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Wednesday, 11 January 2017 05:19

Designer Spotlight: Barry Dixon

Designer spotlight on Barry Dixon and his recently completed project at Blackberry Farm.

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Tuesday, 21 February 2017 15:07

Rug Showcase At Doris Leslie Blau

With Summer just around the corner, the Washington DC showroom of Doris Leslie Blau is showcasing a wonderful assortment of jute, abaca, sisal and worsted wool rugs.

Published in Rugs
Monday, 16 January 2017 10:35

Neutral Grey Rugs

Grey comes in so many different shades and can create calming elegance or even add vibrance to a room.

Published in Rugs
Wednesday, 21 September 2016 02:48

Summer Blossoms Year Round

Summer blossoms year round with rugs from Galleria Carpets & Rugs!

Hand carved silk pile on hand knotted wool pile.

Published in Rugs
Monday, 29 August 2016 10:04

Designer Trends: Scandinavian Chic


All who cherish the power which lies in simplicity are definitely familiar with Scandinavian design. There are three clear rules of the style – it should be functional, beautiful and available to everyone. So plain, so brilliant.

This modernist movement emerged in the Northern Europe in 1930 at the Stockholm Exhibition as a shift away from realism and romanticism that had been a la mode. Scandinavian designers set out in search of the perfect combination between the traditional craftsmanship and practicality, as well as affordability while maintaining the decorum and grace. In the mid-20th century they have achieved their goal. The style, close to what it looks like today, was launched.


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Published in Design Trends
Thursday, 25 August 2016 05:46

Classic Blue & White Rugs

Galleria Carpets & Rugs has been busy this summer installing beautiful custom and antique rugs int he DC metro area. This antique cotton dhurrie in classic blue and white was just installed in Bethesda, Maryland.

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#antiquerugs #dhurries #design

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Thursday, 21 July 2016 03:32

Soft Khotan

Soft Khotan just installed by the Washington Design Center's Galleria Carpet & Rugs. Beautiful custom made rugs for every type of design.


#orientalrug #washingtondesigncenter #galleriacarpets #dcstyle #blue #livingroom #turkestan #classic #handmade

Published in Rugs
Tuesday, 02 August 2016 10:09

DC Designers Flock to DLB


July has been a busy month at the Washington Design Center with even bigger names popping by work on their projects. Barry Dixon was in the Doris Leslie Blau showroom recently ordering custom rugs for his projects. Madeleine Mitchell is always ready to help a designer create custom rugs for any size project.


This cute tiger is going to Martha's Vineyard with Madeleine next month.


Joseph Craig Embrey Design and his team are keeping busy this summer too! So many Doris Leslie Blau rugs for their upcoming projects in the Washington, DC area last month maybe we should rename the WDC to the rug headquarters?

Happy designing and be sure you follow our social media for regular posts on new product every day at the WDC.

Published in Rugs
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 07:04

Indoor Outdoor Rugs

Indoor Outdoor Rugs

Designed for open-air living, Kravet Indoor/Outdoor Carpets are an excellent solution for patios, decks, porches and even high-traffic playrooms or kitchens.

Indoor Outdoor Rugs

Their durable, washable and weather-resistant styles feature UV protection to prevent color fading and weathering, as well as stain and mildew resistance for long-lasting design.

Indoor Outdoor Rugs

Choose from an array of stunning styles in either wall-to-wall or area rug options with a quick turnaround for time-sensitive projects.

Indoor Outdoor Rugs

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Published in Rugs
Friday, 20 May 2016 03:00

Decorating Trends: Rugs

Transitional Rugs

Transitional from Galleria Carpets & Rugs 

The biggest rug trend of 2016 is the transitional rug. You will see them in all of the major design magazines such as Veranda, Elle Decor and Architectural Digest. This style provides a stunning base, making a beautiful statement without overwhelming your decor. 

Transitional Rugs



Galleria carpets and rugs has a large collection of transitional rugs with a look for every style. Combine the best of traditional and contemporary styles with a rug everyone will be raving about in your next project.

Transitional Rugs

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