Safavieh’s showroom, shown here during the January ’06 market, will host the new Martha Stewart rug line.

An appearance by domestic diva Martha Stewart to promote the launch of her namesake collection of area rugs will be among the highlights of the Atlanta International Area Rug Market and National Oriental Rug Show, Jan. 18-21 at AmericasMart Atlanta. This year’s show will also feature renovated and expanded showrooms and will once again include the annual America’s Magnificent Carpet Awards.

Manufactured by Safavieh, the Martha Stewart branded rugs will include four elegant patterns in 32 high-style designs. The full collection will be unveiled during a private event Jan. 19 at the Safavieh showroom, with a reception to follow at the Capital City Club. Additionally, three rug exhibitors – Amici Imports, Ebison Harounian Imports and Dynamic Rugs – will be showcasing their rug collections from newly renovated spaces. For its part, Dynamic Rugs will host a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 19 at its showroom to celebrate its new look. For more information, call (800) ATL-MART or