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French Style Area Rugs

French style area rugs have a long tradition. Classic French Aubusson and Savonnerie rugs with their grand central medallions have graced the most formal spaces including Versailles, as well as adding an elegance to more contemporary homes. Also: French Style Area Rugs, Transitional French Style Rugs.

Classic French Style Medallion Rugs

France has long been admired as a European seat of exquisite high style, and French Style Rugs are no exception. This style of indoor rug consists of several successive styles overlapping one another. From the most formal styles associated by the reigns of the kings, to the provincial and country styles, wisps of elegance gracefully blend with regal color and textures that help to create refined and beautiful rugs.

Ana Rug Cyprian Rug Safavieh Mystical Garden Rug, 4' x 6'
Safavieh Mystical Garden Rug, 5' x 8'
Safavieh Mystical Garden Rug, 9' x 12'
Hand woven rug. Wool. Cotton foundation. Rug design inspired by classic 18th-century French designs. Machine tufted of wool with silk accents. Latex/cotton backing. Hand-tufted. Wool.


Safavieh Slate Trail Rug Safavieh Tufted Aubusson Rug, 5' x 8' Safavieh Onyx Grove Rug
Rug hand tufted of wool. Cotton backing. Light blue/gray Hand-tufted wool rug with floral motif has an Aubusson style design. Rug hand tufted of wool. Cotton backing. Black/ivory


Safavieh Elizabeth Aubusson Rug Black Empire Scrolls Rug Safavieh "Aubusson Night" Rug
A classic medallion design gets a fresh look in light blue and ivory in this hand-tufted wool rug Neoclassical design. Hand-carved, hand-tufted wool. Hand-tufted wool rug in the timeless Aubusson style, combining shades of sage and gold on a black background with ivory border


Chocolate Copper Medallion Rug Clara Rug Imarri Rug
Rug is hand knotted with a wool foundation for extra softness and durability. Rug features intricate floral motifs interspersed with delicate geometric forms. Pearlescent sheen. Loom knotted of viscose/wool. Hand tufted of wool with silk accents. Latex/cotton backing.


Safavieh Lilybeth Rug Safavieh Ansley Rug Safavieh Lilybeth Rug
Traditional rug with the luxurious feel and richness of 18th century French Savonnerie carpets. Hand tufted of wool. Hand woven of wool. Traditional rug with the luxurious feel and richness of 18th century French Savonnerie carpets. Hand tufted of wool.


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Safavieh  Burgundy Oaks Rug Safavieh  Cameo Rug Safavieh  Cherry Creek Rug
Rug hand tufted of wool. Cotton backing. Rug hand tufted of wool. Cotton backing. Rug hand tufted of wool. Cotton backing.


"Medallion Garden" Rug Safavieh Lady Blue Oushak Rug Safavieh Trudeau Medallion Rug
Traditional elegance in fresh shades of blue and chocolate. Hand-tufted wool-pile rug with silk highlights Hand-knotted Oushak rug. Wool pile. A special heirloom wash produces the subtle color variations that give Oushak rugs their distinctive antique look; therefore, each will differ slightly This dramatic rug captures the luxurious feel and richness of 18th century French Savonnerie carpets and brings a touch of glamour to traditional settings


"Maison" Rug Safavieh Empire Medallion Rug "Owl Branches" Rug
Hand-tufted pure wool rug has a rich cream background enhanced with golden leaves swirling around a center medallion while a fleur-de-lis marks each side. Hand tufted of wool. Majestic rug features a serenely elegant design inspired by 18th-century French carpets that first brought Persian and oriental rug motifs to the royal courts of Europe.


Ivory Jewel Rug Valenncierre Rug "Chocolate Copper Medallion" Rug
Machine-made rug. Loom knotted of viscose/wool. Soft under foot. All rugs have a "light" and a "dark" side, depending on the viewing angle. The photos at left show this rug from both sides. Power-loomed wool rug with a parquet-patterned center is highlighted with hand carving. The border's Greek key design gets dramatic emphasis from a black background Elaborately patterned rug is hand knotted with a wool foundation for extra softness and durability.

French Style Area Rugs

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COSMOPOLITAN RUG  Exquisite Rugs  Merial Rug
Recreation of a rug created by Charles Voysey, eminent architect and home furnishings designer active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Power loomed of wool/nylon blend. Copper Hand-knotted, hand-trimmed rug. Rayon pile. All rugs have a "light" and a "dark" side, depending on the viewing angle.


Paris Blue Rug Rochelle Rug
Handmade rug. Hand knotted of naturally stain-resistant, long-fiber, high-mountain wool. Ice blue Handmade rug. Hand knotted of premium wool. Light blue


Darius Rug Exquisite Rugs Kendra Oushak Rug Soraya Rug
Handmade rug. Hand tufted of wool/viscose. Cotton backing. Taupe, ivory, light blue Pays homage to the traditional rug-making methods of old-world craftsmen. Hand knotted of New Zealand wool on a cotton foundation. Hand washed and sun dried, then hand trimmed. A special heirloom wash produces the subtle color variations that give Oushak rugs their distinctive antique look Adorned with beautiful flowers and flourishes in the traditional Persian style, this divine design is utterly unforgettable. Finely woven with a sumptuous pile and specially treated to create an extraordinary antique look and feel, it brings warmth and comfort to any room.


Exquisite Rugs Bella Beige Rug "Tetonia" Rug Blakeland Rug
Handmade, hand-trimmed rug. Bamboo silk pile on cotton foundation. Durable and intended for foot traffic. A decorative Persian design adds the illusion of movement to this handmade rug, adding symmetry to the room Rug features a traditional Persian rug design rendered in contemporary colors. Loom knotted of viscose and wool.


