The Hill & Co Rugs Blog
2013 Our website admin & layout is being revamped over the next 2/3 months. This will make it easier for us to add to our blog and add images and data more quickly. Layout should be easier to filter down to what you are looking for. eg size and colour. It is always helpful to know what you think of our site and how it could be improved. If you would like to give us feedback please fill in the contact page. We are continuting with our blog via our facebook for the time being -http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hill-Co-Rugs/101643872874 07 December 12 Peter & Bill were presented with this certifcate on their latest trip to India for Hill & co's contribution to the 'Eye Camp' 06 December 12 Boys out on deliveries today to make sure customers get their rugs in time for Christmas. These hand tufted rugs pick up the colours in the curtains & cushions to bring the room together. 05 December 12 Customer’s quote – I would like to thank the staff of Hill and Co for the excellent customer service given to my husband and I. We purchased the jubilee stripe rug in November and were given the opportunity to take the small rug home and try out, and then we even changed our mind on the size we wanted and it was a hassle free and friendly service to change it to the next size up. I was very impressed that from the moment we changed our mind, the new rug was in stock and ready to pick up within a week. We are extremely happy with the purchase and we got a lovely new rug just in time for the winter chill. We hope to buy more rugs from you in the future for our new home from your friendly and helpful staff and will surely recommend you to our friends and family. Thanks to Rosie and other staff, sorry for not remembering everyone’s names! 23rd November 12
Our website admin & layout is being revamped over the next 2/3 months.
This will make it easier for us to add to our blog and add images and data more quickly.
Layout should be easier to filter down to what you are looking for. eg size and colour. It is always helpful to know what you think of our site and how it could be improved. If you would like to give us feedback please fill in the contact page.
We are continuting with our blog via our facebook for the time being -http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hill-Co-Rugs/101643872874
07 December 12
Peter & Bill were presented with this certifcate on their latest trip to India for Hill & co's contribution to the 'Eye Camp'
06 December 12
Boys out on deliveries today to make sure customers get their rugs in time for Christmas.
These hand tufted rugs pick up the colours in the curtains & cushions to bring the room together.
05 December 12
Customer’s quote – I would like to thank the staff of Hill and Co for the excellent customer service given to my husband and I. We purchased the jubilee stripe rug in November and were given the opportunity to take the small rug home and try out, and then we even changed our mind on the size we wanted and it was a hassle free and friendly service to change it to the next size up. I was very impressed that from the moment we changed our mind, the new rug was in stock and ready to pick up within a week. We are extremely happy with the purchase and we got a lovely new rug just in time for the winter chill. We hope to buy more rugs from you in the future for our new home from your friendly and helpful staff and will surely recommend you to our friends and family. Thanks to Rosie and other staff, sorry for not remembering everyone’s names!
23rd November 12
Bright and beautiful hand knotted rug works great in this room!
We brought this piece over from India specially for our client as the stock item was too small.
Perfect Arts and Crafts premium tufted rug designed for this period house. More pictures on our facebook page
Rosie recoloured our Fintona design to compliement the colour scheme & repeated the motifs to fit the size.
5th November 2012
Hill & Co staff re-visited our school in India to see the developement of the science block and interact with the students. http://www.hillcorugs.com/charity-work.asp
28th September 2012
This pre-loved rug needs a home! Our client is moving house and this large rug will not fit. This might be the perfect rug for someone to purchase straight from stock or it could be cut to size (eg bed side rugs) at cost.
Click on the image to view details -
18th September 2012 -
Deco Kaufer rug featured in this month's Country & Town house magazine-
Please see larger image in our PR album http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.101969762874.94027.101643872874&type=3
14th September 2012 -
Deco inspired design recoloured with warm brown tones to compliment this room-
25th July 2012 -
Please quote - Blog for discount
16th July 2012 -
Two soumacs from our stock works brilliantly in their rooms.
6th July 2012 -
Nepali rug recoloured to soften their room.
28th June 2012 -
Our Falmouth and Wolverhampton winners presented their designs at the New Designer Show at the Business Design centre in London this year. http://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.10150954613162875.411712.101643872874&type=3
27th June 2012-
21st June 2012-
Clients own artwork made to his specification on colour, size and placement of lines. His design compliments this amazing room!
Customer's quote - 'There is one happy person down in Dorset due to your efforts and I shall recommend your service wholeheartedly to visitors and friends.'
