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Wood tones, simple lines, relaxed designs, rustic, durable, timeless … Stickley Furniture. Using superior construction techniques and the highest quality materials, the Stickley name has been synonymous with excellence in the furniture industry for over a century.
Not only did the early 20th-century American furniture created by the Stickley brothers use solid construction methods, traditional joinery techniques, and the highest quality woods, but even more, it showed a genius for design – creating hundreds of new forms that were at once beautiful to look upon, practical to use, exceedingly
strong and long-lasting, and perfect for the new ways American families wanted to live.
The popular usage of the term ‘Craftsman’, which denotes a style of architecture, interior design, and decorative arts representative of that very period, originates from the trade name that Gustav Stickley chose for his Craftsman line of Arts & Crafts furniture. The underlying principle of the Craftsman philosophy, and the
Craftsman style home, was “Honesty of Design” – a value promoted by Stickley in his monthly magazine, The Craftsman, in which he offered a new house plan in every issue.
While the terms Craftsman and Mission are sometimes used interchangeably the Mission style is more typically southwestern and is a style influenced by the stucco-faced edefices of 18th century Spanish missions as well
as the native Americans in the Southwest.
The Craftsman house is, arguably, a unique structure – artisan-constructed, architect-designed – using natural materials with design features conforming to the environmental surroundings. The interior spaces of these early 20th century homes typically resonated with simple, beautiful, functional, harmonious, hand-crafted, high quality, and durable amenities: from furniture to built-in woodwork to doors and windows, fireplaces and stonework to fabrics and textiles, wallpaper to rugs and tapestries.
The Sayre Mansion was the first house built in the wealthy neighborhood called Fountain Hill in Bethlehem – more than a hundred years ago. Not only did Robert Heysham Sayre – chief engineer of the Lehigh Valley Railroad – build the Sayre Mansion, but he also founded the Fountain Hill Opera House and assisted in the building of the Bethlehem Iron Works, which later would become Bethlehem Steel.
Christmas City USA
A tradition which began in 1937, the Citizens Christmas City Committee helps
to organize and plan the look of Christmas in the City of Bethlehem –
including the display of over 800 trees that will be lit (sparkling white
lights adorn those trees in the Historic Moravian District and beautiful,
LED colored lights on the trees in the SouthSide Arts District) during this
2015 Christmas season.
The entire Bethlehem retail district is festively decorated featuring beautiful
door and window displays and complimentary holiday refreshments to beckon and
revive any would-be weary Christmas shopper. Christmas-themed carriage rides,
bus tours and walking tours – there is even a “Live Advent Calendar” – provide visitors a traditional, enriching holiday experience – the authentically-costumed guides leading the way to the museums and historically-preserved houses decorated as they would have been by the Moravians who occupied them in the 17 and 1800’s.
Named by Travel and Leisure Magazine in 2006, One of the Top Holiday Markets in the
Entire World – Bethlehem’s Christkindlmarkt is an arts & crafts market modeled after Europe’s open-air holiday marketplaces. Set under large heated tents, this holiday outdoor emporium features vendors catering to the entire array of possible gift-giving ideas – including Christmas-themed crafts and artwork. There is, of course, entertainment and fun activities for the kids – not to mention the perfunctory visit
from you-know-who (Santa Claus).
Experience the magic of Christmas in historic Bethlehem! From the holiday
charm of the Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem™ to rockin’ New Year’s Eve celebrations,
there are more than 50 different holiday events and attractions to explore
in Christmas City USA!
“After visiting oriental rug stores with a big web presence only to be extremely disappointed by their small stores & rug selections it was a pleasure to find Nejad Oriental Rugs in Doylestown, Bucks County, a real importer with multiple warehouses and a truly unbelievable inventory of high quality Persian Rugs. Don’t waste your time elsewhere.”
– Dr. Joseph W. from Philadelphia
When searching online for a reputable Oriental rug importer it often surprises
customers how a store can look so grand and reputable on the internet but when visited in person they find small stores with little inventory or no store at all.
