In addition, redecorating a room with a new area rug is far easier and more economical than painting, re-wallpapering, buying new furniture or even replacing the window treatments.
But some people want to go even further in their quest to put their own personal stamp on their homes. It is for these people that the world of “one-of-a-kind” area rugs exists!
For economic reasons – and a few practical ones as well – most large retailers can’t offer their customers a product of which only one exists in the entire world. A big-box retailer or chain functions in the realm of mass merchandising. They buy vast quantities of items, which are then mass produced, and sell them at the lowest margin possible. Profits are only possible when selling in volume. This is as true for area rugs at these stores as it is for toothpaste, soups, orange juice. But shouldn’t an item like an area rug that is used to personalize a living space and coordinate home-design elements exist in a slightly different, more “artistic” retail world?
Lida Lavender says. “Rugs are a true art form. Everyone wants to place the best-quality, most beautiful rug they can find on their floors. It’s only natural, just as it’s natural to want to be unique. Because of the wide variety in personal tastes, and the huge number of rugs available, it’s highly unlikely you are going to see the rug you purchase on someone else’s floor.”
The solution, of course, is to buy a “one-of-a-kind” rug. This means exactly what it says – a hand-made rug, designed and woven by an artist who is applying a particular design and color scheme to this one rug.
“Sure, you can spend a lot of money on a top-quality, one-of-a-kind rug,” says Lida Lavender. “Some of these rugs take years to make and will last several lifetimes. In many ways they represent more of an investment than a practical design solution – especially if you have kids or pets! But a one-of-a-kind rug isn’t automatically priced beyond most people’s budgets. There are many factors that influence the cost of a beautiful rug. Exclusivity doesn’t always translate to expensive,”
One-of-a-kind rugs are almost all made of 100% wool. This is the traditional material that has been used for thousands of years to create the best-quality, most durable rugs, and it remains the fiber greatly preferred by modern craftsmen. Once in a while you’ll see a little silk woven in for contrast or to add sheen.
We can have made especially for our clients one-of-a-kind rugs in almost any style, traditional, contemporary and also recreations of classic rugs using different color ways and to any size.
Also from our Antique collection you will find rugs that are truly One-of-a-kind rugs as well.