Friday, November 23, 2018

Real Handmade Oriental Rugs Are Honestly On Sale in Bucks County, PA at Brandon Oriental Rugs

Unlike stores and online rug sellers that lure you with promises of ever larger discounts, Bucks County, PA rug store Brandon Oriental Rugs appeals to you with a simple pledge:

     You will get better quality rugs for what you want to spend, or spend less for the fine quality handmade rugs you want, compared with other stores (including online sites.) 
     You don't have to wait for a special event. You don't have to become a member. You don't have to clip and present a coupon. You don't have to do all the heavy lifting yourself -- and that includes all the time you're investing in online searches. 
     The real values on the real handmade rugs you want are available everyday at Brandon Oriental Rugs.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Brandon Oriental Rugs -- Customer asked us to trim old unevenly worn fringe from her Tibetan rug after we cleaned it. Happy to oblige. #washingtoncrossing #tibetanrugs #rugcleaning #buckscountyrugstore #buckscounty #brandonrugs #rugrepair

Brandon Oriental Rugs -- Our Washington Crossing, PA customer asked us to trim old unevenly worn fringe from her Tibetan rug after we cleaned it.

We were happy to oblige; and -- together with the rug cleaning -- helped to make a somewhat dilapidated rug look virtually brand new.



Sunday, April 29, 2018

Huntingdon Valley, PA home owner commissions Bucks County rug store Brandon Oriental Rugs to straighten and shorten her used rug so it can be used in her new home.

Bucks County rug store Brandon Oriental Rugs does rug repair, rug restoration and rug alteration.

The image above shows a twenty foot crooked runner purchased elsewhere for a prior home by our Huntingdon Valley, PA customer. 

The next image shows the same rug altered to fit the customer's new home. It has been shortened to sixteen feet, and straightened. Can you see where the work was performed? 
The final image (below; from the back of the rug) shows the line where the the good sections of rug were joined for the desired result. Can you tell where the work was performed?

For quality repairs (and proper cleaning of your delicate antique rugs, handmade oriental rugs, and better quality wool area rugs -- e.g. those made by Karastan) please CALL Brandon to discuss needs and recommendations for your specific rug(s).

Brandon Oriental Rugs also performs rug appraisals to provide documentation of value required for rugs valued over $10,000, or to provide proof of value for resale or in settlement of claims of loss.

#orientalrug #rugrepair #hallwaydecor #customizedservice #huntingdonvalley #buckscounty #rug #handmade #artisan #qualitywork #Brandon

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

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.

#rug #arearug #orientalrug #diningroom #interiordesign #buckscounty #baskingridge #entrywaydecor #entryway #eleganthome #elegance

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, our customers are demanding something different from "that". Though harder to find, and less readily available than ever before, our customers want artisan quality rugs: traditionally crafted yet unique.

If the statements below -- which we hear all the time from our customers -- sound like what you are thinking as you consider purchasing a fine rug for your home, please give Brandon Oriental Rugs a call, or arrange a visit, to discuss how we can make the rug you want to see actually appear on your floor:

"I am tired of that common look."
"Those contempo 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 Home Depot, or got delivered by Amazon or any of all those other websites offering the same programmed look." 
"I don't want a rug that looks like that jumble of junk 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 to create a uniquely personal interior design environment in my home. I do NOT want a rug that looks like everyone else can have it."
"If it is being promoted to everyone else as "fashionable" and "au courant", don't even talk to me about it."
"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 - - 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 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. 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: and ).
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."

Friday, March 16, 2018

Brandon Oriental Rugs -- This room, beautifully designed to be warm, inviting and functional by the homeowners, was already complete when we were invited to help explore the possibility of improving it further with a different rug from the one originally selected. The homeowners felt that a rug with a slightly cooler palette from what was already in the room would gently contrast with and complement the rest of the room's colors and be worth seeing. We were asked to show several rugs from our inventory to prove whether or not a different rug would be better. This 8x10 reproduction Turkish Oushak design hand-knotted in India fit naturally into the room like the finishing piece to a puzzle; to the delight of the homeowners who are enjoying the welcome result to their experimentation.

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