Outstanding Design. Highest Quality.

The Ultimate in Personal Service.

In 1999, I started Classic Rug Collection, Inc. I used the word “collection” because I envisaged rugs made in many different styles and techniques. Drawing upon my interest in historical sources and using my research skills, I have designed rugs based on American Primitive designs, the Gee’s Bend Quilt patterns, Art Deco motifs, and classic Eastern geometrics. I also create rugs using my own experiences and my imagination. Many of these ideas become one-of-a-kind custom rugs. All of my rugs use natural fibers and carry the Goodweave label. Goodweave inspects the looms of companies that agree to employ adults only.
Through independent certification and rigorous inspections you know your rug is child-labor-free. Today, I select from the finest rug manufacturers in the world to bring my designs to life. I commission hand-knotted New Zealand wool, pashmina, hemp, nettle, linen, banana, and silk rugs from Nepal; hand-tufted wool and silk rugs from Thailand and India; and flat-woven rugs in mohair from the USA and in wool from Portugal. In this way, I can find the technique—and the price point—that best suits my clients. I think my motto sums up our goals – Outstanding Design. Highest Quality. The Ultimate in Personal Service. Thank you for your interest in my rugs.

HAND-TUFTED RUGS

To make a hand-tufted rug, the pattern is drawn in mirror image on a piece of fine monk’s cloth stretched on a frame. Each wool yarn stitch, either looped or cut pile, is added individually according to color. When the tufting is complete, the back of the rug is coated with latex and jute to hold the stitches in place. Then the rug is sheared and carved by hand, and the edges are trimmed using a big pair of scissors. Thus each rug is made completely by hand of all-natural fibers.

HAND-KNOTTED RUGS

This is the technique that is used to make fine Oriental carpets. Each piece of yarn is hand-knotted around a long piece of fiber; the higher the knot count, the finer the rug. Ours range from 40-300 knots per square inch. When all of the knots have been added, the edges of the rug are sewn by hand, and the face is hand-sheared. The drawing shows Barbara’s color directions for the weavers. We are a member of GoodWeave, which ensures that all of our rugs are child labor free.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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