Design inspiration can come from many places, but travel is perhaps the best way to find new decor ideas to incorporate throughout your home. The spark to ignite change in your home can come from almost anywhere – marvelous artwork in a museum, details found in a hotel or even ordinary shapes and patterns observed on the street. Here are a few examples of destination inspiration.

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Left to right: Brevard in grey, red and abalone

All of Capel’s spectacular designs from our Biltmore For Your Home® Collection are inspired by the gardens, architecture and furniture found throughout the historic Biltmore Estate. The latest offering from the collection, of which we’re able to share a sneak peek, is Brevard. The hand tufted, 100% wool rug features an antique lace floral pattern. Brevard comes in three colorways – abalone, red and grey.

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The Pod Hotel (left) and the Mondrian South Beach Hotel (right) stir up design ideas.

Hotels must maximize small spaces to accommodate guests. Small hotel rooms are the perfect place to pick up space-saving tips. The Pod Hotel in New York uses built-ins and wall-mounted light fixtures to make the most of a living area. The stunning Marcel Wanders staircase at the Mondrian South Beach Hotel impresses. Its smooth steel curves and black abstract floral design are perfect for inspiring an upscale dining or living room.

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Left to right: Sno in bokrum blue, Tribe in persimmon and NY Dot in peony

Capel Rugs designer and HGTV star Genevieve Gorder pulls inspiration from her globetrotting adventures to create trend-setting designs and patterns. Sno is influenced by the traditional needlework of Norway, while Tribe is culled from patterns used from Uzbekistan to the Great Plains. But discovering great design doesn’t require a trip to far-away locales, as evidenced by NY Dot. Gorder created this collection after noticing rectangles stacked together to form a circle on the New York subway.

Wherever the wind may take you, whether on an island vacation or a drive to the mountainside, keep your eyes peeled. You may just find the next great pattern or accessory to transform your home.

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Summer is still in full swing, which means there is no better time to find the perfect outdoor rug for your home or vacation house. The concrete around pools and wooden decks get unbearably hot as the temperature rises, and a high-quality outdoor rug is just what you need to keep your feet from burning.

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Sea Glass in smoky quartz colorway

Capel Rugs has more than 100 different outdoor rug styles that fit every taste, from simple and chic to bold and beautiful. The first-ever Capel Rug was braided in 1917 and is incredibly similar to many of our outdoor favorites today.

The Sea Glass collection adds a touch of beachside beauty to any outdoor venue. They are still made in the USA at Capel Rugs’ mills in North Carolina. Sea Glass is available in five different multicolored palettes.

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Salt Marsh Rope Border in gun metal colorway

Capel’s Salt Marsh Rope Border is another braided rug that can stand up to the elements. The collection takes versatility to the next level and is available in oval, round, tailored rectangle and vertical stripe patterns.

All of Capel’s outdoor offerings feature yarns that are stain-resistant. In the event of a spill, don’t fret – you can simply rinse with a garden hose.

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Grassy Island in seagrass stripe colorway

Following the success of Capel’s indoor Hampton collection, it was time to bring the classic look into the outdoors with the Grassy Island collection. These customer-favorite designs are reversible for double the durability and use. The flat woven rugs contain a crisp basketweave look with a standout texture.

Even as summer begins to wind down, school starts back and Labor Day comes and goes, these outdoor rugs remain useful, stylish pieces into the fall, winter and spring. Gather around to watch the leaves change colors and the stars shine in the night sky with your bare feet comfortably resting on a Capel outdoor rug.

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Capel Rugs will show off its latest rug designs during the Las Vegas Market July 29-Aug. 2. After a successful showing at the Atlanta International Area Rug Market, the anticipation is high for vendors as they finally get their chance to see the Flash, Terrace, COCOCOZY and WILLIAMSBURG® collections.

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“[Our new rugs] include fresh approaches to traditional styles, whimsical and colorful contemporary patterns and classic, globally influenced motifs,” said Capel Rugs Vice President of Sales Allen Robertson.

The Las Vegas Market has already singled out the Flash collection (pictured at left) on Pinterest as one of the trendiest area rugs to see at market. The transitional rug features an updated version of the ikat pattern with a chic ombré vibe that is reversible for added durability and double the use between cleanings. The flat woven collection is 100% wool and made in India. The seven fashionable colorways make a bold statement in any room.

Vistors to the Capel Rugs showroom – located at the Las Vegas World Market Center in Building A, Space 226 – can enter daily drawings at 3 p.m. Prizes include a Tiffany Infinity bracelet, Bose OE21 audio headphones or a product discount of up to 50% off. Capel is showing off 17 new styles and offering more than 119 rugs priced every day below $199 for a 5′ x 8′.

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Left to Right: Damask, Gem and Vine from the Terrace collection

Another collection sure to be a hit during the market is the indoor/outdoor Terrace, which is part of the Capel Anywhere line. Summer is in full swing, and these machine-woven rugs are perfect for any outdoor space. Terrace’s design themes include bold florals, geometric themes and classic patterns available in five sophisticated tones. It also sets the standard for the indoor/outdoor rug category with up to seven colors used per design, while most others use just two or three at most.

