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A Brighter Mood in Atlanta

A Brighter Mood in Atlanta

By Andrea Lillo For the rug category, 2011 looks bright—as well as gray, as those were the two color directions patterns took at last month’s Atlanta International Area Rug Market. Contemporary styles, having taken a back seat to traditional when the economy faltered, seemed to come out of hibernation. Manufacturers took this as a goodMore »

New HGTV Brand to Include Bedding and Flooring

New HGTV Brand to Include Bedding and Flooring

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.—HGTV has debuted its HGTV Home Lifestyle brand, which will include a fashion-bedding collection produced in partnership with Victoria Classics, and a collection of carpet, hardwood flooring, laminate flooring and area rugs from Shaw. A line of paints from Sherwin-Williams will also be part of the brand. The entire line is slated to appearMore »

Blog: Rug Showrooms to Relocate at Las Vegas Market

Blog: Rug Showrooms to Relocate at Las Vegas Market

FROM THE MARKET—Among the news at the first day of the Las Vegas show, World Market Center execs said rug showrooms currently on the eighth floor of Building C will relocate to the heart of the home decor section in Building B. The WMC said the move is being made to accommodate the growing giftMore »

ARTS Award Winners Celebrated in Dallas

ARTS Award Winners Celebrated in Dallas

DALLAS–Dallas Market Center and the Accessories Resource Team, the trade association representing the decorative accessory industry, announced the winners of the 22nd annual ARTS Awards during a gala event held Jan. 22 in The Grand Pavilion at the Trade Mart. Guests attended the ceremony that recognized ARTS Awards recipients in 28 different categories. HGTV wasMore »

Safavieh Unveils New Website

Safavieh Unveils New Website

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.–Safavieh, which launched its newly redesigned website earlier this month, is reviewing the site’s new features with retailers during the Las Vegas Market this week. The new website’s most important improvements are in the display of products: Safavieh uses high resolution photos of 19,600 rug SKUs and a high resolution zoom feature whichMore »

Calvin Klein Home to Debut Spring Rug Collection

Calvin Klein Home to Debut Spring Rug Collection

NEW YORK—Calvin Klein Home is readying the launch of multiple new collections of rugs for this spring, created by Nourison, the brand’s licensee. The introduction encompasses seven collections with a total of 17 new rug styles. The Canyon collection is made with cut-pile viscose merged with flat suede leather. The Shetland collection presents the lookMore »

Sphinx to Host “Vegas Night” Party at Las Vegas Market

Sphinx to Host “Vegas Night” Party at Las Vegas Market

DALTON, Ga.—Sphinx by Oriental Weavers will host its second annual “Vegas Night with Sphinx” party during the upcoming Las Vegas Market. The party is scheduled for Jan. 24 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the company’s showroom, room 580 in building B. It will include complimentary food, drinks and entertainment, and Sphinx will also beMore »