Shopping with Claremont from Santa Barbara

Shopping with Claremont from Santa Barbara

See a 1000+ piece sampling of our current collection of antique art rugs.


Assisting Santa Barbara Clients in Building Collections of Antique Art-Level Persian and Oriental Carpets Since 1980

Claremont Rug Company has had the privilege of working with many clients in Santa Barbara since the company’s founding in 1980, helping families furnish their homes with unparalleled collections of art-level antique carpets throughout Santa Barbara County. We have assisted our Santa Barbara client’s in enriching the decor of their homes in the most exclusive communities such as Mission Canyon, San Roque, Mesa, Montecito, Hope Ranch, Riviera and Carpinteria to name a few.

Visualizing how your potential carpet choices will look in your home has never been easier with our numerous presentation tools. Claremont Rug Company offers a selection of convenient shopping options even if you do not live in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are local to you – regardless of where you reside.

“Claremont Rug Company offers
a selection of convenient shopping
options even if you do not live
in the San Francisco Bay Area.”

World-Class In-Home and Online Shopping Services in Santa Barbara

Our website is the ideal tool to rapidly educate and familiarize yourself with the world of antique Oriental carpets, offering abundant and easy-to-digest information on the numerous carpet styles available to your project. Over 1,000+ of our carpets are available for you to browse online at your leisure, with full-size, color-accurate high resolution images only a click away.
All can be easily sorted by size and carpet type, to make your search eminently manageable. You can organize your choices on your own Wish List that is there for you to return to for up to 3 years. As you explore freely through our gallery, carpets of special interest can be flagged and added to your personalized wish list. As you hone your taste, these wish lists can record your favorites, and can be effortlessly forwarded to a designer, architect, spouse or friend with whom you would like to share.
Our extensive online Antique Oriental Rug Educational Section is an expansive resource with sections discussing Decorating with Antique CarpetsCollecting and Connoisseurship, a Nine-point Methodology for Determining Quality and Artistry, Main Categories of Antique CarpetsAntique Oriental Rug Care and much more.

Our highly professional, vastly experienced staff will make your experience of working with us virtually effortless, whether you visit our San Francisco Bay Area gallery complex or take advantage of our In-Home Shopping Service from your home in Santa Barbara or anywhere else in the US.

“Visualizing how your potential carpet
choices will look in your home has
never been easier with our
numerous presentation tools.”

Antique Carpet Trends in Santa Barbara

Understated Laver Kirman Antique Carpet in Old World Décor

Exquisite mid-19th century Laver Kirman Carpet Accentuates the Old World Elegance of this Sitting Room

Since we opened our doors in 1980, our niche has been a challenging, yet incredibly exciting one – offering only the finest in authentic, art-level antique carpets, coupled with entirely first cabin service. We specialize in pieces with the most stirring artistry and the greatest compatibility with today’s range of decors. Our desire has always been to provide our clients with carpets that will have a magical effect on their home environments and will bring deep satisfaction on a daily basis. These are solid art investments that often become cherished family treasures.

Whether a client’s Santa Barbara area home is a popular Spanish Revival estate, a Mediterranean masterpiece, or a Tuscan-style villa, antique Persian carpets greatly enhance the aesthetic of any style of home. The home pictured to the right (above on mobile), see how a traditional style Santa Barbara sitting room is given new life with the addition of an exquisite mid-19th century Laver Kirman carpet. See in the other home pictured in this section how a distinctive, 19trh century Persian Sultanabad carpet with a prized ivory field becomes the central defining feature of a Montecito family’s comfortable yet collected sitting area, both setting the artistic tone for the room and bringing out the unique aesthetic attributes of everything surrounding it. The antique rug’s large room size dimensions and profusion of attentively rendered scrolling boughs easily and evocatively anchor the high-ceilinged space.

Persian Ivory Sultanabad Antique Carpet Echoes Details on Inlaid Cabinet

A Rare Ivory Field Sultanabad Deepens Both the Sophistication and Comfort of this Glorious Family Room.

Pictured to the left (above on mobile), see a brilliant example of how a rare ivory field antique Persian Sultanabad carpet brings warmth and sophistication to a client’s Montecito residence. Our clients made the connoisseur’s choice when deciding on this rare, ivory field Sultanabad. This singular antique carpet immeasurably enhances the ambiance of this supremely comfortable, yet sophisticated family room. From California Ranch style homes to distinguished Georgian estates to sophisticated French Country style ranches and every architectural style in between, for nearly four decades Claremont Rug Company has been assisting in enlivening client’s homes with antique art-level Oriental carpets.

At Claremont Rug Company, we adhere to a ‘Client-First’ business model in providing the highest level of service to each and every interaction, whether in our physical gallery, via telephone, email or through the internet. What Client First means to us is that customer service begins before a transaction and continues for the lifetime of our relationship. It is an anticipatory approach based on the presumption that those who seek us out deserve a level of service at the highest level possible. To achieve this, it is vital that our Client First attitude is our ethos and we are fervent about it at every level in our organization”, states Claremont Rug Company’s President and Founder, Jan David Winitz.

“We are local to you –
regardless of where you reside.”

Curating an Authentic, Art-level Antique Carpet Collection

We hold a central position on the international market as a “first source” buyer, ambitiously acquiring superlative private collections and significant family estates rich in carpets that will literally enrapture the viewer through their great creative depth and exquisite craftsmanship.

We handle a wide range of superbly preserved, oversize (11ft x 15ft to 14ft x 20ft) and palace size art carpets (up to 17ft x 32ft), which are so difficult to find on today’s market. Our inventory of area sizes (2ft x 4ft to 5ft x 7ft ), room sizes (6ft x 9ft to 11ft x 14ft) and runners, up to 25ft long offers virtually limitless possibilities.

Popular Antique Persian and Oriental Rugs Types

Claremont Rug Company’s Guarantees 

We offer a long-term Full Exchange Policy on all of the carpets we place, along with full appraisals, and Long-term Care Instructions. You also have the great security of our superb international reputation, built over more than three decades in the field.

“Our proven program of sending
rug images, color-accurate prints and
shipping rugs on approval is
incredibly time-saving and
tremendous effective.”