Despite its humble beginnings as a fishing village, Amsterdam became one of major European metropolis. An artistic enclave, Amsterdam was a birthplace of such famed artists as Vincent van Gogh and Rembrandt. Even today many come to the city looking for inspiration – Doris Leslie Blau among them. We are proud to offer our services for the Dutch and use our frequent contacts with Amsterdam as a way to learn more about interior decorating, antique rugs and vintage carpets.
Ever since our inception in 1965, DLB’s mission is to deliver best quality antique rugs and vintage carpets wherever they are needed. Located in New York City, our gallery is home to some of the most spectacular rugs of every origin imaginable, including Oriental, Persian and European Rugs. Seeing our antique carpets in the rooms of awarded designers is an everyday occurrence, as many of our clients are among Architectural Digest’s “Top 100 Designers” . We take a great pride in our craft, always doing our best to set the standards of an outstanding service. In the past decade, Doris Leslie Blau has also established itself as a leading source of fine new and custom rugs based on patterns by many well-known contemporary designers, including Alberto Pinto, Jed Johnson Associates, Mariette Himes Gomez, Amy Lau, Miles Redd, and fashion designers such as Nanette Lepore and Tommy Hilfiger. Ask the world’s top designers or architects to name their preeminent source of luxurious antique and bespoke rugs and they’re likely to point to Doris Leslie Blau!
In order to deliver you best antique and vintage carpets, we offer fast and inexpensive (sometimes even free!) shipping all over the world, straight from our New York City based gallery, permeated with the magic of antique, vintage and modern rugs. As always, we care about your satisfaction the most, so do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about our fabulous rug collection and shipping process. Doris Leslie Blau’s webpage offers you the ultimate shopping experience, allowing to filter through every carpet in our possession using categories such as size, color, origins and age. Moreover, if you desire something original, we also offer a possibility of ordering a custom rug, made just for your liking!
During the Dutch Golden Age in the 17th century, Amsterdam was considered to be among the most important ports in the world. Dutch sailors traded exotic goods such as spices, rare textiles and even carpets! Rich merchants and aristocrats felt that their homes are not complete without elegant Persian rugs or Oriental rugs and this sentiment in present also in contemporary Netherlands. The Dutch love elegant feel of antique carpet and we are more than honored to be their rug dealer of choice. Some of our most loyal clients come from Amsterdam, so to repay for their unweaving loyalty, our staff at Doris Leslie Blau sets new standards of customer service, always ready to help
Doris Leslie Blau Gallery’s owner, Nader Bolour, is widely known as a talented designer and ingenious businessman. His family established the Bolour&Sons enterprise in the 1920’s in Iran and quickly gained recognition as one of the most distinguished rug dealers worldwide. The Bolours created Y&B Bolour in 1978, after moving their business to London, where Nader Bolour had his first meeting with Doris Leslie Blau, a great connoisseur of antique Oriental rugs. Few years later, when the two of them met again, they formed a partnership. Nader purchased Doris Leslie Blau Gallery in 1997.
Gallery’s great success on the antique and vintage rug market is due to its owner business sense, original thinking and, most importantly, immeasurable experience. With his finger constantly on the pulse of an ever-changing market and an unprecedented eye skilled in finding rare specimens, he instituted a new quality of the carpet dealership.
Apart from being an exquisite dealer of rugs, Nader Bolour is a designer himself, which can be easily seen in gallery’s broad range of custom carpets, made from best materials available for its demanding clientele. His designs are classical, yet contain hints of modernism. They combine the glory of the Orient with the freshness of contemporary influences. Nader Bolour’s love for rugs is reflected in the approach of his employees. Who would better understand the never-fading elegance of antique carpets if not the people who love them so dearly? Whether you seek a rug from Nader or you desire his original design, you can rest assured that he is prepared to deliver a bit of soul to your home.
Even in the past art was a crucial part of Amsterdam’s culture. First ballet performances in Amsterdam took place as early as in the 17th century and at the same time first theatre in the city was opened. Some might be surprised to learn about an important Dutch invention, which revolutionized the world of classical music – the metronome. Numerous art festivals held in Amsterdam attract numerous artists to the city, many of whom decide to stay for a longer periods of time. Thanks to that, Amsterdam’s artistic cliques are constantly developing, creating more and more stunning pieces of art. In order to learn about new trends from the first hand, Doris Leslie Blau constantly works with local artists and designers. Thanks to that, we are able to tailor our grandiose collection to the ever-changing needs of our clientele.
We take a great care in ensuring that aesthetic needs of our clients are satisfied. Our products are of the highest quality, made of best fibers available on the market. We encourage you to visit our website and browse through endless collection of luxurious antique carpets, vintage rugs and contemporary carpets. However, if you feel that your abode needs more personal touch, we invite you check our custom carpet service, which will allow you to buy the rug of your dreams. Thanks to our diverse collection, you will be able to find even the most exotic pieces such as Oriental rugs from China or Moroccan rugs If any question arises, we would be happy to answer it for you!