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What is a Persian Heriz Rug?

Persain Heriz Rugs

Persian Heriz Rugs are made in villages near the city of Tabriz in the north western part of modern day Iran. The craftsmen of this area use Turkish Knott to weave beautiful capets with simple and stylized designs that are very appealing to the eye. They fit well in Modern as well as Traditional Interiors. The older less busy Heriz rugs are sometimes called Serapi.

Persian Heriz Rug, Antique Heriz Rug, Serapi Rug, Birmingham Design Studio Perisan Rug Gallery

Beautiful Antique Persian Heriz Rug

Choosing Your Oriental Rug first makes your Interior Design Project Easier.

Choose Your Oriental Rug First at Birmingham Design Studio make decorating much easier

Persian & Oriental Rug Gallery at Birmingham Design Studio

An Oriental Rug creates a center of gravity for your room.

The right Rug would anchor the room and allow you to arrange your furniture around it. It can also be used to define space specially in open floor plans.

It is much easier to find fabrics that work with an Oriental Rug than vice versa.

Finding the right rug could be  difficult, specially if you like a more unique piece like a Perisan Rug. Many of the fine hand knotted rugs are one-of-a-kind. If you’re looking for a higher quality unique pieces you can make your lifemuch easier by finding the rug first. That is because there are many choices of fabrics avilable to select from for your furniture that would coordinate with your rug. But if you start with the fabrics first, finding a unique rug becomes very difficult. Any competent designer could help you find several choices that would work with your rug based on your taste and lifestyle. You can also take the fabric swatches home and look at it next to your rug to decide which one you like the best.

It makes sense to build from ground up.

Once you’ve chosen your Oriental Rug it is easy to lay out fabrics for different pieces of furniture next to the rug and make your final selections. You could also pick the finishes you want for your furniture.
From there you can consider your choices for paint colors and drapery fabrics. You can make all these decisions before you start ordering your furniture pieces and because everything builds up from the rug you would end up with a well coordinated color pallete for the room.

Have an Oriental Rug expert find the best rug for your project.

At Birmingham Design Studio we have two Oriental Rug experts with over 28 years of experience who will search the entire country to fine the best rug for you. We also have an in house professional design team and carry many of the top fabric lines in addtion to the fabrics available from the furniture manufacturers to help you or your designer find the best choices for you.
Contact Kamran or Kristi at Birmingham Design Studio for more advice.

Real Oriental Rugs in Michigan: How to recognize a real Hand-Knotted Oriental Rug

Real Oriental Rugs in Michigan, Birmingham Design Studio, Persian Rugs, Tabriz rug
 

A reputable dealer who specializes in hand-knotted Oriental rugs and has an established business in the same location for many years would be your best source for finding  real Oriental Rugs in Michigan.

How to Tell if your looking at a real Oriental Rug.

A fine Hand-Knotted rug is truly a labor of love and could take months even years for skilled artisans to weave. After you see a few high quality Persian Rugs, it would be easy for you to tell a true work of art from mass produced floor coverings.
Here are several ways to tell if the rug you’re looking at is really Hand-Knotted;
 
1. The fringe on a real oriental rug is an integral part of the rug itself. It is the continuation of the warp threads that run across the
     length of the rug’s foundation. In other words it’s not sewn onto the rug.
2. If you open the pile of the rug you’d actually see the knots at the base of  the pile threads.
     Machine made and tufted rugs don’t have knots.
3. You can not pull the pile threads out of a real Rug, because they’re knotted. Some rugs just loop the yarn on the foundation.
     They’re not considered true Oriental Rugs.
4. Generally you could see the pattern of the rug on the back side of it as well. Tufted rugs usually have a backing.
      Some machine made rugs show the design on the back.
5. The handle of a real Oriental rug is much different from tufted or machine made rugs.
 
Learn more by contacting Kamran Karimpour at Birmingham Design Studio: https://www.birminghamdesignstudio.com/rugs.inc

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Fall Blues

Fall and winter are the perfect time to start a new home project! Bringing out the gloominess of the cold weather, can be great for the indoor colors. Blues and grays are great to match with lighter woods and fun metallic finishes!

Design Tip

Design Tip: Go big with strong color. Painting a wall a bold color and adding contrasting fabrics throughout a space, will make a statement. Art and rugs are a good way to add color in a room that has neutral walls.

October Design Tip

Design Tip: Want to make your ceiling look taller than it is? Paint the ceilings white to make the room look bigger. Hanging curtain panels higher than the windows will also visually elongate your walls.

September Design Tip

Design Tip: Want to create a relaxing space? Use a tone-on-tone palette, then make the room dynamic by using a wide variety of textures. You can do things like putting a faux fur throw blanket on a light linen sofa and adding a distressed wood coffee table with it.

Your source for FINE FURNITURE, ORIENTAL RUGS and INTERIOR DESIGN in Michigan

Birmingham Design Studio offers HIGH END FURNITURE, ORIENTAL AND PERSIAN RUGS, AND INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICE. Our interior designers will help you decorate beautiful LIVING ROOMS, DINING ROOMS, GREAT ROOMS, BEDROOMS, THEATER ROOMS, KITCHENS AND FAMILY ROOMS. 

We are also the source for ORIGINAL OIL PAINTINGS, DECORATIVE ACCESSORIES, AND FABRICS. Compare us with big box multi location stores such as GORMAN’S FURNITURE, SCOTT SHUPTRINE FURNITURE or design centers such as MICHIGAN DESIGN CENTER and discover the unparalleled personal attention we give to you and your home. We carry high quality brands such as; Henredon, Hancock & Moore, Hickory White, Hickory Chair, Lexington, Sherrill, Maitland Smith, La Barge, Jonathan Charles, Karges, John Richards, Theodore Alexander, Safavieh, Feizy Rugs, and CUSTOM MADE FURNITURE. 

Our standard delivery area in Michigan includes; BIRMINGHAM, BLOOMFIELD HILLS, WEST BLOOMFIELD, ANN ARBOR, ORCHARD LAKE, FRANKLIN, BINGHAM FARMS, BEVERLY HILLS, TROY, ROCHESTER, ROCHESTER HILLS, CLARKSTON, GRAND BLANC, FLINT, PORT HURON, WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, SHELBY, GROSSE POINTE WOODS, GROSSE POINTE, GROSSE POINTE FARMS, DETROIT, DEARBORN, ROYAL OAK, PLYMOUTH, NORTHVILLE, NOVI, BARTON HILLS.
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