Minden, LA (November 8, 2023)—A fresh, new line of interior rugs is being announced nationally in the partnership with Ivan Smith Furniture, Orian Rugs and design creative Sara McDaniel, Simply Southern Cottage, and one will be featured in an upcoming episode with McDaniel on the Magnolia Network’s, In With The Old, on November 8.
The rugs capture the heart and aesthetic of the Simply Southern Cottage design for which McDaniel is known and are produced in collaboration with the South Carolina-based Orian Rugs. Available online and in Ivan Smith Furniture stores located in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas, there are three distinct designs in the new collection which have already experienced a positive response says McDaniel. Click here to see the latest rugs.
“Ivan Smith has been on the forefront of offering innovative design choices and it was such a great experience creating this new line for them in collaboration with the smart minds at Orian! We are unveiling three rugs which capture the spirit and warmth of the Simply Southern Cottage experience,” McDaniel said. “In the latest line, the three rugs are all designed and named for sentimental reasons.’
Hodges Garden is named after a beloved park previously located south of Shreveport and is an homage to this once thriving and vibrant garden. This rug is bursting with orange, white and cornflower blue hydrangeas and is available in two background colors – navy and charcoal. McDaniel is excited to unveil the rug in her In With The Old episode on November 8 at 9 p.m. CST/10 p.m. EST on the Magnolia Network following the season premiere of Fixer Upper: The Hotel. Stream on Discovery Plus or Max.
Join McDaniel’s live, online watch party via her Facebook page, Simply Southern Cottage, at 9 – 10 p.m. CST.
“Chip and Joanna Gaines have had such an impact on my design and renovation career and I’m thrilled to be on the Magnolia Network showcasing the renovation of a beautiful Victorian home I purchased in Minden, Louisiana,” McDaniel said. “The Hodges Garden rug is part of the décor added after days of work on this gorgeous home and was captured for the show. I’m proud to have saved this historic property as well as the adjacent Villas at Spanish Court now a popular Airbnb destination! We get the chance to show off and inspire views with a beautiful home, our charming community and the craftspeople of our Webster Parish.”
The second rug in the series is Phillips’ Garden, named after McDaniel’s father who recently passed away, and captures his love of rose gardening. The rug is offered in an oatmeal or a navy background and features roses in pretty shades of blue, greens, red/orange.
The third rug is the Avila, named after Avila, Spain, a city McDaniel visited in 2019. She was inspired by the vibrant, beautiful colors of the city and the rug design with an abstract pattern has gray and oatmeal undertones with shades of yellow, blue, rust and green.
After a successful launch in 2022 with Orian Rugs, McDaniel enters into her second year of partnership with distribution in 42 Ivan Smith Furniture stores in three-state area as well as online at IvanSmith.com. Orian Rugs is a renowned manufacturer of area rugs that are made in the U.S.A.
McDaniel chronicles her home renovation and design journey via her Instagram, Facebook and Tik Tok channels @SimplySouthernCottage as well as her website blog and offers a variety of charming Airbnb experiences via MindenStays.com.
Nancy McNulty, Forest Home Media