Make your trip to Sin City for the Las Vegas Market complete – stop by the Capel showroom to check out all of the fresh collections.

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Capel Rugs will show off its newest collections as part of the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market (July 10-17) and the Area Rug Market (July 11-14). The COCOCOZY collection and the latest additions to the WILLIAMSBURG® line are among the must-see rugs!

“We’re hitting the road this summer armed with enticing new rug collections designed for today’s busy, eclectic lifestyles,” said Capel Rugs Vice President of Sales Allen Robertson. “The range of colors, patterns and design inspirations we’re featuring will provide our retailers with a great assortment of area rugs to attract consumer interest.”

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Left to Right: Oxford, Quatrefoil and Coco’s Flower from the COCOCOZY collection

The COCOCOZY collection, which received rave reviews during High Point Market in April, will make its Atlanta debut. The artfully executed, hand knotted rugs are available in five collections and 24 total designs with a fresh California twist. All of the rugs are made in India of 100% New Zealand semi-worsted wool.

Plenty of discounts and promotions will be offered inside the Capel Rugs showroom, located on the sixth floor of Atlanta’s Merchandise Mart in space #6F2. Visitors can enter a daily drawing for a chance to win a Tiffany Infinity bracelet, Bose OE21 audio headphones or a product discount of up to 50% off. Daily drawings will be held each day at 3 p.m. (need not be present to win).

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Left to Right: Tanjib, Pintado and Paisley from the WILLIAMSBURG® collection

Paisley, Pintado and Tanjib are the newest additions to the WILLIAMSBURG® collection that are inspired by Indian designs that traveled through Europe via the spice routes. Paisley features the classic teardrop motif, Pintado contains an intricate medallion pattern reminiscent of Colonial Williamsburg’s 18th-century silver punch strainers and Tanjib gets its unique look from the pierced screens popular in Indian architecture. These exciting rugs are available in 3′x5′, 5′x8′, 7′x9′ and 8′x11′ sizes.

If you are headed down to the Atlanta Market, don’t miss out on what’s sure to be one of the most talked about showrooms – make Capel one of your very first stops.

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The Fourth of July sparks an air of patriotism as we celebrate Independence Day. It is a time to eat barbecue and watch fireworks with family, and also a time to honor the craftsmanship of American made products. Braided, American-made rugs are where it all started for Capel in 1917. Today, Capel Rugs is still invested in the craft of making American goods.

Here are a few of our American favorites that will amplify the patriotic spirit in your home.

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The American Pride braided wall hanging is the ultimate patriotic addition for the Fourth and makes a striking statement in the foyer. Braided area rugs can be constructed in a variety of different ways depending on desired look and materials used. However, all Capel braided rugs are crafted for quality or durability using our own premium fibers to last, as yarn or fabric is braided to form a continuous rope.

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A Capel braided rug, such as our Bear Creek rug in Grey, just says classic American rug. But, the range of all rugs today show that Americans are innovative and progressive, and we are always looking for new ways to make creative and useful products.

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Creative Concepts is a border rug program that allows you to design your own machine woven rug from more than 120 fabric borders to create a custom look that is perfect for indoor and outdoor spaces. This gives the customers the freedom to produce unique and truly personal area rugs. And the best part? These rugs are all made in America!

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As the summer season begins, families everywhere will be updating the look of their homes. Pantone Universe has released its 100 hottest trend colors of Valspar paint. The exclusive offerings that are sure to brighten up any room are available at Lowe’s Home Improvement.

After you’ve applied paint to your walls or refinished old furniture to get the latest look, the perfect finishing touch is a new rug. Whether you’ve chosen Emerald, Peony or Beach Glass, Capel has the best selection to match or contrast.

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Emerald, which was named 2013 Color of the Year in December, has brought a sophistication and elegance to both the fashion industry and home décor. A coat of Emerald paint can be used in a foyer or to accent a wall in a kitchen or living room. Flash in Haze is the perfect complement to Emerald. It helps balance the brightness of an entryway while giving a touch of the Ombre look in a 100 percent wool rug.

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Genevieve Gorder’s NY Dot in Peony finishes off the Peony look from ceiling to floor when used as an accent rug. The flat woven transitional rug is great for a vibrant craft area or a fashionable room for your daughter.

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If an elevated look is what you want, then the Biltmore For Your Home® Collection’s Arden in Charcoal paired with Beach Glass fits the bill. The hand tufted Arden, which is an adaptation of vintage rugs found in the Biltmore Estate archives, would make the Pantone color pop off the wall in any living or dining room.

Take a look at all 100 trend colors by clicking here and get started on your next project!

