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From the Publisher"At long last, a book on decorating with handmade rugs that is visually compelling, informative, and practical for both the interior designer and homeowner. From its treasure trove of celebrity designer interiors and invaluable tips to its basic need-to-know facts on rugs, The Decorative Carpet is a must whether you already own rugs, are contemplating a purchase, or simply love looking at them."
—Lucille J. Laufer, Executive Director, Oriental Rug Importers Association
“At last a long overdue book on decorative carpets has appeared on the scene. By exhibiting the work of some of today’s most prestigious designers, we are able to see in situ the importance of the rug and its prominence in a room’s setting.”
—Doris Leslie Blau
"What an incredible collection of beautiful carpets . . . I highly recommend it."
"This book is key inspiration for anyone who needs home decorating inspiration, including the homeowner who wants to learn more about how to dive in to the many carpet and rug options available today, at any price point. Finally, as published by The Monacelli Press, this book is a real beauty."
"Training its spotlight on the indispensable but often intimidating world of furnishings underfoot, this volume features rooms imbued with floor flourish by a who's who of design superstars . . . Carpeting connoisseur Doris Leslie Blau lays the groundwork in a fine foreword."