Custom Rug Design by Rugs As Art Sarasota Florida
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Hillary Welch grew up in Sarasota, Florida and had an extensive upbringing in the Fine Arts and Performance Arts (dance, orchestra, and studio art).  She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and has extensive training in Graphic Design and the Fine Arts.

Prior to joining Rugs As Art, Inc., she was the Senior Graphic Designer of a prominent marketing firm in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. After being away from her hometown of Sarasota for 15 years, she is proud to be back home and to work with the exceptional Rugs As Art, Inc. team. Hillary collaborates directly with her clients to create works of art that are exquisite, innovative and functional.

To get started on your next project, feel free to contact Hillary at 941-921-1900 or via email at


Rugs As Art, Inc. is widely known as one of the nation's most prestigious and award winning area rug stores. Excellent selection, unbeatable prices, and unparalleled customer service are what you can expect when you walk through the door. No wonder Rugs As Art, Inc. was just named the Best Area Rug Store in America by AmericasMart Atlanta. We invite you to come see for yourself why we have been voted #1 time and time again!
Voted Best Rug Store in America - AmericasMart & ORIA
In a format modeled after the film industry's Academy Awards, Rugs as Art, Inc. was awarded Best Rug Store in America by AmericasMart and the Oriental Rug Importers Association (ORIA) during the International Rug Market in Atlanta, Georgia. This top honor signifies that Rugs As Art, Inc. is considered one of America's top rug retailers by industry peers.
Small Business of the Year - Sarasota Chamber of Commerce
Rugs As Art, Inc. is a proud recipient of the The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year award. Honoring locally owned business who focus on honesty, integrity and service, this is Sarasota's most prestigious business award.
Insignia Award for Best Customer Service - Sarasota Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce presented Rugs As Art, Inc. with the Insignia Award for Best Customer Service. The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce presents the Insignia Award to a company or organization in recognition of its quality service and commitment to the community under The Chamber’s Code of Ethics.
Retail Business of the Year - Sarasota Chamber of Commerce
Rugs As Art, Inc. was honored by the The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce and named 2018 Retail Business of the Year. The award is presented to the retail business in Sarasota that best upholds The Chamber's standards of honesty, integrity, innovation and community service.
2020 Readers' Choice Award (27 Years Running)- Sarasota Herald Tribune
For the past 27 years, the Herald Tribune, a New York Times affiliate, has awarded our company the honor of being named "Best Rug Store" in its annual Reader's Choice Awards. This year, we took the honor in both Sarasota and Venice!
2020 Best Of Sarasota - Sarasota Magazine
Every year, Sarasota Magazine asks locals to help choose what they love most about Sarasota. In 2020, Sarasota responded in record numbers and voted Rugs As Art, Inc. "Best Rug Store" in Sarasota.
2019 Platinum 100 Retailers (13 Years Running) - Sarasota Magazine
Sarasota Magazine's “Platinum 100” is a comprehensive listing of Sarasota’s top luxury retailers. The list is limited to the top 100 retailers who meet the judges' criteria for a truly outstanding shopping experience. To make the cut, "each store is vetted, both for its product line and the shopping experience itself, from the environment to the sales staff and service ethic," states Sarasota Magazine.
Honor Roll Member and "A" Rating on Angie's List
Angie’s List, the website allowing members to post and access reviews of businesses they patronize, has awarded us an "A" based on actual reviews by our customers. We are proud to announce that we have also been awarded a coveted spot on the "Angie's List" Honor Roll. Less than two percent of merchants qualify for this honor, which awards businesses that take customer service to the next level.
Rated "A+" by the Better Business Bureau
The Better Business Bureau has awarded Rugs As Art, Inc. the highest (A+) rating possible. The rating takes into account many factors such as customer service and satisfaction.