Shopping with Claremont from Houston, TX

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



Antique Carpet Trends in Houston, Texas

Since the company’s founding in 1980, Claremont Rug Company has had the privilege of working with many clients in the Houston, Texas area, 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. 

Traditional Houston, Texas Living room with Persian Ferahan Sarouk antique rugs
A duo of outstanding antique Ferahan Sarouk carpets unify a gracious old-world living room in River Oaks residence.

The substantial age and character of many of the homes in Houston, Texas, especially in the River Oaks, Memorial and Piney Point Village neighborhoods where many of our clients reside gives an air of time past.  A perfect example of exquisite pairing of our rugs with a client’s interior is the above client’s home in Houston. The open, expansive plan of a gracious living room is completed by the inclusion of two exceptional antique Ferahan Sarouk carpets. The duo’s magnetic artistry unites the spacious entertaining area into a cohesive series of intensely inviting, human-scaled spaces.  The carpets deftly create distinct conversational zones, thanks to exquisite botanical tracery and dynamic color interactions that are the natural result of inspired, virtuoso weavers in complete command of their medium.

Over the years, we have found that many of the beautiful, antique Persian rug styles Claremont deals in are ideal pairings with the decor styles of Houston homes. We know creating inviting, gracious spaces is of the utmost importance to our Houston clientele and for this reason, we can provide expert consultative services like our In-Home Presentations to guarantee the most appropriate antique Oriental rug is placed perfectly in each client’s home.

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.

Grand Antique Serapi Provides The Foundation for A Library’s Contemplative, Genteel Atmosphere
A grand antique Serapi rug provides the foundation for a library’s contemplative, genteel atmosphere in River Oaks residence. Decor by Marianne Michaels Interior Design.

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 Houston, Texas

A cornerstone in America’s history, the city of Houston is home to a wide array of eloquently designed historic homes from 19th and early part of the 20th century. Nestled in 10 acres of beautiful green parkland in the heart of downtown Houston, The Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park boasts 10 historic structures dating from 1823 to 1905. Each historic structure is authentically restored to reflect its original magnificence. Learn about the families and the lifestyles that inhabited these historic homes – what life was really like in frontier times for early settlers in Houston. The crown jewel of this collection of historic homes featured by the Historical Society is Kellum-Noble House, built in 1847 by Nathaniel Kellum, it is the oldest surviving building constructed in Houston.

Kellum-Noble+House, Historic Homes Houston Texas
Kellum-Noble House with members of the Noble Family,  C. 1890, Photo Source.

The Nicols-Rice-Cherry House is another beautiful historic home that can be found in Sam Houston Park. Built in 1850, many pivotal figures of Houston’s history called the Nicols-Rice-Cherry House home including Ebenezer Nichols, a pivotal businessman in the formation and growth of Houston in its founding days, William Marsh Rice, founder of Rice University in Houston, and Emma Richardson Cherry, one of the earliest professional women artists in Houston.

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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.