I liken it to online dating with profiles submitted, you know, often having
nothing (or absolutely nothing) to do with reality. The aim is to lure in as
many unsuspecting prospects as possible and hope a fast-talking sales pitch works in place of the true investment needed for a real rug importer.
How often is this scenario repeated? Probably more often than reported! Even though there is Yelp and Google Plus, the internet doesn’t have the ability to “police” every claim made by every merchant to protect every consumer all the time. The popular nostrum Caveat Emptor (Buyer Beware) is as relevant today as ever!
At Nejad Rugs we pride ourselves on being members of the prestigious Oriental Rug Importers Association, an exclusive group of the largest rug importers in the United States. We also make the huge financial commitment of owning our carefully selected inventory of magnificent new and antique rugs in two expansive Pennsylvania warehouses
Incorporating curved seating into a room’s decor is a stylish means of creating a unique yet comfortable interior design in a rectangular or rounded space. A beautiful round Oriental rug can be added to continue the curved lines of the furniture, adding both wonderful color and design to a small or large room.
Nejad’s gorgeous fine hand-knotted Silk & Wool all-over Persian Kashan design round Oriental rug looks wonderful in this Bucks County PA luxury home just outside of Philadelphia. The rich burgundy field accented with an ivory border flows perfectly with the light colored curved sofa and burgundy fabric arm chairs. The rug’s traditional design works beautifully with the room’s classic black baby grand piano, marble fireplace surround, entrance wood columns and hardwood floors.
Nejad Rugs has been designing, manufacturing and importing fine handmade Oriental rugs for over thirty years and is a leading source to design professionals across the county.
For more information visit: www.nejad.com or call 215-348-1255
Rug Design: SK015 Burgundy/Ivory Available in room sizes, rounds, hall & staircase runners
A young professional couple from Ambler PA came to Nejad’s Doylestown rug gallery
shopping for a fine Oriental rug for their new luxury home’s dining room.
The clients had brought in their fabrics (see photo above).
After looking at many rugs, everyone agreed on the selection of Nejad’s investment quality beautiful fine weave Antique Kerman Lavar Circa 1920 all-over relaxed design with a soft ivory background and the perfect complementing teal blue and rose border colors.
Philadelphia clients have purchased from Nejad Rugs in Bucks County a beautiful, fine handmade wool tapestry to hang above their Karges server with antique English silver pieces, creating an elegant dining room niche. Nejad Rugs has one of the area’s largest in stock inventory of new and antique handmade tapestries.
This large, open and formal living room in a beautiful Solebury Bucks County, PA home needed an Oriental rug that wouldn’t get lost in the expansive space. Nejad Rugs’ gorgeous, genuine hand-knotted silk & wool Persian Nain rug was a perfect choice. The rug’s traditional red field, with ivory and light blue spandrel corners and ornate border, provides the color palette for the future window treatments and furniture upholstery fabrics. Most architects and interior designers will recommend to clients, if at all possible, to choose your Oriental rug first.
This Persian Nain rug is an exquisite example of this world-renowned weaving district’s high quality weave with very dense knot count and short clipped pile with silk highlights. The price of very fine large Persian rugs has risen steeply over the past decade because of the worldwide increase in demand.
Nejad Rugs has an extensive inventory of large room size and mansion size new and antique investment quality Oriental rugs and ships across the United States and internationally.
www.nejad.com / 215-348-1255
Clients selected carefully color-coordinated Oriental rugs from Nejad Rugs in Doylestown, Bucks County for their stunning New Hope PA custom-built Zavetta home. For their expansive living room, Nejad’s Classic Persian Heriz hand-knotted wool Oriental rug in rust and navy, Size: 10′ x 14′, was chosen. An elegant and formal hand-knotted Persian Sarough (Sarouk) rug in rust, Size: 10′ x 14′ was the perfect choice for their dining room.
And a classic Pakistan Boukhara all-over geometric design, Size: 12′ x 15′, was selected for the game room with bar & pool table. A whimsical handmade wool needlepoint with roosters & chickens was a must have for the bright and airy
sunroom / breakfast room. What a wonderful way to start the spring season by
newly decorating their home so beautifully.