Welcome to Ageless Rug Treasures! I’m Matt. After college I needed to find a job and found myself walking into a rug gallery. I was smitten the minute I entered. I wanted one of everything for myself, was fascinated by the designs and beautiful colors…I even loved the smell of wool that greeted me. I asked if a job was available and was given one doing the manual labor. I was able to work around rugs and ask lots of questions. While there was plenty of sweat and aching muscles associated with the job I was still thrilled with it. An Armenian woman took me under her wing and taught and quizzed me about anything and everything associated with rugs. Day by day and month by month I constantly learned.
Eventually I returned home to St. Louis where I also worked for a rug gallery. Again, my knowledge grew. By this point I subscribed to every publication concerning rugs and built quite the library of books concerning them–whether the topic was Persian court carpets of the 16th century or present tribal weaving I could never learn enough.
After a number of years I decided to take the plunge and open my own gallery. After more 20 page business proposals than I can (or care to) remember my parents allowed me to spend some of the money they had saved for graduate school and go into business. Finally I had a business that would allow me to work around rugs for a lifetime. Since then (1997) I’ve had the pleasure of doing so!
I love what I do. Selecting rugs excites me. I travel several times a year to do so. Finding creative new designs, fresh color palettes, and exciting new styles is a favorite part of what I do. I also enjoy working with customers and interior designers. Helping someone find that “perfect rug” is simply fun. It’s not only about finding a rug that works with the colors someone has in their home. It’s about finding a rug that someone is excited about, something that speaks to them.