We’re already making plans to honor the veterans who have served our country this Memorial Day. And while many of us will attend an annual parade and proudly hang Old Glory at our homes, showing off a patriotic spirit doesn’t have to be reserved for the holidays. Display it proudly 365 days a year with one of our red, white or blue outdoor rugs.

American Pride RugSalute the Stars and Stripes in your home with Capel’s American Pride rug

Our American Pride rug is the ultimate for displaying the 13 red and white stripes of the flag. The Made in the USA braided rug is perfect for use as a wall hanging and can handle the outside elements with style. Sizing for American Pride goes up to 3’x5′, and the rug is made from 100% polypropylene.

Finesse Moor RugWoodrun RugGarden Party RugL-R: Finesse Moor in capri blue, Woodrun in brick and Garden Party in cobalt

Another way to bring red, white and blue into your home is by layering some of our indoor/outdoor rugs. Start with a solid base like our Woodrun rug in brick. Add white and blue elements with the layering of either Garden Party in cobalt or the capri blue colorway of Finesse Moor from our Genevieve Gorder collection. Incorporating the depth of the layers onto a patio or into a living room is sure to provide plenty of comfort underfoot and will bring coziness to summertime gatherings. Garden Party and Woodrun are crafted in our mills in North Carolina, where we’ve been making braided rugs since 1917.

If something gets spilled on any of Capel’s outdoor rugs during your Memorial Day celebration, there’s no need to worry. Stains wash right out with water from a hose thanks to fibers that are mold and mildew resistant and won’t shrink. Invest in a wonderful outdoor rug in a patriotic colorway this Memorial Day and get ready to enjoy a lifetime of memories.

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Pizzazz RugsWe had a blast this High Point Market showing off our latest rug collections and showcased a number of special guests. Our showroom – Market Square, Space 112 – was packed every day with style spotters, buyers and designers who were all eager to see our latest fashion-forward designs.

Braided rugs aren’t new for us – we’ve been making them since 1917 – but our Pizzazz rug is anything but dated. This bold design features today’s hottest jewel tones in our world-famous wool tape braid; it’s sure to be the center of attention in any room. Layers of high-fashion color paralleled with a micro braid create a stunning high-low effect. These made in the USA rugs are reversible for double the wear between cleanings. Pizzazz is available in amethyst, deep emerald and sapphire.

Visitors to the showroom on Sunday and Monday met the designers behind some of our latest collections, receive decorating advice and got a behind-the-scenes look at a live photo shoot featuring our licensees. COCOCOZY, Genevieve Gorder, Kevin O’Brien and Susan and Kate Hable from Hable Construction basked in the glow of the bright lights and had a great time playing it up for the camera.

Our designers (L-R from top): COCOCOZY, Genevieve Gorder, Susan and Kate Hable and Kevin O’Brien.

COCOCOZY debuted several new rug designs that are sure to be among the most sought-after by trendy homeowners in late 2014. O’Brien adopted new colorways to the Ramblas, Riviera and Tuscan Sun designs – all of which received rave reviews during winter markets. Hable Construction showed off their hand knot collection, including customer favorite Aspen in spice red.

Gorder expanded beyond the flat woven category and introduced her first braid – The Player – and hand tufted – Ancient Arrow – rugs. The Player features a simple design that layers well with a variety of other rugs, while Ancient Arrow contains a repeating pattern of imperfect, hand-drawn lines striped for a contemporary look made to last. The HGTV star also showed off new designs that are perfect for the great outdoors with Finesse Mandala and Finesse Moor.

To top it all off, Gorder also added Dokka Stripe to her line of flat-woven dhurries. The striped rugs catch the eye with one bank of color pop in the center. Geometric, tribal and familiar, Dokka Stripe was inspired by Gorder’s roots and is named for the hometown of her great grandfather.

All this excitement has us already counting down the days until the fall High Point Market on October 18. Don’t miss out on the fun and book your trip now!

