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The Rug Company Redo

by habituallychic

06 . 15 . 10

There are a lot of chic shops in New York but the recently renovated Rug Company showroom has them all beat! They have more room for their fashionable rugs and pretty pillows which now share space with lots of vintage furniture and accessories. I especially love the photographic wall hangings which I was told are a just placeholders until the same photos are made into tapestries. I don’t even want to think about how long those will take to weave! Definitely stop in and check out The Rug Company the next time you are in Soho! Just don’t forget to look at the rugs as well as the decor!

The Rug Company
88 Wooster Street
New York, NY 10012

Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic and from The Rug Company

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  1. splendidmarket.com June 14, 2010 | 11:55 pm

    oh my, I cannot wait to visit. The tufted olive ottoman is such a beautiful piece. The coral desk with the turquoise handles is beyond creative.

    Are those wall painting really going to be made into tapestries?? How warm and inviting!!

  2. L. Sloan June 15, 2010 | 1:05 am

    oooh, cant wait to check this place out! thanks for sharing-looks like they have some lovely pieces.

  3. Concrete Jungle June 15, 2010 | 1:23 am

    They are on top of the decorating game for sure!
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Marcus Design June 15, 2010 | 1:57 am

    Love these photos!! Can’t wait to be in New York one day, thanks for sharing! I love that you always keep your readers ‘in-the-know’ Heather!

  5. 24 Corners June 15, 2010 | 2:32 am

    I just discoved the Rug Co. last week…loved their website (and their rugs of course), but now I really want to visit their showroom, the wall art is amazing, as is the furniture…to bad I live in Seattle! J~

  6. Ms Smart June 15, 2010 | 2:47 am

    LOVE the wall hangings as is. great idea.

  7. katiedid June 15, 2010 | 2:47 am

    LOVE the Rug Company! Thanks for the peek!

  8. Digs Inside & Out June 15, 2010 | 3:06 am

    lovelove the hallway going down stairs! crazy cool! it gives me a fantatic case of design vertigo…..i will be in nyc in aug. for the gift show….putting this on my list of things to do! thanks so much for putting this out there….great blog!

  9. Lisa Borgnes Giramonti June 15, 2010 | 4:46 am

    OMG, Heather, I am a HUGE Rug Company fan — own their Viv Westwood pillow and Matthew Williamson “Vishnu” wall hanging. This showroom has my heart racing…I think they need to redo their LA showroom to match!

    Excellent, excellent post. I will be looking at those photos over and over again.


  10. emmakisstina June 15, 2010 | 6:51 am

    Photographic Tapetries!!??!! Oh my golly. That is going to be even more gorgeous…but definitely a huge distraction from the equally gorgeous rugs. I love the bright red furniture accents too.

    Too bad I live in Stockholm!

  11. Tabitha June 15, 2010 | 9:42 am

    I am in love with the tufted footstool, I just ordered a round non tufted one from Ben Whistler, ach, I’m in two minds now.

  12. Renata June 15, 2010 | 11:09 am

    Those emerald green chairs in the first few pics are ‘Fantastic’ – Love it!!!



  13. Tammy@InStitches June 15, 2010 | 11:41 am

    I do love a bold rug and that showroom is giving me some great ideas !

  14. Heidiopia June 15, 2010 | 11:52 am

    A “must do” when I’m in the city in July! Thanks for sharing, Heather– the vintage pieces are a delight!

  15. Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ June 15, 2010 | 12:52 pm

    ummmm HOLY holyness! – insane! – i can’t believe i never knew of this – i knew of the store – but never even thought about the showroom – i need to make my way there pronto! – insane!

    *kiss kiss*
    ~Tiptoe Butterfly~

  16. jones June 15, 2010 | 1:03 pm

    The colors and juxtapositions are amazing. Can’t wait to see what the tapestries look like. Mary

  17. Jen West Design June 16, 2010 | 12:31 am

    Love, love, love TRC. They are my go-to for any client that can afford them. Tres chic.

  18. Andrea June 17, 2010 | 2:48 am

    Oh wow! I am in LOVE with every single photo!! I must go have a look!

  19. susan's buzz June 17, 2010 | 4:03 am

    Can’t. wait. to. visit!

  20. bestofboth June 17, 2010 | 7:19 pm

    I must find the source of the photo background, the one of the woman in a gown. It is such an iconic portrait and I know I have seen it before. Can anyone enlighten me?

  21. AphroChic June 21, 2010 | 9:14 pm

    This is so amazing! I can’t wait to visit the new showroom next time I’m in the city. It really tells us a story about the spaces where these rugs live. I love it!

  22. Trazy101 September 10, 2010 | 10:23 pm

    does anyone know where I can find more information about the architect or lighting designer who redesigned their showroom?

  23. Daniel Tarragona December 23, 2012 | 6:28 pm

    Please, anyone know where buy the these wallpapers?