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Persian Rugs Represent the Best of Oriental Rugs

Why are Persian Rugs typically better than other Oriental Rugs?

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Fine Persian Tabriz Rug.

I’ve been in the Oriental Rug business for 30 years now and have dealt with many types of Oriental Rugs. While there are many fine rugs produced in different countries, in my opinion fine Persian Rugs are far superior. That opinion is based on following reasons.
 

  1. Fine Persian Rugs are like pieces of art. Each rug has a soul and conveys the beauty of an art that dates back over 2500 years.
  2. The workmanship and degree of detail is unmatched by any other Oriental Rug.
  3. Persian rugs are produced in different parts of Iran and exhibit unique designs, color palette and weave characteristics of the area they are produced in. Each city, village and tribe have their own signature style.
  4. Because of the variety of designs available in Persian Rugs, they’re easy to use in Traditional, Transitional and Modern Interiors.
  5. The testament to quality of Persian Rugs is the auctions in Sotheby’s and Christie’s where you see Antique Persian Rugs fetching very high prices. Good Persian Rugs don’t just get old, they become precious antiques.

How come I don’t see fine Persian Rugs in many of Rug Stores, Furniture Stores, Design Centers, and Interior Design Studios?

Offering Fine Persian Rugs require knowledgeable rug experts on staff and substantial investment in inventory. They are one-of-a-kind works of art for people who appreciate their beauty, workmanship, history and can afford the best, and you can’t get the same exact one in a different size. Mass produced less expensive rugs that are being promoted heavily in shelter magazines or by sales people/ designers at national and local chain furniture stores don’t require knowledgeable rug expert or large investment to carry and are much easier to sell in volume. So you may never be presented with the best choice for your home.

How do I find a Persian Rug that’s ideal for my room?

Your best bet is to find a reputable dealer near where you live who specializes in Persian Rugs and has been in business for many years. They should be able to find a rug that works with your decor and budget.

  • Ask them to take the rug home and see it in your space.
  • Look at it during the day and at night. Also view it both from the light side and the dark side.
  • Ask what makes that rug special and why the dealer thinks it’s a good choice for you.
  • The rug should feel at home when you lay it down in its intended space.

Avoid auctions unless you’re an expert. Definitely avoid “Going out of Business” sales unless you know the dealer has been in business for many years and are very familiar with the quality of their merchandise and what they normally carry. Also buying online from a photo could give you a lot less than you bargained for.
 
With the variety of designs and colors available it’s impossible to walk in to a showroom and expect to find the rug of your dreams right away. We talk to our clients to find out what they like, their room, fabrics, furniture, decorating style, how they use the room  and then search throughout the country and over seas to find the perfect rug for them. Then we allow them to take it home to make sure it works and shop us around if they wish. When they are comfortable to make a decision then we talk about them acquiring the rug.

For more information feel free to contact Kamran or Kristi Karimpour or check us out on Facebook or Instagram!

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

Design Tip

Design Tip: Goodbye greige, designers have fallen back in love with color. However, too much of a good thing can be too much. To create a pleasing palette, limit your main colors to three choices. Mix in some neutrals to get the perfect, balanced look!

May Design Tip

Design Tip: An easy way to spruce up any piece of art is a good frame. Frames come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Custom framing can completely change a painting and dramatically change your space. 

Hand Knotted one of a kind Persian Rug

FullSizeRenderCheck out this one of a kind hand knotted Persian rug Kamran found during his latest travels overseas.

July Design Tip

When designing a space from scratch, start by selecting the oriental rug first. An area rug not only serves as the foundation on which to ground a furniture arrangement, but may inspire the color palette of the space and design decisions to follow. Furthermore, do not be afraid to mix traditional area rugs with more contemporary furnishings for an eclectic look.

March Design Tip

An easy way to establish a color palette in your home is by using lighter and darker shades of the same color throughout. You can create a flow by using hues with similar tones all over. Pull colors from existing art and fabric to make the spaces come together.

Interior Design Project

This transitional home in Michigan features custom window treatments, luxury furniture and hand knotted rugs from our Birmingham showroom. Our design team added finishing touches such as art work and accessories to compliment the fabric in the room.
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Beautifully Decorated Room in Bloomfield Hills, MI

This traditional dining room is all about contrast. The silk damask fabric on the chairs pairs amazingly with the mahogany table. A large gold gilded mirror hangs from the wall, complementing the gold in the candlesticks that sit on the mantle of the fireplace. The antique European carpet is in perfect harmony with room. The interior design of this room in Bloomfield Hills perfectly expresses the sophisticated taste of the lady of this house.

A Furniture Mecca

If you’re looking to furnish your home, the Birmingham Furniture District, a booming shopping destination on South Old Woodward in downtown Birmingham, should be your first stop. The area has recently become the go-to stop for homeowners with a taste for high-end furnishings.

“The stores here are not big-box stores,” says Kamran Karimpour, owner of the Birmingham Design Studio. “These stores are service-oriented rather than transactional.”

“For the most part, you are dealing with the owners of the store. If a decision needs to be made, it can be done on the spot, unlike corporate operations. And the best part is the variety of styles available within 500 yards. You can walk down the street and see contemporary, transitional and traditional styles.”

Kamran Karimpour and his wife, Kristi, have operated what has evolved into Birmingham Design Studio for the past 25 years.

“We strive to deliver more to our clients than they would normally expect,” he says. “We are a full-service design studio and furniture store, with a focus on traditional and transitional home furnishings. People can come in and find a hand-knotted rug, an original oil painting, a crystal chandelier or order custom-made pieces.”

The longevity that Karimpour enjoys is the result of the relationships that he and Kristi have built with their clients.

“It’s like a partnership,” he says. “People come to us with a vision, but they don’t know the pieces, colors or textures to make it happen. That’s where we come in. We make their vision come alive.”

“Our customers are involved in the process every step of the way,” he continues. “We guide them, but the end result should have their signature on it. When they go home, they should be comfortable knowing that everything in their home is there for a reason – to make them smile.”

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