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A Fashionable Future: Karastan Partners with Patina Vie in 2017

The City of Lights sparkled with style when Karastan opened showroom doors for the second time so far this year at the highly awaited Las Vegas Market. Held biannually in Las Vegas’s World Market Center, the Las Vegas Market is the West Coast’s only home furnishings market and attracts the attention of luxury buyers and interior designers from across the globe. Prior to the Las Vegas Market, Karastan unveiled 2017 designs to the East Coast at Atlanta’s International Area Rug Market. Never one to disappoint, Karastan revealed its latest collaboration with the inspiring lifestyle brand Patina Vie just weeks before this year’s market season began, undoubtedly adding to the anticipation in the air.

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“Patina Vie is a brand we feel strongly aligns with the devotion to quality design that is a trademark of Karastan,” said Tracy Pruitt, Karastan Vice President of Design. “The Patina Vie motto, ‘where history and style collide,’ is perfectly in step with Karastan’s approach for product introductions. Karastan and Patina Vie share a similar passion for historical patterning and ornament while making these styles modern and palatable for today’s market.”


“Patina Vie does integrate vintage looks into its lifestyle, but it is much more than just a design archetype. The founder, Sarah Willett, seeks design that blends history with current trends in a way that stands out from the rest of the market. Patina Vie balances cutting edge fashion with authentic livability in a way that is truly unique,” added Brandon Culpepper, Karastan Vice President of Specialty Sales.

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Renowned for their beautiful expressions of vintage and antique style, Patina Vie’s designs are strikingly realized in contemporary scale and layout. “Their layering of unexpected patterns, such as a traditionally French damask with a Japanese shabori pattern, creates a wholly contemporary product that is so appealing, fresh and ingenious that customers are clamoring for their work. Patina Vie is a brand with exploding momentum and we are excited and proud to be creating a beautiful line of rugs utilizing their innovative approach to design and lifestyle,” added Pruitt.

Bart Hill, Senior Vice President at Home Home, Patina Vie’s Sarah Willett, and Rocky Casteel, Mohawk Home’s President

The antique inspired artisans of Patina Vie collaborated with Karastan to create couture worthy designs for three collections: the luxurious New Zealand Wool™ Titanium Collection, the contemporary viscose spiked Smartstrand Silk™ Cosmopolitan Collection and the transitional Smartstrand Silk™ Touchstone Collection. You may recognize Patina Vie from their renowned collections of glassware, marble, ceramic and bedding seen at Anthropologie, Neiman Marcus, Horchow, Bloomingdales and other specialty boutiques around the world. Prior to the Las Vegas Market, Karastan unveiled 2017 designs to the East Coast at Atlanta’s International Area Rug Market, held January 10-17 at AmericasMart.





Karastan Showroom at Winter Market 2016

From January 24-28, 2016, Karastan set up a showroom at the World Market Center in Las Vegas during Winter Market 2016, where we displayed our collection of luxury rugs. We debuted new Wool and Wool Blend rugs, new collections, and new additions to some of our most popular collections. It was a wonderful week!  Rug News and Design absolutely loved the vignettes at our showroom, proclaiming the desire to go travel.

Here are just a sampling of images from our Las Vegas Market showroom featuring our new collections and new rugs in warm, soft, naturally renewable New Zealand wool and silky wool/viscose blends.
















Were you at Winter Market 2016 in Las Vegas? What did you think about our Showroom?


Highlights of Las Vegas Market

Earlier this month, the Karastan showroom inside Las Vegas’s famous World Market Center was quite literally a hot bed of energy and excitement, as eager buyers gathered for the reveal of the highly anticipated Spice Market Collection and limited edition Mystic Garden area rug.

For the past ten years of the Las Vegas Market’s history, buyers from across the West Coast have flocked to the destination for a first look at the freshest finds in furniture, home décor and gifts. This August was no exception, with more than 2,200 vendors tempting buyers across the market’s 40 floors.


Here’s a sampling of Karastan’s beautiful showroom!

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While this summer’s Las Vegas Market has now concluded, the winter market will soon be upon us, as doors are set to open January 24th, 2016!


Karastan’s Mystic Garden West Coast Reveal

Excitement is building as Karastan prepares to unveil the limited edition Mystic Garden area rug to the West Coast at this upcoming market, held at Las Vegas’s New World Market Center. While Mystic Garden first made its debut to the world in early July in Atlanta, anticipation for this week’s reveal remains just as high, with buyers flocking to Las Vegas to secure one of the 75 limited edition designs. A collector’s item since creation, the Mystic Garden design will be sealed in the Karastan vault once all 75 rugs have sold.


Tracy Pruitt, Karastan’s Vice President of Design, credited nature as the inspiration behind the legendary limited edition’s design. “It’s stylized, but you can still make out what it is. The delicate draping branches are so elegant, along with the cypress trees and delicate flowers. They create a garden-like feel,” explained Pruitt.


While Mystic Garden’s inspiration may have been born in nature, its natural, organic appearance also imparts distinctive Persian traits. “I love that about it,” said Pruitt. “There is a real return to the appreciation for Persian traditional patterns, which have been the foundation of Karastan since its inception. Our goal has always been to create current, relevant, heirloom-quality rugs that are representative of traditional heirloom rugs,” he stated.

Upping the ante even more, the rug’s debut made history as the first-ever use of silk in an Axminster rug. “The sparkle and shine of the silk gives the rug a mystical quality,” said Pruitt. “The neutral color palette is inspired by nature with its sage and evergreen hues, then the sapphire and amber tones punch it up. It’s neutral and dramatic at the same time, which is something that will speak to today’s decorators and consumers,” stated Pruitt.

The Mystic Garden area rug will be revealed to West Coast buyers Sunday evening, August 2, 2015, in the Karastan showroom of the New World Market Center.