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Oriental Rug Store in Birmingham, MI

Hand-knotted oriental rugs are the foundation or our business. Owners Kamran and Kristi Karimpour are Certified Rug Appraisers (CRA) with deep expertise that extends into every aspect of purchasing fine rugs, from knowing where to find the best sources to protecting and maintaining your rug once it’s in your home.

We have long-standing relationships with a variety of specialized workshops worldwide and we’ve taken the time to learn exactly what traditional techniques their artisans use when weaving a masterpiece.

When you work with us, you will know you’re getting true quality. Our philosophy revolves around building a relationship with our clients that doesn’t end after the initial transaction. We truly see every purchase as a beautiful beginning.

Our offerings include an extensive range of hand-knotted rugs in a variety of styles from the ornate and traditional to the unique and modern.

We serve as direct importers and have personally chosen every rug we’ve sold over the last 30 years. As oriental rug experts with two ORRA certified appraisers in-house, we can provide our clients with the full story— from the origin of the rug, its maker, and the techniques used to an accurate evaluation of every material and how it will perform over time.

Our showroom fulfills every facet: insurance appraisals, expert cleaning and repair. We’ll even ship rugs to out-of-state clients so they can try them out in their homes before making it official. Contact us to start your personal fine rug buying experience.

Home Décor & More

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Interior Design

We’re not your typical design team– we arrive one step ahead. We’ll work closely in collaboration with you to define your overall aesthetic from the floor plan to the chandelier. It’s essential to have a cohesive vision for your space to ensure that every piece we select works together perfectly.

Once we get to know you and your lifestyle, we’ll become fluent in the language of your aesthetic. Then we’ll serve as your design interpreter to help you define furnishings, fabrics, finishes, color selections, plans for your space, lighting options, and anything else your custom project requires. Visit our showroom for an experience in design artistry that’s built around you.

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Art & Framing

There’s an art to selecting fine art. Visit our showroom and browse our extensive collection of original oil paintings, prints and frames to see what catches your eye. Once we have a sense of what style sparks your interest, we’ll delve deep into our outstanding variety of sources to find the perfect piece for you.

Our dedication is unparalleled– even if we have to search across the globe– we will uncover a piece that speaks to your soul. And, once we find it, we also offer custom framing to highlight every exquisite detail.

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High-End Furniture

Birmingham Design Studio furniture customers get exclusive, complimentary access to our interior design team.

Shop our beautifully stocked showroom of living room, family room, bedroom, home office and home entertainment furniture from the best manufacturers and artisans in the industry.

Keep in mind, our showroom is only a small sample of the furniture we have available. We can have any type of furniture custom-made for you or find you the perfect piece for your space from our vast resources of vetted and preferred vendors.

Exquisite textiles &

Designer Fabrics

Custom textiles can draw together the color and texture in your room and create a sense of unity and balance like no other element.

Our designers will help narrow down the infinite choices to find the right textiles that will perfectly complement the life you lead and the styles you love.

We offer a selection of superior fabrics and luxurious textiles from the industry’s most trusted brands including Kravet, Pindler, Schumacher, Fabricut, Ralph Lauren and many other favorites you’ve yet to discover.

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Accents & Accessories

When it comes to home décor, it’s the small things that make the most impact. Our selection of home accessories is curated to transform your room into something truly extraordinary.

Evolve your room's look with sculptures, vases & urns, accent pieces, bookends, mirrors, candle holders and other one-of-a-kind artifacts.

Our design team will help you select every element from high-end brands including Global Views, John-Richard, Maitland-Smith, Chelsea House and many others.

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Draperies, Blinds & Window Treatments

A beautifully dressed window can reveal your individual style

Custom draperies and gorgeous window treatments that are pleasing to the eye set the tone for any successful interior design plan.

Our experienced interior design team can guide you through infinite possibilities and exciting choices in luxurious fabrics for custom draperies and a wide selection of colors, styles and materials for shades, shutters, and blinds from top manufacturers including Hunter Douglas.

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Dr. Michael Weinman

“I moved into a beautiful new house that I loved, but I did not have a sense of what the design should be. Birmingham Design Studio understood what was needed to complete the house as I had envisioned; bringing together pieces I already owned with new selections I love, creating a fantastic, cohesive collection.”

Dr. Michael Weimann

“Knowledge, service, value — that is why I shop at Birmingham Design Studio.”

