Custom Rug on February 2011 Traditional Home Cover


Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets has the strike off of this custom rug in our showroom. This rug is hand tufted and can be colored and sized to your specifications. Our showroom is filled with unique floor covering options such as these custom area rugs. We use a variety of sources throughout the world depending on type of weave or construction, fabric content, and delivery time.

Take time to explore this blog and our website. We have over 70 different vendors for our wood floors, broadloom carpet, area rugs and specialty floorcovering products. We even offer accessories such as Vovito candles, throws, fabrics and pillows.

Purchase this rug online HERE


Find out why we have clients come from all over Southern California to shop in our showroom. We have clients in Manhattan Beach, Laguna Beach, Palm Desert, Irvine, Long Beach, Huntington Beach, Dana Point, Tustin, Newport Beach, Corona del Mar, Ladera Ranch, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo and more.


Sisal Rug As Seen in Coastal Living Magazine December January 2011

For this Bermuda villa dining space, the designer used the existing asparagus green color on the chairs and drapes and added darker shades of green as accents. A touch of red from holly berries on place settings makes the room feel festive while the shells on the wreath and candlesticks remind us that we’re still on the coast.

Marrakesh and Montana sisal rugs are available in any size up to 13′ wide. The sisal can be bound with leather, cotton, microfiber, suede, linen, and striped espadrille fabric.

This rug is available at:
Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets

Seagrass: A Great Natural Fiber For Installed Carpet & Area Rugs

Seagrass is a great natural fiber to consider for both installed wall to wall carpet or as an area rug. Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets has installed a lot of seagrass over the years. Many of our clients have had it in one house and enjoyed it so much that the installed it again in their next home. Seagrass is quite forgiving in terms of staining as well.

Seagrass is quite durable. We installed it in 2007 at the Pi Phi Sorority house at the University of Southern California. We have done several commercial installations as well.

Here are a couple of examples of seagrass in Coastal Living Magazine.

Posted HERE is a video of some of our popular sisal products.

One thing about sisal, seagrass, jute in Abaca – It is VERY popular. Just look through the home shelter magazines such as Architectural Digest, Coastal Living, Traditional Home, Veranda and others.

Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets in Orange County California has a very large selection of these natural fibers. We offer custom rug fabrication using a variety of bindings too.

Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets
230 East 17th Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Liora Manné Creativity Expressed With Lamontage Area Rugs


LIORA MANNÉ is a talented and sought-after artist designer with a love of color and a desire to push the artistic envelope into uncharted territories. A native of Jerusalem, Manné’s artistry is expressed through unique and intricate textile designs that are finding a welcome home in the casual leisure world.
“I have always loved textiles,” Manné said. “I have worked with batiks, screen printing, tie dying, and now layering and blending.” This love of textiles was honed at North Carolina State University School of Design where Manné received a master’s degree in textile design and engineering. Following graduation, Manné worked for fabric converters as well as in research exploring printing methods for apparel knits.
In 1980, Manné moved to New York City to design for the fashion industry while continuing to experiment with textiles. As a result of her experimentation, Manné created a unique new textile she named Lamontage.
“It is a color blending process that is different from anything else out there,” said Manné. “Lamontage is a unique combination of layers hand-created through a non-woven technology.”
The blending is accomplished through a needle-punching technique that also blends colors into unique designs and resulting hues. “I am lucky in my process,” Manné said. “We may start with 40 yarn colors and then with blending, we can create endless colors.”
The process is described on the designer’s Web site as “breaking the boundaries of traditional textiles and creating a unique textile with unlimited possibilities.”
First developed for use with rugs, Manné’s innovative process and products received numerous awards when introduced. Interest from companies seeking to utilize Manné’s technique soon followed. In 1997, Liora Manné entered into a licensing agreement with Trans-Ocean Inc. to design rugs in more conventional mediums that included her EVERYWEAR indoor/outdoor rugs. Currently, she does design and license her process for other applications when they meet her criteria. “I only want to see my view adding richness and happiness to life,” Manné said. “It is not to add to clutter.”
At a recent textile market, Manné once again was creating buzz. “The latest development is the adding of textures to make the pieces dimensional,” Manné said. “Taking something to the next level is challenging and a challenge I welcome on a daily basis.”
Goldfish swim”Goldfish swim across textured outdoor pillows, which complement one of Manne’s playful outdoor rug designs for Trans-Ocean.” To keep the excitement rolling, Manné looks to various sources for inspiration. Within her New York City studio, she is surrounded by color; but when asked what inspires her she has additional items on her ready list. “A few things inspire me. Nature, it is so great to look outside. Light is inspiring. I like art and collect art; it is always inspirational and provides excitement. Historically, architectural artifacts inspire me.”
With all this inspiration, it is hard to imagine this designer’s creative spark ever needing to be charged; but for this, Manné simply replies, “I open my eyes and look at the world.” It is that outer world that welcomed her rugs and textiles and it is the outdoors again that continues to provide additional opportunities.
A growing line of applications for Lamontage, and its artistic and practical features, continues to be a source of great pride for Manné as well as a base for additional products. Recently, upholstery fabrics were introduced, utilizing the same process and characteristics of previous Lamontage products. “The textiles are for use inside and outside,” Manné said.

