Rugs define boundaries and express individuality. the scarab provides a singular source for the design community to bring this concept home.
Every designer knows how the right rug pulls a room together, creating the perfect backdrop for a client’s unique lifestyle. Savvy homeowners too can appreciate the difference of high-quality, hand woven pieces crafted to last for generations.
Centrally located in Colorado’s Vail Valley, The Scarab has been scouting out these one-of-a-kind rugs for more than 20 years. They have trekked to the weavers’ countries, dye shops, and looms. They have seen how the color of the sky and other natural inspirations are transformed through weaving into pieces of art that will warm homes thousands of miles away.
“We have filtered out the mediocre,” says Larry Stone, proprietor “and sourced a collection of rugs from over 30 of the most creative and talented master weavers in the world. These suppliers follow Good Weave practices and prices are based on fair trade.”
With each rug-buying trip in the U.S. and abroad, The Scarab team brings back beautiful pieces in a wide array of styles and sizes. They also return with exciting insights about the latest colors and design trends, ready to educate their clients and support the design community.
MORE THAN 2,000 RUGS ONLINE
Designers and homeowners can search The Scarab’s entire collection of exclusive, individually chosen rugs through the store’s website. In addition to searching current inventory by design, size, weave and vendor, the website features stories on new designs and lines that can be sourced quickly.
“The website is a tool to inspire ideas and identify preferences,” says Stone, “our design team is standing by to answer questions and help individuals expand and narrow their search.”
SERVING INTERIOR DESIGNERS ACROSS colorado and the U.S.
The Scarab is well known in the Vail Valley and neighboring mountain resort towns, providing rugs for countless residences and hotels. Each year their rugs and reputation for first class service travel further as design partners engage them to finish projects across the county. They are currently supporting design partners on a resort residence in Florida, a five-story home in Boston, and a bed and breakfast in Georgia.
“They spent hours with us and our floor plans,” said Brenda Patterson, owner of the White Birch Inn and Laurel Bar, “They showed us many different rugs and shipped several to Georgia to consider. When we decided to have the main rug custom-woven in Turkey, they loaned us a smaller sample so we could continue to design around it.”
RELATIONSHIPS BUILT ON TRUSTED SERVICE
The Scarab has designed its business to serve discerning homeowners, interior designers and affiliated professionals and trades. In addition to offering an abundant selection of the highest quality rugs, they strive to make the process of buying and owning a rug personal and rewarding.
From design consultations to “on approval” terms, The Scarab understands that experiencing a rug in a home environment goes a long way in helping clients feel confident in their purchase. The store can ship anywhere and handles the details of deliveries and returns as customers evaluate potential pieces.
For homes in Colorado, The Scarab offers full-service delivery and installations, even removing old pieces. They also handle rug restoration and cleaning, appraisals, consignment and home staging.
“The Scarab works alongside us,” says Tracie Schumacher, Red Carpet Club member and founder of Studio 80, “They have so much understanding of the industry and quality products. They have an incredible team with a great eye for design details and color, along with knowledge of cutting edge designs being produced around the globe.”
TO THE TRADE
Working with interior designers has been so successful for The Scarab that they created an exclusive program to support those relationships. The Red Carpet Club is a designer-only opportunity that includes access to special pricing and promotions and additional online tools for building client proposals and presentations.
As a member of the Red Carpet Club, designers are invited to create a listing for their business on the The Scarab website, as well as feature their client projects within The Scarab blog.
VISIT THE SCARAB
A walk through The Scarab showroom is a treasure hunt, both for rugs and other riches. In addition to working their way through stacks of area rugs, visitors can revel in unique furnishings and vintage collectibles that are repurposed, up-cycled and overflowing with stories.
To browse rugs, meet featured artisans and weavers, and explore the Red Carpet Club, visit The Scarab. Conveniently located off I-70 at 201 Main Street in Minturn, 8 miles south of Vail, Colorado, The Scarab is open Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
For further information call 970.949.1730 or visit thescarab.com