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2014_CatalogWe are thrilled to announce the release of the 2014 Capel Rugs catalog, which showcases our entire line of trend-setting area rugs. The printed catalog shows off our wide range of styles and rug construction types, serving as a perfect reference for wholesalers, retailers and consumers.

Featuring more than 250 pages filled with full-color images, product details and licensing stories, the 2014 Capel catalog is our latest resource to simplify rug shopping for retailers and designers. Our catalog’s fresh, fashion-driven design approach incorporates chalkboard-inspired typography, an extensive selection of new room scenes and a vintage-infused cover that also serves as the table of contents.

During the past year, we have expanded our hand knotted rug collections, restyled our indoor-outdoor designs and launched a new licensing partnership with the Hable sisters. All those milestones are highlighted in our 2014 catalog alongside representations of the tradition and craftsmanship for which Capel has been known since 1917.

“Our goal with this catalog was to maintain the elements that have worked well for our readers in the past while offering additional resources and ideas for designing whole-room looks,” said Mary Clara Capel, director of administration and Canadian sales. “Throughout the catalog, readers will discover creative tips pulled from our educational publications, division pages that excite and inspire and room scenes that appeal to different design aesthetics and budget thresholds.”

The catalog opens with a look inside our successful licensing partnerships, including Biltmore® For Your Home, COCOCOZY, Genevieve Gorder, Hable Construction, Kevin O’Brien and Williamsburg®.

Following stunning vignettes focusing on Capel – American Originals® braids and highlights of our company’s history, the catalog presents the rest of our diverse line organized by construction. The entire catalog features icons identifying Capel Anywhere™ indoor/outdoor styles, Made in N.C. rugs, Made in the U.S.A. offerings and Price Pleaser rugs for easy reference.

QR_NoteQR codes also can be found throughout the catalog, providing readers with easy access to more online information about our fashion-savvy styles through videos, websites and blogs.

“We’ve been in the business of designing and producing rugs for nearly a century, and rugs have always been our passion and focus,” said Capel. “Our ability to mix the old and the new – the expected and the unexpected – has maintained our status in American homes and businesses all these years, and this catalog epitomizes our status as an industry leader.”

Our new catalog will debut during April’s High Point Market and is now being mailed to dealers nationwide.

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Say goodbye to snow and ice, and say hello to milder temperatures. It’s time to put the winter weather behind us now that the equinox has ushered in the first day of spring. The best way to embrace the warmer temperatures? Take back control of your outdoor living spaces with a brand new Capel outdoor rug.

Bold_FinesseFinesse rugs (left to right): Diamond in celery, Honeycomb in persimmon and Pueblo in spa

Find a variety of patterns and colors in our Finesse collection, our popular line of machine woven rugs made from 100% olefin in Belgium. With nine different patterns to pick from – and more scheduled to debut during High Point Market this April – there’s sure to be one that fits your style. Embrace a bold look with our Diamond, Honeycomb and Pueblo designs.

Designer_FinesseWilliamsburg’s Garden Maze in red (left) and Kevin O’Brien’s Santorini in capri blue (right)

Finesse also showcases designer looks from our licensee partners Williamsburg and Kevin O’Brien. The Garden Maze design features floral flourishes in a curvilinear pattern taken from the archives of Colonial Williamsburg. Trend meets tradition in these stunning rugs available in black, leaf green, ocean blue and red. Santorini takes its inspiration from Kevin O’Brien’s landscape sketches from his recent trip to Tuscany. The pattern truly brings the enchantment and romance of Italy to any indoor or outdoor area.

With so many options to choose from, it’s easy to kick the winter blues to the curb. Get ready to soak up some sun with a refreshing outdoor rug beneath your feet.

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Adding a rug to your child’s room is a quick and easy way to breathe new life into a space without breaking out the paint. We’ve recently added a handful of new options that are sure to be a hit with your son or daughter.

Our Hableland collection designed by Katharine Hable Sweeney and Susan Hable Smith of Hable Construction is playful and youthful. The inspiration for the loop hooked rugs came from the good things in life: fluffy clouds, lollipops, cupcakes, stars and rainbows. The designs feature whimsical, fun and lighthearted graphic patterns in a modern color palette to give a playroom or bedroom a distinctive look.

