The New Oriental Rug

Lehigh Valley Living Theresa and Ali Nejad
Lehigh Valley Living Magazine

Theresa Nejad is one of the owners of the Nejad Gallery
and heads Nejad’s rug design department. During most of
her 23 years in the business, Nejad says “traditional
rugs outsold modern designs, about 90 percent to 10
percent – until about five years ago.” Now she
estimates that modern designs comprise 25 percent
of her sales.

Among her dozen or so lines are numerous whimsical
and transitional collections: Beach; Florals; Brights
with blocks, confetti, large dots; Bucks County hook
rugs; and Kids’ themes of puzzle pieces, gumballs
or stripes, among others. “Popular 8 x 10 transitionals
might retail in the $600 -$800 range,” she notes.

“Incredibly big these days are our animal skin designs,”
says Nejad, “featuring beautiful solid centers and
perhaps black/ivory hide or beige/brown zebra borders.”

“Not only do rugs serve as floor art,” she adds, “But
in the 4 × 6 or 6 × 9 sizes, they’re also being hung
in great rooms, where their warmth and texture provide
fresh alternatives to mirrors and paintings.”

“The quality of the wool used, even more than the
number of knots per square inch, and the skill of
the weavers are among the factors that distinguish
fine quality rugs,” Nejad says. She has partnerships
with weavers in China, Iran, India and Pakistan, and
contracts with those indigenous workshops for colors
to coordinate with fabrics made by Schumacher, Waverly
and Kravet, among others. “It can take a year or 18
months to weave a very fine rug,” notes Nejad, “costing
$5,000 to $6,000.”

There’s a category very unlike the transitional rugs
that consumers use for a number of years and then
move or discard. Nejad has an entire floor devoted
to antique (over 100 years old) and semi-antique
(50 – 100 years old) previously owned rugs. “A
Serapi loose weave could be worth between $50,000
to $100,000,” she notes. Nejad handles repairs and
even invites e-mailed photos for estimates.

Furniture Layout for Large Rooms with Oriental Rugs

When designing your furniture layout for large scale rooms, oriental rugs
– in sizes such as 10’x14′, 12’x15′, 12’x18′, 14’x24′ and larger –
are more easy to work with in all over patterns.
This allows for floating furniture placement without cutting off
the rug’s center medallion or corner spandrel design elements.
The same concept applies to dining rooms with pedestal tables,
family rooms with large solid sofa tables or fabric ottomans,
and of course bedrooms.
Room size Nejad Mahal rug as focal point in large, spacious living room
Oriental rugs with an all over design also work very well when ceiling
light fixtures or architectural room elements such as a fireplace are
not centered with the rug.
Arrangement of furniture is easier with an allover design oriental rug
Nejad’s M006 Classic Mahal 12′ × 18′ oriental rug clearly
demonstrates this design principle in the (below/above) photos.
Example of furniture - table and chairs -overlapping oriental carpet

Genuine Persian Silk & Wool Tabriz Oriental Rug – Elkins Park PA Residence in Montgomery County a Suburb of Philadlephia

Nejad's very fine investment quality Persian Tabriz Silk & Wool rug 10' x 14' in Elkins Park PA modern residence.
Nejad’s very fine investment quality Persian Tabriz Silk & Wool
rug 10′ x 14′ in Elkins Park PA modern residence.
For over 33 years Nejad Rugs has offered one of the largest
inventories on the East Coast of exceptional quality new and antique
genuine Persian oriental rugs. These exquisite rugs are expertly woven
by master weavers using superior quality wool and dyes. The color
palettes and timeless designs compliment a wide range of decorating
styles ranging from traditional to contemporary.
For more information please visit

Nejad Silk & Wool Rug Collection

Mansion Size 12′ x 18′ Bakhtiari Rug in New Hope Bucks County PA

Mansion size Persian Bakhtiari rug by Nejad in New Hope banquet room
This regal looking rug style – rich in both detail and history – certainly
elevates the ambience of the ample New Hope dining space for which it seems
tailor-made. Nejad Rugs fine hand knotted large mansion size 12′ x 18′ four
season Persian Bakhtiari rug, expertly woven in semi-worsted New Zealand hand
spun wool, has the perfect warm colors that look rich and inviting in clients’
beautiful banquet sized dining room in historic New Hope, Bucks County, PA.

