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World famous designer Ben Soleimani sat down with Elle Decor to reveal his advice on the best practices and questions to ask before purchasing a vintage rug. Soleimani suggests that the history of the rug is important — where it is from, what makes it unique — brushing up on the texture, color, and patterns of rugs before going to a vendor may be the best way to get your perfect vintage rug. But, according to Soleimani, in the end it’s all about the uniqueness.

Read more on what know before you purchase your own vintage rug on Elle Decor.