Our Panache collection is quickly becoming a favorite among both kids and adults. Several kid-friendly designs are included in the hand tufted collection, with Bamboo, Floral and Jetson leading the way. The fashionable colors and designs are available at a value price of just $282 for a 5′x8′ rug.

kidsPanache rugs (left to right): Jetson in coral, Floral in cream and Bamboo in Rouge Mint

With Panache, customers can match Radiant Orchid, Pantone’s color of the year, with the lilac colorway of Jetson or opt for the warmth of coral. Go bold with Bamboo’s intricate interlocking design in three different hues. Bring big blooms into a space with the Floral pattern featured on neutral bases of black, cream and taupe.

Don’t spend days painting multiple coats of paint on walls, breathing in heavy fumes and worrying about splatter all over your home. Grab one of our latest rugs for your kid’s space and enjoy no hassle – and all of the excitement.

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Tired of all this winter weather? So are we! So let’s look ahead to warmer temps, the ever-popular High Point Market (April 5-10) and the bevy of fresh colors now available from Capel Rugs.

Spring is quickly approaching and adding a brilliant rug to your home is an effortless way to breathe new life into any space. Garden Party, a real standout collection during recent home furnishings markets, offers the perfect way to add a pop of color to any room in your home. Contemporary hues include aquamarine, cobalt, leaf, melon, mist, sky and Tuscan, and a neutral insert border accents each rug’s vibrant colors.

Made of 100% polypropylene to keep the rugs resistant to mold and mildew, these rugs are reversible for twice the use between cleanings. Create a unique décor experience using Garden Party’s variety of shapes to match any style, including rectangle, oval, round and tailored. You can even store in style with one of our Garden Party baskets.

SkyGarden Party shapes in the sky colorway

Garden Party is made in the USA at our factory in Troy, N.C., where we’ve been producing rugs since 1917. Sizes range from 20″x30″ to 11’4″x14’4″, with runner and custom sizes also available.

Pick your favorite color, size and shape and bring Garden Party into your home today.

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On the heels of our successful launch last fall of the Hableland collection of loop hooked and braided rugs, we’re proud to introduce three luxurious hand knot designs as part of our latest collaboration with Hable Construction.

Aspen, Infinity and Laurel have generated a huge buzz among Las Vegas Market attendees. The 100% wool rugs feature transitional motifs and fringe, and like all of our hand knotted rugs, they’re individually crafted by master weavers and last for several generations.

Hable_LV_BlogHable Construction hand knots on display at Market

Aspen features a wintry pattern reminiscent of tree branches and is available in four colorways: ash, beige, midnight blue and spice red. Infinity offers a fresh take on the endless loop with playful flourishes at the center, and comes in bisque, charcoal, linen and steel blue. For those seeking a neutral design, Laurel – available in taupe or wheat – features a geometric pattern surrounded by familiar interlocking wreaths.

Visitors to the Capel Rugs showroom at World Market Center, space A226, also had the chance to view the latest additions to our popular Panache collection: Pyramid and Ziegler designs were on display. This hand tufted collection collection is value-priced while maintaining Capel’s signature quality and style. An 8’x11′ rug may retail for $599.

Buyers have been electrified by these great new offerings during winter market. Capel definitely drew aces in Las Vegas.

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Tuscan Sun in turquesa from our Kevin O’Brien collection was honored during the 2014 America’s Magnificent Carpet Awards on January 10, receiving the award for hand tufted rugs in the less than $8 per square foot price range. The event for rug show attendees took place at the Hyatt Regency during the Atlanta International Rug Market.

“We continue to think outside the box with our designs and with our marketing efforts,” said Allen Robertson, vice president of sales. “The amazing response we’ve received for our new collections, including this award, makes us optimistic about our business in 2014.”

Tuscan Sun draws upon the striking landscapes that O’Brien captured in sketches during his recent trip to Tuscany. The transitional rug, made from 90% wool and 10% viscose, brings the enchantment and romance of Italy into any home. The award-winning design is available in three colorways: grey, spa cream and turquesa.

