What makes Vancouver so special is not only the city’s thriving economy and beautiful landscape surrounding it, but also its great ethnic diversity that creates this city’s unique culture. Canada’s biggest city and busiest port, Vancouver has a lot to offer for both tourists and locals when it comes to culture. It is commonly considered as one of the world’s top cities in terms of livability and quality of life. A specialist rug dealer in oriental and western carpets and antique rugs, Doris Leslie Blau’s impressive collection of antique oriental rugs include rare Turkish, Persian and Indian masterpieces, many of which date back to the Medieval Age. Some of these rugs are so rare that no more than a few exist in the entire world.
Doris Leslie Blau has always tried to bring the charm enclosed in antique rugs closer to people, closer to you. We opened our vintage rug shop in multiple locations in order to let you experience the sheer beauty of antique, vintage Persian, oriental area rugs and carpets with your own eyes and hands.
Exclusive collection of antique, vintage, Persian rugs for sale including our famous collection of large area rugs by Doris Leslie Blau. Nader Bolour the owner of Doris Leslie Blau’s rugs and carpets gallery is the largest rugs dealer in the world. We invite you to view the largest collection of antique carpets and rugs for sale.
With its stunning architecture, wonderful natural environment and friendliness of citizens it is a perfect place to visit and Doris Leslie Blau is proud to carter to Vancouver’s carpet needs.
Ever since our inception in 1965, DLB’s mission is to deliver best quality antique carpets 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 large area rugs 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!
The history of how Vancouver came to be is as interesting as it is surprising. The city started out as a small settlement named Gastown with little to offer. However, after the first tavern was build, it started to develop rather quickly and with establishing Canadian Pacific Railway, it became the city we know today. More and more people started to flock to Vancouver in search of work, founding the basis of its contemporary diverse society.
Because of the proximity of nature, Vancouver has a unique policy on urban planning. While development of new building is encouraged, keeping the green spaces such as parks and gardens for the general public is considered even more important, resulting in a modern, “green” city. More recently, the city started to think of ways in which design, and land use can contribute to natural environment.
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.
When it comes to architecture, Vancouver is a rather pleasant mix of newly erected modern buildings and historical houses, hailing from different time periods. For example, the famous Vancouver Art Gallery is housed in the neoclassical former courthouse built in the 20th century, while the Gothic-style Christ Church Cathedral opened in 1894 is located across from the 556-room Hotel Vancouver, founded in 1939.
Numerous designers decided to work in Vancouver and Doris Leslie Blau works closely with many of them in order to ensure the highest standard of our service. Our carpets decorate the cities and offices of prominent citizens of Vancouver and we are immensely proud to be their number one choice for antique carpets, vintage rugs and contemporary rugs. Indeed, ensuring satisfaction of our clientele is Doris Leslie Blau’s number one goal. In over 50 years of our existence, we always made sure that our clients are subjected to truly royal treatment and we continue to do so even today. We take a great care in ensuring that aesthetic needs of our clients are satisfied. 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. 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.