When do you choose the floor covering?

In my projects, flooring materials and area rugs are often chosen early in the project and all fabrics and colors are determined based on the selection of the rugs for each room.

When does color enter the plan?

Color enters the plan early as the selection of flooring materials, tile, paint colors are needed long before the decorative finishing phase of the project.

What markets or design centers do you regularly attend?

I go to High Point, Los Angeles, and Laguna last week.

How often do you purchase a custom rug and why?

I rarely purchase a custom rug, because it takes so long to arrive and is so high risk. I prefer to find a rug and try it in the space.


Do you have a favorite style or fiber?

Always hand tufted wool. I love reproductions of antiques such as Haji Jalili when the budget can afford it.

Do you have a favorite source for your area rugs?

I use Outrageous Rugs in San Diego. They are an honest and quality supplier of all types of rugs in all sizes and price points. If they don’t have what I want they find it for me.

Do you have any suggestions for those in the industry?

Try to stay ahead of what is happening with color in design in the US, so that you are not behind the trend trying to create rugs after the look or color direction is popular.

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