Stockholm was not named European Capital of Culture for nothing. This city seems to have everything pursuer of beauty would love – quaint cafes, breathtaking views and marvelous architecture. However, there is much more to Stockholm than its beauty – as one of the best developed cities in the Northern Europe, it leads in both economy and politics. Exclusive collection of antique rugs and carpets for sale including our famous collection of large area rugs by Doris Leslie Blau
Doris Leslie Blau is proud to deliver our wonderful Scandinavian rugs, antique rugs and contemporary rugs straight to the homes of our Stockholm based clientele.
What makes Stockholm such an interesting place to visit is its long history. Archeologists speculate that the area where Stockholm is located was a human settlement since Stone Age! The city itself was founded in the 13th century by Birger Jarl and from that moment on remains one of the most important cities in Europe. Three buildings located in there are included in UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites list. – The Drottningholm Palace, a residence of Swedish royal family, the Woodland Cemetery and Birka, an important trading center in the past.
Ever since our inception in 1965, DLB’s mission is to deliver best quality antique rugs and vintage rugs 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.
There is always something interesting going on in Stockholm. From various art festivals to prestigious annual Nobel Prize ceremony, the city has much to offer for numerous tourists who visit each day. For those who prefer a bit calmer yet aesthetically satisfying entertainment the city offers its numerous art museums. More interested in history will be able to see wonderfully preserved Viking artifacts, which still tell the stories of those fearless warriors, who once ruled the seas. When it comes to architecture, Stockholm’s cityscape consists of a lovely mix of old architecture, reminiscent of Middle Ages, Baroque and Neo-gothic and ultramodern buildings erected during last few years. It is not difficult to notice some Art Deco or industrial elements, which make sightseeing in the city especially enjoyable.
We are happy to say that luxurious carpets’ popularity in Stockholm never seems to falter. As some of our most loyal clients come and live in the city, we try to keep up with the ever changing needs and desires of its citizens by working closely with local interior designers and artists. Although classic Scandinavian rugs seem to be most loved by Swedes, our marvelous antique carpets also draw a lot of attention. Tastes of Stockholm’s citizens seem to be pretty diverse, but all of them seem to share a similar ideology of creating a homely and comfortable household, something that we help them achieve. Doris Leslie Blau’s goal is to serve our clients in the best way we can, so if any questions arise, please do not hesitate to contact our skilled staff and ask for help! We would also like to encourage you to browse through our webpage and experience the most luxurious carpet shopping experience you can image.