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From Nader's Private Collection: The Story Of The Most Special Rug 6

From Nader’s Private Collection: The Story Of The Most Special Rug

There are 22 carpets that I have kept to myself over the years.  They are all rare, some are priceless, and all of them depict animals.  Although I keep them for my private enjoyment, I think it is time I shared some of them with you.

The First Pop-up Store of Doris Leslie Blau Opens this Sunday 6

The First Pop-up Store of Doris Leslie Blau Opens this Sunday

Permeated with the magic of carpets and saturated with colors and textures, the first DLB pop-up store opens for customers on the sixth floor of the Interior Design Building from 12 to 31 March (except for Saturdays). All available rugs will be marked down by 20%.

DLB Contemporary Rug featured in Architectural Digest 4

DLB Contemporary Rug featured in Architectural Digest

Did you know that Doris Leslie Blau is not solely about the vintage and the antique? One of our modern rugs was selected by the great Juan Carretero for his eclectic Mexico City home décor. This outstanding project was recently covered by Architectural Digest. Just take a look.



Last Wednesday and Thursday (October 19 & 20, 2016) the D&D Building hosted an extraordinary industry event that gathered the crème de la crème of tastemakers and décor artists.

Discover La Colina –The Hill of Sublime Design 8

Discover La Colina –The Hill of Sublime Design

Bunny Williams, the indisputable doyenne of interior decoration, is willing to invite us to her breathtaking tropical retreat.

Doris Leslie Blau App – now for iPhone!

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You can now access our vintage, antique and contemporary collections from your iPad or iPhone using the Doris Leslie Blau app.


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It’s already available for Android systems, and this new version offers the same functionality for the Apple platform.

The app is a great tool for keeping track of rugs under consideration and also for staying in touch with us. Simply save the rugs you like to your favorites list, then hit us up when you have questions or need more information.

Purchasing rugs is a critical, thought-intensive process, and we understand how sometimes it’s incredibly difficult to reach that final decision. The app was designed to aid the process, allowing designers to keep track of the rugs they love and consider them on the go. Not to mention, you can peruse our wealth of beautiful rugs on that long train ride…

It’s free to download, check it out here.

Celebrating DLB at the D.C. Design Center


Last week was ribbon-cutting time at the Washington Design Center. And we were mightily excited to receive a little shout out in The Washington Post coverage of the occasion.

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Photo taken by our woman in Washington, Madeleine Mitchell

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We first wrote about our new home here. We’re thrilled to be sharing the space with so many great companies, and it was a blast last week to see so many familiar (and talented!) faces at the festivities.

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Jennifer Stoner and a friend in the showroom

Paul Sherrill

Paul Sherrill scored quite the swag bag

Theresa Shingler

Theresa Shingler brought along a friend, pictured here with Madeleine

Charles C Almonte

Charles C Almonte stopped by too

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Madeleine at work

If you’re in D.C., please stop by the Design Center (Third Floor!) to check us out and say hi to Madeleine.

DLB Rug by Brett Beldock on Display in Dallas

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It’s been such a joy to see our rugs showing up in showrooms all around the country this market season, but we were extra thrilled when Brett Beldock shared pictures from her collection showing at EC Dicken in Texas.

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Brett’s aesthetic is a masterful blend of contemporary elegance with a top note of stylish edge.

And it was a blast working with Brett on the pool-tile rug seen in the pictures above. It’s a sumptuous piece, and how fun to see it paired with these awesome metallic sofa backs that reflect the patterning.


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The patterning takes inspiration from the little square tiles that run along the sides of swimming pools, so how cool to see that motif luxuriously reinterpreted as a modern textile. The weave is 70 percent high-grade silk blended with wool and cotton. You can check out more of the details here


Clearly, it’s a piece crafted for enjoyment. See more of Brett Beldock’s collection of contemporary rugs for Doris Leslie Blau here.

Blending Antique with Chic: On Display in our D&D Showroom

Combining our love of antique textiles with our passion for bespoke contemporary design, we’ve put together a collection of contemporary carpets boasting modern interpretations of traditional oriental motifs in our Manhattan D&D showroom.

All gorgeous and unique in their own right, these pieces pair the soulful history of East and Central Asian weaving with nouvelle flourish. The result is a collection that manages to be both edgy and distinguished. Take a peek:


This Deco Dots runner presents a mesmerizing field of earth-toned buttons that hint at traditional medallion patterning.


Depictions of fruit and flora run throughout the aesthetic history of Samarkand carpets. This is a bold reinvention, stripped down to just two colors and clean lines, but with a tight multiplicity of patterning that seems almost digital in its precision.


This lovely contemporary Khotan rug provides a clean, geometric take on traditional Khotan medallions.


A pretty, wheat-and-fallow Samarkand that’s utterly subtle with a border that just about blends with its inner, abstract patchwork. The checkerboard of organic and geometric shapes suggests an abstract garden.

The rugs are on display now at 979 3rd Ave, suite 625.  Stop by and say hello!