As we enter the Holiday Season temperatures are falling and Jack Frost has begun nipping at a lot of noses. As the season progresses and creosote infused Yule Logs begin shooting embers across the family room, and candles spread their … Continue reading
Heirloom quality, contemporary rugmaker emma gardner design, unveils the Metamorphosis collection. The three statement pieces represent two years of product design and development. The result is a sophisticated line rich in color and texture, made with luxurious wools and silk … Continue reading
Simple and Sophisticated
Fundamentally simple, subtle sophistication, texture, and clean lines all describe a room that has been designed in the contemporary style. Defined by crisp, straight lines, a contemporary room focuses on color, space and shape, rather than objects. As contemporary styles move in to the design world, so do they in to the flooring world. With more bold and sleek designs, the right floor will complete the contemporary style of a room. J&S’ contemporary area rug and broadloom collections are constantly being refreshed with new rugs being stocked every week.
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Available to the trade only in New Jersey exclusively at J&S Designer Flooring
Gray Doesn’t Mean Dull
For the longest time, grey has been given the bad rap of being dull and gloomy, but it doesn’t have to be! When used correctly, grey can add a calm and soothing effect to your client’s room, and is a fresh alternative to your go-to neutrals. STARK Carpet offers a wide range of carpet in different shades of gray. The variety of grey means that you can go subtle with accent pieces or you can make a bold statement and bring grey to your walls and furniture. J&S is the exclusive New Jersey retailer of STARK Carpet, open to the trade only. Gray is becoming a trend in handmade area rugs, as many manufacturers are introducing more and more grays in to their lines much like this Emma Gardner Designs area rug. Grey blends beautifully with elegant neutrals, which allows you to decorate your space with both, whether it is with flooring, furniture or on your walls.
J&S Designer Flooring is proud to introduce the Rumi Silk Collection from Woven Concepts, exclusively in New Jersey. The Rumi Silk Collection pays homage to a time when “silk was gold”. Made in India, this collection features some of the brightest, freshest and the boldest color seen in today’s market. These rugs are handspun from the finest remnants of sari silk, in to a natural cotton foundation, making the finished product smooth and resilient. Be sure to stop in the showroom to take a look through this beautiful collection.
As we mentioned in prior posts, Emerald green was named the color of 2013. When it comes to marketing and advertising, colors play a very big part in getting a message and feeling across to the public. For example, blue is a color that gives off a feeling of security and truth. According to this theory, 2013 will be a year of growth, luxury and calmness.
If green is the color you will be seeing throughout 2013 why not add some to your own home? Green is a relaxing and luxurious color that can add some brightness to any room in your home. Why not add some green to your living room, some green throw pillows, or maybe even some green candles, allowing your self to really relax. Why not add some green to your own bedroom so you can relax and rest easier. Feeling stressed and over worked? Add some green to in to your life and feel more relaxed and luxurious.
As 2012 comes to a close, we all reflect on the year that has passed and look forward to the new year on the horizon. The recovering of a financial disaster, the closing of wars, and the reelection of President Obama all set the tone for 2012. Tangerine Tango was named Pantone’s the color of 2012 as the past year was a year of rebuilding and moving forward, tangerine tango recharged us and gave us the inspiration needed to do the hard work needed throughout the year.
Moving in to 2013 a new color to represent the feeling and mood of the upcoming year has been announced by Pantone. Emerald Green has been chosen as the world now enjoys the hard work it has done in the last year, being a luxurious color representing the new life we have built for ourselves. As well as further inspiring us, this color promoting “balance and harmony”. Pantone went on to say “Emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in today’s complex world. This powerful and universally appealing tone translates easily to both fashion and home interiors.”.
President Obama requested that the Oval Office be decorated with American-made products. The Grand Rapid, Michigan based Scott Group Custom Carpets made the 20-by-30 Oval Office Rug for the occasion. The Group, which was founded in 1969, makes high-end luxury carpets for customers all over the world, including President Clinton’s Oval Office rug.
The rug’s design features the presidential seal in a center medallion and a border decorated with quotes hand-picked by the president. The rug is in very warm, soothing colors: wheat, cream, and blue. There are 13 clouds above the eagle. There are 13 bands that are in the actual shield on the eagle, 13 leaves in the olive branch and then the 13 arrows that are in the talon of the eagle. The eagle is facing towards the olive branch, which is a sign that we are a peaceful nation.
There was a team of 30 craftsmen who put their hands on this product and put 570 hours into producing this rug. It reflects what is done here in America by great craftsmen making great products right here in the United States.
It is made of 100 percent wool, sourced from England and New Zealand. It has 48 individual yarn colors, including some un-dyed natural wool. The Oval Office Rug is made from 25 percent recycled wool.
President Obama selected the following five historical quotes for the rug:
1. “The Only Thing We Have to Fear is Fear Itself,” President Franklin D. Roosevelt
2. “The Arc of the Moral Universe is Long, But it Bends Towards Justice,” Martin Luther King Jr.
3. “Government of the People, By the People, For the People,” President Abraham Lincoln
4. “No Problem of Human Destiny is Beyond Human Beings,” President John F. Kennedy
5. “The Welfare of Each of Us is Dependent Fundamentally Upon the Welfare of All of Us,” President Theodore Roosevelt
Knot density, otherwise known as knots per square inch, are an important indicator of rug quality. Most knots are measured on the reverse side of a hand knotted oriental rug. Simply counting the number of knots per linear inch along the length of the rug and the number of knots per linear inch along the weft, and multiplying these two number, give you the of knots per square inch.
Raj are the units of knot density used primarily in Iran for Tabriz rugs. Raj refers to the number of knots across 2 ¾ inches of a rug.
Knot density is not the most important factor in purchasing an oriental rug. Knot count can vary greatly depending on where the rug was made, how it was made, and the tradition behind the construction.