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.


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.


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.

Genevieve Gorder in front of L'Alhambra

Genevieve Gorder meets with fans after the Q&A

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Today’s world is a cultural melting pot, where different social and cultural trends blend and coexist to create a beautiful sense of harmony. Here at Capel Rugs, we understand the powerful attraction of opposites, and that’s why we’ve worked with our team of all-star designers to develop a variety of creative designs that combine light and dark tones, bold and subtle shapes, and classic and current elements for today’s eclectic living patterns.

Capel has an entire series of contemporary collections based on this fashionably modern theme. These unique designs are offered in a wide variety of patterns to brighten any room, from florals and medallions to geometrics and abstracts. Our contemporary rugs also come in a huge selection of colors, constructions and shapes, so no matter what your taste, you can find the perfect rug for your home’s décor and personality.

Rugs by BiltmoreMedallion, part of the Arrondelle collection from the Biltmore line, is a perfect example of Capel’s unique approach to contemporary design. Shown here in the Jade colorway, Medallion takes classic design elements from the past and renders them in a bold graphic pattern that’s perfect for today’s lifestyles. This design simultaneously conveys a sense of balance and drama through its varying medallion sizes and shapes. Hand tufted in India of 100% wool, Medallion also is available in two other color ways — Nickel and Parchment.

Contemporary RugsThe Tempo group, shown here in the Sand Multi pattern, blends light and dark tones in a creative combination of abstract, geometric shapes. What immediately draws the eye to this stunning rug is the seemingly random and unorganized placement of the motifs. But look closer, and you’ll see how the use of strategic layering gives every color and shape its own place. Made in India of 100% hand-tufted New Zealand wool, the Sand Multi Tempo rug is available in runner and rectangular shapes.

Classic Chic RugsBowden Scallop, a new wool design from the Williamsburg collection, bridges two distinct worlds — contemporary and traditional — with a lively yet elegant design. Shown here in the Blue Bell color way, Bowden Scallop mixes different shapes, sizes and shades of blue dots to create a fresh, transitional statement with loads of personality. Hand tufted in India, this rug is available in runner and rectangular shapes and three other color ways — Bamboo, Parchment and Spice.

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At Capel we love bringing you the latest tips and trends to help you decorate your home in style. A rising color favorite that we’ve come to love—and know you will, too—is indigo, one of this year’s hottest hues.

That’s right, we said indigo—the mysterious color that isn’t quite blue or purple, and yet has elements of both. Traditionally, indigo is the color of devotion and wisdom, but it also represents the beauty of calm and dignity. It’s about maintaining harmony and finding a deeper level of consciousness. It’s inspirational while still giving off an old, familiar feeling, and you can incorporate it into your home with a number of amazing rugs from the Capel collections.

Hannah by Williamsburg for Capel RugsThe Hannah style rug is a contemporary rug design from Williamsburg and Capel Rugs. Beautifully woven from pure wool yarns, the Hannah rugs feature Capel’s loop hooked construction, which serves to create that heavier, warm, comfortable feel associated with the highest quality rugs.

Droplets from Kevin O'BrienThe Droplets Style is another quality wool, contemporary rug design, but this time from Capel’s Kevin O’Brien collection. What makes this design so captivating is the range of colors involved. With a central theme of indigo surrounded by lighter blues and darker purples, this piece can match any number of styles and absolutely makes a room.

The deep indigo colorway isn’t just for contemporary rugs. For those who prefer a more traditional rug, there’s the hand knotted Lotus style design from the Williamsburg collection. You can see how the classic border-style design focuses around a central motif. Sure to complete any room, this indigo-colored rug inspires with its intricate design and beauty.

Are you getting into indigo this year? Let us know what your indigo ideas are—we’d love to know how you’re incorporating this incredibly expressive colorway into your home.
Lotus Rugs by Williamsburg

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One of this season’s hottest trends is also its most timeless. That’s right, we’re talking about Navajo Style, one of the most popular looks to come along in quite a while. And at Capel, we’re working to bring you stunning designs that modernize this classic look in a number of fun and festive ways.

To see just how widespread Navajo stylings have become, check out this Pinterest board we’ve been working on. It’s got everything from a “wall of color” comprised of traditional Navajo blankets to Andy Gilmore’s digital interpretation of this iconic pattern. Whether it’s skirts and shoes or table settings and jewelry, it’s clear that this is a look people love. Of course, at Capel, we can’t help but point out that rugs may be the perfect way to display these rich textures of patterns and color—and we’ve pinned a couple of our favorites for your perusing pleasure.

Pow Wow RugsThe hand-tufted Pow Wow rug uses an ikat pattern, resulting in a deeply affecting colorway that transforms simple geometric shapes into a striking textural field. Whether you’re using it as a part of a transitional design or as the centerpiece of a room, this is a rug that’s sure to create conversation.

Uzbek Tribal RugVenturing a bit farther afield, Genevieve Gorder’s Uzbek Transitional Rug in Bokrum Blue showcases a global variation on the Southwestern theme, utilizing tribal patterns that reflect the shared inheritance of rug makers worldwide. We think both rugs exhibit the interplay between rustic and modern, classic and contemporary, the familiar and the unknown, that make the Navajo style so popular, this season or any other.

You can see the entire Pow Wow collection here (it’s available in three compelling colorways), and be sure to take a look at all five interpretations of the Uzbek collection here. We’d love to know how you’re incorporating this look into your design plans—tell us in the comments which Capel rugs are a must-have for putting together the perfect room!
Uzbek by Genevieve Gorder for Capel Rugs

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At Capel, we’re loving the latest home décor trends that feature the vintage farm look. It’s such a great way to celebrate both the winter season and the approaching spring. And, of course, the textures and colorways fit with so many of the rugs in our collections—complementary colors like creamy whites, bark browns and enticing greens truly bring the outdoors in.