20th June 2012 -
Bespoke premium tufted Arts and craft's Octagonal shaped rug to tone to their fabrics
19th June 2012 -
Hand knotted wool & silk bespoke circle rug for our client's round library.
21st May 2012 -
Chris from csbinternet.co.uk who designed our website, was at boxhill this weekend on the last part of his 185 mile London Revolution bike ride for Breast Cancer Care. Well done! www.justgiving.com/chrisandrobslondonrevolution
1st May 2012 -
100 knot Nepali rug in wool and silk to add a splash of pink to their room. Glorious!
30th April 2012 -
Stylish Sanderson Dandelion Clocks Blackcurrant resized to fit into this bathroom and match their blinds.
17th April 2012 -
This Crackle design works really well to pull in all the colours used in this room. Here is a link to the orginal artwork
30th March 2012-
Our Lace rugs featured in the Guardian Weekend Space.
27th March 2012 -
Interior designer Nigel Cansfield recoloured this rug for his client. www.cansfielddesign.com
2nd March 2012 -
Take a look at our 'Indian mood shots' which we have taken over the last few years.
23rd February 2012 -
Please view this link to see our range of Deco designs that can be made to your own colours and size.
26th January 2012-One off Ripple design to compliment their colour scheme. Customer was delighted when this Nepal rug arrived early and very pleased with the quality & colours too.
Grey is the new beige this year! This striking Scribbles rug works brilliantly in this open room.
Traditional style border in modern colours brings this room together.
Mahal rug picks up the colours from the stool in this family room.
20th December 2011 -
3rd December 2011 -
One of our recent customers kindly sent us this picture and message to us - 'pleased to say quality and service -1st Class'.
15th November 2011 -
Personally deliveried today to one of our local customers. She was very pleased that it arrived early.
Here is a link to the rug design she recoloured - SR484-A Floral
31st October 2011-
Our Finger print rug is normally made in tone on tone colours, but our customer wanted a strong impact of colours for her living room.
Customer's quote -'I just thought I'd send you a great photo of our fingerprint rug in situ for you blog perhaps - just waiting for a PURPLE Hulsta chest of drawers to go to the left of the fireplace to complete the look!'
14th September 2011 -
One of our favourite oriental designs made in a circle shape.
Customer's quote 'The rug is lovely! As you can see it fits perfectly'
8th September 2011 -
Traditional style and size was crucial for this customer. It was hard to find anything quite right from stock, so we recommended our Premium tufted quality, which we all think has worked very well.
Customer's quote 'Very please with the rug. Thanks very much for all your help'
31st August 2011-
Striking bespoke tufted rug made for our customer to tie in with their colour scheme -
12th August 2011 -
New logo rug for Solefield School -
1st July 2011 -
Summer sale - 10% off all stock when you mention this entry in the blog.
24th June 2011 -
Our Daliha design has been recoloured to tone with fabrics in this amazing room. This was for a client of Doyle designs doyledesign.ie who is based in Co.Wexford.
Nora Doyle's quote 'Rug looks great, client delighted with it!'
23rd May 2011 -
One of our lastest bespoke rugs which looks brilliant in their room.
Customer's quote 'Thank you for your help with putting it together - we think you did a great job'.
To see more images view our facebook page
18th April 2011 -
Links page of Interior designers has been updated. Please take a look to see who is in your area!
24th March 2011 -
Local customer has brought an Arak from our stock which works really well in their traditional house
8th February 2011 -
100% viscose 'Union Jack' rug is due in March ready for the Royal wedding. Limited stock in 1.8 x 1.2 & 2.4 x 1.70. Please call on 020 3258 4102 to reserve one while stocks lasts
15th January 2011 -
Top Interior designer - Sarah at Gregory Gray Interiors has been working on a large furnishings project in Godstone.
Her client loved her old traditional runner that she would like on her stairs, so we choose one of our patterns that was similar and made a complex hall runner in our premium tufted quality. She was very pleased with it.
In her fun room we created this 'Wow' rug to compliment her bright fabrics -
13th January 2011 -
Rosie's customers sent us a quick image of her rug in situ and said - 'It looks splendid. Many thanks for your help and advice'
10th January 2011 -
Arts & Craft customer really liked this Redcar design -
Though it would be too fussy in there room so we created this border design for them -
07th January 2011 -
Great news ITV This morning is using our Harlequin Divine on their main set again this year.
This rug has sold out, but we have put some more on order which will be here in approx 8 weeks.
