Mezlan Shoe Boutique & Karastan Wool Carpet

Some things are just ironic.  My grandfather and dad were had retail shoe stores in Southern California.  Many years ago there was a start up company in Irvine called Pacific Shoe Corp. that offered the Mezlan line of men’s shoes.  Our family shoe store was one of their first clients.  Fast forward a couple of decades.  The owner of Mezlan is in our Costa Mesa, CA floor covering store looking for carpet for their new shoe store in 5th Avenue in New York City.  I suggest wool since it won’t scratch the leather soles of these fine shoes.  We get to talking and I find out that the owner, Antonio Sanchez, remembers my dad.  Long story short, we get the business to ship him carpet to his New York shoe boutique.

Hemphill’s Shoes in Alhambra, CA and Newport Beach, CA enjoyed 50 plus years in business.  Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets is beyond 20 years.  Great to be a part of the retail landscape of Southern California for over 70 years.


New Canaan Rug & Carpet Wilton Collection

Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets has gone directly to the source many times to get the same products offered by Stark and Kravet.  This holds true with our New Canaan Wilton Carpet and Rug Collection.

Our showroom offers these products for wall to wall carpet installation, stair runners and made to order rugs.

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Monaco Carpet and Rug Collection

We love finding new products that one does not see everywhere.  Our clients appreciate our showroom for the collection of unique floors including carpet, area rugs and floors.  No wonder, designers have been gravitating to us from their other trusted sources.  Even upper management from major vendors who visit our showroom are amazed.  We love the challenge of sourcing new products and invest heavily in samples.

Our new Monaco Collection of carpet and made-to-order rugs is one such example.

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Visit us soon!  Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets 448 E 17th Street Costa Mesa, CA 92627


Barbara Berry Carpet & Rug Collection

Want a study in elegance? Simply turn to celebrated designer Barbara Barry. In both a personal and professional capacity, Barbara exudes an unmatched refinement and effortless grace. Known for her classic, own-for-life designs, her work manages to be thoroughly sophisticated without a hint of pretension or stuffiness. Rather, a Barbara Barry room is laid-back, accessible and beautiful. Much like the designer herself!

Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets is proud to offer her designer line of wool carpet.  These carpets can also be transformed into area rugs of any size. Each pattern shown comes in a variety of color choices.

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We Love Creating Custom rugs

These rugs are in the tufting process. You can see the area where the sample was made in two photo’s. This is done before production for several reasons but most of all for quality! No surprises!! They still need to be finished and backed. They should be completed by the end of the week and prepared for shipment!


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Spring Carpet SALE


March launches a variety of special sales on our carpet.  First is the Karastan Live Beautifully Sale.  Save on selected New Zealand wool carpets.  We can also fabricate these into area rugs of any size.



From Grass to Wine Glass

vineyard wool carpet Wool carpet in vineyards? Bellbridge Wool Carpets, Benicia, CA has launched an exciting recycling project with a leading Napa Valley wine producer, Nord Vineyards. Following the impressive results from ‘Wool… the blooming success’ project with Pleasanton Middle School in California; Bellbridge has partnered with Nord Vineyards who have ‘installed’ Bellbridge wool carpets among their Cabernet Sauvignon vine. The goal was to investigate additional sustainable practices for reuse of wool carpets. The carpet is laid in some areas face down to the soil and in other areas with backing to the soil. Wool carpet is expected to deliver 4 benefits to the growing of the vine and the grapes. Weed Blocker: Carpet laid between the vines will inhibit weed growth that would otherwise take moisture and nutrients away from the vine. Fertilizer: As wool degrades it releases significant amounts of essential elements, including high levels of Nitrogen that promote vigorous plant growth. Carpets will be cut around the vines to ‘feed’ the plant. Moisture Barrier: Wool carpet will act as a barrier to help hold the moisture in the soil reducing evaporation during the peak hot weather in California, thereby conserving water consumption. Erosion Mat: The carpet will help prevent erosion of the land as hilly exposed terrain is a common feature of the Napa Valley. This could be a major benefit.

Julie Nord, owner of the Nord Vineyards is also a qualified soil scientist; this large scale project involves thousands of feet of used and scrap wool carpet that would otherwise end up in landfill. The project will be closely monitored and is an exciting use for Bellbridge wool carpets.

Nord are also introducing sheep to the same vineyard. The sheep will feed on the grass between the vines, reducing the need for manual cutting with equipment, and thereby completing a sustainable recycling model. From fine carpets to fine wine!