Meet Darlene of Creative Carpet Design!

Darlene of Creative Carpet DesignCan’t seem to find that perfect rug in just the right colors for your baby’s nursery or child’s room? Design your own with Creative Carpet Design‘s custom rugs! Bring out your inner designer with custom options that give you the freedom to create any kind of personalized rug imaginable, custom made just for you. The ability to design your own rug, your way, is just what founder Darlene Farmer had in mind when she created her line of custom rugs for kids. This adorable collection allows you to choose everything from the size to the shape to the color of your rug and on top of all that, you can even personalize it with your little one’s initials or monogram for a truly one-of-a-kind design. Check out our interview with Darlene as she shares with us some of her favorite customer-designed rugs and announces some new additions to her line!

How would you define Creative Carpet Design’s style philosophy?  

Our design philosophy is summed up by our motto, “It’s your rug…your way” We want to always allow the customer to be able to have a custom rug where they can choose how they want their rug to look. They get to choose size, shape, colors and options they want in their custom rug such as an initial or monogram inlay, a border, polka dots or stripes and not have to settle for a mass produced rug.

pink and gray initial rug

What inspired you to become a designer?

As long as I can remember I have always been interested in design & decorating. I remember moving furniture and redecorating my parents home when I was just a child. It is a passion of mine. I have not been professionally trained, it is a God given talent and that coupled with  having an entrepreneurial mind has allowed me to be able to do it for a living along with my talented husband who is in charge of the manufacturing.

Why did you choose to design personalized children’s rugs?

Before creating our personalized children’s rugs, we created very high end custom rugs for our local clients. Those rugs ranged from $3,000-$6,500. I knew most people could not afford to pay that for a custom rug (including myself) so I decided to create custom rugs for children in fun, on trend colors that mostly everybody could afford. You no longer have to be a Donald Trump to have a custom rug for your child’s room.

lime green initial rug

red and white border rug

What is your favorite part of your daily work when you reflect on the day, what is most rewarding?

It is so rewarding to get emails & photos back from our customers saying how thrilled they are with their custom rug we created for them and to see the photos showing the custom rug in the room it was designed for. We LOVE that! Most of all though I would have to say giving of either our custom rugs to children who are battling illnesses through organizations such as Make A Wish or donating a percentage of profits to orphans through companies like Holt International, that is what is most rewarding!

lime green and pink intial rug

If you had to pick a favorite piece from your collection, what would it be?

Wow, that is a hard question because they are all like my babies! I do love our custom initial & monogram rugs, but the polka dot rugs are so fun & happy, oh and our newest designs…the custom striped rug and custom double border rug…I love them all! They are all my favorites!

brown and cream initial rug

polka dot rug

What sets Creative Carpet Design apart from others designers in your industry?

Creative Carpet Design rugs are not mass produced. Each one is custom made by hand right in our workshop, here in the great USA. We take great pride in making sure each and every rug is made of quality materials and to the customer’s specs they have chosen for their custom rug.

Do you have any news that you would like to share, perhaps about upcoming designs or introductions to your line?

Yes! We are excited that we will be offering our custom rugs in a Plush style carpet soon in addition to our very popular Frieze (shaggy) style carpet.

Now…Just for Fun 

Favorite Food – My favorite food is Mexican food. My favorite ice cream is Rocky Road  Favorite dessert is cheesecake. Oh an I love cookies! I’m hungry now…can you tell?! 🙂

Favorite TV Show – I just LOVE shows that are inspiring, like Undercover Boss and Shark Tank.

Favorite Movie – I don’t watch a lot of movies, but loved The Blind Side and a recent movies series that was on tv – The Bible…awesome, loved it!

Favorite Weekend Activity – My husband and I love going to garage sales and flea markets to see what treasures we can find. I love transforming pieces we find into desirable home furnishing & accessories. That is another business I would love to have someday.

Favorite Band – I listen to Christian music mostly and have to say I have about 3 favorites right now that are constantly playing in my car – Third Day, Dara McClain, and Jeremy Camp.

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  1. Thank you for the good write up. I will wait for some more great work from your side.

  2. Shela Mitchell says:

    How/ where do we get theses special rugs?!!

  3. Elizabeth McDougall says:

    13 yr. old girl, 4×6 throw rug to match different shades of purple and yellow floral design, that’s what I’m looking for. can you help ??

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