Visit the Nejad Rugs showroom at 1 North Main Street in the heart of historic
Doylestown and browse an amazing selection of new and antique rugs in a spacious
and relaxed atmosphere. Or visit our warehouse in Quakertown PA for enormous
selection and savings – call Nejad at 215-348-1255.

Nejad provides complete sales and service of Oriental Rugs for New Hope, Newtown,
Langhorne, PA and all of Bucks County and is currently offering huge savings on its
extensive inventory of rugs and runners. For product detail about Nejad’s Khesti
Bakhtiari rug #M010MTRT or for info about the history of this rug
follow the links below:

About this Bakhtiari rug from Nejad including available sizes including squares and runners

Learn more about Bakhtiari rugs and their unique origins

About the people who make these beautiful rugs

Artistic Modern Rugs in Small Urban Spaces

Village Life rug -

Village Life by Theresa Nejad. Contemporary rug design for modern decorating styles featuring thick soft wool, rich color, extra lush pile

“Here is the photo of the rug in our new home. We think it is perfect! Thanks for all your help.”

Leslie and Frank S. – Bucks County, PA
Nejad Casual Contemporary Rug Collection
Village Life T095 – Beige / Multi

Nejad Tribal Geometric Rugs Coordinate Perfectly with Stickley Furniture

Stickley cabinet and Nejad antique rug

Nejad tribal geometric rugs coordinate perfectly with Stickley furniture

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.
Stickley and Nejad

Stickley cabinet and chair and Nejad antique and contemporary Kazak rugs

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.
Craftsman style homes built in (left)  the eastern US and (right) western US.

Craftsman style homes built in (left) the eastern US and (right) western US.

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.
Nejad rug on brick tile floor

Our rugs go well with any type of tile, hardwood or natural substrate flooring.

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.
Nejad hand woven area rugs shown on both tile and hardwood floors

A Nejad classic design hand woven area rug offers the perfect embellishment for your tile and hardwood floors! – the official website of Stickley Furniture. Headquartered in Manlius, New York USA, Stickley has been a collector & manufacturer of quality furniture
since 1900.

Nejad Oriental Rugs in Sayre Mansion in Bethlehem, PA – Christmas City USA

Holiday decor - Sayre Mansion, Bethlehem PA

Wishing You a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year – from Nejad Rugs

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 lights in Bethlehem and star visible in distance

Bethlehem, PA – there are more than 50 different holiday events and attractions to explore in Christmas City USA!

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 WorldBethlehem’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!

Sayre Mansion Dining Hall

Nejad Rugs of Doylestown featured in the holiday décor of Sayre Mansion in Bethlehem PA

Nejad Oriental Rugs Philadelphia Testimonial

“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

The Virtual World of the Internet Advertising Often Leads to Real World Customers’ Disappointment & Wasted Time for Oriental Rug Shoppers

Nejad has over 30,000 Rugs in stock!

Other Rug Stores VS Nejad Oriental Rugs

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



Creative Interior Design by Nejad – Working with Curved Seating and Round Oriental Rugs

Theresa Nejad Interior Design

Interior design by Nejad featuring round Oriental rug with urved sofa

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.

Interior design with round rug

Room setting featuring Nejad Silk & Wool round SK015BRIY rug

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:  or call 215-348-1255

Rug Design:  SK015 Burgundy/Ivory   Available in room sizes, rounds, hall & staircase runners

View in Nejad online catalog | Detail view of this rug