Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Rug Company Opens Its Doors in Dallas

Cynthia Smoot with Christopher Sharp
London-based The Rug Company opened its new Dallas showroom doors recently in the Dallas Design District. Founded in 1997 by Christopher and Suzanne Sharp, their unbelievably creative rugs are handmade in Nepal, using natural yarns (no synthetics!).

Home decor enthusiasts Daniel Winson Lewis, Gregg Asher, David Martin and Michelle Nussbaumer wandered the expansive 5,000 sq. ft. of interior space ooh'ing and ah'ing over the fantastic array of flooring options. The showroom possesses a light and airy aesthetic that effortlessly blends traditional warmth with modern flair.

David Martin and Gregg Asher
The Rug Company has made a name for itself by teaming up with top designers such as William Yeoward, Kelly Wearstler, Paul Smith, Alexander McQueen, and Diane Von Furstenberg. These are all fashion-forward creatives who really know how to make a statement with graphic designs and unexpected motifs.

Christopher Sharp (who possess a knee-buckling British accent that makes him twice as handsome as I would normally find him) says of his company, "Each rug is entirely handmade, using the finest natural yarns, by craftsmen whose skills have been passed down for generations.

To this meticulous craftsmanship we add that extra ingredient, the talent of the world’s most distinguished and experienced designers. They know how to combine modern design flair with traditional techniques. They reinvigorate this age-old craft and make us look at the rug with a fresh eye."

What? I'm sorry, all I heard was something that sounded like James Bond asking how I wanted my Martini... Man, I am a sucker for a British accent.  

The Rug Store is located in the Design District at 1626 Hi Line Drive, Suite B, Dallas, Texas 75207