Read the June Showroom Spotlight featuring LGI Oriental Rugs, and learn about their amazing selection of rugs from across the world. From Kilims to antique and flat weave rugs, they offer a wide array of sizes and styles to fit any space.
Can you give some background on LGI Oriental Rugs?
LGI started in 1978 as a wholesaler to other dealers, in 1984 it became a Trade Showroom and that is still our business model. We sell only handmade rugs from all over the world including antiques, contemporary, flat weave, and vintage [rugs]. LGI has been family owned and operated since its inception, a fact that gives us a very personal stake on all the decisions and policies of the showroom. We have been at the Houston Design Center since 1993, so a little more than 27 years.
What makes LGI unique?
We give an incredible amount of attention to service since we consider ourselves the designer’s representative when we interact with our clients.
What is your favorite product in your showroom right now?
It is difficult to choose a favorite product, but the new colors in contemporary rugs from Nepal are wonderful. We are also getting what designers are calling “happy rugs” from India that are bringing a lot of color to transitional pieces. We also have a very extensive collection of Kilims.
What is something you would want someone coming to your showroom to know?
We would like designers to know that we have an incredible selection of new and antique rugs…we are to the trade so you have to come with a designer [to shop].
How have you adapted your showroom and business to help make it a safe shopping experience?
We have very few surfaces but we clean them in the morning and also between clients. We have a small station where we have masks, gloves, wipes and disinfectant. We wear masks when clients visit and we recommend that clients wear them but we do not require them to do so, and we all practice social distancing.
Do you have any LGI news you want to share?
We always have free pick up and delivery, and we also clean and repair rugs.