Sizes of 2.4m x 1.7m RRP £635 & 2m x 1.5m £465
If you order this rug in January we will give you a 20% discount. 2.4m x 1.7m only £500 & 2m x 1.5m is £370
4th January 2011 -
We hope everyone had a great Christmas and New years.
We are offering 10% discount off our stock website prices this January. Please call for an appointment. We are open on Saturdays from 10 - 4 and during the week.
24th December 2010 -
Hope you all have a lovely Christmas. Our showroom is now closed and we will be back on the 4th Janurary.
In the mean time please email your enquiries to email@example.com and this account will be checked a few times over the Christmas break. If you have an urgent enquiry please call 01737 844 555 which is our admin office and they maybe able to help you.
17th December 2010
From the team at Hill & Co -
All pre-christmas rugs have gone out yesterday or arranged for Monday, so we hope everyone receives them okay and enjoys their rugs over the Christmas break.
1st November 2010
Free Xmas Chenille (worth £25) when you purchase a rug from Hill & Co and quote - I LOVE CHRISTMAS -
Hill & Co Rugs have subscribed to 'The house directory' for another year. This website is very easy to use and a great tool to find items for the home.
29th October 2010
Bill being interviewed by Star TV (Asian version of Sky) in one of our Indian suppliers showrooms.
30th September 2010
We had a very successful show this year at Decorex with our premium tufted range and 'Trade only' cushions -
22nd September 2010
Claire Alderdice asked us to produce the rugs for these cubes for 100% design which was for our PR.
For more pictures please view this facebook link
28th August 2010
In the rug trade normally August is a quiet month, so Denise thought it was best to get married then!
26 July 2010
We have supplied the Conservatory rug on 60 minute makeover, which is being repeated at 3pm today!
20 July 2010
We have been featured on printtuftandfold.com as we are sponsoring 100% design show this year with Claire Alderice (one of our top Interior designers) -
10th July 2010
Melissa from Dom Designs asked us to produce two rugs for this luxurious room. This end of this amazing room required a high sheen look, so we produced this bespoke Fine Indo Nepali rug with viscose -
Her client asked for a plain rug with carving in the same design to compliment -
8th June 2010
Quoted by Claire Alderdice (Interior designer) - Hi Denise and the gang at Hill & Co! Just to say a big thank you for all your help on my bespoke rug - my customer was really delighted with it. I got to see it for the first time last night, and was so so pleased with it! I have attached my blog so you can see some of the photos taken from my client's house.Hope to work with you all again soon!All the best, Claire http://printtuftandfold.wordpress.com/
20th June 2010
Featured in Traditional Homes and Interiors -
If you would like to read our article please contact Denise at firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy in pdf
11th May 2010
Here is another great example of one our bespoke rugs in a client's choice of colours from our Arts & Crafts range -
26th April 2010
Please view Luke Irwin's limited edition of hand tufted rugs -
22nd April 2010
NEW underlay packs are now available from £19.00 including delivery - Please see on line
We can also cut underlay to required sizes, please call us on 020 3258 4102 for a quote.
Chessington based Sales and Design team picture (without the MDs) for Traditional Home and Interiors Editoral in June 2010 -
New Layout for our contemporary showroom -
12th April 2010
Bespoke Deco Leaf runner was made for this amazing room. Please click on our facebook link to see more images of their room and other client's rugs.
Country and Town house magazine featured our Rangoli rug -
Our Rangoli rug featured with other top designer rugs in the Good Homes magazine -
10th March 2010
Penny from Les Tuileries in Dorking has written an article on rugs for a local surrey paper. http://www.lestuileries.co.uk/
8th March 2010
Just a quick note to thank you for your excellent service in helping me to buy the two rugs – I am delighted! Quoted Judy Bryant http://www.jbsolutionsjb.co.uk/
23rd February 2010
Soraya from Greenwood Furnishings recoloured and sized Wattle her own home. This rug works beautifully in her open plan living room. http://www.greenwoodfurnishings.com/
19 February 2010
New uniform for our school. Please see more info on our charity page - http://www.hillcorugs.com/charity-work.asp
8th February 2010 PR
29th January 2010
Recoloured Harlequin Obi rug to bring warmth to their hallway -
27th January 2010
'I would just like to say a big thank you to you, for your excellent service. I have now, thanks to yourself got my dream rug. Which I have been looking for, for four years. From start to finish you have been so helpful, I loved the idea of sending the samples out so I could go back and check these colours with my own decor. I will definitely recommend this servce to my friends and family.' Quoted by one of our recent customers.
