Since 1999, my company has produced some of the finest rugs in the world. I design rugs for specific interiors, thus creating unique works of art; over 80% of my rugs are one of a kind. When clients see my work, they often say, “I’ve never seen rugs before that look like these.”

My rugs are produced in top-quality natural fibers–pashmina, natural silk, merino wool–by manufacturers who employ only adult laborers. I supervise every order, insuring a level of personal attention to detail that is often hard to find. Thanks for your interest in my work.

– Barbara Barran



I have designed rugs for some of the world’s most discriminating clients: a chateau owner in Normandy, a number of major American artists, the owners of a $100 million Tadeo Ando home, an ambassador’s residence in Jeddah, and, in conjunction with the noted designer Henrietta Spencer-Churchill, rugs for seven presidential suites at the Anjum Hotel in Mecca.



Venice Design 2018

In 2018, the European Cultural Centre invited me to show my work at Venice Design 2018, the largest international design exhibition running during the Venice Biennale. The show is held at the Palazzo Michael, close to the Ca’ d’Oro on the Grand Canal, so I decided to create a piece that would match the grandeur of the space and the culture of Italy.

“Firenze,” a three hundred knot per square inch hand-knotted rug was the result. The piece, a mosaic composed of silk “fragments” of Deruta pottery, is held together by “grout lines” of New Zealand wool. This unique, 9′ x 12′ work of art was mounted in the entry salon to the palazzo.


  • for anybody who wants a high-quality custom rug!…

    We met with Barbara to discuss designing a rug for the living room of our new house. We had been looking for a ready-made rug for about two years, and we had also worked with another rug designer. Nothing seemed to work right. We spent a lot of time discussing design ideas with Barbara until an interesting concept emerged. She sent us a preliminary design that we liked. However, she felt that it was important to finalize it by coming to our house to ensure that the rug colors would go with the room colors. So, she drove 150 miles to do this. The final result was spectacular. The rug is the centerpiece of our living room, and we can’t imagine the room without it anymore. Barbara is a very talented professional designer, and the quality of workmanship of the rugs that she designs is extremely high. We highly recommend her to anybody who wants a high-quality custom rug.

    Private Clients – Delaware

  • Her personal service truly is the ultimate…

    I had trouble finding the right carpet for my own home. Barbara walked me through this project with expertise, suggestions for design and technical information on materials for custom carpets. Classic Rug Collection offers a myriad of options. Her personal service truly is the ultimate.

    Private Client – Virginia

  • workmanship, design & quality are truly the best around…

    Classic Rug’s workmanship, design & quality are truly the best around. It’s an investment that does not lose its value. They use the best quality of yarns and colors in producing a magnificent piece of Art!

    Vera Bahu – Interior Designer, N.J.

  • Both the quality and experience are top-notch…

    My experience in doing business with Barbara was excellent; she wanted to hear what I was looking for and had a number of designs from which to choose. I highly recommend Classic Rug to anyone who loves beautiful floor art. Both the quality and experience are top-notch.

    L. Doberczak – PA

  • very pleasant, completely thorough and efficient….

    In each experience, I have found Barbara to be not only very pleasant to work with but completely thorough and efficient.

    Marc and Sharon Cutler – Raleigh, N.C.

  • excellent customer service , communicative, efficient, knowledgeable…

    I have worked with Classic Rug Collection for many years on the production of custom rugs. Their customer service is excellent, communicative, efficient, knowledgeable. The rugs produced have been of the highest quality. Their prices are very reasonable. It has been a pleasure to work with them and I highly recommend this company.

    Barbara Bloom – Artist

  • A professional, warm, personal touch…

    Barbara was attentive to every detail, made sure the work was done on time, and followed through afterward to see that we were happy with it all. Everything was handled professionally, yet with a warm, personal touch. I could not have been happier.

    Francine Klagsbrun – NYC

  • first class implementation…

    Our house is very modern and we wanted rugs that would fit the style and add a lot of color and vibrancy to the environment. Barbara did a great job on the design and the implementation was first class as well.

    Gary Donner – S.C.

  • Our One-of-a-kind carpet is a treasure…

    Our one-of-a-kind carpet is a treasure, exquisitely designed in 25 shades of blue. It is a privilege to have something of this quality in my home

    Ryan Hart and Daria Askari – NYC Professionals

  • superior quality and workmanship are unsurpassed…

    I have had the pleasure to work with Barbara Barran, President and owner of Classic Rug Collection for the past 12 years. Her superior quality and workmanship are unsurpassed. Barbara designs with the client in mind to create a unique, one of a kind custom rug using all natural fibers. Her specialty is hand-knotted 300 knot pure silk rugs. Superior service, attention to detail and beautiful custom designed rugs are hallmarks of Classic Rug Collection.

    Peter Capriotti – Museum Professional

  • went out of her way…

    Wonderful. Barbara was helpful went out of her way to advise on price, material, and care of the material. Delivery was on time and on spec. I would purchase services from her again.

    Folarin Gbado-Smith – Lagos, Nigeria

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