Carpeting covers cold floors, cushions bare feet, and muffles the beating of tell-tale hearts. Update home décor while alleviating auditory hallucinations with today's Groupon: for $249, you get $500 toward an Oriental rug at Birmingham Design Studio. Rugs start at around $350, and since many of the studio's rugs are one-of-a-kind, the collection includes a wide range of prices.
The shopkeepers at Birmingham Design Studio pair an inventory of luxurious home goods with decades of experience and sharp eyes for tasteful design. Birmingham Design Studios' rugs pass rigorous tests by certified Oriental-rug appraisers for quality, beauty, and value, showing off hand-knotted flanks, complex patterns, and rich colors in the showroom. Small 2'x3' rugs ($350–$2,000) stretch through hallways or welcome guests at doors, and midsize mats ($900–$5,000 for 3'x5' rugs; $1,200–$6,000 for 4'x6' rugs) draw a room together. In addition to stocking many one-of-a-kind carpets, Birmingham's certified interior designers can also collaborate with clients to fashion a custom-made rug, working from a handful of fabric samples, a sketch, or a photograph of a favorite corn maze.