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    Larry Stone

    A connoisseur from the South, Larry’s early love of art in the home spurred a furniture collection that was enjoyed by those who revere quality. He was drawn to artistry and craftsmanship from an early age. Larry co-founed The Scarab with his partner Jane Rohr while sharing their love of treasure hunting. With quality as the driving force behind his desire and being of service to others as motivation, he has committed his time and energy to excellence in both product and service. He has embraced handmade rugs and service to interior designers. Building relationships with rug producers, interior designers, and established a solid base of customers in Colorado and beyond. He continues to create vision for the company.
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    Introducing Four Great Rug Collections from Stark Studio Rugs

    Posted by Larry Stone on March 16, 2018 in Featured Rug Collections

    Four Affordable Rug Collections

    The Woodland Parma Tenerife and Dunes are four distinctive collections by Stark Studio Rugs to select from when you desire a quality wool rug at a reasonable price. Each of the collections have been proudly handmade in either Nepal or India.

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    Affordable Handmade Wool Rugs Plush Pile and Transitional Design

    Posted by Larry Stone on March 2, 2018 in Featured Rug Collections

    Announcing The Mystique Collection from Our Friends Samad At The Scarab Rug Store

    There are times when a simple patterned rug is all that is needed. If an affordable handmade wool rug with a simple pattern and color hue is what you're searching for, then take a look at The Scarab Rug Store's latest addition.

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    Vintage Navajo Rugs Inspire

    Posted by Larry Stone on September 12, 2017 in Featured Rug Collections

    A New Collection of Western Rugs by Aara Rugs

    All Natural and undyed sheep’s wool give contrasting depth of color and was used to create these handmade rugs. Vintage, Navajo rugs inspired this new western rug collection that is now featured at The Scarab Rug Store in Minturn, Colorado.

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    Alix Perrachon Considers Decorative Carpets Vital to Interior Design

    Posted by Larry Stone on October 6, 2015 in Breaking Bread

    The Decorative Carpet

    Fine Handmade Rugs in Contemporary Interiors by Alix G. Perrachon

    For over 30 years, Alix Perrachon, founder of Alix Unlimited, has been part of the decorative carpet industry.

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    Topics: Breaking Bread

    The Afghanistan Rug Project

    Posted by Larry Stone on June 30, 2015 in Breaking Bread

    James Opie

    Weaving Threads of Hope

    Intrigued by the temporary nature of projects and coupled with the destruction of war, I asked Jim to tell us more about the Afghanistan Rug Project. I felt as though this too would end and I wanted to know more. We sat down in L.A. in the Spring of 2015 and Jim elaborated on the project.

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    Topics: Breaking Bread

    Presenting a Colorful Collection of Afghanistan Rugs

    Posted by Larry Stone on June 30, 2015 in Featured Rug Collections

    The James Opie Rug Collection

    At first glance, these handmade rugs might seem ordinarily beautiful. But, to the collector or Oriental rug dealer they quickly grab your attention, and hold it. Because rugs of this quality are costly to produce, we do not often find such treasures of textile in the markets today. The cost comes from labor intensive demands to produce carpets with such character in color and fine detailed design. They require a lot of time and very skilled weavers who are rarely...

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    Topics: Featured Rug Collections

    Martha's Vineyard

    Posted by Larry Stone on August 2, 2014 in Featured Projects

    Andrea Georgopolis of Slifer Designs

    In 2010 Andrea went back to her Massachusetts roots to work on a client’s house in Martha's Vineyard. Her clients owned a home for many years before bulldozing it and working with Andrea and a local architect to build their dream beach home.

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    Topics: Featured Projects

    The Scarab's Dark Fairy Dress

    Posted by Larry Stone on April 28, 2014 in Community

    Project Funway

    Jane Rohr and Janie Viehman brought home the honors of second place for their very stylish Rock and Roll Fairy Dress. It was The Scarab’s first entry in the third Annual Project Funway.  With music backing up the fabulous model Janie Viehman, she rocked the stage with the team’s modern and edgy dress fabricated from silver and black screens that are more often found in doors and windows to keep the critters out than in high fashion.

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    Topics: Community

    Design Fanfare at The Scarab

    Posted by Larry Stone on February 14, 2014 in Featured Merchandise

    Industrial Trash Turned Into Modern Treasure

    Although Jane Rohr has a knack for finding hidden treasures all over the world, once the treasures find their way into the store anything can happen. Originally discovered in Texas, this industrial waste, an abandoned old five-foot fan started with faded red blades and a little bit of rust but Jane knew it was something special. It is now a lazy suzan or shall we say a 5 Ft. round coffee table with a spin!

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    An Approachable Home in Snowmass Colorado

    Posted by Larry Stone on January 2, 2014 in Featured Projects

    Yvonne Jacobs of Slifer Designs

    After designing three houses with Slifer Designs, Mark and Julie Filler decided to hire the firm again to work on their vacation home. This time they wanted their home to “pass the soft test” so they enlisted Slifer President Yvonne Jacobs to work on their 5,500 square-foot Snowmass residence.  

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    Topics: Featured Projects