Once a home to most famous Americans, including Edgar Allan Poe, H.L. Mencken, James “Eubie” Blake, Billie Holiday, John Waters; and Babe Ruth, Baltimore is the city where past meets the future. The city always had a deep connection with art. Each year the city hosts prestigious Artscape, one of the largest free arts festival in the United States. Every May Baltimore organizes Maryland Film Festival in its historical Charles Theatre and city’s numerous art museums are known for their wonderful collections. It is no surprise that city with such large artistic population would be very particular about carpets. Our clients from Baltimore know that a good quality antique rug or vintage carpet can make a lot of difference in an interior. In order to keep up with the ever changing tastes, Doris Leslie Blau often works with promising young designers from the Baltimore area, who help us enrich our gallery’s fabulous rug collection. For those most demanding, we offer the possibility of custom rugs, designed and made with love. We are proud to offer our clients the best standards of customer service and best products imaginable.
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! From grand area rugs, fitting for kings, to minimalistic Scandinavian designs, everyone will find something they love at Doris Leslie Blau.
Antique rugs from our gallery can be found not only in the luxurious mansions of Maryland, but also in modern abodes, designed by the best names in the industry. Our rugs are present in Baltimore’s numerous neighborhoods and suburbs, proving that our clients are as diverse as our collection. Baltimore breathes history, and many of its citizens try to highlight it in their homes by purchasing our wonderful antique and vintage rugs. Our great service, reliable shipping and authentic goods are the reason why many clients decide to purchase from us time and time again. We reward this loyalty by constantly upgrading our stock and setting new standards for customer service worldwide.
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.
Baltimore’s strength lays not only in its rich history, but also a diverse population. A home to numerous minorities, the city draws the best from every each of them, creating a culture unique amongst other cities in the United States. This culture has a great impact on Baltimore’s artistic cliques and never fails to inspire them. Our antique carpets, Oriental and vintage rugs are very popular amongst Baltimore based clientele, although Doris Leslie Blau’s collection of carpets has much more to offer. Even the most exotic pieces can be found in our stock, so make sure to take a look at our website and indulge in the best rug shopping experience! Our offer is constantly growing and so does our love for quality carpets.