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Wedding season is upon us again with brides preparing for their special day. Many do-it-yourself brides are trying to find the perfect touches to make their big day an affair to remember. Using a Capel rug to accent your sweetheart or escort-card table is a unique way to add some flair.

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A bride can choose a rug that brings out certain colors in her bouquet or complements her bridesmaid dresses, centerpieces or venue. In the above photo, we suggest using the Plus One in Sky Blue from the Flair collection to accent the pastel color palette of the wedding.

The addition of the graphic rug would help make the sweetheart table the center of attention. The hand tufted rug also gives the bride and groom more room to breathe around the table by providing an extra boundary to the rest of the reception. This small touch adds a ton of charm and is a non-intrusive way to further develop your theme.

Another great benefit of having a quality wool rug as a decorative part of your do-it-yourself wedding is the keepsake memento you get to cherish for years to remember your big day. Once your reception is over, you can take it with you to adorn the new home that you and your husband start together. No matter where you place it – perhaps your master bedroom or living room – a Capel rug will serve as a daily reminder of your special day.

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Fashion mogul Carson Kressley was one of the many visitors to the Capel Rugs area at the High Point Market. The Dancing with the Stars and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy alumnus was impressed by the fashion-forward lines and thought the latest rugs being introduced by Capel were great.

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Left to Right: Carson Kressley, Cameron Capel and A. Leon Capel Jr.

Kressley took time to talk with Vice President of National Accounts Cameron Capel and co-owner A. Leon Capel Jr. about Capel Rugs’ showings and browsed through the latest additions on hand.

Capel’s new introduction included lines by COCOCOZY, Genevieve Gorder and Biltmore For Your Home® Collection. Thousands of influential tastemakers and buyers in the home décor world were able to check out the new introductions, which received rave reviews.

Terrace_Leaf_Straw Capel also rolled out its Terrace line part of the Capel Anywhere collection which is perfect for summer decoration. These dual use indoor/outdoor rugs set the standard for the category using seven colors while most indoor/outdoor rugs use three at most. These 100% Olefin rugs are Wilton machine-woven in Egypt and come in 10 different patterns.

The next chance to check out the hottest new rugs offered by Capel Rugs will be at the Atlanta International Area Rug Market, which begins on Thursday, July 11th and runs through Monday the 14th.

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The high note of home décor each year is High Point Market. Thousands of movers and shakers descend on the town to make decisions about what will be the hot new trends of the year ahead. We’re thrilled to say that this Market was another stunning success for Capel Rugs as we introduced our newest designer, Coco, from the sensational blog COCOCOZY.

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The showroom was laid out to demonstrate how the colorful collection uses Coco’s signature patterns in new, seemingly effortless ways. Each rug – 24 in all – can be freely mixed and matched. It wasn’t just the visual appeal that struck buyers, though. There were plenty of amazed reactions at how soft each rug is. There’s something especially plush about these 100% wool hand-knotted Indo-Tibetan weaves.

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Coco’s Flower in gray, Quatrefoil in apple ivory, Loop in light blue & Fence in gray ivory

Buyers took notice, placing substantial orders for all five designs in all available colors. The collection was so well received that buyers were placing orders on the spot. Others called their orders in before heading home. We knew that COCOCOZY had serious attraction, but this reception was beyond our expectations.

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The team from Layla Grace pose for a picture with Loop in pink ivory.

There was also a huge attendance at our cocktail party to introduce Coco. Because of her anonymity online, few knew what to expect. The biggest dealers in the business and the industry’s leading publications walked away saying that Coco herself is just like her collection – modern, stylish and accessible.

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High Point, N.C. April 22, 2013 – Acclaimed interior designer and television star Genevieve Gorder demonstrated her star power by drawing a crowd of designers and retailers at the 2013 Spring High Point Market for a Question and Answer brunch this weekend.

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John Magee, Genevieve Gorder, Cameron Capel and Allen Robertson


Now in its third year, the partnership between Capel Rugs and Genevieve Gorder features 10 lines of flatwoven rugs in a multitude of colorways. Attendees asked Gorder about her inspiration for her soulful, whimsical patterns.

“Inspiration is all around you, if you’re looking for it. I just got back from another trip overseas where the architecture and culture of the Middle East had a powerful effect on me. I wouldn’t be surprised if some of those elements continue to have a place in my designs.”

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Genevieve Gorder with fans at the Capel Rugs showroom


Gorder emphasized that design can have a positive impact on the way people live. “Design is an emotional, personal, even sensual experience. Your personal feelings or emotions on a given day, week or month can have an impact on your design.”

Other audience questions covered being on-trend with rugs like Arabesque in Emerald, where the next ‘big thing’ would come from (possibly Brazil?) and how her collection targets a young, forward-thinking crowd but can fit into more conservative homes just as well.

Following the Q&A, enthusiastic fans snapped photos with Gorder, who is one of three judges on the show HGTV Design Star and is currently working on a series about the renovation of her home in New York City.

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Genevieve Gorder meets with fans after the Q&A

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