“The seventh sunset in Tuscany was as beautiful as the first six, and after a week I had a sketchbook full of paintings of suns hovering over lush layers of landscape,” said O’Brien. “Winning the award for a rug based on these paintings is as rewarding as any of those evenings in Italy.”

We also introduced five additional designs in the Kevin O’Brien collection: Finesse Santorini, Lisbon, Portofino, Ramblas and Riviera. The collection, created in partnership with the renowned textile designer, received much recognition from buyers and media during the 2014 rug show in Atlanta at AmericasMart.

Recipients of the America’s Magnificent Carpet Awards were chosen by: Annette Joseph, an expert on entertaining, cooking and styling who regularly appears on the Today show; interior designer Darcy Adler; and Sharian Garner of Oriental rug dealer Sharian Rugs. The winning rugs were displayed in the Museum of Introductions Gallery January 8 through 11 so that market attendees could take a closer look at these fabulous rugs.

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Capel Rugs is proud to once again be showing new collections at the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market from January 7-14, 2014. Attendees will get their first look at our new Ikat and Panache collections, while those who missed us at the High Point Market in September can also see the Hable Construction Hableland collection.

ikatLeft to right: Ikat in khaki, steel blue, flame and burnt orange

A classic pattern mixes with bold color to give our tribal-inspired Ikat collection a rhythm of its own. The transitional rugs are hand tufted from 100% wool in India for maximum style, comfort and quality. Our four colorways – Burnt Orange, Flame, Khaki and Steel Blue – are perfect for bringing the resist-dyed, worldly pattern to freshen up any room in your home.

panachePanache patterns left to right: Floral, Chevron, Bamboo, Tile and Sarouk

We’re very excited to show off our new Panache collection, which provides a great value along with fashionable colors and designs. There are six designs to choose from, so you can find multiple options to suit any style from traditional to contemporary to transitional. Bring bohemian blooms into a room with the Floral pattern or make a bold statement with the Bamboo, Chevron and Tile patterns. If a classic look is your preference, the Sarouk pattern has a Persian influence that hits all the right notes.


When visiting our showroom at the Atlanta Market don’t forget to check out our Hableland collection by Hable Construction. The sweet cupcake rug is the cherry on top of all the great rugs we’ll be showing. The collection was born out of the Hable sisters’ love of color and is for the young and young at heart. We look forward to seeing you at market in the New Year!

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The holiday season is here and the calendar has yet to flip over, but some of 2014’s biggest trends are already making a huge impact. Pantone revealed Radiant Orchid as its 2014 Color of the Year. If the lasting impression of Emerald – 2013 Color of the Year – serves as any indication, get ready to welcome the purple tone of Radiant Orchid into every facet of your life.

OrchidLeft to right: Quatrefoil, Flash, Ramblas

The vibrant hue will add new life to your neutrals. Introduce Radiant Orchid into your home using paint or accent pieces – either addition will uplift a room without being overpowering. If you prefer sleek, contemporary style, our COCOCOZY Quatrefoil rug in natural linen and Kevin O’Brien Ramblas in beige are perfect neutrals to pair with Radiant Orchid. If big, bold designs are your choice pair the trendy shade with our Flash rug in Haze, which features an updated version of the ikat pattern.

“An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”

PurpleLeft to right: Stars, Jazzy Shag, Panache Jetson

You can also incorporate the fuchsia, purple and pink undertones of Radiant Orchid into any room with a variety of our rugs. Our new Hableland collection by Hable Construction features Stars in violet which closely resembles resemble the color of the year. Stars is characterized by a fun designs that is for the young and young at heart. Our Panache Jetson rug in lilac is an option if you’re looking to introduce just a hint of purple into your home. Prefer deep, rich color? Our Jazzy Shag rug in fuchsia is a perfect match, and will take your home décor to the next level.

We’re thrilled to watch Radiant Orchid blossom in 2014, and can’t wait to debut new rugs that feature and complement this captivating color.

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