Monday, May 2, 2016

Historic Doylestown, PA Farmhouse Kitchen Gets the Rug for Which It Waited 150 Years from Bucks County Rug Store Brandon Oriental Rugs - www.BrandonRugs.com




























The owners of an historic farmhouse in Doylestown, PA recently completed repairs and building code upgrades on several rooms in their home. As part of the renovation they elected to place a real hand-knotted oriental rug in the original room of the mid-1800s homestead, the kitchen, to protect the newly refinished heart-of-pine floors.

They chose Bucks County rug store Brandon Oriental Rugs - www.BrandonRugs.com - to assist them with finding a practical solution to their need: something to protect the floors; able to stand up to heavy traffic and daily use in the informal dining area of the home; and something that would look period appropriate without necessarily being a nineteenth century antique rug.


























The rug Brandon helped the homeowners find is an India made reproduction of a Persian Ferrahan design. Made according to a 13/65 contract, it has over two hundred hand-tied knots per square inch; giving it beautiful detail, and enhanced wear characteristics that no machine-made or hand-tufted quality rugs can match. 

While not essential to the ability of the rug to resist stains - which is a natural, built-in characteristic of hand-knotted wool pile oriental rugs - the owners and Brandon focused their rug search on a highly detailed, dark background rug, able to mask any marring from the daily meals being served and eaten atop it. 

The rug chosen is a perfect fit that respects the history of the home; and is just perfect in achieving all that is expected of it for many years to come.


Here are the areas and communities we serve directly with all of our #rug-services (including #Rug-Search(tm); #rug-cleaning, #rug-repairs, #rug-appraisals, #room-measurements, #free-delivery, #interior-design-assistance, #rug-consignments, #rug-storage, #insurance-rug-damage-claims, #rug-shipment):
Bucks County, Pennsylvania: Doylestown, Jamison, Warminster, Warrington, Warwick, Washington Crossing, Upper Makefield, Newtown, Yardley, Langhorne, Richboro, Northhampton, Buckingham, Chalfont, Furlong, Lahaska (Peddlers Village), New Hope, Quakertown, Pipersville, Ottsville, Plunstead Township, Buckingham Township, Solebury, Upper Makefield Township, Lower Makefield Township, Bristol, Oxford Valley, Levittown, Morrisville, Wrightstown, Penns Purchase
Philadelphia and Suburbs in Southeast Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, Bryn Mawr, Haverford, Malvern, Devon, Main Line, Chestnut Hill and Bryn Mawr
Mercer County, NJ and nearby communities: Princeton, Titusville, Hamilton, NJ and vicinity
Hunterdon County, NJ and nearby communities: Lambertville, Clinton, Stockton, Whitehouse Station, Flemington, Ringoes, Basking Ridge, Bernardsville, Chester, Mendham
Chester, Montgomery and Delaware Counties in Pennsylvania: Valley Forge, King of Prussia, Upper and Lower Merion, Ft. Washington, Blue Bell, Lansdale, Abington, Rydal, Haverford, Huntingdon Valley, Abington, Newtown Square, Rydal, Paoli, Swarthmore, Conshohocken, Norristown, Harleysville, Blue Bell, Lower Gwynedd, Gwynedd Township, Montgomeryville, North Wales, West Point, Upper Frederick Township, Pennsburg, Greenlane, Perkiomonville, Souderton, Sellersville, Pottstown, Chester Springs, West Chester
Lehigh, Berks, Northhampton Counties in Pennsylvania: Easton, Bath, Bangor, Allentown, Bethlehem, Center Valley, Lower Saucon Township and the entire Lehigh Valley
The Poconos and Susquehanna Valley: Jim Thorpe, Mauch Chunk, Hawley, Scranton, Wilkes Barre, Pottsville, Stroudsberg, Delaware River Gap
New Horizons (Outside above Listed Areas)? Invite us to help you. We look forward to opportunities to explore new horizons. If we cannot help you with direct-to-door service, we are always pleased to answer questions and offer suggestions of value to you relative to your interest(s) in fine quality handmade rugs. Please give us a call if you need help.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Small Area Gets Big Treatment in Lower Gwynedd, PA Townhouse with Rug from Bucks County Rug Store Brandon Oriental Rugs - www.BrandonRugs.com


BrandonRugs.com - 4x6 Hand-knotted oriental rug selected by our customer for her lovely town-home in Lower Gwynedd, PA completes a small entry hall that she felt would benefit from the addition. Prior to placing the rug there, she said the space looked empty, and was way too noisy when her pets ran through.

Her selection beautifully coordinates with the sofa fabric, and is harmonious with the character of the living room into which it leads.

Having a number of floral style rugs elsewhere in her home, she really wanted a geometric look for this piece, and we helped her find this rug. It has rectilinear character and interesting asymmetries, but isn't too coarse or rustic for the tasteful refinements found in the remainder of her decor.

