Discover How This Iconic Arizona Rug Showroom Continues To Evolve


Closeup of multicolored David E. Adler botanical rugs with green leaves and pink circlesDavid E. Adler Fine Rugs has long been synonymous with luxury, offering antique, traditional, transitional and custom options for more than 40 years. But even institutions can embrace change—just take the collaboration between the Old Town Scottsdale showroom and local artist Laura Madden for example. In October, the eponymous founder retired, handing over the reins to veteran associate Lindsay Bowman. Here, Bowman reflects on the importance of relationships in the rug industry and the future of this iconic showroom.

What will change and what will stay the same under your leadership? My passion for the fine rug industry, working with talented designers and inspired clientele, and collaborating closely with the best team ignited my desire to purchase this wonderful business. I’d love to branch out and explore new lines and fresh ways of displaying rugs in our showroom as well as have more fun with our social media.

What’s your favorite rug for spring? We’re excited to show off a new collection featuring eye-catching, large-scale botanicals. With its exclusive designs and fresh color palettes, this collection stands on its own as something truly special and artistically inspired.

How has the rug industry surprised or delighted you? The use of metallics in a variety of colors. They offer a subtle touch of sheen and a unique texture, and they aren’t limited to one style.