Volume One: First Floor Story
Our Floor Stories feature real people, in their actual homes, living everyday life, with practical, durable and beautiful rugs underfoot.
Our first "Floor Story" features third-generation family member, Caroline Mink Richardson and her young family sharing how they use Kenneth Mink rugs as inspiration to bring warmth, expression and style to their single-family, suburban home.
"I know that there are a lot of women out there like me that not only needed to see the elevated beauty a rug brings to a room, but also the functionality of how it pulls a room together and creates a soft space for little hands and feet to explore."
"In the days when my grandfather, father, and uncles were sourcing and selling area rugs, only those households with expendable incomes could afford beautiful rugs. But it's completely different now. The advances in technology have made way for manufacturers to create rugs that look and feel handmade, with price-points that are reasonable for the average American family."
"With the exception of a couple inherited rugs I will always treasure, all of the rugs in my home are machine-made. My husband and I both work full-time and we have two babies, so for this stage of life, it's not practical or financially possible to spend thousands of dollars on rugs... but we still want them!"
"In this photo shoot, the most expensive rug you will see is a 9x12, and costs around $800. That's a quarter of what rugs used to cost thirty years ago."
"I'm proud that the rugs that cover the foundation of my home tell a rich story of risk-taking, community, artistry, and adventure. The story that I've shared with you is very personal to me, and it's my hope that you can find meaning and inspiration in a way that is personal to your home too!"
[author name="Caroline Mink Richardson" bio="Full-time wife, mom, executive at Kenneth Mink Home, realizing that a daily dose of grace goes a long way" email="firstname.lastname@example.org"]