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.



My custom rugs are designed for specific spaces in a client’s home. Rather than just changing a few colors or resizing a rug, I usually design an entirely new piece for the residence. This story illustrates how I work.

A New York designer wanted a sophisticated collection of rugs for a spacious Manhattan co-op. She chose a two-height, New Zealand wool and natural silk multi-colored helix design to establish a welcoming entrance. Then I created an abstract design of neutral tones plus touches of red for the living room. The strong color and irregular edges add vitality to the space. The adjacent dining area picks up the same tones for the small geometric pattern, and a border with a golden silk helix ties these three rugs together.

Greys with touches of silver and gold color the elegant, high-low New Zealand wool and natural silk rug in the master bedroom. For a change of pace, as well as ease of cleaning, I used a hand-tufted rug, rather than a hand-knotted one, for the teenage son’s room. The pattern is a blow-up of an upholstery fabric, but the colors tie this rug to the rest of the collection. Finally, for the guest room, I used neutrals with touches of coral and gold to create a warm, inviting atmosphere for this room.

The picture shows the strike-offs (samples) that I ordered to show to the designer. It takes 2-3 weeks to get strike-offs. If something needs to be changed, I will have a new strike-off made at no additional cost. Custom rugs normally take from 6-8 weeks for completion after strike-off approval; in this case, the clients were in a rush, so for a 15% up charge (used to hire an additional team of weavers), these rugs were made in 4 weeks, plus one week for shipping from Nepal. This shows our “Quick Ship” program in action!

Please call 718-768-3338 to arrange for a personal rug consultation, or write to me at Barbara@ClassicRug.com. I look forward to meeting you.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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