Tom Verwest

“Their whole team made my shopping experience a very positive one. They took the time to give me choices and did not try to sell me everything. In fact, I wanted some window treatments which they said I did not need. They have earned my trust. They were not pushy. Also, Kristi has a great knowledge of oriental rugs. I can not recommend them highly enough.”

Paul Benson
jill and timothy page

“Our experience at Birmingham Design Studio was perfect! We stopped in to buy an oriental rug and the next thing we knew we had a whole room designed & furnished…we love the outcome.”

Jill Page, M.D. & Timothy Page, M.D.
Susan Taube

“The staff at Birmingham Design Studio have a great sense of design. The moment my husband and I met them, we know that they were the ones that could turn our residence into a home we were proud to entertain in. It was impressive how closely they worked with us, they really took their time to understand our lifestyle, tastes and interests. With the combination of comfort and elegance our dream home was created.”

Susan Taube
“Highly professional and personalized service. I built a new house and was overwhelmed with the choices from cabinets, to knobs, to furniture, to paintings. Kristi was wonderful in simplifying the process, working with the builder, and creating the exact ambience I wanted. The selection of furniture, art, rugs, etc is the best in town. Everyone at BDS was very attentive to my schedule and when they stage the house watch out because a whirlwind of activity occurs and with Kevin’s eye for placement, the house will look marvelous.”
David Wood

“My experience with Birmingham Design Studio was absolutely incredible. I was moving into a new condo and needed help with everything from selecting a color palette to furnishings, rugs and lighting. The design team was easy to work with and listened to me regarding my lifestyle and personality. The end result exceeded my expectations. My home is elegant, comfortable and inviting and in the process I developed warm friendships with Kristi, Lauren and the staff at the Design Studio.”

Gordana Margulis

“My grandpa took me to Birmingham Design Studio. He’s been doing business with it since 1987. They helped me find a beautiful Persian rug. What a cool buying experience!”

Sean M.
Dr Coburn

“Upon my visit to the Birmingham Design Studio, with their beautiful furniture, large collection of rugs, and professional, detail-oriented staff, I know this was the place for me. They want your home to be beautiful and they take it personally. I can’t say enough about my experience, my home looks outstanding!”

Dr. Thomas Coburn D.D.S.

“It has been our pleasure to work with Kamran and Kristi through the years as they have guided us on our search for the perfect rugs, as well as assisted us with custom rugs, to complete our interior projects.”

Dr. Mouna Khoury & Dr. Nabil Khoury

“Kristin and Kamran genuinely care about finding exactly what we were looking for. Their knowledge, impeccable taste, and guidance helped us make our home just as we had imagined.”

Dr. Mouna Khoury & Dr. Nabil Khoury
Dr. Reza Rahmani and Dr. Amini

“When it came to furnishing our home, we looked no further than Birmingham Design Studio. Their collection of Fine Furniture, Exquisite Art and Gorgeous Rugs is extraordinary.”

Dr. Rahmani & Dr. Amini
Ali Moiin Dermatologist

“When it comes to buying an oriental rug for my collection. Kamran is my most trusted source.”

Ali Moiin, MD

“Kamran’s knowledge of Persian rugs makes him an invaluable resource for my projects. I enjoy the education I receive by shopping at his gallery. The section is varied and the designs are exquisite.”

Jennifer Taylor

“Many of the interiors that I have created revolved around their spectacular rugs. Dealing with Kamran and Kristi is a pleasurable and inspiring experience.”

Maha Jano
“Love this place! It all started one snowy miserable day when I walked in to look for an entry table on what certainly was a bad hair day for me. That’s when I met Kristi – an outstanding designer. Since then, Kristi and her design team have helped me with furniture and design for our vacation condo in western Michigan, and ongoing re-do of our home not far from the store. The store has a wide selection of furniture and rugs. Kristi and the designers quickly picked up on my individual preferences and at no time did I feel pressured to buy. I stopped shopping anywhere else!”
Vera Treshnewsky
“What a wonderful experience at Birmingham Design Studio. Kamran and the entire staff that we worked with (Kristi, Kevin) were very attentive and helped us find the perfect rug for our dining room. The selection of unique and one of a kind items is amazing, and regardless of having very high end items they also have a great selection of the obtainable. The level of professionalism and service was top notch. We will be returning for future purchases for our home.”
Cheryl Woodworth

“We had several rugs that were decades old. BDS came to our home and did a very thorough job of appraising our measures before we gave them to our children. They have deep knowledge if carpets and they see true professionals. A pleasure to work with them!”

Chris DiDonato