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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What a week! While the fashion industry has New York Fashion Week, home décor has High Point Market: a whirlwind week of designers, designs and lines. Setting the stage for what’s to come in 2013, we unveiled five new collections from our star designers, as well as making a bold introduction with our new line of shag rugs.

While all of our collections made major splashes at the market, the designer collections from Genevieve Gorder and Kevin O’Brien really hit the mark. These geometric prints drew rave reviews and generated an amazing amount of buzz throughout the week.

Genevieve Gorder

Genevieve Gorder was in the showroom to personally debut The Greek and L’Alhambra collections. Staying true to her style of global inspiration that draws on a range of graphic traditions, these new flat woven collections are vibrant with colorways that include salmon, lilac and turquoise.

Kevin O’Brien

Renowned for his urban influence and use of sophisticated graphic patterns, textile designer and artist Kevin O’Brien introduced three loop-hooked collections: Carbon, Petal and Treasure. The Petal and Treasure collections are available in a number of captivating colorways, while the Carbon collection features three distinct designs: Dot, Stripe and Link (an eye-catching kaleidoscope pattern).

Metro Retro Shag

Soft and plush, our new Metro Retro Shag rugs are available in ten colors, creating a spectrum of options that runs from subtle cream and rich mocha to red-hot cayenne and vivid violet.

Retailers, be sure to get your orders in for these fashion-forward collections. Look for these brilliant styles and designs from Capel in stores and on our website soon!

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Vertical or horizontal, bold or subtle, stripes make a one-of-a-kind impact. This linear pattern adds an unexpected visual appeal to a space, introducing a unique design element that enlivens everything in a room: walls, furniture, bedding, and, of course, area rugs.

As you think about decorating with such a stylized pattern, keep the following parameters in mind. While vertical stripes create an illusion of height when incorporating them on a wall or window treatment, horizontal stripes make a hallway feel longer, which creates a very compelling placement for a striped area rug. Another great design rule of thumb when choosing a stripe for a room is to base the width of the stripe on the overall proportions of the room. The larger the room, the wider the bands should be in order to make the strongest design statement.

The colors used in striped patterns can create any manner of different moods. Multicolored stripes, with a cheery and whimsical vibe, are perfect for kids’ rooms. For a more sophisticated look, use tonal stripes, which work well in more neutral or classic spaces.

Capel Rugs offers an amazing selection of striped area rugs for traditional or contemporary styles, for a refined look or a whimsical appeal. We’ve featured a few or our favorites below — we hope you’ll search our site and tell us what you think. What are some of your favorite ways to design with stripes?

Puhalo Stripe

The stripes in this flat woven rug by designer Genevieve Gorder convey the feeling of a beautifully simple handcrafted tapestry.

Mesmerize Stripe

Designer Kevin O’Brien creates a playful, loop hooked rug, which lends to a multitude of layering options with the vibrant color palette and varied stripe widths.


Skyline Shag

Three color-coordinated stripes of Skyline Shag collection fashion an eye-catching design with texture from the shag rug’s signature deep pile, a soft touch, and a plush appearance.

Cabana Stripes

The wide bands of the braided Cabana Stripes collection create a foundation for a bold design.


The bold, multi-colored stripes of Taffy are the perfect accent to a child’s room.

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With summer winding down and everyone starting to spend more time indoors, it’s a great time to look around and find new ways to feather your nest. From piles of fallen leaves in the yard to that favorite knitted sweater, there’s something about fall that makes it the perfect time to think about designing with texture. Cozy up and add warmth and comfort to your space by adding rich textural elements with Capel’s great collection of area rugs.

Texture brings appeal to a room by creating depth and incorporating visually compelling materials. Whether it’s braided, knotted or woven, the rich textures of a Capel rug introduce a striking aesthetic without completely dominating a space. It becomes an especially important design element when it comes to decorating with neutral tones or a monochromatic color scheme.

We’ve highlighted some of our most popular shag, hand knotted and braided rugs below. Discover the impact texture can make in your space with these Capel favorites:

Sophisticated neutrals are on trend in Capel’s Haven collection. Created with a lovely textural appeal for visual interest, this collection evokes the warmth of a cable knit sweater.

Felicity Shag
Dreamy and luxurious, the new Felicity Shag from Capel begs to be walked on. Subdued in subtle ivory, it lays the groundwork for any sophisticated setting.

Skyline Shag
A modern vibe with an on-trend palette, Skyline Shag delivers high style in three color-coordinated stripes.

Classically refined and handsomely hand knotted, Barrister lends a nod to the fashion-forward menswear look.

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The passion for pink has become one of the biggest trends in recent years, popping up everywhere from fashion to advertising. All of this got us thinking about all the ways pink can work as part of your home’s décor, especially the way the various tones and shades of this perky color evoke a wide range of moods when incorporated into the home. Deeper shades of pink convey feminine sophistication, hot pink is bold and sassy, and a blush pink presents a neutral nod to the color trend.

With so many variations, it’s easy to find a shade that works with any room or design styles. From bedrooms to kitchens, from accents to primary themes, pink is a perfect palette for any space.

Capel Rugs has you covered when it comes to pink perfection…take a look at some of our favorite rugs below:

Uzbek in Blush

Spring Bouquet in Azalea

Snø in Peony

Taffy in Hot Pink

Ridgeway in Petal Pink

Check out our Pinterest board “Pink Passion” and discover some of our favorite ways pink is incorporated into homes –

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It’s a question homeowners have been confronted with for years – when selecting an area rug, do you go with solid color or pattern? With so many great style options in both categories, how do you choose?

One place to start is by taking a look at what’s already around. If there are a lot of patterns in the room from your upholstered furniture or window treatments, look for a rug with minimal, tonal pattern or a solid color. This will create a rich but subtle foundation for the space. Here are a few of our favorite area rugs that provide the perfect base for more complicated patterns.

On the other hand, if there is little or no pattern in your room and you want to introduce additional elements of color and texture, select an area rug with a striking pattern to serve as the focal point. Whether it’s a decorative, traditional-style rug, a classic motif from the Middle East or a modern take on a tribal design, the right pattern can transform any room. Take a look at a few of the designs we’re most excited about below:

Still can’t decide which is better for your room? Then avoid the choice altogether and get best of both worlds by layering your area rugs instead. Layering rugs is a recent trend in interior decorating that has established itself as one of the must-have looks. It combines a lush, updated sense of style with an amazing depth of design.

Start by creating a warm, inviting base with a single-colored rug. This will allow you to incorporate any color you would like in the layers to follow. Next, introduce a patterned rug, which will bring a sense of energy into the space. We suggest one of our contemporary rugs or transitional styles to add further color and rich textures while connecting your new vignette with the rest of the elements in the room.

Let us know which look you prefer – we’d love to hear your thoughts! Post your Capel Rug room pics to our Facebook page at

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