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  • LHR feature on Channel 4’s ‘Millionaire’s Mansions’

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    Hold onto your hats – London House Rugs is about to get really, really famous. Okay, perhaps not really famous. But we featured on Channel 4’s Millionaire’s Mansions, which is pretty cool nonetheless. If you’re not familiar with the show, it’s self-described as ‘a series that enters the private world of luxury interior design, exploring […]

  • Freud was a fan of Persian rugs – honestly!

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    We know that he was the father of modern psychoanalysis, and changed the way we view and understand human interaction – but Freud also seems to have been an admirer and collector of antique Persian rugs! (Clearly a very well adjusted chap.) The couch in his consulting room is a riot of design and colour, and […]

  • LHR get involved in the restoration of the HMS Victory

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    Recently, LHR were invited to take part in a restoration project with the HMS Victory – an intensive £2 million venture that commenced in 2012. The HMS Victory, located in Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard, is known as ‘the world’s most famous warship’ – having led fleets in the American War of Independence, the French Revolutionary War […]

  • The Lowdown on Rex Ray

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    At London House Rugs we take great pride in the range of artists and styles we support and produce – prolific San Francisco artist, Rex Ray, being one of them. A fascinating person with a fascinating vision, we decided to delve a little deeper, and take a peek at the man behind one of our […]

  • The many myths behind flying carpets

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      (Source: Wikipedia) The history of the magic carpet is colourful, to say the least. If you’ve heard of ‘Aladdin’, there’s no doubt you’ve also heard of magic carpets. But there’s so much more to them – going well beyond Disney’s singular (and very quirky) interpretation. If you’ve never looked into the topic before, you […]

  • A closer look at: Persian silk rugs

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    We at The London House Rug Company are proud to offer a real variety of carpets, rugs and tapestries – but what do you REALLY know about our range? In a new, short blog series, we’re giving you the history behind some of our most popular offerings, highlighting their standout features and offering inspirational style […]

  • What would St. Nick’s pad be like?

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    We all know Santa Claus. Recognise his iconic red coat, large, bushy beard and somewhat jelly-like belly. His general address and the sound of his laugh. Bigger fans might even know the names of all his reindeer, and his favourite type of Scotch. Less of us, however, know about his saintly predecessor, on which he […]

  • Make it bigger: how rugs can cast the illusion of space

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      Rugs don’t only provide a decorative centrepiece or colourful anchor for your room – they’re also great at casting illusions, chiefly, the illusion of space. If you have a small room that feels suffocating, employing the right rug could be the perfect way to lift it – making it seem larger, cosier and freer. […]

  • A closer look at: Aubusson rugs

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    We at The London House Rug Company are proud to offer a real variety of carpets, rugs and tapestries – but what do you REALLY know about our range? In a new, short blog series, we’re giving you the history behind some of our most popular offerings, highlighting their standout features and offering inspirational style […]