The Rug Studio
The Rug Studio is a specialist business run by Rachel Simpson who has 25 years experience in restoring, designing and selling antique and contemporary rugs.
The outlet in Holt has evolved from a love for the area, working with many of the interior designers in the area and a passion for antiques.
Rachel is personally there about every 10 days and an appointment can always be made. A selection of her style of rugs is always available at the centre including Afghan traditional handspun natural dyed kilims, latest trend transitional rugs, Rex Ray American artist rugs and her personal passion the antique tribal rugs.
Rachel trained as a rug weaver for her degree and then learnt her skills in restoration here in the UK with Persian and Western dealers before travelling to Turkey for further knowledge and resulting in teaching in India the art of restoration for 6 years. These days with her team in the UK anything is possible, full reweaves to stopping an end, cleaning a mat to an oversized room carpet.
Rachel works alongside clients visiting their rooms prior to helping them source the right rug or carpet, establishing colour, size and style and obviously budget. The key though is to decide what function and traffic level the room will have and what atmosphere you want to bring to the space.
Rugs as Rachel says are her life, a client working relationship is important and every room should have one.