Raised in a family with a long history in the carpet business, Toronto-based sisters Katherine and Ali Yaphe continue the tradition. Ali's Toronto showroom Y&Co specializes in textiles and carpets, including pieces from her sister Katherine's line called Oliver Yaphe (Oliver was the family dog). Katherine's designs include a series of children's rugs, a contemporary line of hand-knotted Tibetan wool rugs made in Nepal, and a collection of cotton chenille flatweave rugs hand-woven in India. All of the rugs can be ordered through Oliver Yaphe directly and are easily shipped to the US.
Above: The hand-knotted wool Margot Stripe Rug; from the Contemporary Stripes Collection; $70 per square foot.
Above: The hand-knotted wool Ali Stripe Rug from the Contemporary Collection is $70 per square foot.
Above: The cotton Ellis Stripe Flatweave Rug is available in three sizes; the 5-by-8-foot size is $960, the 6-by-9-foot size is $1,296, and the 8-by-10-foot size is $1,920.
Above: The cotton Nate Stripe Flatweave Rug is available in three sizes; the 5-by-8-foot-size is $960, the 6-by-9-foot size is $1,296, and the 8-by-10-foot-size is $1,920.