The Indiana Design Center is excited to announce that Royal Gallery of Rugs Inc has opened a 2,000 square foot retail showroom on the first floor of the IDC building. The new showroom caters to both retail customers and design professionals.
Royal Gallery of Rugs features rugs from an array of countries like Egypt, Turkey and Tibet, with sizes ranging from two by three feet to palace-size rugs. Visitors can expect to find a varied selection of styles to please all tastes and budgets whether looking for an Oriental, Persian or contemporary style rug. Custom orders can be accommodated for many rug styles and all rugs can be shipped or delivered within the state of Indiana. Other services include rug repairs, cleaning and restoration.
David Farahan, a fourth-generation owner in the family-owned business, expressed his excitement about the new showroom. “Our new Royal Gallery of Rugs location carries rug styles unlike anything else one can find in the market. We know the Indiana Design Center will be a great home for our business, and we are excited to engage with new and existing customers who visit us here,” said Farahan.
“Royal Gallery of Rugs is a strong addition to the tenant mix at Indiana Design Center and brings with it an extensive collection of high-quality rugs. I know that both design professionals and the public will love their unique offerings,” said Melissa Averitt, Vice President and Director of Marketing and Sales for Pedcor Companies.
Royal Gallery of Rugs is located in Suite 113 of Indiana Design Center and is open Monday through Friday 10 am to 6 pm and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm.
About The Royal Gallery of Rugs
Royal Gallery of Rugs, “Where Trust is a Tradition,” has been family owned since 1888. They have provided the finest quality of luxurious, elegant and one of kind rugs for four generations. As a Certified member of ORRA (Oriental Rug Retailers of America, Inc.), they inspire confidence and professionalism to their clientele for services such as Certified ORRA Appraisals, Professional Restoration, Cleaning, Buying, Selling or Trading. ORRA is a non-profit organization which ensures high standards and ethical practices to the business of Buying, Selling, Trading and Appraising Oriental rugs. Services include demonstration, custom rugs, professional cleaning, professional restoration, certified ORRA appraisals, shipping, and financing. For more information visit www.royalgalleryrug.com.
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TheSwankyAbode.com, an Ohio-based vintage and lifestyle company, is delighted to announce the arrival of their inaugural digital catalogue. The Jones family, owners of theSwankyAbode.com, presents a sampling of their spring collection in a contemporary catalogue, created to be as vivid and entertaining as a coffee table book. The project is a culmination of the family’s years of design prowess, collective eye for all things stylish and passion for comfortable, creative environments. Since founding the business in 2008, the Joneses have infused the Midwest with their happy lifestyle and décor, launching pop-up stores in Columbus, Cleveland and most recently at our very own Indiana Design Center. The Swanky Abode’s eclectic, accessible styles meld sleek mid-century influence with touches of industrial masculinity and psychedelic pops of color. The Joneses believe that well-built vintage furniture can be more reasonably priced and durable than newly manufactured counterparts. The debut catalog highlights the most captivating of these pieces and features an array of designers.
All items seen in The Swanky Abode’s catalog will be available for sale on their newly redesigned website, theswankyabode.com.
This month, the Carmel Arts & Design District IU Health North Hospital Second Saturday Gallery Walk will include Coats-Wright Art & Design Gallery, located at Indiana Design Center, as one of the featured stops among downtown Carmel’s art galleries. The Gallery Walk is Saturday, April 14th and Coats-Wright will be open from 5 pm to 8 pm. To view a map of a typical gallery walk, click here.
Coats-Wright Art & Design opened their doors for the first time in May 2011 on the first floor of the Indiana Design Center, open to both the public and trade professionals. It is managed by Jane Coats-Eckert and Dianne Wright.
The gallery features an eclectic mix of paintings and sculptures by regionally and nationally known artists, both traditional and modern, whose works span the 19th century to present. Among those are T.C. Steele, C. W. Mundy, Janet Scudder, Boaz Vaadia and internationally recognized Robert Rauschenberg. Coats-Wright Art & Design also introduced two artists, painter Eric Forstmann and sculptor Michael Kalish, who are gaining national and international recognition. Their space also showcases antiques from R. Beauchamp Antiques and oriental rugs by Sarver’s.
Additionally, the business features interior design services by Dianne Wright. Wright takes a uniquely art-focused approach to her design; “we want art to drive the design project, not be an afterthought,” Wright said.
“I hope we can make everyone feel welcome,” Wright said, “I’ve been in galleries that are so stale and unapproachable. I didn’t want that to happen here and I don’t think it has. People come in and aren’t afraid to poke around.”
The Carmel Arts & Design District Gallery Association features local, regional, national, and international artists that work in the styles of impressionism, abstract impressionism, Italian-Baroque, plein air, realism, neo-realism, and a range of contemporary art. The gallery walks allow visitors to the District to enjoy a weekend activity filled with merchant events, entertainment, culture, and shopping – often with guest appearances by international and local artists. Other galleries included in the walk include ArtSplash Gallery, Renaissance Fine Art & Design Gallery, Atlas Fantasy Art House, Evan Lurie Gallery, Eye on Art Gallery, Soori Gallery, Trilridge Fine Art, and French Bleu Gallery. For more information, visit the District’s website.
Cambria, the only family-owned, American-made producer of quartz surfaces in the United States, has long been known for offering a quick response to customers’ needs in color and design. This April, Cambria announced that it is releasing new designs for 2012. At least eight designs will be developed and announced throughout the year, and each design will continue the Cambria tradition of being named after a location in Wales or England.
“Our 2012 designs embody our dedication and commitment to innovation and the constant evolution of Cambria,” said Peter Martin, Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Partner Services at Cambria. “These looks, once thought impossible in quartz, are changing today’s stone industry and are a big part of making Cambria the number one quartz provider in North America today.”
The first two designs announced for 2012 are Laneshaw and Armitage, built upon the design palette of the Waterstone collection. Laneshaw, named for a village in northwest England, “embraces a sea of brown tones, tan and black with subtle hints of white and a veil of gold shimmer” while Armitage, named after a canal in England, “appears dark and deep with blends of black and gray, providing a neutral canvas for random hints of copper and orange.”
To learn more about Cambria’s latest designs, visit www.CambriaUSA.com.