Shopping with Claremont from Dallas, TX

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Antique Carpet Trends in Dallas

Within the United States, Claremont Rug Company has had the privilege of working with many clients in the Dallas – Ft Worth area since the company’s founding in 1980, helping families build incomparable collections of art-level antique carpets.

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. 

A Laver Kirman antique carpet in a traditional Dallas, TX area home. Interior design: Paige Baten Locke, Dallas, TXA Laver Kirman antique carpet in a traditional Dallas, TX area home. Interior design: Paige Baten Locke, Dallas, TX

We have found the region’s unique architecture pairs beautifully with antique Persian rugs, the two combing to create inviting, gracious homes. In the early part of the 20th Century, architects building homes in the Dallas area looked to traditional European styles for inspiration, such as French Country, Spanish Colonial, and Italian. These styles were reimagined with a Texas sensibility and scale, but kept the elegant details and refinement that makes them timeless choices. Highland Park’s Mediterranean inspired homes are an iconic example of this regional take on a classic style, as are the neoclassical abodes in Preston Hollow’s classical French-inspired mansions.

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.

Serapi antique rugs anchor spaces in this contemporary open plan home in the Dallas Fort Worth area.Serapi antique rugs anchor spaces in this contemporary open plan home in the Dallas Fort Worth area.

In these grand traditional homes, Dallas clients will often gravitate towards classical styles of antique rugs, using an art level Laver Kirman Persian carpet to create unity in a space, or defining an area with an elegant floral Sultanabad antique rug. Above see the assortment of clients’ homes where Antique Persian rugs adorn truly enchanting, architectural wonders in Dallas, Texas. Often times when our clients begin living with just one antique carpet, they find how enlivening the experience of adding an antique art-level carpet can be to a home and develop a growing desire to collect.

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.

Historical Homes and Prominent Architecture in Dallas

Belo Mansion Dallas Texas Claremont Rug CompanyThe Belo Mansion is one of Dallas’ most historical homes built c. 1890 by Colonel A. H. Belo, founder of the Dallas Morning News. The builder was David Morgan, who completed the new Dallas County Courthouse in 1893.The Belo Mansion gained notoriety as the location of Clyde Barrow’s (of the infamous Bonnie and Clyde) funeral where the bullet-ridden outlaw was presented for public viewing in the front parlor in 1934.Cathedral Guadalupe Dallas Texas Claremont Rug CompanyCathedral Santuario de la Virgen de Guadalupe is the city’s oldest Catholic parish and the second busiest Catholic cathedral in the nation. This High Victorian Gothic cathedral was built in 1902 by Galveston’s great nineteenth-century architect, Nicholas Clayton.

Dallas is comprised of many prestigious neighborhoods with architecturally revered homes designed by some of the most renowned architects of the 20th and 21st century in America. Dallas architects, in the first half of the twentieth century, were influenced by a variety of styles found across the country and many European styles as well. Crespi Estate Dallas Texas HomesIn Dallas’ Preston Hollow neighborhood, the Crespi Estate designed by Maurice Fatio IN the 1930s stands proudly on 25 acres. 

Dallas Texas Neo-Classical HomeIn 1929, Colonel Alvin and Mrs. Lucy Ball Owsley built one of the most important homes in Dallas. They retained John Scudder Adkins of Cincinnati, Ohio, to design this neo-classical home with French influences in the architectural spirit of McKim, Mead and White.

Italian Renaissance home Dallas TexasLakewood’s finest home is an Italian Renaissance home designed by society architect Anton Korn in 1933.

Throughout the early 20th century homes in Dallas were built in eclectic architectural style, rooted in the European traditions but with more variations resulting in great diversity in traditional styles. The European architectural styles such as Tudor, Italian Renaissance, Neo ClassicalFormal French, Edwardian,  possessed great influence on these Dallas home. The homes simply became bigger while remaining true to the architectural details of their European origins.

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Jan David Winitz, President and Founder of Claremont Rug Company in Oakland, CA, has built a global reputation among carpet collectors and connoisseurs since he founded the company at age 25 in 1980.