Why Going Rug Shopping With an Interior Designer Is a Good Idea

Rug shopping shouldn’t be complicated, but it can be an intimidating experience for some. Finding the right one requires careful study, and at times, a well-trained eye. Los Angeles rug mecca Lawrence of La Brea is a go-to for interior designers on both a local and international scale—its website makes it super simple for a designer to choose rugs for a client's home, then have them delivered and staged on-site. We spoke with primary buyer and curator David Nourafshan (whose knowledge of textiles began at 13) to get a pro's point of view on the right and the wrong way to shop for a rug. So before you drop the big bucks, here are reasons why you should go rug shopping with a designer. 

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