As we continue our effort in showcasing our showroom partners, we are so happy to share a bit about the incredible folks at Tapis Decor in Minneapolis. We had to pleasure of interviewing Jackie Cox to learn more about the showroom. The Tapis showroom began as a rug and flooring showroom in 2008. Since 2012, it has flourished into a beautiful and eclectic showroom space for their clients to shop. We love being featured in their showroom as Jackie and her team have continued to provide exceptional design to their community throughout the years.
How did you decide on a name for your showroom?
We originally began as a hand made area rug and flooring showroom, hence the name Tapis. I always new I wanted to expand in to furnishings which led to the addition of & Décor. We expanded in to furniture division in 2012.
What are the most rewarding parts of your business and what are the challenges?
The relationships with our clients is the most rewarding part of what we do. The most challenging… the ups and downs of business and the economy.
How do you best support your customers in the buying process?
We listen. We listen to their needs, we pay attention to their reactions, and we give ideas.
What do you love most about your city and the community you do business with?
We have an awesome design community [in Minneapolis]. It’s strong and we support each other.
We’re often described as ‘fresh’ and hear “you guys are so welcoming”. That’s the vibe of our showroom. Fresh, airy, transitional with an edge.
What are you looking for when you add a new line/artisan to your showroom?
A special product with a unique aesthetic. Someone who appreciates their craft and does it well.
What is popular right now? What type of pieces, finishes, and/or materials are customers most drawn to?
Mixed material, texture, color
What does a day off look like for you and/or your employees?
Relaxation, family, and laughs.