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Our Story

We are Melissa and Dave Dilmaghani, the wife and husband creators and curators of Old New House®, your premiere online source for vintage and antique rugs, with a small batch approach and large scale selection. Dave is a 5th generation rug seller with his family’s history in designing, manufacturing, and importing Oriental Rugs dating back to the mid 1800s and just like his ancestors before him, quality and craftsmanship is of the utmost importance. He also takes great pride in dating, describing, and doting on each and every rug that is sold because each one has its own unique story that deserves to be told and known. Melissa’s background is in photography and interior design. Even after 5 years of being in business and thousands of rugs online, Melissa is still the one and only photographing and editing every single rug and item that goes live. Though a hand-knotted carpet novice when she met Dave in 2009, she quickly developed the same passion for them as pieces of art for the home that Dave has had his entire life, soaking up all of the history and knowledge that comes with vintage and antique rugs.

With two small children at home, we balance our family life with sourcing, capturing and posting all of our rugs online, running our flagship brick and mortar shop​ and making furniture and pillows. In addition, we pride ourselves on being readily available to answer any and all of your questions prior to, during, and after purchasing an Old New House rug or product, and we keep the experience personalized and hands-on every step of the way. We want your experience with ONH to be like no other!

*Beyond our selection of rugs, check out our vast collection of art, maps, and handmade items including pillows, furniture and wall hangings made from fragmented carpets.*


We care about our customers and our world. Here are a few ways we are involved in mitigating our carbon footprint:

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