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Style at Home with Margie Serenity 3' Round Hand-Tufted Aubusson-Style Wool Rug - 427-630


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427-630 - Style at Home with Margie Serenity 3' Round Hand-Tufted Aubusson-Style Wool Rug
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Style at Home with Margie Serenity 3' Round Hand-Tufted Aubusson-Style Wool Rug

With a traditional Aubusson design, the Serenity rug is sure to add vibrant color and unique style to any room! It features a traditional Aubusson-inspired design and is available in updated colors to complement today's most popular decorating schemes. Use this rug to add a touch of French elegance to your home!

Features:

  • Hand-tufted with yarn-dyed wool
  • Thick, high quality 100% wool pile
  • Durable cotton/latex backing

    Rug measures 3' in diameter (36" across); weighs 5.5 lbs. For indoor use only. Imported.

    Complete the look with the matching 6.75' x 8.75' rug K40401.

    About Hand-Tufted Wool Rugs
    Hand-tufted wool rugs require a high level of craftsmanship to accurately portray intricate designs. These rugs are created by pushing wool yarn through a backing, creating a looped 'tuft'. The tops of the looped tufts are sheared off to create the pile, or plush surface texture, of the rug. Although handmade, the tufting method creates a beautiful rug with an accurate design that is durable enough to use and enjoy daily.

    About Aubusson-Style Rugs
    Aubusson rugs take their name from the small, picturesque French town by the same name. Although rugs have not been produced here for over 100 years, the town was at one time the epicenter of Europe’s rug manufacturing industry. Original Aubusson designs were influenced by Turkish motifs. However, in the mid-17th century, Aubusson designs changed to reflect another popular style of French carpet, Savonnerie.

    The Savonnerie style embodied purely French designs, pictorial or armorial framed medallions, densely-massed flowers in bouquets or leafy rinceaux set against deep blue, brown or black grounds, within multiple borders. The designs were available only to the King and remained the exclusive property of the Crown. Savonnerie carpets were considered to be among the grandest of French diplomatic gifts, and the manufactory provided both Cardinal Mazarin and Anne of Austria with carpets and pile hangings. For well over two hundred years, these designs could be found in the best homes all across Europe.

    Although the traditional Aubusson and Savonnerie designs are still popular, there are also many variations on the original motifs. These modern versions are infused with updated colors and other design elements such as Art Deco or Persian. Owning an Aubusson-style rug or carpet still remains a symbol of prestige and sophistication.

    Recommended Care:
    Vacuum lightly. We advise occasional professional cleaning; avoid harsh chemicals. Avoid pulling yarn knots out of surface pile. Clip them off even with rug surface. Cleans spills immediately by blotting with a clean sponge or cloth. Rug pad is recommended. These are recommendations only.

    Please Note: Each rug is made by hand and is uniquely original. Minor variations in size and color may occur.


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    How to Choose a Style of Rug

    Rugs have become so much more than something on which to wipe your feet. They have truly become recognized as works of art and ways to express yourself in your home. A rug design can be as simple or complex as you want and can really tie a room together. Choose different types of rugs based on your style of room or home. If your style is eclectic, you may go with a fun design like zebra or leopard. If you are more of a traditionalist, you might prefer floral patterned rugs for country-inspired rooms. High-tech? A man-made shag rug would look ultra-cool in your modern space!

    Whatever your style, there is no mistaking there are hundreds of different types of rugs from which to choose. It can be overwhelming, but try following these tips to ease the stress:

  • Always keep in mind the atmosphere you are trying to create in a particular room. Would you rather have this rug be a focal point or something that binds the design elements together?
  • Think about the amount of traffic the rug will have. You may not want to place a rug worth thousands of dollars right by the entry way to your home. More than likely, this is the space that sees the most shoes and can accumulate dirt the fastest!
  • Decide on the design route you would like to take. Would you like to choose a rug first and then find paint colors and furniture to accentuate it? Or would you rather choose your rug after your paint and furniture have been decided? Although rugs do not have to exactly match your other decor (contrasting rugs are becoming more and more popular), it is always a good idea to start with a basic color palette.
  • Questions to consider: What size are you wanting? How big is your room? Where would you like to place the piece? Would you like it to be the center of attention in your room or an accessory to other furnishings? The possibilities are endless!

    Protection

    There are many elements that can cause damage to your rug. By protecting your rug from these elements, you can help keep it looking newer longer.

    The first harmful element is the sun. Sun damage can appear in the form of fading or discoloration of your rug. To protect your rug against sun damage, you may place it in an area that doesn’t get as much sunlight or use a window treatment to block some of the direct sun. Whatever method you choose, remember how important it is to turn your rug once a year. This will ensure equal amounts of sun exposure over the life of your rug.

    The second factor you should keep in mind is protecting your rug from water damage. There is one simple thing you can do to protect from water damage: Do not place potted plants directly on your rug. If you do, water can leak out of the pot and onto the rug. Moisture could potentially build there for weeks and ultimately weaken the foundation of your rug.

    Lastly, you will want to protect your rug from your lovable pets. That’s right, cats and dogs can cause serious damage to rugs. Often times, dogs will use them as chew toys and cats will use them as claw-sharpening devices. Employ proper obedience methods in order to protect your rug from pet antics.

    Process & Materials

    The quality of a rug is often determined by two factors: process and materials. It can be said that handmade, natural material rugs may be more expensive than machine-made synthetic ones since hand weaving is such a time-intensive process. You should expect to pay more for a handmade rug from Iran than you would for a European machine-made rug.

    You can also think of handmade rugs as unique investments for your home. They can serve as conversation pieces, while adding a unique flair and making your house a home.

    While a hand-woven rug is considered quite luxurious, the machine-made rug process has been diligently perfected over the years. This is a good option to get the handmade look without the handmade price!

    Materials used in rugs can also make a big impact on cost and quality. Wool is used in many countries, as it is a durable substance and seen as the most traditional material. Although this is the component of choice, less expensive synthetic materials are also common in the man-made marketplace today. The type of material used often varies by the country of origin. For example, Persian rugs usually incorporate soft wool, while silk is the material of choice for Chinese rugs.

    Rug Producers

    Asia is at the forefront of the rug industry. China, Turkey, India and Pakistan are all major exporters. It is difficult to say when rug-making began in these countries, but it can be traced back as far as the 13th Century. China produces rugs mainly for the purpose of exportation, which is why they are one of the largest handmade exporters in the industry. India and Pakistan began producing rugs in the 16th Century and still hold an important place in the market today. Iran, however, accounts for nearly 75% of all handmade rugs today. This country is known for producing very diverse pieces and Iranians are themselves passionate purchasers of the rugs made in their country.
    About Stainless Steel:

    Also called corrosion resistant steel, stainless steel is a steel alloy with added iron and chromium. The metal is rust-resistant, durable and highly lustrous. It has a similar appearance to platinum and polishes to a glistening sheen. Any scratches that may occur from day to day wear can be easily buffed away without endangering the piece. Please note, however, if the stainless steel is plated with another metal, the plating can wear off if rubbed excessively against hard surfaces.

    Stainless steel was first recognized in France in 1821 by metallurgist Pierre Berthier. After several corrosion-resistance related discoveries and patents in Europe and the United States, Harry Brearley in England discovered a modern blend of stainless steel alloy. When it was announced by The New York Times in January of 1915, he was officially credited with the invention of this impressive modern metal.




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