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2019 JULY

  • 07082019 Bill Roach, Retired Karastan Sales VP, Dies at 75
    BILL ROACH, RETIRED KARASTAN SALES VP, DIES AT 75

    EDEN, N.C. -- Longtime Karastan sales executive William "Bill" Roach died on June 26, 2019 at Grand Strand North Hospital in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, after a long battle with cancer.  He was 75.


  • 07082019 Business Outlook: Atlanta Market Area Rug Exhibitors Reveal Expectations, Strategies
    ATLANTA MARKET AREA RUG EXHIBITORS REVEAL EXPECTATIONS, STRATEGIES


    RugNews.com queries 10 key area rug exhibitors for Part 1 of our exclusive summer market business story. Pictured, Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines Newton collection from Loloi. 

    ATLANTA -- Area rug companies exhibiting at this week's Atlanta market open the doors to their AmericasMart showrooms looking back on solid first-half sales and ahead to a strong finish to 2019. 


  • 07082019 Las Vegas Market Announces Partnerships with Nearly 50 Leading Retail & Trade Groups
    LAS VEGAS MARKET ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIPS WITH NEARLY 50 LEADING RETAIL & TRADE GROUPS 

    LAS VEGAS, N.V. -- Las Vegas Market announces the affiliation with two additional industry organizations,  including Fair Trade Federation (FTF) and the Independent College Bookstore Association (ICBA, for Summer 2019 Las Vegas Market, running July 28 - Aug. 1, 2019. 


  • 07092019 Lili Alessandra Introduces 2020 Rug Collection at Atlanta Market
    LILI ALESSANDRA INTRODUCES 2020 RUG COLLECTION AT ATLANTA MARKET


    The new Natural Elements rug collection by Lili Alessandra features textural designs accented with Lurex in silver or gold for the brand's signature touch of glamour.

    ATLANTA -- Lili Alessandra, a San Antonio, Texas-based fine linen and soft furnishings manufacturer, unveils its 2020 area rug collection at the Codarus multi-line showroom.


  • 07092019 Nourison Announces Atlanta & Vegas Events; Unveils 100s of New Rugs & Home Accents Launches
    NOURISON ANNOUNCES ATLANTA & VEGAS EVENTS; UNVEILS 100s OF NEW RUGS & HOME ACCENTS LAUNCHES

    Nourison co-hosts a party at Caracole's showroom at Suite 14-C-6 with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and live music to celebrate the stylish pairings of Caracole furniture and Nourison rugs on Saturday, July 13 from 4-7 p.m.

    SADDLE BROOK, N.J.  -- Floor covering and home accents manufacturer Nourison will introduce hundreds of new on-trend styles during Atlanta and Las Vegas markets.


  • 07102019 Amer Hand-Knots, Machine-Mades Expected to Lead Atlanta Market Sales
    AMER HAND-KNOTS, MACHINE-MADES EXPECTED TO LEAD ATLANTA SALES

    Amer Rugs showcases its assortment of hand-knotteds and machine-mades at Atlanta market -- its two fastest growing categories, Shown, the hand-knotted Divine DIV-1.

    ATLANTA -- Hand-knotted and machine-made rugs are driving sales at Amer Rugs in 2019 and recent introductions are expected to generate positive summer market results.


  • 07102019 LR Resources Debuts Innovative Area Rugs, Adds Ox Bay Accents at Summer Markets
    LR RESOURCES DEBUTS INNOVATIVE RUGS, ADDS NEW OX BAY ACCENTS AT SUMMER MARKETS

    LR Resources launches innovative rugs in Atlanta, then heads to Las Vegas hoping to grow its western account base. Shown, Mirage 81565


    ATLANTA -- LR Resources launches innovative rug collections in Atlanta, then heads to Las Vegas to grow its western account base, showing rugs for the first time at Next Step Reps.


     
  • 07152019 Jaipur Living Draws Hundreds with Shayla Copas Atlanta Market Book Signing
    JAIPUR LIVING DRAWS HUNDREDS WITH SHAYLA COPAS BOOK SIGNING EVENT AT ATLANTA MARKET 
     
    Interior designer Shayla Copas, author of Four Seasons of Entertaining, meets Atlanta Market attendees at a book signing event in the Jaipur Living showroom.

    ATLANTA -- Market shoppers filled the corridor leading to Jaipur Living's AmericasMart showroom on Saturday as they waited for the opportunity to meet Shayla Copas, one of the South's most highly-acclaimed luxury interior designers and tastemakers.


  • 07152019 Step Inside Loloi's New AmericasMart Gallery for Textile Art and One of a Kind Rugs
    STEP INSIDE LOLOI'S NEW AMERICASMART TEXTILE ART GALLERY


    Loloi opens a museum-style gallery opposite its Atlanta Market showroom to present its new framed textile art and growing one-of-a-kind rug collections.

