NEW YORK, NY.-
Were now officially one week into 2015, which means that its time to get to work on those resolutions we prescribed ourselves while under the influence of the allure of a new year. Its time to sign up for those gym memberships, make good on pledges to be kinder and spruce up all the various aspects of our lives that need updating.
One of the best resolutions that will have a real and immediate impact on your lifestyle this coming year, is to invest in your home. We spend a significant amount of time in our homes and the quality of our lives depends on living in a space that is both inspiring and beautiful. Updating your homes décor is a great way to get into that fresh new mindset. It is a great way to gear up for taking on the challenges and opportunities that 2015 is sure to bring.
Updating your home often comes with a considerable investment. This is why its important, when redecorating a room (or rooms), to keep in mind the longevity and timelessness of your homes décor. Purchasing beautiful antique pieces, which increase in value over time and are made to last, is a fantastic way to ensure that your home never feels overly trendy or tired and outdated. Antique Persian rugs, especially those of the Heriz, Serapi and Bakshaish
variety, from Northwest Persia, are wonderful pieces to consider for your home.
Omri Schwartz, General Manager of the respected New York antique rug gallery Nazmiyal Collection
Heriz-Serapi rugs are probably the most popular oriental carpets in todays market, and with good reason: They exude a casual elegance that seamlessly integrates into and enhances both traditional and ultra-modern interiors.
Overseeing an inventory of thousands of antique rugs from a variety of origins, Mr. Schwartz is an expert on helping clients choose the perfect piece for their home, and often recommends carpets of the Heriz-Serapi variety.
The reason, he states, is that these rugs are extremely versatile and work beautifully in a range of design schemes. Since Heriz-Serapi rugs come in an incredible variety of color, size, and pattern, finding one to fall in love with is easy.
Furthermore, these rugs were woven to last for centuries. They acquire a beautiful patina over time that cant be matched by contemporary, machine-made imitations. Finally, current trends in interior design, place an emphasis on large-scale patterning and the mixing of antique and contemporary elements in a single space. This makes decorating with Heriz and Serapi rugs a no-brainer.
The construction and diverse weaving patterns that can be found in antique Heriz-Serapi and Bakshaish rugs makes them an incredibly versatile type of rug for decorating. Because there is no single pattern that defines them, their patterns can range from the more tribal side to the more classical end of the spectrum. Some Heriz-Serapi rugs can be very strictly composed while others show more of the weavers hand in their idiosyncrasies and quirks. This variety allows these rugs to work in many different styles of interiors.
Furthermore, the Heriz Serapi and Bakshaish rugs are incredibly resilient and made to last. Some experts attribute their longevity to the large amounts of copper in the water of Northwestern Iran which makes the wool of the sheep particularly durable. Hand-weaving also contributes to the strength of these gorgeous rugs, as each is made with the skill and care of a master artist, using only the finest natural dyes and yarns. Furthermore, since the rugs were made by hand, no two are the same.
Many design publications and high-profile decorators are forecasting 2015 to be a year of large-scale, bold patterns. This makes the Heriz-Serapi rugs particularly appealing.
The patterns of antique Persian rugs range from floral sprays to geometric designs. That said, one aspect of their patterns remain constant their boldness / vibrancy. This means that whether paired with ornate classical furniture, or sleeker more contemporary designs, these rugs hold their own and make a statement.
Another interior design projection for 2015 is the mixing of vintage or antique pieces with modern designs. This approach gives ones home a unique look that is extremely narrative and customizable. Paired with contemporary design elements like polished metals, funky furniture and chic minimalist accents, these rugs appear on-trend, yet un-fussy. Furthermore, the versatility of these rugs ensures that when your tastes change, the antique Heriz Serapi or Bakshaish rugs
in your home will be easily adapted to new design schemes.
The key to following through with your 2015 goals is to remain inspired and energized long after the clock strikes midnight on New Years Eve. Investing in your home and designing a space that revitalizes and excites is a fantastic way to stay motivated throughout the year. The beauty and longevity of antique persian rugs
has been inspiring people around the world for centuries and is sure to have the same effect on you and your home-décor aspirations.