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I’ve been in and around the rug industry since 1967, 47 years. In the early 1970’s I was buyer for a large department store in Washington, DC. I traveled to Iran, India and other rug making countries purchasing and arranging for shipment of my rugs. Later I designed and manufactured rugs for a major US textile company establishing the product line and marketing plan. In 2003 I returned to the retail rug business by purchasing a retailer in Charleston, SC.

Re-naming the business Fine Rugs of Charleston, the company moved to an Upper King Street location in 2005 and then to its current location at 1523 Meeting Street in 2008. My staff and I are committed to help the Interior Designers of coastal South Carolina to provide the highest quality and most well priced floor fashion for their clients. This blog is part of my passion is to educate and inform designers, students and other retailers, hoping to support them in more properly serving the needs of their market.

Find more info about me at the Rob Leahy page and learn more about my products and services at my Mission page.

Warm regards,
Rob Leahy

FEATURED BLOG POST

MY WHOLESALE COLLECTIONS


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THE LONG-TERM VALUE OF A CONTEMPORARY RUG

It’s true that when you buy a hand-knotted modern rug, you’re making an investment. Many of us understand that the price reflects the time and attention to detail that goes into making the rug, as well as the overall quality. But will your investment stand the test of time? Read more >>

CHARLESTON RUGS COLLECTION

Fine Rugs now offers a line of rugs made exclusively for Interior Designers and Design Showrooms. Two very well priced collections featuring the artistry, lasting beauty and luxury of hand knotted rugs. The collections include all of the rugs scrolling by above. Visit the collection page or call 843-577-3386 for availability.



In the News

IN THE NEWS

Over the years Fine Rugs of Charleston and I have found ourselves ‘in the news’. Check us out…..

Soldier Stories at Charleston Rugs Blog

SOLDIER STORIES

My eMail exchanges with American soldiers stationed in Afghanistan. Read these stories…..


Rug Fashion

RUG FASHION

The designs and colors that we see in area rugs almost always springs from other realms. See what’s happening…..



Afghanistan rug weavers

AFGHANISTAN

I believe in the women of Afghanistan making rugs for sale in my showroom. Read more….


Rug Strategy

RUG STRATEGY

Over my many years in the rug business I have seen many changes in the supply chain. Here are a few…..

Antique Rugs

ANTIQUE RUGS

When demand increases, values can grow dramatically. Read more……




Guest Contributor

GUEST CONTRIBUTORS

Having someone who I respect and admire post an item on my Charleston Rugs Blog is a honor. Here are a few…..

Favorite rug blogs

FAVORITE BLOGS

There are a number of superb blogs and they are increasingly becoming the best source of information on the carpet and rug business. Here are a few of the best…..

Showroom events at Fine Rugs of CharlestonSHOWROOM EVENTS

I host events to "give back" to Interior Designers and my weavers. Read more…..