    ATLANTA --On the heels of a highly successful launch of its Textile Art Gallery at the spring 2019 High Point Market, Loloi opens a separate AmericasMart space dedicated to the company's new framed textile art collection and a growing one-of-a-kind rug assortment.


  • 07162017 Pantone Releases Prints Charming Color Story For Apparel & Home Inspired by Tattoo Art
    PANTONE RELEASES PRINTS CHARMING COLOR STORY FOR APPAREL & HOME INSPIRED BY TATTOO ART

    Pantone reveals a new Prints Charming color palette from its PantoneView Home + Interiors 2020 report with applications for fashion and home furnishings.Image courtesy commonweathproper.com

    CARLSTADT, N.J. -- Color and design trends for home furnishings 2020 reveal a fascinating dichotomy as a new era brings in both novel and nostalgic approaches to design in a new Prints Charming color palette from Pantone, which highlights a global fascination for tattoo art.


  • 07162019 Dynamic Rugs Expands Stocking Capabilities, Acquires Second Warehouse Facility
    DYNAMIC RUGS EXPANDS STOCKING CAPABILITIES, ACQUIRES SECOND WAREHOUSE FACILIT


    Dynamic Rugs purchased a second facility next to its Maryland headquarters that expands its current warehouse footprint by 60 percent.

    FREDERICK Md. --  Dynamic Rugs, which celebrates its 25th year in business this year, acquired a new facility next to its headquarters that grows its warehouse capacity by 60 percent.


  • 07162019 Surya Builds on 'Surya Spaces' Success with Designers Shopping Atlanta Market
    SURYA BUILDS ON 'SURYA SPACES' SUCCESS WITH DESIGNERS SHOPPING ATLANTA MARKET


    Black and white is a recurring theme in the summer edition of the Surya Spaces look book, here interpreted with a nod to Surya's lifestyle trends.

    ATLANTA - The Surya Spaces program continues to build momentum with designers, and was front and center in lifestyle display vignettes at the summer edition of the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market.
     

     
  • 07162019 Trans-Ocean Scores in Atlanta with Outdoor, Heads to Las Vegas with Machine-Made Debuts
    TRANS-OCEAN SCORES IN ATLANTA WITH OUTDOOR, HEADS TO LAS VEGAS WITH MACHINE-MADE DEBUTS


    A popular new design from the Marina collection by Trans-Ocean shows the intricacy of texture and vibrant colors designer Liora Manne creates in this indoor-outdoor range.

    ATLANTA -- Trans-Ocean, which consistently exhibits in AmericasMart's heavily-trafficked Building 2 Outdoor Living Temporaries during the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, scored again last week at the 2019 summer edition.


  • 07172019 Feizy Builds on Double-Digit First Half Increase, Showcases Broad New Assortment in Vegas
    FEIZY BUILDS ON DOUBLE-DIGIT FIRST HALF INCREASE; SHOWCASES BROAD NEW ASSORTMENT IN VEGAS

    Las Vegas Market shoppers will see the intricately hand-knotted Dalia Luxe collection debut at Feizy's showroom in a range of saturated colors and traditional to contemporary designs.

    DALLAS -- Feizy heads to Las Vegas Market with new hand-knotted rug collections in opening to upper-end price points, as well as line extensions and machine-made intros that will continue the forward momentum of a double-digit increase in the first half of 2019. 


  • 07172019 Kaleen Renovates Vegas Showroom, Expects Strong 2019 with Latest Intros & Innovations
    KALEEN RENOVATES VEGAS SHOWROOM, EXPECTS STRONG 2019 WITH LATEST INTROS & INNOVATIONS



    Kaleen Rugs revamps its Las Vegas showroom in time for summer market  to better reflect its new brand strategy. Shown, a mid-century modern vignette.


    LAS VEGAS -- Kaleen Rugs unveils not only a renovated Las Vegas showroom (C407) at the summer 2019 market, but also rolls out an innovative new area rug construction and plenty of fresh designs for market-goers.


  • 0720019 Business Outlook: Atlanta Market Area Rug Exhibitors Reveal Expectations, Strategies
    ATLANTA MARKET AREA RUG EXHIBITORS REVEAL EXPECTATIONS, STRATEGIES


    RugNews.com queries 10 key area rug exhibitors for Part 1 of our exclusive summer market business story. Pictured, Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines Newton collection from Loloi. 

    ATLANTA -- Area rug companies exhibiting at this week's Atlanta market open the doors to their AmericasMart showrooms looking back on solid first-half sales and ahead to a strong finish to 2019. 


  • 07202019 10 Celestial Rugs to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing
    10 CELESTIAL RUGS TO CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 
    MOON LANDING

    Lunar looks have inspired countless designs and experienced a recent renaissance in area rug roll outs. Shown, Christopher Guy by Nourison's CGS21 Noir rug layers white silk with deep noir to create a three dimensional look that echos the night sky.

