Designer Rugs

Fashionable & Designer Rugs

Designer rugs from Doris Leslie Blau?  Yes!  For almost 6 decades Doris Leslie Blau has been world-renowned as the leading supplier of antique and vintage carpets and rugs. A trusted advisor to owners, decorators, and designers in selecting the perfect carpet to serve as the foundation or focal point of a design scheme. We have always understood the delicate interaction between all the elements of a room design and how they can be pulled together to reveal a narrative that reflects the unique style and taste of the homeowner. By virtue of their placement in a room and their intrinsic, multi-sensory beauty, carpets and rugs play a pivotal role in pulling together the strands of that narrative. Whether buttoned-down or whimsical, neutral or bold, staid or humorous, carpets and rugs can set the tone or provide the twist around which the entire room coalesces. Carpets capture and reflect the soul of a room.

More recently, since the start of the new millennium, we have broadened the range of styles and vintages that we offer our clientele. By adding new carpets and custom carpets, we are able to serve the discerning client regardless of how varied their tastes. In addition to these new and custom carpets, we have also partnered with some of the most creative and well-known fashion designers in the world to create truly special new designs to reflect the unique fashion sensibility of our clients.

Prestigious fashion designers such as Nanette Lepore and Tommy Hilfiger have created custom rugs exclusively for us.

Tommy Hilfiger designed two rugs, Tibetan and Aubusson in construction but with a modern chain pattern in the case of the Tibetan and a red-bordered field of ship’s wheels used in the Aubusson.

Style of Designer Rugs

Nanette Lepore created an exuberant work in a bright tropical palette, featuring a field of asymmetrical, overlapping Peacock feathers.
Overall, the offerings in the designer rug and carpet selection bring a sophisticated and creative, modern eye to rug design weaving a mix of eclectic and abstract patterns.  Many of them subtly recall elements of traditional carpet-weaving such as inclusion of organic forms like the branches and flowers of antique Oriental rugs. Some are inspired by works of art or early modern 20th century rugs.  For example, one of our more recently curated collections features a Nigerian cloth pattern by Kim Alexandriuk that evokes traditional tribal patterns but assembles them with a more modern sensibility.  Alexandriuk also does a riff on traditional Berber rugs by using their traditional materials and style of weaving to create a modern mélange of rectilinear and curved shapes in a simple two-tone palette.  Ann Getty and Associates, works with a traditional floral pattern but shatters tradition with its exuberant coloration and the non-standard arrangement of the floral on the carpet.
James Andrew takes three colors and lays them out in a simple and straight-forward manner featuring a circle contained within a field of rectangles and squares.  At the other extreme, William Sofield uses a subdued palette of browns punctuated by small busts of green and ochre as a backdrop to a deceivingly primitive-looking pattern that evokes the sun, moon, and stars all laid out in a non-linear manner across a subtle checkerboard field created by the interplay of those subdued brown shades.

Other renowned and well-known designers who have created patterns for our collection include: Mariette Himes Gomez, Amy Lau, Miles Redd, Bunny Williams, Cullman & Kravis, Carey Maloney & Hermes Mallea, M (Group), Brett Beldock, Buzz Kelly, Lucca & company, and our very own, Doris Blau, among many others.

Please enjoy our collection of designer carpets.  They are ready to make a home anywhere from the traditional to contemporary and modern and bring their own special style that allows you to make your own distinct statement.


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An Exceptional Collection of Designer Carpets

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S.Siegel Contemporary Rug N11296
Size: 14'5'' × 10'
This custom design contemporary rug by Stephen Miller Siegel is hand knotted in wool and silk, and consists of an intricate, densely structured all-over design of strikingly detailed geometric abstractions and shapes in shades of black, brown and white. The contemporary...
Item No: N11296
Tattoo Relief
Size: 10' × 8'
Tattoo Relief by Kim Alexandriuk.
Item No: 3281
Harlem N10749
Size: 11'9'' × 9'
A hand-knotted silk rug by Brett Beldock for Doris Leslie Blau. Custom sizes available.
Item No: N10749
Size: Size: 12' × 9'
Inspiration comes from many places, and this one was inspired by a Carlo Bugatti table in our client's collection. The central medallion...
Item No: N10942
Nigerian Cloth
Size: 7' × 5'
Designed by Kim Alexandriuk.
Item No: 3498
Size: 11' × 7'
Functional opulence is the key to my designs from the Orient, African Primitivism, and Art Deco. My work incorporates fine art and...Wool + Silk
Item No: 153
Size: 8'1'' × 5'1''
Over the years, some of my most inspired rooms have started beneath my feet with a great carpet. It has been a...
Item No: 173
Size: 10' × 8'2''
Artists of the early 1900's have inspired us greatly for our rug designs. For the Fogile rug (fogile being Italian for leaf)...
Item No: 161
Aztec N10532
Size: 12' × 9'
Hemp Bunny Williams
Item No: N10532
Dawn N10715
Size: 14' × 11'
Item No: N10715
Modern Jangala Rug N10875
Size: 10'3'' × 8'2''
Silk rug
Item No: N10875
Aubusson Arthur Dunnam N11313
Size: 8'10'' × 6'
A hand knotted flat weave wool and silk rug.
Item No: N11313
4 O'Clock Sky N10721
Size: 14'10'' × 12'
Item No: N10721
Size: 12'1'' × 9'
Hand-Knotted Wool & Silk Tibetan carpet
Item No: N10945
Aubusson Arthur Dunnam N11314
Size: 9' × 6'
A hand knotted Aubusson flat weave wool and silk rug.
Item No: N11314
Size: 12' × 9'2''
Hand-Knotted Wool & Silk Rug
Item No: N10940
Aubusson Arthur Dunnam N11315
Size: 13' 9'' × 9' 9''
A hand knotted Aubusson flat weave wool and silk rug.
Item No: N11315
H20 Blush N10726
Size: 12'3'' × 9'
Item No: N10726
Aubusson Eric Cohler N11311
Size: 9' × 6'
A Hand Knotted Wool and Silk Aubusson rug.
Item No: N11311
Size: 12' × 9'
Designed by Kim Alexandriuk.
Item No: N10729
Ripple pearl N10905
Size: 14' × 12'
Aloe and silk rug
Item No: N10905
Aubusson Eric Cohler N11312
Size: 9' × 6'
A Hand Knotted Wool and Silk Aubusson rug.
Item No: N11312
Taj Brown N11320
Size: 13'9'' × 10'
A Bunny Williams Taj design hand knotted hemp rug.
Item No: N11320
Pool Tiles III N10734
Size: 17' × 11'7''
Item No: N10734
Kusafiri Eskayel N11306
Size: 17' × 12'
An Eskayel Kusafiri design hand knotted silk rug.
Item No: N11306
Chocolate Reservoir N10745
Size: 12' × 9'
Item No: N10745
Aztec Blue N11321
Size: 14' × 10'
A Bunny Williams Aztec Blue design hand knotted hemp rug.
Item No: N11321
Car Wash N10746
Size: 14'11'' × 12'
Item No: N10746
Pool Tiles N10748
Size: 21' × 13'9''
Item No: N10748
 Reflection Rug  N11093
Size: 17'6'' × 12'3''
Hand Knotted Silk
Item No: N11093