6 Cool Things You Can Do on Our New Website

This blog post is pretty exciting for two reasons.

First, this is our 200th blog post! Since March 2010, our blog has been providing you with a wealth of information regarding rugs, carpets and interior design. Some of our most popular posts include Window Treatments for Bay and Bow Windows, Flooring Options for a Beach or Poolside Home, and How To Make Flooring Complement Interior Design.

Next up is our second bit of news.

If you haven’t taken a look at DoverRug.com lately, it’s about time you do!

Our site has been completely redesigned, allowing for a much more user-friendly experience and a more robust idea of what Dover Rug & Home has to offer.

On the new site, you can expect to do and find all of the following:

  1. View virtual tours of our showrooms – Main Gallery (Classic/Traditional), Contemporary Gallery, a room of rounds, runners and carpets, and a lower gallery of machine-made and hand-tufted rugs.
  2. A complete list of offerings and services in all of our product sectors – rugs, carpets, hard surfaces, andB window treatments.
  3. Check our current specials.
  4. Shop our online store.
  5. We have a fewB frequently asked questionsB regarding warranties, guarantees and return policies.
  6. Read all about Dover Rug’s community service and outreach efforts.

Head on over to DoverRug.com to see what we have in store. And don’t forget to visit our new showroom in Natick for all of your design and decorating needs in the Boston area!

Featured Designers at Dover Rug's 'Room From the Rug Up' Design Event

Below are profiles of the designers whose vignettes were chosen to be displayed in Dover Rug & Home’s recent Room From the Rug Up Design Competition.

Sponsored by Boston HOME magazine, these women (who are also members of the International Furnishings and Design Association) designed rooms with a single rug as the focal point and inspiration. Each vignette was showcased at Dover Rug & Home’s new showroom in Natick, MA throughout the month of March.

Tacey Luongo

Ms. Luongobs vignette is bThe Living Roomb, she designed a space with warm, Moroccan textures and colors, harkening an artistsb favorite nook. B An architect with more than 30 years of experience designing, solving problems and bringing projects to fruition on schedule, Ms. Luongo has a strong design sense and knowledge of materials. B She earned her Bachelorbs degree from Syracuse University and is a registered architect in Massachusetts and Washington.

Tacey Luongo, AIA, can be contacted at (617) 460-2984 or taceydesigns@comcast.net.

Marilyn MacLeod

Ms. MacLeodbs vignette is bThe Bedroomb, featuring a beautiful hand-knotted 100% wool rug woven in Nepal in Tibetan knotting. The neutral grey, beige, white and cream tones are repeated in all the other room elements B harmonizing with the contemporary design including the silver lighting fixture and nest round mirror.

Beginning her career in graphic design, Ms. MacLeod gained experience in web design as well, before studying with world-renowned artists in Europe, working side by side with masters who restore the work of Leonardo da Vinci. It is with this skill set that she launched Lee Design, creating custom-designed, handmade wall treatments that grace homes and businesses throughout New England.

For more information about Marilyn MacLeod of Lee Design, visit her website at www.leedesign.biz or call (617) 504-1811.

Ann Neumann

Ms. Neumannbs vignette is bThe Studyb, with a design concept evoking a feeling of traveling to old world destinations of Morocco or Singapore. The focal point is the hand knotted rug made in India which inspired the impression of faraway exotic travel and it pulls in a warm color palette that lends an inviting feeling.

A passion for design and interior styling, Ms. Neumann has studied at The New England School of Art and Design as well as The Boston Architectural College in their Residential Interiors program. She is a member of the IFDA and in addition to her interior design studies, is a graduate from Bryant University.

Ann Neumann can be contacted at (617) 680-1103 or ann.neumann@hotmail.com.

Kris Shaffer

Ms. Shafferbs vignette is bThe Dining Roomb, merging the focal point from a rough-hewn wooden dining table with the natural beauty of a Tufenkian rug with lovely coloring, the subtle and natural colors of both the rug and the furniture inspired the design for the room.

An interior designer for the past 15 years, Ms. Shaffer relishes collaborating with her clients helping them to realize their vision – whether the project is avant-garde or traditional, unique or classic. A graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art, her background is painting, incorporating extensive color theory, composition and design to her work.

Kris Shaffer of Kris Shaffer Interiors can be contacted at (617) 332-1748 or kris@krisshaffer.com.

Rebecca Wilson

Ms. Wilsonbs vignette is bThe Family Roomb, drawing from the warm tones and traditional design of the family room rug, she created an inviting space for reading and relaxing with a cocktail as well as a desk area that is functional and elegantly simple. There is adequate seating for a small gathering in a room that is above all comfortable and welcoming.

Known for her warm and gracious interiors, Ms. Wilson brings her southern design sensibility to a wide-range of projects in the Boston area and beyond. RW Interiors provides a full range of design services, specializing in residences and small offices.

Rebecca Wilson can be contacted at (781) 449-7407 or visit www.rwinteriors.net.