Custom Designer Rugs

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We love to do custom area rugs!  We recently reconnected with an old friend who is now our liason for custom tufted rugs overseas.  And his wife is our artist to assist you in creating the perfect rug!  We now offer these rugs in a variety of fibers including nylon, New Zealand wool, bamboo and silk.  Fibers can also be combined.  We have a library of designs. We can modify the design to meet your specifications.  We have 100’s of ARS color poms (see below) to select from which are keyed to the universal Pantone color choices.   We offer artwork (as shown in the images above) within 48 hours at no cost.  We make a strike off (as shown in the images above for a nominal charge).  The strike off cost will be rebated with an order. This is a terrific program.  We have sourced with an old friend in the industry to offer this program at a very competitive price and reasonable delivery times.  Only the finest fibers and constructions are offered.  You will not be disappointed.   Consider using fabrics as your inspiration.  We can match a fabric pattern (see below) or interpret it to fit your design needs.

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Ralph Lauren

Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpet is proud to have been selected as a dealer for both the Ralph Lauren rug collection.  The collection offers a huge variety of styles and constructions.  Choose from Jute and Sisal rugs, antique reproduction hand knotted pieces, faux silk solid colored rugs in a variety of colors, textured felted wool woven rugs and more.  Custom sizes are even offered in a majority of the rugs.

As the first American fashion designer to create an all-encompassing collection for the home, Ralph Lauren presents home furnishings and accessories that reflect the enduring style and exquisite craftsmanship synonymous with the name Ralph Lauren. Whether inspired by time-honored tradition, the utmost in modern sophistication or the beauty of rare objects collected around the world, Ralph Lauren Home is dedicated to only the finest materials and the greatest attention to detail for the ultimate in artisanal luxury.

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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.


Custom Rugs – Looking Up For Ideas

Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets is going to turn this stenciled ceiling into a 12′ Octagon area rug.

We created our first hand tufted custom rug nearly 13 years ago. Ironically, that was a curved hallway runner in which we mimicked the tin ceiling above. What comes around goes around. Our client in Dana Point wanted to take the stenciled pattern in the ceiling and create the same pattern on the rug that will fit directly below in their dining room.

We started the process on Labor Day morning. Photos, climbing a ladder with wool color samples, scaling the design, deciding what part of the rug to bevel all occurred during the first phase of the design project. Next comes a scaled rendering of the rug for approval and then we go into production. Our target is to have this rug in place in time for Thanksgiving dinner.

Follow along as Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets shares with you the process of creating this custom area rug.

UPDATE – 9-13-2010 – Here is the rendering:

Have a look at one of our other unique custom rug projects. Click HERE


Add Color To Your Life With Company C

Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets is an Authorized Dealer for Company C area rugs and accessories. Rather than ramble on, we will let the pictures do the talking.

Another example of a Company C rug can be found HERE in a blog posting about How to Measure for a Rug.

Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets in Costa Mesa features a wide variety of products including carpet, wood floor, leather plank floors, cork, machine and hand knotted area rugs, custom designed and sized area rugs, vacuums and home accessories. The showroom is open to both the trade and public.

Over 70 name brands are featured including: Richard Marshall Olde Boards, Provenza, Karastan, Masland, Stanton, Fabrica, Woolshire, Bellbridge, Moda, Fibreworks, Merida Meridian, Company C, Torly’s Leather, Godfrey Hirst, Dixie Home, Delos Rugs, Feizy Rugs, Gangchen Carpets of Tibet, Obeetee, Lamontage, Transocean and more.


How to Measure for a Rug

Selecting a Size

How do you determine the correct size rug for your space? It is not an exact science. The type of room and furniture placement should factor into your decision. We suggest leaving an equal amount of flooring exposed on all sides of the room. The first step is always to measure the space using a tape measure. One of the most common mistakes is to rely on a visual or ‘eyeball’ the space. A 6×9 rug can look very differently hanging on a rack. To make it easy, use our room planner!
Dining & Breakfast rooms

* When selecting a room size rug for the dining room, you need to measure the length and width of your table. Don’t forget to include the table leaf if you use it frequently.
* We recommend leaving enough space so the back legs of the dining room chairs can be placed on the rug. This will avoid chair legs getting caught on the edge of the rug when guests are pushing their chairs in and out.

Living or Family room

* We recommend selecting a size that allows each piece of furniture to be completely on or off the rug. The exception to this rule is a sofa, it is common for the back legs of a sofa to hang off the rug.
* Make sure to account for any heating vents or doorways.
* Depending on the usage of the room, you may want to consider traffic patterns.
* If there’s a hearth in the room, consider purchasing another small rug for placement in front of the fireplace.
* Coordinate the size of the rug with the size of your coffee table.
* An 8×11 rug brings together most furniture groupings nicely.


* When measuring for a bedroom, you must first determine if you prefer one room size rug or several rugs around the bed.
* When considering one room size rug it should be large enough for you to take a step or two when getting out of bed.
* If you have one bed centered in the room, you can place a rug at the foot of the bed and one on each side. If you have two beds in the room, you can add one more rug in between them.
* This is the perfect place to play around with rug sizes- Try a round rug or a rectangular rug placed at a diagonal underneath the bed.

Entry Way

* Consider a material that can handle the high traffic areas.
* Make sure the door can open and close over the rug. Consider the thickness or pile height of the room.
* If it’s a long hallway, you can also consider using two 5 ft runners.