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We are very excited to introduce Juliette Von Hess to you through our Blog and web site. Juliette has been a friend of ours for many years and has help some of our clients thru her decorating and organizational skills. Juliette is delightful to work with and has a great eye and talent to help Read More…

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Cape Cod custom Area Rug

  We were commissioned to make a rug for a Cape Cod house that has become the clients permanent home. The basic theme of the home is on the traditional side of things. We brain stormed with the Designer Brian Del Torro who had a vision for the rug that brought us to a block Read More…

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Sea Life Border

  Hand Hooked Nautical Theme Rug     The following image are details of a hand hooked border sewn onto a custom made field. The process was quite unique for us. we had to make the border to exact dimensions according to the room size and shape. There was a lot of measuring and fitting Read More…

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Black Labrador hooked rug portrait process

 This article gives you a quick view of the process The Ruggery uses to hand hook a heirloom quality rug from a  photograph of a  Black Labrador. The Lab we are working with is black. For us the word black in the the dog takes on a different meaning where we need to have depth Read More…

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Blythe Danner visits The Ruggery to Review her rug

We were happy to have Blythe Danner in our new Locust Valley shop to check in on the rug we have been making for her. Together with our designers we fine tuned the colors to Blythe’s palette using fabric samples from her Nantucket home. It has been great fun having her come to our place Read More…

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The Ruggery has moved to a new Location

The Ruggery has been in business since 1921. We have only been in 2 previous locations and felt is was time to move. We searched areas on the north shore of Long Island and found a perfect spot in Locust Valley NY. Having many design shops in the area (Meg Braff Interiors, Andrew Maier, Windham Read More…

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Textured striped rug restored at The Ruggery

Following is a brief history about a rug made many years ago, and still has great appeal in today’s life style       This is a great example of a George Wells design made for a client in Brooklyn heights. The rug came back to us all these years later for a little TLC. Read More…

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Mid Century Modern Design Updated Step by Step at The Ruggery

  The Ruggery has been in business since 1921. Our archives are extensive and include many mid-century designs that in the day were considered modern design. The following article takes you from the original sketch drawn by master craftsman George Wells, to the re-designed rug updated for today’s world.     Our client was introduced Read More…

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Hand Hooked Multi-Level Custom rug

Modern hand hooked geometric rugs are back! This rug was custom made for a bedroom located in a permanent resident in a New York City Hotel.     The Ruggery has traditionally made area rugs that are custom made and sized to fit the room or location. This project however was made as a wall Read More…

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Inspirational Wool Dying

Inspirational Wool Dying The Ruggery has been hand dying wool since 1921 The following is a quick description of the wool being dyed for a multi-level custom bedroom rug. For this project I start with black powder dye and add brown powder dye, water is added to make what I call the elixir. The ratio Read More…

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