This year's Area Rug Retailer of the Year (ROY) Awards nominees have been announced by the organizers of AmericasMart-Atlanta. Winners will receive their ROYs at a reception at Atlanta International Area Rug Market scheduled for Sunday, July 17. The event begins in Penthouse Fashion Theatre at 5 p.m. (AmericasMart 3, floor 15) and is scheduled to include a live performance by Rick Springfield at 6 p.m.

The ROY nominees are chosen by exhibitors at AmericasMart and then voted on by an independent panel of industry experts. For more information call 1-800-ATL-MART or visit

The nominees are:

Ballard Designs

Hayne's Furniture

Yamin's Oriental Rugs

Outrageous Bargains

The Roswell Rug Co.

Unique Oriental Rugs, Inc.


Baer's Furniture Co.

Wool & Knot

Jordan's Furniture

J&S Designer Flooring

Alex Cooper Oriental Rugs

Just Rugs

American Home Design Store

Linen Source



Nebraska Furniture Mart

Macy's East

Classic Oriental Rugs

Peerless Imported Rugs

Rooms to Go

Touch of Class

Toms' Price

The Oriental Carpet

Rugs As Art

The Great Indoors

Dwellers Haven

Rugs by Robinson

The Rug Gallery

Home & Flooring Galleria

Wickes Furniture

Jerome's Furniture

Rug Masters

Rug & Home

JC Penny

Plow & Hearth

Marlborough Country Barn

The Rug Source

Glabman Furniture

Oriental Rug Gallery

World of Rugs

Joseph's Oriental Rugs