13th January 2010
This Harlequin Deco Cherry rug is normally made in our high end Nepali quality, but due to the shape and small size required by our client we made this in hand tufted with viscose, high & low pile and it has worked very well. As was such a success we are making another colourway for our stock soon..
2nd January 2010
Happy New year! 10% discount off stock rugs this month.
Editioral in the Traditional Homes & Interiors design magazine this January 2010
16th December 2009
Here is a link to our work christmas meal pictures. We had a lovely meal at the Running Horses in Mickleham last Thursday.
7th December 2009
Peter in India visiting the Hospital we sponsor for eye surgery. It's brilliant that more people can now see again especially over the festive season.
5th December 2009
We were in the Western Mail on the 5th of December 09.
Featuring Loose Lace Tufted rug as an example of the return of 80s fashions lace. Article written by our new PR lady Nicola Wilkes..
3rd December 2009
Just set up a Hill & Co twitter account. Please follow..
2nd December 2009
This fine beautiful traditonal rug was used in the Heritage Magazine December 09
19th November 2009
Free Xmas Chennille when you purchase a rug from Hill & Co (worth £25) -
7th November 2009
Successfully Planted 200 trees at the grounds of Ramakrishna Sewashram Hospital last week. 100 Teak (Timber) trees and 100 fruit bearing trees
'The purpose of our humble attempt is dual. While it will primarily help the environment, the publicity and involvement of people from the community should encourage others to follow suit.' Quoted by our Kelim supplier.
29th October 2009
Taken from a letter recieved today from the President of Ramkrishna Sewashram Hospital -
A big thank you from all of us at Ramkrishna Sewashram Hospital. As you know, health problems of colossal scale always loom large on the society, esp. the rural and semi-urban parts of India and it is often through the generosity of kind-hearted people like your good self that some of these problems are addressed. It is sometimes our privilege to be able to channel help to the right people.
Ramkrishna Sewashram Hospital will continue to hold free eye-camps for several months till the onset of summer season. Post-operation, patients are admitted for one night and they receive free meals. The surgeon examines the operation on the following day and also provides them with the required medicines and sun-glasses.
13 October 2009
Bespoke Deco rugs made to customer's colours and size requirements. Rosie's client enjoyed recolouring her rugs with the design team in Chessington. Please click here to see more Deco designs.
9th October 2009
Harlequin Passion in 100% Vicose has a brilliant sheen, this advert was used in FX October 09
Feather rug used for IDFX October 09 showing the complex carving possible in our tufted quality.
06 October 2009
18 September 2009
Harlequin Kiana has just sold! If you would like to order this please call us on 020 8391 1777.
We can even make this design to your size and colours.
15 September 2009
Harlequin Kiana is on the floor of 'This morning' ITV program this season. http://www.itv.com/lifestyle/thismorning/more/setdesign/#0
This handtufted 240 x 170 rug costs £590.
We have a Beige/Orange version in stock right now and more of 'This Morning' colourway is being ordered in 2.4 x 1.7 (RRP £590) & 1.8 x 1.2 (RRP £320).
Please call to reserve one now on 020 8391 1777 and pay 50% now and 50% on delivery.
4 September 2009
This Grafton Flower rug is handknotted with Silk highlights and metallic highlights for an extra sparkle. It was used for an FX advert.
26 August 2009
This rug was selected by one of our designers - Soraya from Greenwood Furnishings for her client http://www.greenwoodfurnishings.com/
25 August 2009
Hand Tufted video produced by Hill & Co on their last visit to India this month. This shows most of the elements in making a hand tufted rug.
24 August 2009
Most of the videos are now on our facebook -
21 August 2009
This large bespoke sized wattle rug was delivered last week. Customer was very pleased with the service and rug.
11 August 2009
Suky had a hot and educational trip to India. This trip will help her decide which quality will be perfect for her latest designs.She has taken some great video clips of rugs being made and our school which will be added to our site shortly.
Here's the Indo Nepali weave video linked to our facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/video/video.php?v=234924020073
22 July 2009
Our new Pedestrian Map. We are only 45 minutes from Victoria and a 5 minute walk from Chessington South Rail Station.
Please call to make an appointment on 020 8391 1777 http://www.thetrainline.com
20 July 2009
Last month 10 students from Falmouth University visited with their portfolios
15 July 2009
IDFX July issue we using a stunning Sanderson Pom Nepali Rug in wool and viscose.
