Colors: Orange Color

Rug Insider checks in with Julie Smith Vincenti, Nine Muses Media, who curates trends and educational programs—FIRST LOOK: West at Las Vegas Market and TrendWatch at High Point Market—for International Markets Centers.

Blues are poised to dominate in the seasons ahead, as water-inspired varieties feature prominently in PANTONE®’s home forecast for 2024. The current ’90s-era denim throwbacks are worth noting as an inspiration source, too. Area rugs done up in hues that evoke favorite denim washes, rinses and finishes send immediate cues to the homeowner: comfortable, relaxed, and livable, especially in high-traffic areas. 

Couristan | Siena Ombré

Siena from Couristan features two million points of yarn per square meter. Hand-washed for a soft and luxurious finish, each eclectic design is machine-made using a unique blend of 85% viscose and 15% shrink acrylic. 

Abstract patterns remain so popular and useful in residential interiors. Swaths of painterly brushstrokes, landscape impressions, and designs that evoke atmospheric phenomena or processes that occur in nature are especially timely. Here, magnification is key—these artful patterns appear to be culled from microscopic examination.

Interesting material mixes catch my attention, especially varieties that elevate one or both materials. Weaves that incorporate jute and chenille, for instance, boost up jute and give it new tactility and allow for more pattern expression.

Unique Loom | Chenille Jute 

Unique Loom’s medium pile polyester Chenille & Jute rug is hand braided in India. SKU #3192134 incorporates an expressive palette of ivory, pink, navy blue, yellow and green. 

Neutrals never fall out of favor, and what I’m drawn to is minimal designs done in warm hues. Best varieties have broad applications—they suit Coastal, Lodge, Southwest, or Modern interiors, for instance, with equal ease.

Kaleen | Jara Collection 

Named for the Hindu goddess of household happiness and prosperity, the Jara Collection depicts a variety of all-over linear and diamond patterns that inspire joy. These shag, all-wool floor coverings are expertly handwoven by artisan weavers. Options include area rugs in standard size and custom sizes within the parameters of 15 feet wide and 50 feet long; and Broadloom applications.

Lastly, favor for traditional patterns and design elements is growing. Older Millennials have likely purchased the home they plan to own for the foreseeable future, and this commitment to home stirs up emotion and desire for stability. Incorporating traditional patterns and motifs—with a light hand—is one way to create certainty and convey commitment.

Jean Stoffer × Loloi 

The Bradbury Collection by Jean Stoffer in collaboration with Loloi has small-scale motifs that create eye-catching dimension. Power-loomed of polypropylene and polyester in Egypt and Oeko-Tex® certified.

The Summer 2023 edition of Las Vegas Market runs July 30 – August 2, at World Market Center Las Vegas.  

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Julie Smith Vicenti, Nine Muses Media owner and creative director

 

Talk to nearly anyone who attended the recently concluded High Point Market and they’ll tell you that traffic was noticeably higher than the last October market, order writing was steady and everyone was eager to get back to business. Such was the case for several rug exhibitors Rug Insider caught up with who took advantage of the show to display new and trending designs for designers and retailers alike. 

RUG INSIDER caught up with several of your favorite HPMKT stars for an Insider’s look at what’s in store for Fall Market 2022 introductions and events.

Following pandemic-related postponements, The Rug Show returns to the East Coast at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey on September 14-16, 2022. As a premier industry fair, The Rug Show offers attendees a place to buy new products, meet new rug makers, learn and build connections through networking.

Fall markets were back in a big way for the area rug industry in mid-September 2022, as two shows made big waves in New York and New Jersey. Cover Connect returned for its second iteration at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City from September 11 – 13. The Rug Show took place at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, New Jersey from September 14 – 16. Both shows were heavily attended and were a great way to kick off the fall selling season, following a downturn in the last couple of years due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Here is a roundup of what a few of the exhibitors had to say about the state of the industry, what their companies are up to, and how the market looks this fall.

Area Rug exhibitors are moving into new showrooms and displaying tons of fresh product at the fall High Point Market.

The last High Point Market came at the perfect time—right as the CDC lifted mask requirements. But masks or not, everyone knew it would be a successful market.

Even though COVID-19 restrictions are tightening across the country, the rug industry is still looking forward to a stellar fall show. There’s sure to be plenty of introductions on tap, and even new showrooms as rug exhibitors expand their offerings and aim to reach new customers.

Retailer + Designer Traffic Poised for In-Person Pickup, Post-Pandemic

The home fashions industry has reconvened this month—first at the Atlanta Market July 12-18, and then again at the Las Vegas Market July 24-28—to shop the latest and greatest in area rugs and much more.

The area rug category represents “a key asset” and an integral component to the markets’ whole home resources, noted Scott Eckman, executive vice president and chief revenue officer of International Market Centers (IMC), the organizer of the Atlanta and Las Vegas markets.

In June, Tamarian Rugs left its temporary space at the Suites at Market Square and moved into its new showroom on East Russell Street. At the fall market, Ned Baker, key account manager of Tamarian, says the company will still view it as a grand opening. While no grand opening event is planned at the time of this writing, Baker says to keep an eye out as we get closer to market.