A couple of design lessons are in evidence here.
Nature abhors a vacuum: empty spaces look empty and beg to be filled.
Distinct areas with distinct functions (especially when adjacent to one another) deserve distinct looks. Well-coodinated but distinctly different is more interesting and appealing than perfectly matched and almost all the same. The contrasting mix of geometric with floral and darker with light might seem risky, but can be a risk worth taking as seen in our customer's example.


The Right Rug in the Right Size and the Right Colors Makes a Spring House, PA Townhouse Family Room Look Right



Hand-knotted Pak-Kazak rug selected by Spring House, PA customer of Bucks County, PA rug store Brandon Oriental Rugs - www.BrandonRugs.com - to complete a newly finished kitchen/family room renovation of her townhouse. Originally intended to be smaller, this 8x10 rug successfully fills the room, and in so doing integrates every visual and spatial cue offered into an harmonious whole.


The cool gray tones of the sofa and soapstone countertop are dramatically balanced by the vivid red background color of the rug. 


The sofa's cool gray doesn't extinguish the sizzle of the red rug. The vivid red rug doesn't cause the sofa to become some amorphous block of ice melting to insignificance. 

Life happens at the interface where change occurs. This family room (newly renovated and decorated by our customer in Spring House, PA) is alive with expectation of the lively events of life it will host.

If you are looking for an authentic fine quality handmade rug to complete or advance your plans for a room you are decorating; or need help with cleaning, repair, or appraisal of a rug you own, please call Brandon Oriental Rugs and discover the difference our honest commitment to quality and service will make for you.
Here are the areas and communities we serve directly with all of our #rug-services (including #Rug-Search(tm); #rug-cleaning, #rug-repairs, #rug-appraisals, #room-measurements, #free-delivery, #interior-design-assistance, #rug-consignments, #rug-storage, #insurance-rug-damage-claims, #rug-shipment):

Bucks County, Pennsylvania: Doylestown, Jamison, Warminster, Warrington, Warwick, Washington Crossing, Upper Makefield, Newtown, Yardley, Langhorne, Richboro, Northhampton, Buckingham, Chalfont, Furlong, Lahaska (Peddlers Village), New Hope, Quakertown, Pipersville, Ottsville, Plunstead Township, Buckingham Township, Solebury, Upper Makefield Township, Lower Makefield Township, Bristol, Oxford Valley, Levittown, Morrisville, Wrightstown, Penns Purchase

Philadelphia and Suburbs in Southeast Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, Bryn Mawr, Haverford, Malvern, Devon, Main Line, Chestnut Hill and Bryn Mawr

Mercer County, NJ and nearby communities: Princeton, Titusville, Hamilton, NJ and vicinity

Hunterdon County, NJ and nearby communities: Lambertville, Clinton, Stockton, Whitehouse Station, Flemington, Ringoes, Basking Ridge, Bernardsville, Chester, Mendham

Chester, Montgomery and Delaware Counties in Pennsylvania: Valley Forge, King of Prussia, Upper and Lower Merion, Ft. Washington, Blue Bell, Lansdale, Abington, Rydal, Haverford, Huntingdon Valley, Abington, Newtown Square, Rydal, Paoli, Swarthmore, Conshohocken, Norristown, Harleysville, Blue Bell, Lower Gwynedd, Gwynedd Township, Montgomeryville, North Wales, West Point, Upper Frederick Township, Pennsburg, Greenlane, Perkiomonville, Souderton, Sellersville, Pottstown, Chester Springs, West Chester

Lehigh, Berks, Northhampton Counties in Pennsylvania: Easton, Bath, Bangor, Allentown, Bethlehem, Center Valley, Lower Saucon Township and the entire Lehigh Valley

The Poconos and Susquehanna Valley: Jim Thorpe, Mauch Chunk, Hawley, Scranton, Wilkes Barre, Pottsville, Stroudsberg, Delaware River Gap

New Horizons (Outside above Listed Areas)? Invite us to help you. We look forward to opportunities to explore new horizons. If we cannot help you with direct-to-door service, we are always pleased to answer questions and offer suggestions of value to you relative to your interest(s) in fine quality handmade rugs. Please call (215-794-2300) if you need help.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Bucks County, PA Rug Store Delivers to Lehigh Valley and Helps Customers with Living Room Makeover

Brandon Oriental Rugs - www.BrandonRugs.com - a specialty oriental rug store in Bucks County, PA (near Doylestown, Peddlers Village and New Hope) recently delivered and installed an 8x10 Silk Flower India Agra design rug to Lehigh Valley, PA customers (with a lovely home north of Allentown) who selected it to advance their living room redecorating project.



















Brandon's customer decided to replace a blue/rose palette for the room (see "BEFORE" image below) and accentuate the yellow and light spice colors found in the sofa fabric.



