Cream Colored Rugs Check out the Ridgeway rug in Cream, which reflects a room’s natural light, creating a soft, transcendent effect. This easy, affordable decorating option is available in a total of twelve captivating colorways—we particularly love the fresh elegance of the Apple Green.

The Graphique Shadow Branch in Bark relays a tranquil, rustic feeling. Evoking an elegant woodland setting, this deceptively intricate rug works equally well as the centerpiece of a room or as an accessory to an overarching motif.

It’s all about texture with the Basketweave rug in Parchment or Garden Green. Basketweave is a Capel braided rug inspired by Williamsburg archival designs from the 18th century.  This casual rug features a traditional, warm palette in chenille with inset border. A modern version of an American classic, it’s a perfect example of how the rustic style combines the best elements of old and new.

We hope we’ve inspired you to think about ways to incorporate one of the season’s hottest trends into your home. Let us know what rug works best with your rustic décor!

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There’s no place like home—especially when you can bring the Emerald City home with you! While orange was the go-to color of 2012, we’re clicking our heels with joy at Capel because 2013’s hot color is emerald green. We’re featuring this majestic color in an array of styles perfect for your design inspirations in the New Year.


Genevieve Gorder’s Moor collection features the lush emerald colorway with a lattice pattern inspired by the rug-making traditions of the Middle East, a contemporary take on the traditional spring motif.

By Genevieve Gorder for Capel

The Arabesque is another striking transitional design from Genevieve Gorder and Capel Rugs, combining the elements of a mosaic with the deep color presentation of a beautifully flat woven rug.

If your style is more Boho, the Uzbek collection could be the perfect choice. Uzbek rugs create a modern design context for indigenous folk pattern, resulting in a vibrant emerald styling.

The emerald colorway is a beautiful addition to our assortment of green area rugs—we hope you enjoy going green with your designing in the New Year!

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One of the oldest forms of textile decoration, with deep roots in cultures ranging from Asia to South America, ikat rugs are enjoying a new surge in popularity in today’s American homes. With an ikat, patterns are dyed into threads before the actual weaving of the rug takes place. The result is a soft, fluid design that fits in well with a range of furniture styles and room settings.

At Capel, three ikat patterns currently are “wowing” customers — Pow Wow, Thailand Flower and Uzbek. Each of these ikat designs is
making a splash with their exotic, luxurious, ethnic and posh characteristics.

Pow Wow, a new transitional-style ikat, is a true eye-catcher. Available in three colorways — Olive, Indigo (shown above) and Persimmon — this gorgeous model is made of 100% wool and hand tufted in India.

Capel’s Thailand Flower rug mixes elegance with a hint of casual bohemian chic. In Khaki and Chambray (below) colorways, Thailand Flower features a machine-woven olefin construction that makes a stunning statement either indoors or outdoors.

Also check out Capel’s Uzbek. This lovely transitional design makes an impact in any one of four colorways — Emerald (below), Bokrum Blue, Blush Pink and Stone. In a flat-woven construction, Uzbek is part of Capel’s Genevieve Gorder collection.

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Jazzy Shag 525 Red

Now that the holidays are here, the sights, sounds and scents of the yuletide are all around. As we pull out the ornaments and grandmother’s special china, don’t forget the most important holiday décor, the underlying element that brings all your design ideas together: rugs!

Whether your family is opening presents around the tree or gathering at the table, we’ve got the collections where you can find the rug that’s just right to complement your holiday season. So deck the halls and get rug ready!

If you’re hosting this season, a new rug makes a fun and festive statement in the entryway as you greet guests. Or warm up your living room and add a sense of plush comfort and rich texture with Capel’s new Shag Rugs. Metro Retro, in Cream (shown below) or Snow, and Jazzy Shag in Red (shown above) are just a few of our favorites from this collection.

For this year’s feast, add even more flavor to your dining room with an elegantly patterned look from Genevieve Gorder: The Greek in Kettle (shown below). And, of course, the holidays are all about hospitality; so don’t forget to get your guest room ready with the gorgeous Eminence in Red, the newest addition to our line of hand knotted classics.


How can we help you find that perfect fit for this year’s inspirations? Take a look at some the rugs we’ve featured above, or browse though some of our classic looks. We’re sure you’ll find the foundation you need for your favorite holiday styles.

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It’s all about bright and bold color right now, and it doesn’t seem like that trend will be slowing down any time soon. Pantone’s Fashion Color Report for the spring of 2013 emphasizes the importance of vibrant blues, yellows, greens and more.  There’s no doubt that these bold, compelling colorways will be the talk of showrooms for seasons to come.

At Capel, we make sure our latest looks represent fashion-forward thinking. Take a look at how some of our most recent collections make use of this season’s hottest trend:.

HGTV star Genevieve Gorder debuted two new collections,  The Greek  and L’Alhambra (below in Turquoise Leo Sun), at High Point market in October, and they’re all about captivating colors.

Our new Jazzy Shag rug, shown here in Purple, adds a bright pop of color to any room in the house.

 Our Ridgeway Rug covers the color spectrum, with hues to fit any number of tastes. A highlight of the collection, Ridgeway in Spice (shown below), is a classic example of this fall’s hot Oxblood trend.

Our signature Capel braids don’t shy away from color either. Check out Bear Creek in Night Train Multi (below) and American Legacy in Primary Multi for a traditional take on this new color trend.

 How are you taking advantage of the latest color craze? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter @CapelRugs.

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