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Capel Rugs Announces Best in Show Collections

Capel Rugs Press Release

For Immediate Release
November 4, 2013

Capel Rugs Announces Best in Show Collections, Giveaway Winners

Hable Construction, Kevin O’Brien designs among company’s High Point hits

Troy, N.C. - Capel Rugs debuted more than a dozen new collections in a variety of constructions and colorways during the October High Point Market. Showroom visitors experienced all facets of the design spectrum - from fashion-forward braids and value-priced, hand-tufted rugs to vintage hand knots and Moroccan inspirations.

"We had a very successful market," said Allen Robertson, vice president of sales for Capel Rugs. "Retailers were shopping hard for fresh designs and effective merchandising ideas, and we made it our mission to deliver what they need to spark new business heading into 2014."

Hable Construction
Among Capel's hits this market was a new line of exclusive rugs for children and adults created in collaboration with Susan Hable Smith and Katharine Hable Sweeney of Hable Construction. Featuring whimsical, fun and lighthearted graphic patterns in a modern color palette, the line includes six 100% wool loop hooks made in China. All six designs are available in 2' x 3', 3'6" x 5'6", 5' x 8' and 7' x 9' sizes. A 5' x 8' rug may retail for $448. Highlights include:

Lollipops, Cupcakes and Hearts were born out of the Hables' love for color and the delight of sweetness and playfulness. Incorporating themes from some of their favorite things, these rugs are for the young and the young at heart.

Lollipops in Blue-Green Lollipops Cupcakes in Blueberry Cupcakes Hearts in Dark Red Hearts

Inspired by the wonders of the sky, Stars, Rainbows and Cloud People are infinite reminders to celebrate the natural beauty all around us. These three designs work in many spaces, including a child's room, office or living room.

Stars in Navy Stars Rainbows in Tan Multi Rainbows Cloud People in Blue Cloud People

The Hable Construction line also contains a braided design inspired by a vintage rug that Susan and Katharine's grandmother Mimi in Texas had during their childhood. Creating a contemporary version of this one-of-a-kind braid was a dream come true for the sisters. All Hable braids complement the entire Hable Construction collection and are proudly made in the USA. Offerings include:

  • Hableland Round is available in six colorways and three sizes: 3' round, 5' round and 7' round. A 5' round may retail for $399.
  • Hableland Square is available in four colorways and three sizes: 3' square, 5' square and 7' square. A 5' square may retail for $448.
  • Hableland Basket is available in 10 colorways and three sizes: 12", 16" and 20". A 16" basket may retail for $135.
  • Hableland Crochet, a unique take on the traditional braid, is available in light grey and cream and 3' and 5' sizes. A 5' crochet braid may retail for $499.

Kevin O'Brien
At the High Point Market, Capel Rugs also added six new rug collections to its highly successful Kevin O'Brien program. Drawing upon the striking landscape scenes that textile designer and artist O'Brien captured in sketches during his recent trip to Tuscany, these new area rugs from Capel bring the enchantment and romance of the Mediterranean into any home. The new collections include:

Rivera in Azul Kevin O'Brien - Riviera

Riviera, a flat-woven Dhurrie made in India of 100% wool, is available in four Mediterranean-influenced colorways: Amarillo, Mint, Azul and Blue/Brown. Sizes include 3'x5', 5'x8', 7'x9' and 8'x11'. A 5'x8' rug may retail for $399.

Portofino in Blue-Grey Kevin O'Brien - Portofino

Portofino, a brightly colored collection composed of graphic patterns, is an Indo-Tibetan hand-knot collection made in India of 100% New Zealand wool. Available in Sage/Mint and Blue/Grey, sizes include 5'x8', 7'x9' and 8'x11'. A 5'x8' rug may retail for $1,799.

Tuscan Sun in Grey Kevin O'Brien - Tuscan Sun

Tuscan Sun features circles and bands of color from O'Brien's sketches of Italian sunsets. This hand-tufted 90% wool, 10% viscose collection made in India is available in Grey, Spa/Cream and Turquesa. Tuscan Sun comes in 3'x5', 5'x8', 7'x9' and 8'x11' sizes. A 5'x8' rug may retail for $673.

Lisbon in Azul Kevin O'Brien - Lisbon

Lisbon is a hand-tufted 100% wool collection made in India, and is offered in Gris and Azul hues. Sizes include 3'x5', 5'x8', 7'x9' and 8'x11'. A 5'x8' rug may retail for $673.

Ramblas in Beige Kevin O'Brien - Ramblas

Ramblas is a hand-tufted, 80% wool, 20% viscose collection constructed in India. Available in Silver Blue and Beige, sizes include 3'x5', 5'x8', 7'x9' and 8'x11'. A 5'x8' rug may retail for $673.

Finesse-Santorini in Capri Blue Kevin O'Brien - Finesse-Santorini

Finesse-Santorini, a new addition to Capel's popular Finesse line of indoor/outdoor rugs, is a machine-woven collection made in Belgium of 100% olefin. The color palette includes shades of Celery, Charcoal, Spa and Capri Blue. Sizes include 3'11"x5'6", 5'3"x7'6" and 7'10"x11'. A 5'3"x7'6" rug may retail for $125.

Park Lane
A hand-knotted collection made in India of 100% New Zealand/Argentine wool, Park Lane is triple washed for a great hand. The patterns and colors demonstrate industry-leading style. Available in sizes 3'6" x 5'6", 5'6" x 8'6", 7'6" x 9'6", 8'6" x 11'6" and a 2'6" x 8'6" runner. A 5'6" x 8'6" rug may retail for $1,699.

Park Lane in Vintage Beige Park Lane

Giveaway Winners
Capel Rugs awarded prizes to four lucky customers during the October High Point Market, including Sonos wireless speakers and a Biltmore® gift basket.

The Sonos wireless speaker systems (with Bridge connectors) were awarded to Cindy Ray Interiors, Inc., in West Palm Beach, Fla.; Linda Cotter of Classics Interiors in Ellicott City, Md.; and Carol McClintock of Elegant Designs in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The Biltmore® gift basket was awarded to Ruth Hughes of Classic Design in Shreveport, La.

About Capel Rugs
Based in Troy, N.C., Capel, Inc. offers more rugs in more categories than any other area rug company, including original braided rugs, the finest hand-knotted rugs, best-selling hand-tufted rugs, innovative outdoor rugs and kids rugs.

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