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Outdoor Decor

Outdoor Decor

By Andrea Lillo With consumers’ continued love of nature—and fresh air—their attention to the backyards has resulted in a shift in the indoor/outdoor rug category to better designed product. With the category’s more sophisticated styling, manufacturers find that these rugs are going inside the home as well, as they are perfect for kitchens or dens,More »

Shag Revolution

Shag Revolution

By Andrea Lillo The shags of the 1970s have become a distant memory, thankfully, as the category has evolved to offer more sophisticated textures and colors for consumers, at a wide range of price points. And consumers continue to buy them, so manufacturers continue to innovate in the category. Mixing fibers and/or colors, adding beadsMore »

World Rug Gallery Becomes First-Time Exhibitor at AmericasMart

World Rug Gallery Becomes First-Time Exhibitor at AmericasMart

ATLANTA — Come January, World Rug Gallery will exhibit at AmericasMart for the first time at the Atlanta International Area Rug Market, Jan. 13 – 16. Offering machine-made rugs, the company will show in a 1,600 square-foot showroom in Building 1 in space 3-C-3, and will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony during the show. “We lookMore »

Ralph Lauren Home Inks License Deal with Safavieh

Ralph Lauren Home Inks License Deal with Safavieh

NEW YORK – Ralph Lauren Home, a division of Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation, has signed an exclusive license agreement with Safavieh for a line of area rugs under both the Ralph Lauren Home and Lauren Ralph Lauren Home brands. This new licensing affiliation, effective January 2011, will strengthen and grow the Ralph Lauren Home businessMore »

Obeetee, Amici, CMI Renew AmericasMart Leases

Obeetee, Amici, CMI Renew AmericasMart Leases

ATLANTA–AmericasMart has announced that three of its long-time area rug tenants have renewed their leases in Building 1 at the market: Obeetee, Amici Imports and Colonial Mills (CMI). Showing at AmericasMart since 1993, Obeetee is in 5-D-8, a 5,400 square foot space. It offers buyers handknotted, handtufted and flatwoven rugs. “Our showroom at AmericasMart hasMore »

Veeder + Perman Takes on New Partner

Veeder + Perman Takes on New Partner

NEW YORK–Veeder + Perman, a public relations and marketing communications partnership formed 12 years ago by Mark Veeder and Esther Perman, has undergone a name change and rebranding that reflects the addition of a new partner, Margaux Caniato. The business has been renamed VP+C, and in joining as chief innovation officer, Caniato brings to theMore »

Study Reveals “Significant Interest” in Green Home Furnishings

Study Reveals “Significant Interest” in Green Home Furnishings

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.–A survey of 351 women homeowners across the United States found that they have “significant interest” in purchasing eco-friendly home furnishings. Released by the Sustainable Furnishings Council and sponsored by the World Market Center Las Vegas, the study also found that actual purchasing of these products remains at low levels due to lackMore »

Carpet One Floor & Home Launch Fall Pink Ribbon Campaign

Carpet One Floor & Home Launch Fall Pink Ribbon Campaign

MANCHESTER, N.H.–Carpet One Floor & Home has released its newest indoor/outdoor mats for its Welcomes Your Support campaign, which donates money for breast cancer research. This season’s exclusive designs include ones from designer Glen Peloso and Julie Edelman, The Accidental Housewife. All incorporating a pink ribbon, the 10 designs include seasonal looks, as well asMore »