Dover Rug & Home Hosts Boston Design Week Event

Last night we hosted “From Floors to Walls” a Boston Design Week special event with Jacqui Becker of Jacqueline Becker Fine Arts Consulting Services. We’ve been anticipating this event for a long time, and we were very excited to help our audience demystify the art of decorating with fine rugs and fine art, including understanding what drives their prices and how to make an educated investment.DSC_0221

After learning the secrets, guests got to put their new knowledge to the test, guessing the value of vignettes of exquisite carpets and fine art that were on display in classic, traditional, contemporary, and transitional styles. We even had one lucky raffle winner go home with a 5”x7” rug!


We always have fun sharing insider tips, which hopefully provide everyone with the tools needed to become better-informed consumers! If you were unable to make our presentation, we’ve outlined some great tips from the presentation here below. Check out these “5 Tips to Consider before Purchasing a Rug.”

  1. Color- Unless your room is a blank slate you should aim to select a rug that coordinates with the room’s existing color scheme. Trust us, when you get the color right, everything else becomes so much easier.
  2. Design- Let your personal style and existing décor guide you to select either a traditional, contemporary, or transitional rug. When in doubt, transitional designs are a smart choice, as they tend to work in most interiors.
  3. Texture- The visual effects of texture should not be underestimated. Not only are textured rugs visually intriguing in themselves, but also they offset the solid surface of your floor, drawing your eyes into the dimensions of the rugs.
  4. Construction- Different constructions will determine durability, prestige, and price.
  5. Fiber- Fibers will determine a rug’s cleanabilily, durability, color retention, and softness.

Dover Rug & Home to Host Boston Design Week Event

We are pleased to host “From Floors to Walls – Everything you need to know about buying fine art & fine rugs” on Thursday, March 27th from 5:30-8:00pm. The event is part of the first annual Boston Design Week celebration – a 10-day design-focused festival taking place at various locations in and around the greater Boston area.

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The rug on the floor and the art on the walls are often the most expensive investment in your home. We often know what we like, but do you really understand why these exquisite pieces are priced the way they are and whether you are making a sound investment?

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Decorating with fine art is often a challenge. While rugs are the decorative art for your floors and fine art is the décor for your walls, it is critical these pieces work together to enhance, compliment and complete your desired look and feel to fit your lifestyle and taste. These pieces can also often be the most expensive investment to decorate your home and mistakes can be costly. Featuring experts Mahmud Jafri, CEO of Dover Rug & Home and Jacqui Becker of Jacqueline Becker Fine Arts Consulting Services will demystify the art of decorating with both genres as guests learn the facts on how to purchase fine art and fine rugs; what drives their prices and how to make an educated investment in pieces that will last a lifetime. Vignettes of exquisite carpets and fine art will be on display in classic, traditional, contemporary and transitional styles to further illustrate the discussion. Join in on the discussion and test your knowledge of the price values of each display!

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Boston Design Week seeks to increase public awareness of all aspects of design and foster recognition of the vital role design plays in everyone’s lives.  Envisioned to encourage the exploration of the arts through special events, talks, tours, exhibits and more, Boston Design Week runs March 20th through March 30th.


This event is free and open to the public, however advanced registration is recommended as space is limited. To register, go to: