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ASID Illinois North Shore Peer Group Meeting at OIR

Last week, we hosted ASID’s Illinois North Shore Peer Group meeting at our Evanston showroom. Nearly twenty designers and vendors were treated to a delicious lunch, followed up by a tour of our original location. The tour included a demonstration of rug cleaning in the three story plant, a view of our world class restoration team working their magic repairing and altering rugs, plus a walk around the showroom featuring… More...
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Featured in Modern Luxury Fall 2019

Congratulations to interior designer Tom Stringer on the lovely feature in the latest edition of Modern Luxury Interiors. The article “Home Coming” showcases Stringer and his husband’s newly renovated home. After suffering a fire, he and his husband took the opportunity to remodel their Chicago graystone. Having completely renovated just years before, the couple decided that keeping things familiar was best. Much of the layout stayed the same with… More...
India Carpet Expo 2019

India Carpet Expo 2019

An Oscar Isberian Blog by Sarkis Tatosian   Each time I visit The India Carpet Expo in Varanasi, India, I find something to bring home to Oscar Isberian customers. This fall is no exception. The bi-annual trade fair, which took place October 11-14, 2019, is organized by the CEPC (Carpet Export Promotion Council). Touted as an international exhibition for the home furnishings, textiles and home décor industries, most of the… More...
Tamarian Custom Rug Presentation

Tamarian Carpets Takes Chicago Designers Deep into the World of Rug Making

An Oscar Isberian Blog by Diane Cotton Caplan   Did you know that an 8×10 hand-knotted carpet actually takes a village to create? From the sheep farmers, shearing experts, wool spinners and small-batch dyers to the pattern designers, master weavers, washers, rug finishers, import specialists and customs officers, upwards of 50 people can touch a single carpet. This is just one of the many aspects of rug making that Tamarian… More...