By Wendy Binns

Over time, the Westside has become a destination for home décor. New businesses continue to land in the area while long-timers, like Forsyth Fabric (established in1949), continue to thrive. Oriental Designer Rugs is joining the mix in early February.

Founded in 1973 Oriental Designer Rugs is moving from Amsterdam Walk in Midtown, which they’ve called home for the past nineteen years, to the new space at 1250-B Menlo Drive off Huff Road.

“The area has taken off,” says Vineet Golchha, president of Oriental Designer Rugs and son of the owner, Benny. Three generations of the Golchha family have been in the rug industry.

Preparing for the move to the new location, which will have 150 percent more space, Benny has been on another buying trip to India. “Having roots in the country helps a lot,” says Vineet. They are able to work with some of the same vendors they established relationships with when they started their business 40 years ago.

With the larger space, Benny is able to bring back a more diverse inventory.  They’ll continue to carry a wide selection of traditional favorites. But, Vineet explains that he’s also looking for more transitional styles, which are less traditional, like Ikat patterns.

“Oushak is one of our bestsellers,” he says. “The soft colors blend with furniture.” Overall, their aim is to have more selection and items for the home, including art and other décor, to satisfy their loyal customer base.

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Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.