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New Luxury Rug Boutique in Showroom

Introducing a new luxury rugs boutique, Woven Concepts at KDR Designer Showrooms.

Woven Concepts x KDR artisan rug boutique display photo

KDR continues to innovate and evolve the showroom experience. From quietly investing in new technologies to reconfiguring the showroom floor for new product categories, our mission remains the same; to deliver the highest-quality customer service and products in a luxury-inspired environment.

Woven Concepts is an international boutique firm, specializing in the conception and creation of high-end artisan rugs. In addition to their signature collections, Woven Concepts provides extensive custom rug capabilities for commercial, residential, corporate, retail and hospitality interior design projects. Accuracy in weave and texture, the precision of scale, and quality of yarn and dyes are distinctive signs of a Woven Concepts’ original.

The new boutique, quietly opened in September and is perfectly situated in the heart of the showroom’s expansive textile and wallcovering department.

Paul Geers, Manager of Woven Concepts x KDR Designer Showrooms
Paul Geers, Woven Concepts x KDR

What makes it a top destination for design professionals is the in-store expertise and personalized customer service. Heading up the showroom boutique is industry veteran, Paul Geers. For 21 years, Paul managed a well-known artisan rug store in St. Louis. As an appraiser with a background in interiors, Paul possesses an expansive knowledge of luxury artisan rugs and carpets.

Woven Concepts at KDR offers:

  • Fine quality rugs
  • Extensive custom capabilities
  • Certified appraisals
  • Expert knowledge and assistance
  • Professional cleaning services

Equipped with state-of-the-art lighting, shoppers can see every knot and color in its truest form. Visit the St. Louis showroom today to discover Woven Concepts’ collection of luxury artisan rugs and carpets at KDR Designer Showrooms.

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2019 Fall Market: The Future of Designer Workrooms

This season offered new opportunities beyond the latest collections and introductions from furniture, textile and window covering manufacturers. KDR’s Fall Market kicked-off with an insightful conversation with a panel of leading, local workroom owners. The Future of Designer Workrooms asked local custom workroom owners, what does the future hold for this segment of the industry. Read on to learn more.

“It’s an opportunity for the designer to ask questions about special options and custom capabilities.”

MARKET FAVORITES 

Trade professionals met one-on-one with manufacturer representatives for in-depth knowledge about products and discover the latest collections. Participants in the Fall Market Passport Giveaway could enter for a chance to win the grand prize giveaway; $400 Nordstrom gift card.

FOR GOOD MEASURE 

Designers received a special gift with a limited- edition KDR tape measure and reusable tote, courtesy of Hartmann&Forbes.

SEIZE THE OPPORTUNITY 

Fall Market continues with exclusive savings from participating furniture manufacturers. Save up to an additional 20% on furniture special orders, take an extra 15% off select showroom inventory, plus enjoy furniture freight savers and free receiving and delivery now through October. See details on our Sales page.

PANEL RECAP: THE FUTURE OF DESIGNER WORKROOM 

From digital disruptions, to shifting shopping behaviors and a transforming workforce, the interior design industry has changed. Today in high-end residential interiors, the skilled craftspeople of custom workrooms are vital more than ever – yet, the industry changes have left them vulnerable. The following panel of workroom experts weighed in.

St. Louis Panel 

Nicky Berry, The Berry Studio 
Cindy Ponder, Brewer Quilt & Design 
Patty McGowd, Castlewood Designs 

Moderated by Kevin Kenney, President/CEO, KDR Designer Showrooms

Kansas City Panel 

Kelly Wilson, Weave Gotcha Covered 
Linda Adams, Sew Divine 
Barbara Holt, Sterlinghouse 

Moderated by Kevin Kenney, President/CEO, KDR Designer Showrooms

Minneapolis Panel 

Jim Kaiser, Artistic Drapery & Upholstery 
Jan Benz, Accent Drapery 
Maud Duggan, Union Place 

Moderated by Ashlee Morgan, Window Covering Department Supervisor, KDR Designer Showrooms

The Future of Designer Workrooms conversation covered: 

  • Transparency in pricing
  • Value of turnkey services
  • Technology
  • Uniform means of communication between designer and workroom
  • Timeliness of production
  • Educating and marketing to the new generations of design professionals?
  • Will your workroom alter ready-made product

In summary, The Future of Designer Workrooms panel discussion was an important first step to help guide us in future collaborations of educational seminars for the year ahead. Stay tuned for what’s to come in 2020. 

Scroll to view photo galleries and the KDR Fall Market Giveaway winners.

Fall Market Giveaway Winners 

Congratulations to the Fall Market 2019 winners! The winners each receive a gift card valued at $400 to Nordstrom. Attendees can enter for a chance to win the grand prize gift in the KDR Fall Market Passport Giveaway. One winner per showroom location. 

  • St. Louis Showroom Winner: Melanie Christoff, Cure Design Group
  • Kansas City Showroom Winner: Christine Julian, Christine Julian Interiors
  • Minneapolis Showroom Winner: Janice Lusignan, Drapes by Janice

We extend our gratitude to event partners. 

Special thanks to our panel of designer workroom owners. 

Industry partners: Walbrandt Technologies, Woven Concepts, Cosentino, Twigs & Moss.

Manufacturer representatives from: Century, Hancock & Moore, Jessica Charles, Taylor King, Maitland-Smith, Hickory Chair, Pearson, Hickory White, Lillian August, Sherrill Furniture, Thayer Coggin, Lee Industries, Hartmann&Forbes, Paris Texas Hardware, The Finial Company, Select, Kirsch, Zimmer + Rohde, Kravet, Lee Jofa, Romo, Phillip Jeffries, Samuel & Sons, Cowtan & Tout, JAB, Robert Allen Duralee, Norbar and more.

Catering provided by Gourmet to Go, Blue Pot Catering, Lila Buffet Styling, The Dapper Doughnut, Donutology and Sip Coffeebar.

Photography courtesy of Rachel Hwang.

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Style Clips | Take a Tour: Kansas City Showroom

Looking for home interior inspiration? Take a tour inside KDR’s Kansas City showroom with our new Style Clips video series. Explore the latest trends and inspirations in home furnishings from the carefully curated vignettes.

Want to shop our products in person? Visit the Kansas City showroom conveniently located in Lenexa, Kansas or plan a trip to your local KDR showroom.


Have a question about a product or display that you’ve seen in our videos? Contact us today. One of our knowledgeable and friendly sales associates will be happy to help answer your questions.

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Style Clips | Take a Tour: Minneapolis Showroom

Introducing Style Clips, a video series where viewers can explore our carefully curated vignettes throughout all three showrooms.

Explore the latest trends and inspiration in the carefully curated vignettes from KDR’s Minneapolis showroom.

Want to experience it in person? Walk right in one of our showrooms to take it for a test drive. Have a question about a product or want to learn more about the special order options? Give us a call or drop us a line. One of our knowledgeable and friendly sales associates will be happy to help answer your questions.

To learn more about our products and displays in this video, contact us. We look forward to assisting you.

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