Monday, April 23, 2018

Doylestown, PA homeowners choose Brandon Oriental Rugs to find a fine quality hand-made area rug to place in their comfortable "new" living room


Refinished hardwood floors, new window-treatments, and new living room sofas led owners of this Doylestown, PA home to Brandon Oriental Rugs to select a fine quality hand-made oriental rug to place in their comfortable "new" living room.

With pets and lotsa traffic in this heavily used room of their home, they chose this finely detailed 10x14 hand-knotted rug made in India. Crafted with hand-spun wool and vegetal dyes in deep, traditional colors, it brings focus and intimacy to the main seating group.

Doylestown, PA designer selects rugs from Bucks County, PA rug store Brandon Oriental Rugs for home of her Basking Ridge, NJ clients


Fine quality reproduction hand-knotted Tabriz design rugs (selected from Bucks County, PA rug store Brandon Oriental Rugs by a Doylestown interior designer for her clients) were the perfect complements for the entry hall and dining room of this elegantly furnished Basking Ridge, NJ home. 

There is no disputing [good] taste.

Quality always gives evidence of itself, and endures.

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Doylestown, PA Homeowners Choose Brandon Oriental Rugs to Find a Living Room Rug


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Brandon Oriental Rugs -- 9x12 hand-knotted oriental rug made in India (Turkish Oushak design) has a big supporting role in a newly furnished living room in a newly renovated new home (for the homeowners) in Doylestown. 

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Friday, April 6, 2018

Identity Theft Is Happening Everytime You Are Stamped with the Same Fashion, Design and Style as Everyone Else - Escape the Programmed Look and Make Your Own Statement with Help from Brandon Oriental Rugs (the REAL Rug Store in Bucks County, PA)

At Brandon Oriental Rugs (the rug specialty store in Bucks County, PA) we specialize in REAL handmade oriental rugs, and services tailored to homeowners and their designers who are seeking the best of what is available in fine quality rugs at the best possible prices.

Considering the monotony of low quality rug choices available online and in stores (that suggests unanimity of consumer taste), we hear a lot of voices asking, demanding and begging for something different; especially something made with quality: 

"I am tired of that common look."
"Those rugs that look like someone spilled a can of paint on them do NOT interest me."  
"I don't want a rug that looks like it came from Renovation Hardware or Pier One Imports or Ollie's or Home Depot, or anywhere else offering a programmed look." 
"I don't want a rug that looks like everything else you see on the first three pages of every internet rug site." 
"If it is something that looks like I could buy it out of a catalog, I'll pass."
"I've spent a lot of time and money creating a unique interior design statement and environment in my home. I do NOT want a rug that looks like everyone else can have it, or anything that is being promoted to everyone else as "fashionable" and "trendy".
"If it has an SKU associated with it, don't even mention it to me. I'm one-of-a-kind; I only buy one-of-a-kind."

Dare to Be Different When Choosing a Fine Quality Handmade Area Rug

You want to put something outstanding on the floors of your home; not something commonplace.

You've been looking at the challenge for a long time, but are not sure about the next step.

Bucks County, PA rug store Brandon Oriental Rugs offers Rug Search service

Crowds can be found everywhere, including fashion for your home.

(A crowd is not where you want to be; especially when you are trying to express your individuality.) 




Unfortunately an attitude of "one size/one style fits all" has overtaken the marketplace. "NEW" products all seem alike. This is evident too with handmade oriental rug production. Traditionally distinctive, high quality hand-knotted rugs are being tossed aside for product resembling wall-to-wall carpet. Rug after rug is imbued with unimaginative monotony, and mass-market commonality.


"Looks" that seemed unique, edgy and interesting yesterday, last year (or five years ago) are oppressively commonplace now. With so much looking all the same, rug-lovers, rug-collectors, rug-aficionados are again feeling the urge to find unique alternatives to what everybody has.







As a specialty rug store in business over twenty-five years, Brandon Oriental Rugs - BrandonRugs.com - has witnessed all of the trends and style shifts for more than a quarter century. Through every "seismic shift in fashion", the prevailing trend in floor coverings has continued to be an embrace of traditional quality found in handmade rugs crafted in original styles with traditional colors, materials and techniques. "There's nothing like the REAL thing."

Size Matters In Designing Your Home or Office; So Does Being Able to Get Honest Information

The image below is a screen-cap of a "Call to Action" page to promote web-sales via the "STORE" associated with the HOUZZ.com home furnishing/ home decor portal.




HOUZZ was originally established as an open-invitation site to design professionals and design-related retailers (in interior design, home furnishings, architecture, and landscaping) to showcase their design ideas, projects, and achievements on behalf of clients. The projects thus showcased became the source of aspirational "ideabooks" and resource information for all with accounts on the portal.

HOUZZ.com has since morphed into an e-commerce site. This transformation minimized the initial accent to users for finding local talent and resources in order to achieve design goals  -- apparently in a reorientation to promote world-wide-web "take your chances" marketing by pay-to-play businesses. This has predictably resulted in shifting the admirable initial focus of the site from novelty, creativity, uniqueness and quality to a common "get what you pay for", "race-to-the-basement pricing", "lowest price", SEO-motivated opportunism. 

Browsers of the site can still get introduced to great ideas, but will have to filter-out a lot of up-front promotional gimmickry to truly delve into them.    

All of that said (as a preamble): There is a BIG problem with the advertisement above -- apart from the worn-out "75% OFF" lure (see: http://bit.ly/2yiSdUf and http://bit.ly/2y8dTSb ).
Even if it has become standard in our culture to make BIG things out of small things, it is incorrect to suggest that a 7'x9' rug is "OVERSIZE". In fact, 6'x9' is the smallest of what is considered STANDARD ROOM-SIZE" in the trade.  

Here is a list of real handmade area-rug "standard" sizes (in feet): 2x3, 3x5, 4x6, 5x7, 6x9, 8x10, 9x12, 10x14, 12x15, 12x18. These are "nominal" standards. Variation of several inches from these standards is not uncommon because of the need to maintain symmetry in border design as a rug is completed. So called "Persian rug sizes" differ somewhat because in Iran (and sometimes by choice in other rug making countries) the metric standard is used.  

Since accurate description of items for sale is a key tenet in promoting e-commerce activity, misleading descriptions (intentional or otherwise) invite scrutiny. Consumers of information (and products described by that information) should wonder why a prominent social media site chose to call something "oversize" that is merely average in size (a 7'x9' area rug) . 

"THE MEANING OF COMMUNICATION IS THE RESPONSE THAT YOU GET." Consumers have become desensitized to superlatives, and disregard or discount much labelling. Calling the smallest size "LARGE" is part of the conditioning that ultimately keeps expectations small. Sadly, the fruits of such programming are that BIG dreams eventually won't amount to much.  Perhaps we are seeing such results already in ways we are only beginning to fathom.


"The Meaning of Communication Is the Response You Get": Propaganda and resulting Mass-Hypnosis by Power-Players Are Reshaping Conventional Understanding about Word Meaning which Facilitates Exploitation of Consumer Needs and Desires."