Los Angeles is home to some of the world’s best dealers of fine antique Oriental carpets. The Iloulian family has been buying and selling carpets for three generations, so when Wendy married John, she essentially made a commitment to the carpets as well.
The union has been a happy one. “I love being around things that are so aesthetically beautiful,” Wendy says of the carpets that she and her husband hand select from among the top 10% of antique rugs on the market—the best of the best, in other words. Wendy also says that Oriental carpets are unique among antiques because they are functional, decorative, and true, original works of art.
When asked whether there will be a fourth generation of Iloulian carpet dealers, Wendy, whose children are all in their 20s, says, “No, not yet. But there’s still time.”
John Iloulian Rugs
8451 Melrose Place
Los Angeles, California