I attended the National Oriental Rug Market in Atlanta on January 9. Although the show was not well attended, I selected some large, beautiful Iranian Sultan Abad carpets and viewed some new designs from Nepal. Tufenkian offered some innovative creations having bright colors and geometric forms.

New introductions included a collection from Safavieh featuring designs inflables from Tom Filicia, (TV personality). Safavieh also featured Martha Stewart, Thomas Obrien, David Easton and Jamie Drake rugs.

It was a worthwhile trip- inspiring rugs to help make 2010 a year of success.