HEMPHILL’S RUGS & CARPETS in Costa Mesa, CA offers the collection of Lamontage indoor/outdoor area rugs, pillows, place mats, coasters and accent furniture.

Seagrass Rug Featured on the Cover of Traditional Home

Once again, one of the natural fiber products offered by Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets is featured on the September 2010 issue of Traditional Home magazine. This seagrass rug features a microfiber binding that is very durable and colorfast compared to the cotton bindings. The seagrass field is offered in either a latex back or with a urethane attached cushion for extra comfort. Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets recommends using the latex back when the rug is being used over hardwood floors.

Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets
had a Diamond Sisal Area rug featured on the cover of the July/August 2010 Issue of Traditional Home – see more HERE

Here are the available colors in the microfiber binding:








Below are some different examples of seagrass weaves that are available:




Contact us for pricing. There is no extra charge for small or custom sizes. These seagrass rugs are a great value.

Custom Rugs in Veranda Magazine

Custom Rug As Seen In Veranda July / Aug 2010

Did you know that Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets can custom make any rug that you desire? As you are looking through home shelter magazines such as Veranda, Architectural Digest, Traditional Home, Coastal Living, House Beautiful, etc. mark the page and contact us. If you are out of the area, you can email a scanned image. If you are local and want to stop by our showroom, bring in your ideas.

Custom Rug in Veranda Magazine July / August 2010

The two rugs shown above are featured in the July / August 2010 issue of Veranda magazine. We can not only make them in any size, but we can change the colors, alter the design, remove or add borders. You name it and Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets can do it. Best of all, we can accomplish your wishes for far less money than purchasing the rugs through Stark, Edward Fields, Kravet / Lee Jofa, and others.

Have a look HERE at a past posting where we copied a photograph of an old automobile and created a rug as a surprise birthday present. This order was accomplished via phone and email. The client has never been to our showroom.

Another popular item often shown in these shelter magazines is sisal. We have several blog articles about sisal which you can read including the one where one of our sisal rugs was featured on the cover of the July 2010 issue of Traditional Home. Read about it and see the samples HERE

Sisal Rug Featured On Cover Of Traditional Home

Traditional Home Magazine July 2010

A sisal rug fabricated by Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets has been featured on the cover of the July 2010 issue of Traditional Home magazine. UPDATE – Click HERE to the seagrass rug featured on the cover of the September issue of Traditional Home magazine.  BUY ONLINE at with FREE shipping.

Diamond Sisal Color Seagrass as shown on the cover of Traditional Home

Diamond Sisal Black

Diamond Sisal Copper

Diamond Sisal Espresso

Diamond Sisal Greige

Diamond Sisal Mahogany

Diamond Sisal Natural

Diamond Sisal Platinum

Diamond Sisal Tama

Diamond Sisal Tetre Negri

Diamond Sisal Walnut

Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets can fabricate this great looking piece of sisal with a variety of binding options such as Cotton, Leather, Sunbrella, Tapestry, Jute, Suede, Linen and Microfiber. Futhermore, the rug can me made in all sizes up to a maximum of 13′ wide.

Contact us today with your size and binding choice. We will be happy to quote you a great price and ship the rug right to your home.

Also, consider this new less expensive option of sisal – click HERE

Cotton Binding Options

Cotton Binding Options

Leather Binding Options

Diamond Sisal in Architectural Digest

UPDATE – Don’t want sisal? We offer a New Zealand Wool version too. Available for area rugs or wall to wall installation.

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Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets
230 East 17th Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627