With 100 years of heritage in every rug, Capel Rugs’ designs are unsurpassed and uncompromised in quality. Started in 1917 by A. Leon Capel, a 17-year old from North Carolina, Capel created the very first reversible braided rug, calling it “New Departure”. Capel has since manufactured rugs that have been sold in stores like JC Penny, Sears and LL Bean. They even designed rugs for President Franklin Roosevelt’s Hyde Park home. More than 100 years later, Capel and their weaving partners worldwide continue to enhance their reputation as the leader in braided and handwoven rugs.
Designer lines from Genevieve Gorder, Kevin O’Brien, and design blogger Cococozy have options for every style. Cococozy’s Capel rugs are refreshingly hip, bringing the blogger’s style to life. Florals, shapes, and trellis patterns sweep over each hand-knotted wool rug. Neutrals and brights alike complement these patterns, which would look great in both casual and transitional spaces. The blues, aquas, greens, and grays in Kevin O’Brien’s collections evoke a beachy feeling. O’Brien’s Gave line brings the Mediterranean into your home, with beautiful gradient colors and subtle patterns. Intrigue from Kevin O’Brien features stripes, medallions, and florals in the designer’s signature palette of blues and grays. If you are looking for a beautiful gray rug, look no further than O’Brien’s Charcoal collection. Celebrity designer Genevieve Gorder’s rugs range from trendy graphics to casual solids. Hip neutrals, corals, and aquas bring fascinating patterns to life in Gorder’s Insignia, Heirs, and Spears collections. Spears in particular is a graphic take on Capel’s original braided style. Other cute graphic lines from Gorder include Spots, Serpentine, and Jagges Stripe. Several Gorder lines include durable, flat-woven rugs.
Of course, Capel is highly successful when it sticks with its roots-braided rugs. More than 100 braided Capel rugs are available in rectangles and ovals, as well as multicolor and solid options. Baby’s Breath braided rugs are particularly well-suited for children’s spaces. Easy to care for, Baby’s Breath pastels will blend seamlessly into a nursery or playroom. Bright, solid braided rugs make a unique statement, somewhere between classic and trendy. The Allentown is a solid, oval-shaped rug available in a range of bright colors. Made from polypropylene, Allentown rugs can withstand wear and tear both indoors and out. Allentown and Baby’s Breath are only a fraction of the braided rugs available from Capel and Rugs Direct. Rectangular, oval, variegated and solid rugs in many colors mean you can find a braided rug for any room and any occasion.
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Capel’s design partners infuse the company’s offerings with unique inspiration- through color, pattern and texture. Genevieve Gorder, award-winning interior designer and television host offers Capel Rugs colorful and trend-setting designs inspired by indigenous patterns where old meets new and masculine meets feminine. Anthony Baratta, one of the most celebrated and respected interior designers of today, offers his bold use of color and scale that honors tradition while defying predictability. As a testament to their quality and outstanding design, Capel’s rugs appeared in Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi classic, E.T. and in Netflix’s original series, Grace and Frankie, truly making a name for themselves among designers and entertainers alike.
NOTEWORTHY AREA RUGS FROM CAPEL
- The Manchester collection mixes neutrals with dark tones for eye-pleasing dimension. Inspired by the earthy palette of the countryside, the wool and synthetic blend offers the best in durability and comfort.
- The Sea Pottery collection can bring a lasting charm to any room. The collection features multi-colored jewel tones fused with monochromatic blends and is made with all-weather polypropylene, making it a wonderful choice for indoor and outdoor spaces for years to come.