Alison Giese is a design powerhouse. Born and raised in Texas, she now runs a highly successful design studio from her home in northern Virginia. Alison Giese Interiors has been featured in Southern Home Magazine, Martha Stewart, and countless other publications, and her instagram page boasts 45K engaged instagram followers (and counting), who love her warmth and inspired designs. Her aesthetic is best described in her own words, "homes with soul".
Source: Alison Giese Interiors
What I find particularly impressive about her portfolio of work is that each space feels fresh and warm, full of character, interest, and the unique story of its owner.
In early 2020, District Rug Shoppe collaborated with Alison to produce a 4-part instagram TV series to outline the fundamentals of vintage rugs for our audiences. Watch the videos below for a brief summary of what makes vintage rugs a worthwhile investment, full of the soul, character, and authentic beauty that we all seek in our homes!
To read an abbreviated Q&A of our series, check out my interview with Alison Giese on her blog. If you prefer to learn through video, follow along below!
Part 1: How to Identify a Handmade Rug, and Different Types of Vintage Rugs
Part 2: Differences between Tribal, Village, and City Rugs
Part 3: Factors that Dictate Vintage Rug Pricing
Part 4: How to Style Vintage Rugs in Your Home