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Karastan Personalizes the Floor with Custom Options

November 03, 2008 - What’s the true definition of luxury? Most arbiters of style would say customization. From clothing to handbags to jewelry, nothing connotes elegance and indulgence like something that is created especially for you.

Now Karastan is taking this idea to the floor—literally—with the introduction of Inspired Luxury, an innovative program that invites consumers to custom color their Karastan carpet or transform select Karastan broadlooms into custom rugs.

“Inspired Luxury gives Karastan customers a unique opportunity to personalize their space and create a signature floor covering to complement the room of their dreams,” says Connie Berry, director of marketing at Karastan. “We’re thrilled to offer consumers this novel way to truly ‘make a statement.’”

Within Karastan’s Custom Color Program is a palette of over 100 options, ranging from subtle neutrals like taupe, caramel and grey to eye-popping hues including purple, sea green and yellow that can be paired with 15 Inspired Luxury broadloom designs. Once the color has been selected, Karastan specially dyes three (3) swatches to obtain the most precise match. The chosen pattern and shade are manufactured and delivered within four to six weeks (66 square-yard minimum required.)

The process of creating an Inspired Luxury rug is simple and fun. The first step is to select from 15 broadloom styles featuring a variety of textures and patterns, including such Karastan favorites as Coastal Elegance—a hip, fun-loving shag and Ribbon Dance—an elegant trellis pattern. Each style comes in a selection of colors from which consumers can choose a favorite.

After determining color and look, the next decision is size. There are three popular options to choose from: 6 x 9, 8 x 10 or 9 x 12. And for the finishing touch, Inspired Luxury offers four custom bindings: cotton, jute, leather and wool fiber serging with a deliver of 4-6 weeks.