Here's How to Shop for Vintage and Antique Rugs Like an Interior Designer
Finding the perfect rug may seem like a daunting task, especially if you're after a vintage or antique item, as rugs are often the statement pieces in a living room or dining area and will likely get a lot of foot traffic. These days, as the ability to shop rugs from retailers both big and small around the world gets even easier, it can be overwhelming to search through hundreds of options to find the one that speaks to you, your design aesthetic, and your spatial needs for a room. We asked five designers from around the country and Joanna Mahserdijan, the founder of Upstate Rug Supply in the Hudson Valley, to share their tips on buying the perfect vintage or antique rug. Good news: they're here to put all your worries at ease.
Six experts share their best tips for snagging the rug of your dreams.