Many shops come and go in this city, but Heena Mir and her business partner Nadeem have been in business for over 40 years. Today they run CarpetBuyer, so we asked for their advice on buying carpets.
What’s the secret to your company’s success?
We have over 5,000 carpets consisting of carpets from Iran (where you get some of the finest in antiques), old and tribal carpets, contemporary designer rugs made with pure wool and natural dyes, silks from Iran and Kashmir (again, very fine pieces), and a mix of Indian and Pakistani carpets. We’re passionate about what we do, so it’s not just a business. Every piece we buy we have a deep attachment to, and that’s how we select and collect carpets for our shop – and we have one of the largest carpet collections in Asia at discount outlet prices.
What’s your number one tip for making a new house feel like home?
Carpets have been used for centuries, not only for the aesthetic value but as part of the home décor. If the design and colours are good, a carpet can transform a room, like a piece of artwork on the floor. So, whether you want it light and airy, or rich in hues with red and blues, contemporary or classic, we can help you to bring together a room that’s cold and bland and transform it with the style and look that will be enjoyed by family and friends for many years to come.
Unit 2604-07, 26/F, Horizon Plaza 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau
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