Flamingo Rug Exquisite Rugs "De'Asiah" Oushak Rug Back Bay Rug
Handmade transitional rug. Hand knotted of wool. Cotton canvas backing. Earthen hues and rich texture make this elegant Oushak rug not only a centerpiece for your room but also a conversation piece. It pays homage to the traditional rug-making techniques of old-world Indian craftsmanship Handmade rug. Hand tufted of wool/silk blend. Poly/cotton backing.


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Florissant Rug Barclay Butera Lifestyle Hinsdale Celery Rug, 5'3" x 7'5" Safavieh  Delilah Rug
Transitional rug. Made of wool and viscose. Cotton backing applied with latex. Traditional rug. Machine made of New Zealand wool and viscose. Make a dramatic statement with this handcrafted rug whose pattern is inspired by a lovely damask fabric. Part of the design is isolated and greatly enlarged for a unique and stunning look.


Avonlea Rug Exquisite Rugs Royal Garden Serapi Rug Medallion Mist Rug
A classic medallion print in moody hues takes a stroll on the enigmatic side. Featuring wonderful silk detailing, a glorious gleam, and a supremely posh pile, this remarkable rug is undeniably evocative Very fine antique-weave Serapi rug. Hand knotted of New Zealand wool on cotton foundation. Drawing inspiration from the masters of yesteryear while making use of fresh, up-to-the-moment colors, this lovely rug complements both traditional and modern decor. With its unique combination of old world design and a modern palette, this rug is sure to impress the senses and soothe the soul for many years to come.


Safavieh "Floating Medallions" Rug Safavieh "Mystee" Rug
Modern art for the floor, this hand-tufted rug is made of vegetable-dyed wool and viscose with a cotton canvas backing. Featured color is turquoise; other colors, from top, are blue, silver, and beige. Captivating rug with tonal oversized damask pattern grounds any room with quiet dignity


"Golden Sky" Rug "Lasara" Rug Casperian Rug
Shades of gold against an ivory background make this handmade wool rug a masterpiece for the home. Viscous highlights add sheen. A fusion of modern and traditional, this rug captures timelessness through color and classical architectural inspirations. Its subtle pattern and soft color add to its understated elegance. Featuring a traditional damask floral pattern, this rug pairs silk detailing with a magnificent pile for an utterly enchanting look and feel


Ziva Rug Empire Oushak Rug Safavieh "Parsa" Rug
Inspired by antique Oushak and Sultanabad designs, this divine rug replicates the charm and beauty of 19th-century weaving Inspired by the rugs of the once vast Ottoman empire, this gorgeous rug reproduces the distinctive character of the traditional and classic Ottoman Oushak. It has been delicately washed and sheared to give it texture. This floral-design rug blends ivory, rust, and a host of muted colors to create a romantic look


Blue Mist Rug Sutton Rug Diantha Rug
Transitional rug. Hand tufted of wool. Cotton canvas backing. Antique washed and over dyed for a lustrous sheen. Hand-knotted rug. Made of premium hand-spun wool using a unique Turkish knot. Low pile rug. Hand knotted of wool. Cotton canvas backing.

Transitional French Style Rugs

"Fleur-De-Lis" Rug "Seraphina" Rug Exquisite Rugs  Jiselle Rug
The sweeping lines of a fleur-de-lis form a bold design on this hand-tufted rug Transitional design of intertwining scrolled leaves plays across this rug in a refined yet lively presentation. Hand knotted of semi-worsted New Zealand wool with viscose patterns in a fine Tibetan weave Handmade rug. Hand knotted of bamboo silk. Gray White Pat


Fretwork Rug Exquisite Rugs Caramel Latte Rug Bradshaw Rug
Hand-tufted rug. Wool/viscose pile. Cotton backing Handmade, hand-trimmed rug. Hand-knotted bamboo silk pile on cotton foundation. Durable and intended for foot traffic. Dark grey, silver, warm brown, slate Rustic rug with open, modern design. Hand knotted of wool. Made to look distressed.


Lincoln Rug, 8'6" x 11'6" "Rubenesque" Rug
Cut pile of intricate "ironwork" lattice atop a flat-woven field. Hand woven of wool. Almond An oversized arabesque design rendered in shimmering viscose gives this handmade rug dimension and shine


Rose Window Rug Global Views" Interlaced Arabesque" Rug "Gray Abstract" Rug
Inspired by Gothic stained-glass windows, this gorgeous rug features a loop-pile neutral base with a cut-pile color decoration in two tones and two levels. It adds drama and comfort to room settings An oversized, interlaced arabesque pattern in bold aqua adds drama to this hand-dyed rug Sharp lines and flowing curves keep the eye moving across this distinctive rug. The large-scale, repeating pattern forms a not-to-be-ignored backdrop for your furnishings, but its neutral shades see to it that it doesn't overpower the room


McKenna Rug Leighton Rug "Medallion Blues" Rug
Contemporary rug. Hand tufted of wool and "art silk" (viscose). High/low construction adds texture, surface interest, and sheen. Gray/denim While a damask design always exudes Old World charm, rendered in sleek shades of sand, black, and taupe and suffused with a subtle sheen, its aura is completely contemporary. This compelling rug features a deluxe pile and sublime silk accents for a mesmerizing tone and texture A new interpretation of a traditional design, this hand-knotted wool rug is luster-washed for an antique look and feel. 

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