Located in Georgia, Atlanta is truthfully called a “city too busy to hate”. Founded in 1837, it played an important part during the American Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement and even today is considered one of the most prominent cities in the United States. Although undeniably modern, Atlanta retains its southern hospitality, which is seen in the progressive approach of its citizens. Doris Leslie Blau is proud to supply this wonderful city with our best antique rugs, vintage rug and contemporary rugs.
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, European and Persian carpets. 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!
Although considerably young city, Atlanta played an important role in the history of the United States. After suffering serious damage during the Civil War it was reborn as a national commerce center. Thanks to its location at the intersection of two railroad lines, Atlanta became the primary transportation hub and remains an important part of American transportation even today. The 1966 Olympics had a great impact on the city as a whole, not only helping to make Atlanta more recognizable, but also revitalizing its neighborhoods , which deeply influenced its current politics and culture. Despite being located in the very heart of the South, Atlanta embraced its diverse population, becoming a true multicultural center. However, Southern mindset still has a great impact on its culture and helps to shape citizen’s identity. Artists of various backgrounds will feel at home in Atlanta, as this city is known for its love of fine arts and crafts. One of few United States cities with permanent, professional, resident companies in all major performing arts disciplines: opera, ballet, orchestral music and theater, Atlanta even has a performing arts district, concentrated around Midtown Atlanta. Atlanta is also a location for numerous important art instructions, such as museums and art schools, High Museum of Art, the South’s leading art museum included. Doris Leslie Blau is proud to work with extremely talented artists and designers from Atlanta, who help us to keep up with changeable fashions and likes of this wonderful city. What is more, many of our carpets have the honor to grace Atlanta’s most prominent and elegant mansions and modern abodes. Our Atlanta-based clientele appreciates Doris Leslie Blau’s integrity and marvelous quality of our carpets. In return, we try to keep our offer as diverse and big as needed, catering to the needs of not only artists, but also businessmen, entrepreneurs and many others.
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.
With such a diverse and modern city is no wonder that Atlanta’s citizens are very demanding when it comes to carpets. Luckily, Doris Leslie Blau is more than happy to step up to the challenge and carter to the needs of all. Wherever you need an antique rug or maybe something more contemporary, Doris Leslie Blau is m happy to serve you with our expertise and excellent service.