11 July 2009
Beautiful Harlequin Deco Cherry has been picked by Julia Kendell for her editorial in BBC Good Homes. (July 2009 Page 51).
You can purchase this special handmade Nepali Wool/ Viscose. Please see link
10 July 2009
We are exhibiting at Decorex International at Royal Hospital Chelsea, London. Please visit our stand B43 on 27 - 30 September 2009 to see our new products launched at the show. www.decorex.com
09 July 2009
Sales and design team visited the New Designers show last night. There were lots of great designs and new inspiration. http://www.newdesigners.com/
07 July 2009
Hampton Court Flower Show 7–12 July 2009
Here is our Hampton Court Maze available in 2.13m x 1.52m ~ 7ft x 5ft. RRP: £590. This week special offer at £295!
Please click on this link to view other rugs inspired by Hampton Court Palaces.
30 June 2009
We are working with Harlequin and Sanderson. We can use their fabrics/wallpaper to create bespoke rug designs for customers. Our Modern Hali advert (summer issue) is using Harlequin Deco Leaf. -
29 June 2009
Peter and Sid at the Oval last week in company's time!!-
25 June 2009
Radka Leva from the University of Arts London has designed a rug for her exhibition. If you are interested in purchasing this rug we have one in stock. Size 1.77m x 1.22m -
13 June 2009
Latest FX advert. This rug has been inspired from Sanderson Lilia Wall paper -
05 June 2009
Free visualisation of a rug in your room until the end of June 2009.
The rug can be from stock or a bespoke design can be used.
Please email email@example.com a high resolution image and let us know the width of the sofa/table/fire place/TV stand, so we can work out the correct proportion of the rug. Thanks
26 May 2009
Our Bespoke program has been updated. Please take a look: http://hillco.co.uk/colourbox/ and let us know what you think
22 May 2009
Even though our sales and design team have moved to Chessington we still like to sponsor the Boxhill Fair as we have done for many years..
19 May 2009
Indo Nepali Clematis rug photographed in situ -
Size and colours compliment the room well James
06 May 2009
New custom tufted rug. Patch design has been recoloured and sized to fit the space -
Customer's quote "We are very pleased with this product. Worth the wait!"
18 April 2009
As you can see we have hundreds of Contemporary rugs in different colours and designs in stock. We have over 300 Modern rugs in just this area of the warehouse.James
01 April 2009
One of our most recent bespoke tufted rugs in situ -
Customer's quote "Thank you for your perseverance in providing us with the perfect rug!"Denise
20 Mar 2009
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05 Mar 2009
Bill is back from his India trip -
Here is Bill at our School
We are building a Science Block.
Hill & Co sponsored 35 Cataract operations last week -
Patients being operated on
Patients after their operation
Hill & Co sponsored 35 Cataract operations last week. This is just one of many causes we help out in India. Denise
12 Feb 2009
Beautiful handmade bespoke rug which has just been deliveried to one of our customers in Oxshott. Her rug has been inspired by her wall paper. Denise
6 Feb 2009
Free box of chocolates when you buy a rug this Valentines week. Ending on Monday 16th Feb.
3 Feb 2009
Our office on top of Boxhill..
2 Feb 2009
Looks like Neil and I have brought the snow back with us from skiing last week. Hope everyone is safe and well. Most of the team are working from home today and tomorrow. We should all be back by Wednesday. Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can not get through on the phones and I will be checking the emails a few times a day. Denise
23 Jan 2009
January has been a very busy month for us. We have been attending trade shows. Rosie and Neil went to the Interior Design show at the NEC, while Bill & I visited Domotex in Germany and Bill is off to Maison Objet today!
It was great to visit Domotex, to chat to our suppliers and to go round all the halls to get a feel of what the trends of the year will be. There was a lot of Shaggy rugs and Fine Nepali. Silver was the colour of the show. Denise
5 Jan 2009
Happy New year! We are back in the office with snow surrounding us. Looking forward to another year at Hill & Co. Lets hope the current climate warms up. Denise
28 Nov 2008
Well ! The web boys have been busy and our new site is now live! Searching is easier, more products to a page for easier 'scanning', better page navigation, image zooming on product photos, integration of our magic box (create your own rug), plus a great admin section in the background (which you don't see of course). They are currently working on adding the thousands of bespoke rugs to the core database ... And when they've done all that we'll be developing the interactive video tour of the show room too! We aim to be as creative as possible on the website so if you have any ideas then let us know - you know what these techy guys are like - they love a challenge! Chris