20 Years of Tradition

For every dance of life.

Los Angeles-based Lawrence of La Brea has cultivated a sophisticated, refined, and thoroughly unique collection of rugs and textiles, passionately winning over the most discerning clientele.


David Nourafshan

Owner David Nourafshan has 25 years of experience, working directly with the most sought-after and artistically groundbreaking designers in the world.

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Lawrence of La Brea sets the stage for individual style. Fine rugs and exotic textiles are the heart of our talent, apparent in our vast selection from around the world. We collaborate with and are inspired by the international interior and fashion design community. In addition to beautiful rugs, we provide expert care in installation, restoration, cleaning, and appraisal services.

We believe a patterned rug is not just a decoration. It’s a way of life – and a powerful expression of an individual’s personality. Lawrence of La Brea strives, at all times, to deliver the most rare and extraordinary rugs to our customers. We will source any design or custom look and work with our vast manufacturing resources to achieve the desired result.

We look forward to providing you with just the perfect rug!

About Our Company

"A massive collection of rugs. Friendly staff. Very accommodating. Offered water or coffee. Owner is very down to earth person. Rugs are very unique. Love this place!"

People Behind the Lights
Meet our team
David Nourafshan

David first started working in his family business of selling fine rugs when he was just thirteen years old.

Store Manager
Caroline Nourafshan

Caroline was a pre-law major with plans to become an attorney after studying political science in college when she met David, fell in love and got married.

Armen Antoyan

When he was just eighteen years old, Armen followed in his family’s footsteps and started working at Lawrence of La Brea.

Store Manager
Alma Semlani

A talented multi-tasker, Alma oversees custom orders and assists with sales and customer service. She started working at the company in 1995.

Blog Writer
Victor Delgado

Victor is the Supervisor of Sales and is in charge of all customer service. Originally from Nicaragua, Victor has a background in graphic design and printing.

Evelyn Cruz

A one woman show, Evelyn is in charge of all the accounting at Lawrence of La Brea and has been with the company for over a decade.

Hector Cajas

The multidisciplinary designer specializes in furniture for the contract, hospitality and residential markets, as well as lighting, packaging.

Brandi Lover

Based in Amsterdam and Milan, Cobb’s creative process begins with materiality and an empirical approach that is highly experimental.