It’s no secret that soft grays, blues, ivories and greens are the star palette in home furnishings right now, especially in rugs. My trip with Mesrop Darian and Seth Rickard to the Aug. 30-Sept. 2 Rug Show @ Javits saw plenty of this chic palette in contemporary, transitional and even edgy new traditional designs with fresh new textures and constructions.

The entire Caravan booth, for example, was awash in the soft palette with some of the most beautiful designs in a variety of styles. The company uses only the finest quality materials and the best construction techniques, resulting in striking rugs with luxurious textures.

But don’t blink, friends, because change is on the horizon and color is coming back in an energetic and jazzed-up way. At the Wool & Silk booth, an all-silk Mamluk in a bold palette of blue, yellow and red caught our attention, along with an exciting selection of entirely original wool and silk designs. Look for more about this extraordinary rug maker on our social media pages this fall.

At Nazmiyal, a beautiful series of Scandinavian Dhurries proved that flat weave rugs are not just a summer textile, but a dynamic style to reckon with in high-design arenas all year round. Look for more of these at Oscar Isberian Rugs during the upcoming seasons, too.

It was wonderful to see our friends, Solomon Bassalely and Ariel Basalely from Eliko, a company we go to again and again for stellar antiques. This market, Eliko was quite busy with its new custom collection. We’ll keep our eyes on this.

Interesting new textures were on display at the Amici booth, with the new Pokra Collection of loomed organic weaves in wool, linen, silk, wool/jute and wool/viscose. It tells us that natural woven looks are as popular as ever.

There’s so much more we could talk about this fall. Instead, pop into our stores in Chicago, Evanston and Highland Park for your own tour through all that is important for fall and winter. We look forward to seeing you soon!