color and life to almost any space.
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New Beginnings, New Rug Design

 
01-07-2013By: Woven Accents Antique Rug Dealer
 
New Beginnings, New Rug Design
The new year is a great starting point. It offers us a time to reflect, to set goals, and a fresh beginning from which to take action. Resolutions abound as the calendar turns but they are usually forgotten as February closes in. Many people make statements of self-dedication to create change in their lives but wonder how to sustain it as the months move forward. One of the most direct ways to foster change in your life is to change your surroundings.
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Holiday Design Rug Inspiration Board

 
12-18-2012By: Sam Moradzadeh
 
Holiday Design Rug Inspiration Board
The holidays are already here and inspiration abounds! This season is filled with sparkle, shine, and a comforting coziness regardless of what climate you live in. The team at Woven Accents has created an inspiration board featuring some of our favorite rug designs that remind us of the festive energy of these end-of-year celebrations. Be sure to visit us on Pinterest to see more of our favorites in antique rugs, interior design, and objects of beauty!
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The Rugs and Art of the Ottoman Empire

 
12-03-2012By: Sam Moradzadeh
 
The Rugs and Art of the Ottoman Empire
The Ottoman Empire lasted over 600 years and produced some of the most complex and influential art pieces, including rugs. At the height of its development, the Ottoman Empire was one of the most powerful forces in the world. With Constantinople at the center, the Empire merged the cultural and arts scene between the eastern and western worlds.
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Modern Minimalism and Design Inspirations

 
11-15-2012By: Sam Moradzadeh
 
Modern Minimalism and Design Inspirations
Modern minimalism, you love it or you hate it. For those who love bold colors and textures, minimalism can conjure up visions of creative scarcity. Yet followers of minimalism tend to believe that the bare bones approach allows for a greater appreciation of form and an energizing reunion with simplicity.
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Starting an Antique Rug Collection

 
11-06-2012By: Sam Moradzadeh
 
Starting an Antique Rug Collection
If youre ready to start building an antique rug collection of your own but have no idea where to begin, we have put together this three point guide for the basics of starting an antique rug collection.
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The Versatility of Vintage Rugs

 
10-23-2012By: Sam Moradzadeh
 
The Versatility of Vintage Rugs
Vintage can be a vague term often referring to an elusive time in the past. When it comes to rugs, vintage has a distinct meaning. Rugs produced between the 1920s - 1970s are classified as vintage. This time period in the arts was an explosion of style, color, and experimentation.
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The Vibrant Colors of Antique Rugs

 
10-09-2012By: Sam Moradzadeh
 
The Vibrant Colors of Antique Rugs
The intricacy of antique and vintage rugs are part of the reason we feel so connected to them. Whether its their tightly woven patterns reflecting the life and land of past centuries or their representative medallions and borders telling the stories of a long lineage of skilled weavers, these rugs deserve a spotlight on their sustained vibrancy.
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Autumn Design Board By Woven Accents

 
09-17-2012By: Sam Moradzadeh
 
Autumn Design Board By Woven Accents
With the days getting shorter and the nights getting cooler, it can only mean that autumn is preparing for its entrance. The warm oranges, browns, and golds of falls palette have long...
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Watch Behind the Scenes Footage of our Joshua Tree Photo Shoot

 
08-23-2012By: Sam Moradzadeh
 
Few people set out into the scorching sun of the Joshua Tree desert at the height of summer. With the dusty air heavy with heat, the desert land is unpredictable, ancient, and astounding.  It was the perfect match to showcase our distressed rugs.  We packed a few of our favorite vintage distressed rugs and headed towards the rugged and expansive terrain of the California desert.  

Against the backdrop of the cracked boulders and bold cacti, our distressed rugs reflected their time induced wear of age and sophistication.  Their warm tones of orange and red melted into the grainy crags while the shades of royal blue hinted at the pull of a watery oasis.  We caught new glimpses of inspiration as our distressed rugs soaked up the vibrancy of the well worn landscape still rich with life and movement.  The images we captured were a great reminder of the otherworldly beauty found in the timeless textiles of our collection.

We created a behind-the-scenes video of our photo shoot at Joshua Tree, check it out below.
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The World is Most Antique Rug

 
08-06-2012By: Sam Moradzadeh
 
The World is Most Antique Rug
The antiquity of rugs is an essential ingredient in the beauty and mystique that surrounds them. The techniques passed down from each generation of artist, the regional influence of traditions, and the diverse roles rugs have held throughout history all contribute to their ineffable presence. While its impossible to pinpoint the moment rugs emerged, we have been able to piece together a detailed history of the worlds oldest rug.
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"Woven Treasures of Japan's Tawaraya Workshop"

 
07-20-2012By: Sam Moradzadeh
 
As your summer plans start to finalize, make sure to include a visit to the Textile Museum in Washington, DC. There is only one month left to catch the exhibit Woven Treasures of Japan's Tawaraya Workshop.
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