A city of mystery and magic, New Orleans is like a precious pearl hidden amongst southern swamps Its diverse architecture, which mixes elegant Victorian mansions with more modern constructions, attracts numerous tourists, equally fascinated with city’s beauty and rich history. As we all known, no household is complete without a rug, so Doris Leslie Blau was happy to step in and deliver our superb collection of antique rugs to the doorsteps of New Orleans’s people. Few cities in the world can rival New Orleans’s uniqueness and certainly none in the United States can. This place is a melting pot of sometimes very different cultures, that would never come together under normal circumstances. A birthplace of jazz, New Orleans boast its long traditions, grounded in the three major cultures that made it their home – Spanish, French and Creole. City’s cuisine shocks with its bold spice mixes and unusual dishes that skillfully utilize local ingredients.
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!
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.
Finding another place like New Orleans would be impossible. No other place can be so vivacious and festive, while keeping its quaint charm. One could say that New Orleans never sleeps, and this proves to be especially true during its most famous festival – Mardi Gras. There we can see New Orleans’s true face, the face of joy and raw energy that shakes people to the very bones. Those festivities perfectly reflect approach locals – although always ready to celebrate, they never forget about the importance of hospitality, which is what each year brings new faces to this place.
Style plays an important part in the city’s life. Whether in grand mansions or small flats, the people of New Orleans know a good antique rug when they see one. In order to carter to their needs, Doris Leslie Blau maintains close bonds with local artists and designers. This helped us learn from the first hand what kind of carpets are most sought-after. While beauty of antique carpets cannot be questioned, some people prefer our grand collection of vintage rugs from all over the world, but whatever their age, our pieces are bound to fit into New Orlean’s charming interiors.
Wherever you look for Oriental carpets or Persian rugs, you will find the best at Doris Leslie Blau. We encourage you to browse through our splendid collection and find your dream rug today. From custom made carpets, designed just for you, to precious antiques, Doris Leslie Blau always offers you the best masterpieces of weaving art imaginable. Bringing satisfaction to our clients is Doris Leslie Blau’s most important goal and with every purchase we try to outdid ourselves in order to stay at the very top of carpet industry.