Latest design trends and interior design blog

Hello! Welcome to DLB Rug and Interior Design Blog – your source of the latest décor trends and carpet guide. Doris Leslie Blau is a trusted dealer and producer of floor coverings. Our antique rugs, vintage rugs and modern rugs are synonymous with luxury, chic and timelessness. However, we know that even the beauty of fabulous Persian rugs can only truly shine in a proper setting. That’s why we want to keep you posted on all the in-things in design. Decorating ideas, practical tips, news and fads – let us surprise you with fresh and unique content! Stay tuned for our weekly blog posts and enjoy life filled with the ultimate style.

  • Dec182014
    Antique, Vintage, Modern Rugs

    Doris Leslie Blau featured in Architectural Digest

    Architectural Digest posted a lovely inside look at an audacious and elegant prewar apartment made to sparkle by decorator Michael S. Smith and architect Oscar Shamamian of Ferguson & Shamamian. The apartment

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    Doris Leslie Blau
  • Dec152014
    Antique, Vintage, Modern Rugs

    The First Classic: On Vintage and Antique Rugs

    Most everyone will remember his first car, or her first string of pearls, or an inaugural purchase of designer clothing. These objects are imbued with extra meaning, not just for

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    Doris Leslie Blau
  • Dec102014
    Antique, Vintage, Modern Rugs

    Marsala Masterpieces: Contemporary and Vintage Rugs

      We’re pretty thrilled about the Pantone Color of 2015. Marsala is a rich, earthy wine-red color, and one that exudes sophistication and chic refinement. We’re especially excited because we

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  • Dec082014
    Antique, Vintage, Modern Rugs

    Doris Leslie Blau App – now for iPhone!

    You can now access our vintage, antique and contemporary collections from your iPad or iPhone using the Doris Leslie Blau app.   It’s already available for Android systems, and this

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  • Dec042014
    Antique, Vintage, Modern Rugs

    Make 2015 Marsala: Inspiration and Ideas

    The votes are in, well, I think the Pantone people are the only voters, but that ruddy, delicious, wine-red marsala is officially the color of 2015. The Guardian has a

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    Doris Leslie Blau
  • Dec022014
    Antique, Vintage, Modern Rugs

    Four Trends for 2015

    While I may spend this month elbow-deep in sugar cookie dough and feasting my eyes on all the glamorous holiday décor slideshows, I want to take a break from festivity

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    Doris Leslie Blau
  • Nov272014
    Antique, Vintage, Modern Rugs

    Samarkand Rugs: Sumptuous Style, Ancient Heritage

    Hailing from the oasis towns in the East Turkestan region (the present-day Xinjiang Province in northwestern China), the patterns and designs of Samarkand rugs are a visual testament to the

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    Doris Leslie Blau
  • Nov252014
    Antique, Vintage, Modern Rugs

    12 Great Spaces Designed for Company and Celebration

    This is the time of year where many of us enjoy our homes the most, the season when we get to share our space with the people we love best.

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    Doris Leslie Blau
  • Nov202014
    Antique, Vintage, Modern Rugs

    Warm Up with Antique Oushak Rugs

    When it gets cold outside, one of the collections we turn to for a surefire pick-me-up of rich, earth-toned beauty is our Antique Oushaks. Resplendent in terracotta, brick red, royal

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    Doris Leslie Blau
  • Nov172014
    Antique, Vintage, Modern Rugs

    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. We first

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    Doris Leslie Blau
  • Nov132014
    Antique, Vintage, Modern Rugs

    Tabriz Rugs: How an Ancient Tradition Endures

    The Tabriz weaving tradition originated in the eponymous city in East Azarbaijian Province, which is located in northwest Iran. The city is still an epicenter of production, and as far

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    Doris Leslie Blau
  • Nov112014
    Antique, Vintage, Modern Rugs

    Of Rubble and Rugs: The Textile as True Foundation

    On a quiet street in Englewood, New Jersey, a change is underway. This site, which once was the location of a schoolhouse built in the 1950s, will soon house a

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