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Tuesday, 08 June 2021 17:07

The Supplier Perspective

The pandemic has not been bad for the interior design field. As we know, the pandemic has made consumers want to improve their homes. That, in turn, has created high demand for interior designers, contractors, and realtors. But what about our vendors and showroom reps? After all, they’re a critical part of your A Team – connecting you to manufacturers, factories, and artisans.

In this episode, Interior Designer and BOD™ Member, Annie Elliott, speaks with 3 vendors on her A Team about their experience over the last year. She’s joined by Debbie Pegher of Century Furniture, Dorothy Myers of Schumacher, and Dean Buchanan of Stark Carpet.

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Published in What's New
Friday, 08 January 2016 02:09

New Stark Sapphire Collection

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The Stark Sapphire Collection

For their newest line of handmade rugs, STARK has thoughtfully collaborated with the world's most talented carpet ateliers and artisans to create the Stark Sapphire Collection. With this exciting new flagship collection, STARK celebrates the beauty, individuality and vitality of the hand woven carpet. Stark Sapphire rugs have been meticulously woven in a wide variety of innovative designs and constructions, and rendered in an array of cutting edge color combinations. Stark Sapphire represents highest level of carpet production available in the world today with a great many styles that are either 100% silk or a silk/wool blend. This collection will be made available through Stark's "trade protected" showrooms nationwide and the "trade exclusive" section of Stock sizes will range from 6x9 to 12x15. Custom orders and services will also be available to design professionals across the collection.

Further showcasing the Sapphire line is STARK’s “Bring Your Room to Life” advertising campaign which continues to run in national and regional magazines including Elle Décor, Luxe, Architectural Digest, CT Cottages & Gardens, Modern Luxury DC and many more. STARK DC currently has several Sapphire rugs in stock in addition to samples that can be used for custom orders.  


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Published in Rugs
Thursday, 04 June 2015 06:56

Broadloom Collection From Stark Carpet

Stark is pleased to introduce Volume Three of our exclusive Broadloom Collection.

Published in What's New
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 05:58



As Longtime residents of the WDC, we’re happy to report that Stark has recently re-launched their website with a number of new trade-centric tools and developments. Registered trade clients can now see trade pricing, purchase a number of Stark products online, and have access to a custom designed “Trade Dashboard.”


One of the most innovative new tools for designers, are their “Stark Boards” which give designers the ability to create, save, and send customized mood boards that designers can use to show inspiration for a room or design. The boards are Pinterest-like in their functionality and in addition to adding Stark products, any digital image from any source can be uploaded, resized, rearranged and layered, allowing designers and Stark sales staff to create true mood boards and collaborate on room schemes.




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In addition to the Stark Boards feature in their new dashboard, designers can also see open orders; connect with their sales representative, and request samples or in-home trials. Designers with current Stark accounts can register an existing trade account by clicking here, and designers who would like to apply for a new trade account can do so by clicking here.


We hope you enjoy the new, and if you have any questions about the website or Stark products in general, please visit their showroom here at the WDC in suite 430, or contact manager Tim Cohen via telephone 202-484-4566 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Published in What's New
Sunday, 17 May 2015 04:00

Nairamat Tibetan Collection


Stark is pleased to announce its Nairamat Rug Collection. Each rug is a true work of art. These unique, handmade, rugs are crafted using centuries old techniques. Nairamat's dye masters use environmentally-friendly Swiss dyes to enhance the finest Tibetan wool's natural boldness and luster, while maintaining colorfastness for decades to come.

Contact your account manager for more info.





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Published in What's New
Thursday, 06 November 2014 07:30

Behind The Scenes At Stark Carpet

#BehindTheScenes with our skilled artisan, hand sewing the border on a custom fabrication project. #StarkTouch#BTS


Published in Showrooms
Monday, 05 January 2015 04:46

Jacks Carpet Featured in Domino

Creative Director, Ashley Stark’s old den featured in Domino Magazine, showcasing our Jacks carpet, a design from the 70s she chose to bring back and update with a fresh new color to Stark’s collection. “I loved the sophisticated and modern look of my den. The Jacks carpet adds a vintage and edgy appeal that’s cool for all genders. I truly believe great furniture can last forever. The couch in this room has been in my family for quite some time, I simply re-upholstered it with a lush fabric to bring it back to life.”


Published in Showrooms