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Louisville, Kentucky 40204
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Decorating the Fifth Wall – Voice Tribune Article

August 5, 2016    |  by Frances Jasper    |  No Comments

When decorating a home, most attention is projected to the walls for artistic expression, and yet, even the perfect painting or well executed collage can leave a room feeling incomplete. One need only cast their eyes downward, as the floor you walk on can be an ideal canvas for one of interior design’s most timeless pieces: the Oriental rug. Fran Jasper, owner and operator of Frances Lee Jasper Oriental Rugs, has extended her expertise to Louisvillians from her firehouse-turned-store/gallery for nearly four decades. Located in the heart of The Highlands where Bardstown Road meets Cherokee Parkway, her stunning selection and … Continue Reading

Yes, We Got Married At A Homeless Shelter!

June 10, 2016    |  by Danielle Grobmyer    |  No Comments

My niece, Danielle Grobmyer was married a few weeks ago in Charlottesville, Virginia and I had the honor of not only attending but being able to display some of our beautiful rugs that were used for the ceremony. It was a very unique wedding and I wanted to share this story with all of you that Danielle wrote.   Believe it or not you are looking at a homeless shelter! Picture these pews filled with people of all kinds, shapes, sizes and backgrounds. People who need temporary shelter for a night, people who have never had a place to call … Continue Reading

Trending In The Kitchen: Color Popping Runners

March 24, 2016    |  by Danielle Grobmyer    |  No Comments

Everyone said the white kitchen trend was ending but for those of you who just went through a major reno have no fear! All white numbers are still at the top of the favorite list. A white kitchen is as timeless and as gorgeous as they come but now it’s time to inject a little color and what better way to do so than adding a stunning runner to give the all-white a little pop. So here is a roundup of our current favorite Persian, Aftgan and Turkish Oushak Runners that will take your kitchen to a whole new level … Continue Reading

Moroccan Adventure

November 13, 2015    |  by Frances Jasper    |  No Comments

  What’s it like entering this world of rug dealers as a 29 year old American born female with the last name that connotes more German heritage that anything closely resembling Middle Eastern origin…interesting.  Thankfully I had my aunt by my side who was gracious enough to explain the difference between a sumac and an oushak quietly. Having spent the last 30 years selling rugs, my aunt Fran recently made it her mission to travel to various parts of the world exploring the geography, culture and people where these rugs are made. Previous to Morocco, Fran visited India and Turkey … Continue Reading

Growing Up Around Oriental Rugs

September 24, 2015    |  by Fran Jasper    |  1 Comment

  I was born in Tehran, Iran. My father was manufacturer of Persian Meshad and Shiraz rugs, which are two different states in the country of Iran. He sold rugs all over Europe, especially London, Milan, and Hamburg. I moved to live with my aunt’s family in Milan at a young age. They had an antique and an Oriental rug business. I was surrounded by Oriental rugs all my life. I moved to London for about a year, then at the age of 17 I came to New York by myself. After college I was fortunate to go into the … Continue Reading