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Wellness in Design

Credit/ 1 Sustainable CEPH

CEPH Block 

Date/  Thursday, April 15

Time/ 2:15pm - 3:15pm

Location/  Arsin Rug Gallery, 1025 N Stemmons, Ste. 747

Create your Own 

Date/  Friday, April 16

Time/ 2:15pm - 3:15pm

Location/  Arsin Rug Gallery, 1025 N Stemmons, Ste. 747

David Rejebian, of Arsin Rug Gallery and Shelly Rosenberg, celebrated DFW designer, team up for an interesting perspective on Wellness In Design , specifically in a higher-end residential setting. Rejebian and Rosenberg have ample experience in marrying exemplary products with a keen awareness for making the RIGHT choice based on forward-thinking design concepts like Nuero-Psychology and Biophilia. This course will help you improve the lives of your clients by integrating both centuries-old craftsmanship and evidence-based science to create supportive environments where they will thrive within the harmony of a well-designed space.


David Rejebian

Persian and Turkish Rug Expert

David Rejebian knows rugs.

An established and trusted source, he is well-known in both the public and design community for his wide-reaching knowledge and expertise. He continues his family's tradition of focused knowledge and education.

It began in 1934...


Vahram Rejebian, an Armenian immigrant from Hadjin, Turkey, began to realize the American dream, when he opened the Oriental Rug Department in the Titche-Goettinger Department Store in downtown Dallas.


Strengthened by his struggle to survive during the Armenian massacres in Turkey, he arrived in Dallas with an enthusiasm that propelled him to become the leading authority on Oriental rugs in Texas.


Vahram built the rug department at Titche's into THE place where residents of Dallas, and all around Texas, came to buy Oriental rugs. Customers enjoyed the experience of "going downtown to see Mr. Rejebian" to not only purchase rugs for their homes, but to learn about them as well. In fact, customers would sometimes refer to their rugs as a "Rejebian carpet." 

In 1955, Vahram's son, Myron, joined him at Titche's. Together, they became a formidable team. In fact, few rug men ever developed the knowledge, from a scholarly standpoint, that Myron had. In 1972, he helped found the Oriental Rug Retailers of America, a group dedicated to the education of the consumer and the development of sound business practices.


In 1977, David Rejebian became the third generation to join the family business. From working summers in the rug cleaning plant to helping deliver rugs, and as Myron's son, it was probably his destiny to join his father and grandfather in the business : 

"I have had probably the two best teachers possible. Even with all the rugs, I've handled and books I've read, I learned the real intricacies of this business from my dad and grandfather.

In 1982 we moved from Tiche's to our own building in Snider Plaza, then into the Dallas Design Center, back to Snider Plaza, and in 2016 it was up to North Dallas - the last Rejebian retail storefront. 

Now, in my last chapter of my Oriental Rug career, I have joined Arsin Rug Gallery to help offer Dallas the broadest selection of both new and antique rugs in Dallas."

Shelly Rosenberg

Owner, Acorn and Oak

Seasoned interior designer and expert thinker on sustainable living, Shelly brings 20 years of experience to the interior design community and continues to contribute to the national conversation on sustainable, adaptive design and its impact on human health and well-being. She has built her career in design on the premise of “living well”, an ideology that for Shelly, goes far beyond creating beautiful spaces.

 “Interior design can upgrade safety, boost mood, improve relationships and increase the value of our largest investment, our home or business, and how we think, feel and behave within the space.”

-Shelly Rosenberg

Shelly has mastered the multifaceted approach required for achieving sustainable living and believes a sustainable environment should be available to all, regardless of the unique needs various individuals may require. Although her designs are always stunning, her priority is less on creating physical beauty, and more on helping others improve their overall quality of life. She does this by composing supportive and adaptive environments that help foster mental, emotional and physical well-being, as well as environments that accelerate growth, awareness and human progress.

As a mother of three children, each with learning differences and special needs, her ability to identify and honor everyone’s unique design requirements has grown exponentially. Shelly has dedicated her profession to creating and designing adaptive spaces catered towards the differently-abled and has a keen ability to listen to needs first and design accordingly.

From creating and designing spaces to offering product recommendations and instructional courses, Shelly’s work is shaped and formed by the unique needs of those she is serving in the moment. Her work focuses on providing adaptive design that translates across various populations, as she has a heart for both the provision of services to the differently-abled and the accessibility of these services for those who may not have the means to hire a full-service design firm. Shelly meets her constituents where they are and provides a creative and innovative solution for helping all in need of adaptive, sustainable design.