The rug selected is an 8x10 hand-knotted India Agra design rug - crafted according to a "12/12 Jaipur Silk Flower" contract.



















The transitional styling of the new rug with its informal elegance is completely transformative for the room from its former look as seen in the "BEFORE" picture below:



























Brandon Oriental Rugs serves a large local territory to assist customers interested in acquiring fine quality handmade rugs as shown in the list of areas served.

Here are the areas and communities we serve directly with all of our #rug-services (including #Rug-Search(tm); #rug-cleaning, #rug-repairs, #rug-appraisals, #room-measurements, #free-delivery, #interior-design-assistance, #rug-consignments, #rug-storage, #insurance-rug-damage-claims, #rug-shipment):
Bucks County, Pennsylvania: Doylestown, Jamison, Warminster, Warrington, Warwick, Washington Crossing, Upper Makefield, Newtown, Yardley, Langhorne, Richboro, Northhampton, Buckingham, Chalfont, Furlong, Lahaska (Peddlers Village), New Hope, Quakertown, Pipersville, Ottsville, Plunstead Township, Buckingham Township, Solebury, Upper Makefield Township, Lower Makefield Township, Bristol, Oxford Valley, Levittown, Morrisville, Wrightstown, Penns Purchase
Philadelphia and Suburbs in Southeast Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, Bryn Mawr, Haverford, Malvern, Devon, Main Line, Chestnut Hill and Bryn Mawr
Mercer County, NJ and nearby communities: Princeton, Titusville, Hamilton, NJ and vicinity
Hunterdon County, NJ and nearby communities: Lambertville, Clinton, Stockton, Whitehouse Station, Flemington, Ringoes, Basking Ridge, Bernardsville, Chester, Mendham
Chester, Montgomery and Delaware Counties in Pennsylvania: Valley Forge, King of Prussia, Upper and Lower Merion, Ft. Washington, Blue Bell, Lansdale, Abington, Rydal, Haverford, Huntingdon Valley, Abington, Newtown Square, Rydal, Paoli, Swarthmore, Conshohocken, Norristown, Harleysville, Blue Bell, Lower Gwynedd, Gwynedd Township, Montgomeryville, North Wales, West Point, Upper Frederick Township, Pennsburg, Greenlane, Perkiomonville, Souderton, Sellersville, Pottstown, Chester Springs, West Chester
Lehigh, Berks, Northhampton Counties in Pennsylvania: Easton, Bath, Bangor, Allentown, Bethlehem, Center Valley, Lower Saucon Township and the entire Lehigh Valley
The Poconos and Susquehanna Valley: Jim Thorpe, Mauch Chunk, Hawley, Scranton, Wilkes Barre, Pottsville, Stroudsberg, Delaware River Gap
New Horizons (Outside above Listed Areas)? Invite us to help you. We look forward to opportunities to explore new horizons. If we cannot help you with direct-to-door service, we are always pleased to answer questions and offer suggestions of value to you relative to your interest(s) in fine quality handmade rugs. Please give us a call if you need help.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Handmade Oriental Rugs Make the Bedroom a More Restful Place (as Proven by Perkasie, PA Customer of Bucks County, PA Rug Store Brandon Oriental Rugs)


























Those fortunate to have homes with hardwood floors in the upstairs halls and bedrooms have choices they can make regarding how best to cover them. Fortunate indeed are those who elect to grace those floors and and important living areas with the beauty, comfort and durability that only can be provided by REAL hand-knotted oriental rugs.

Customers of Brandon Oriental Rugs (a rug store specializing exclusively in real hand-knotted oriental rugs and serving all within a fifty mile radius of its Central Bucks County location just outside Doylestown, PA) who live in an historic home near Perkasie, PA made an undeniably great selection of an India Agra design rug for their bedroom.

Respectful of the palette and character established by prior decorating choices in the room, the rug is a perfect complement. 

Brandon offered their clients a broad selection of alternate rugs to consider, so that the choice made is one in which they have complete confidence that they selected the best rug for their room.

In an era when service (and selection) is forsaken for impulse purchases and immediate gratification via point-and-click drop-shipped purchases, the decision of Brandon's customers to explore real-time, on-site design choices via a low-pressure, service oriented local and reputable business with a real address and real faces speaks for itself in its success and appropriateness.

The bedroom is at peace, and offers the promise of a restful haven, by virtue of a rug that anchors the entire room and complements everything that stands upon it.  

Thursday, January 21, 2016

When Making Choices For Furnishing and Decorating Your Home Begin With the End in Mind


When you make plans and begin to take steps toward realizing the look and feel you want for your home, make knowing your goal the first step. If you start from a good place and have a worthwhile direction to go, you will find yourself in a great place every step of the way.

Bucks County, PA oriental rug store, Brandon Oriental Rugsoffers the service to help you build your vision and make it turn out exactly right.