    EDITORS' PICKS -- Rug makers have been honoring the moon in their textural and abstract designs since these trends began several years ago, and RugNews.com pays homage to the Moon Landing 50 years ago with 10 of our favorites. 


     
  • 07212019 Alaska Rug Company Selected for 2019 Made in America Product Showcase at the White House
    ALASKA RUG COMPANY SELECTED FOR 2019 MADE IN AMERICA PRODUCT SHOWCASE AT THE WHITE HOUSE

    Alaska Rug Company's indoor-outdoor accent rugs, hand-woven from recycled Alaskan fishing rope and line, were presented at the annual Made in America Product Showcase at the White House.

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Monday, July 15, 2019, Alaska Rug Company represented its namesake state in the third annual Made in America Product Showcase hosted by President Donald Trump at the White House.


  • 07222019 Couristan Expects Busy Vegas, Focuses on Annual Trends with Summer Shoppers
    COURISTAN EXPECTS BUSY VEGAS, FOCUSES ON ANNUAL TRENDS WITH SUMMER SHOPPERS
     
     
    Couristan's summer 2019 Vegas area rug assortment will focus on the key trends laid out in its annual trend video. 

    LAS VEGAS -- Couristan looks forward to a busy Las Vegas Market focusing its showroom on the key directions laid out in its annual trend video, launching here and prominently displayed.
     

     
  • 07222019 The Rug Scene: Atlanta Market People & Parties
    THE RUG SCENE:
    ATLANTA MARKET PEOPLE & PARTIES
     
     

    ATLANTA -- Tour the AmericasMart campus with RugNews.com as we scope out Atlanta Market for buildings, floors, events and new products that drove retailers and designers to area rug showrooms.


  • 072252019 HRI Bullish on Las Vegas Market, Anticipates Upbeat 2019
    HRI BULLISH ON LAS VEGAS MARKET, ANTICIPATES UPBEAT 2019

     
    With 2019 off to a strong start, HRI expects to continue that trend thanks to a slew of right-on-trend area rug introductions. Shown, a sweater-inspired Dorset collection design.
     
     LAS VEGAS -- With a positive start to the beginning of the year, Harounian Rugs International (HRI) heads confidently to Las Vegas expecting its latest area rugs and Wesley Mancini license program to result in a strong summer market.


  • 0724109 Oriental Weavers Releases 2019-2020 Print Catalog
    ORIENTAL WEAVERS RELEASES 2019-2020 PRINT CATALOG


    Oriental Weavers' new catalog features more than 500 pages incorporating more than 150 introductions within 12 new collections on show at Las Vegas Market.


    DALTON, Ga. -- Oriental Weavers, a global manufacturer of power-loomed rugs, announces the release of their 2019-2020 rug catalog just in time for the summer market and the fall selling season. 


  • 07252019 Tayse Predicts Best Summer to Date, Strong End to Year
    TAYSE PREDICTS BEST SUMMER TO DATE, STRONG END TO YEAR


    Tayse, a go-to source for in-outdrugs, expands offering in the category with the sophisticated new flat-woven Parkside collection.

    LAS VEGAS -- Tayse Rugs anticipates a record-breaking summer market as it introduces its latest area collections and also grows some popular existing collections, according to Jackie Preavette, the company's recently appointed director of sales.


  • 07262019 Dynamic Rugs Expects Best Summer, Debuts Record Number of Products
    DYNAMIC RUGS EXPECTS BEST SUMMER, DEBUTS RECORD NUMBER OF PRODUCTS


    Dynamic Rugs' introductions focus on top-selling trends including Danish cozy and Swedish simplicity. Above, a design (27039) from the popular Quartz collection, which adds new looks in Vegas.

    LAS VEGAS -- Dynamic Rugs, which celebrates 25 years in business during 2019, anticipates that the 2019 summer Las Vegas Market will top prior summer sales and that the remainder of 2019 will end strong as well.


  • 07272019 Top-Scoring Rugs at Atlanta Market Give Insights to Fall Trends
    TOP-SCORING RUGS AT ATLANTA MARKET GIVE INSIGHTS TO FALL TRENDS
              

    ATLANTA -- RugNews.com uncovers the rugs that garnered attention at Atlanta Market, with 16 exhibitors agreeing that their shining stars will inform the designs they introduce this week in Las Vegas and in High Point come fall.


     
  • 07282019 Las Vegas Market Rug Exhibitors Talk Strategies, Expectations
    LAS VEGAS MARKET RUG EXHIBITORS TALK STRATEGIES, EXPECTATIONS


    RugNews.com queries key area rug exhibitors for Part 2 of our exclusive summer market business story. Pictured, the Tropicals trend exemplified in the Marina collection by Liora Manne.

    LAS VEGAS -- With Las Vegas Market now the preferred summer show for most area rug companies, exhibitors have high expectations for this week's edition to set the momentum for an upbeat 2019 second half.


















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