Trend Report - September 2011

Floor Stories
By Wanda Jankowski

Area rugs debuting at the New York Home Fashions Market and other tri-state metropolitan area events

Textured Contemporary
The Tuscany Collection includes on-trend, contemporary florals and a reinterpretation of the traditional damask. The modified nylon rug shown features a suede backing and depicts a bold spray of chocolate against a gradient shell background. The cut-and-loop construction adds texture. Carpet Art Deco, 866-321-3326,
Night Sky
The Sky design, shown in charcoal, is a Tufenkian Showroom Exclusive. Made of wool, the handmade construction emulates the sky after twilight. Tufenkian, 800-432-9917,
Casual Elegance
Made in India, the Amelie Collection includes inverted, wool hooked rugs that project a casual feel, ideal for sunrooms and relaxed living areas. The company will also offer a large selection of quilts, throws, accent, bath and scatter rugs that span a range of price points and styles. Feizy Rugs, 800-779-0877,
Out Of This World
Handcrafted in India, the new Astronomy Collection includes hand-tufted 100 percent virgin wool rugs available in transitional designs in a variety of colorways. Shown is Gamma in graphite. Kaleen debuts its new permanent showroom in suite 820 at 7 W New York during the N.Y. Home Fashions Market. The showroom ribbon cutting will be on Sept. 19, 2011. Kaleen, 888-452-5336,
Animal Inspiration
From the Modern Luxury Collection, the Modern Zebra in light silver is handmade in India. The company will be exhibiting at the N.Y. International Carpet Show at 7 W New York as well as at the ORICA Rug Show in Secausus, NJ. F.J. Kashanian Rugs, 201-330-0072,
Paisley Damask
Inspired From the Heritage Collection, Modern Ming shown in java and made in a jacquard woven construction with polypropylene, draws inspiration from paisley damasks, projecting a vintage appeal. Made in the U.S., the suggested retail for a 5- by 8-foot rug is $199. The high density, two-ply twisted yarns create a pile that replicates the hand of wool. Orian Rugs also has expanded its presence in the Canadian market through a strategic partnership with The Brick. In September 2011, the company introduces seven new rug qualities in varied designs and constructions to the Canadian market, providing short lead-times for The Brick to meet its delivery schedules. Orian Rugs, Inc., 800-845-9729,
Circular Sensation
The Circles design in multiple colors is from the machine-made Riviera Collection that includes uniquely textured contemporary floral and geometric designs from Egypt. Buyers can select from 15 color- and texture-rich polypropylene/polyester/acrylic patterns. Loloi Rugs, 972-503-5656,

September Rug Events

In addition to the showrooms participating in New York Home Fashions Market organized through the Home Fashion Products Association and taking place Monday, Sept. 19 through Friday, Sept. 23, additional rug resources can be viewed through these tri-state area events:

New York International Carpet Show, Sept. 11-13, 2011, 7 W New York at 34 St.,
Metro Market Week, Sept. 12-15, 2011,

Oriental Rug Industry Center of America (ORICA) Fall Market in Secaucus, NY, Sept. 12-15, 2011,

Contemporary Hand-Carving
From the Panache Collection, this densely woven contemporary styled rug made of polypropylene is hand-carved to render a three-dimensional look. Direct Home Textiles Group, 770-591-9668,
The Look Of Times Past
The Vintage Collection includes power-loomed designs, available in seven sizes, that emulate over-dyed and patchwork patterns. They are hand-knotted with hand-sheared finishing that creates a distressed, antiqued look. The company will be showing during Metro Market at its Carlstadt, NJ, headquarters. Momeni, 800-536-6778,
Floral Elegance
The Khazana Collection includes Hana, shown in charcoal. The rug is hand-tufted in India and made with 100 percent virgin wool. Kaleen, 888-452-5336,
Bed Of Roses
The Romeo Collection features flowers of felt wool tightly hand-tufted together to form a bed of roses. Imported from India, the rugs are offered in seven colors and 4- by 6-foot, 5- by 8-foot and 7.9- by 9.9-foot sizes. HRI Rugs, 212-213-3330,
Braided Bounty The Fairfax Collection features braided and hooked patterns made with 100 percent uv-treated polypropylene for outdoor living. Made in China, the rugs are offered in five sizes. The collection includes more than 20 patterns and includes a 7.5 foot round. Suggested retail for a 5- by 8-foot rug is $299. Kas has relocated its showroom in 295 Fifth Ave. to suite 819. Kas Rugs, 800-967-4254,
From Nature To Hi-Tech
A variety of hand-hooked and carved/printed accent rugs are on display at the Nourison showroom. New patterns feature bright colors and nature-based designs such as flowers, butterflies, fruits and dragonflies as well as tech-based expressions, including “LOL” and “Texting.” The rugs are poly acrylic and offered in varied sizes. The washable carved/printed rugs include a latex, non-skid backing. Nourison, 800-223-1110,
Modern Twist
Ebisons Harounian Imports debuts its Limited Edition Contemporary Collection handmade in China with 100 percent Tibetan wool. Available in four sizes, the suggested retail price of a 6- by 9-foot rug is $799. Ebisons Harounian Imports, 800-966-6666,
Big-Box Bonanza
Artistic Weavers, a new division of Surya with product construction and price points focused toward big-box retailers, debuts the Monterey Collection. Made in Turkey, the eight-color, machine-woven rugs are made with 100 percent polypropylene. Suggested retail for a 5- by 8-foot rug is $220. Surya Rugs, 877-275-7847,


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