ABOUT ALIX G. PERRACHON
Alix G. Perrachon discovered her passion for handmade decorative carpets while living in Turkey in 1978-80. She is a writer, speaker, and consultant in the rug industry to the interior design trade and private buyers. She has worked at HALI—The Oriental Rug Journal of Oriental Carpets & Textiles and The Oriental Rug Magazine, later renamed AREA Magazine. Her articles on oriental and decorative weavings and antiques have also appeared in House & Garden, Art & Auction, Antique Collector, Art & Antiques, and The New York Times among other publications.
She is the author of The Decorative Carpet—Fine Handmade Rugs in Contemporary Interiors published by The Monacelli Press/ Random House in 2010. This 256-page page book with over 200 color illustrations is the first to treat the decorating aspect of handmade rugs. Featuring the work of 32 celebrity designers—including Penny Drue Baird, Clodagh, Jamie Drake, David Easton, Bunnie Williams, and Vicente Wolf—it addresses the needs of today's buyer. Alix has been speaking on her book and the importance of handmade rugs in interior design at the High Point and Atlanta markets, the D& D building in New York, design centers in Boston, Washington, DC, Minneapolis, MN and Naples, FL, and at decorative rug retailers' galleries in other locations such as Dallas, TX, and Hartford, CT.
She has lectured and organized educational programs at numerous venues, including the Textile Museum in Washington, DC., the New York School of Interior Design, ASID, the Association Angoumoisine des Amis des Arts in France and with the Connecticut, New Jersey, Los Angeles, and Dallas chapters of the ASID. She served as one of the five international judges at the prestigious Carpet Design Awards (CDA) competition in January 2012 and 2013 in Hanover, Germany, the world's leading floor coverings and handmade rug market. She is an Industry Partner with the New York and Connecticut Chapters of the ASID and has been a speaker and active participant in numerous events including ASID CT's "Design Matters Forum" (May 2015). Alix is CEU-certified to teach "The Decorative Carpet in Interior Design–The Key to a Successful Design Strategy." She moderated the decorative rug panel at the Architectural Digest Design Show / New York Times Design Series on March 18, 2016.