“I love this industry and believe in how it promotes a better living environment, Physically, Emotionally and Spiritually for all”
Tapis Décor has a strong longstanding reputation within the design industry as a trusted resource for flooring, a wide range of home furnishings, and for excellent customer service.
Tapis Décor was reinvented from the original business called Weskuske by Jackie Cox. Weskuske was a floor covering showroom started in 1975 by a gentleman named Wes Kuske. It specialized in mid to high-end broadloom floorcovering, specialty hand tufted flooring, and hand knotted area rugs provided to the trade industry. Jackie began working for Weskuske in 2000 and was the primary sales person for years following. In 2008, she was presented the opportunity to purchase the company and Tapis Décor was born. “Having worked for Weskuske since 2000, I was presented with an opportunity to purchase the company. I love this industry and believe in how it promotes a better living environment, physically, emotionally and spiritually for all, so I wanted to see the business continue on.”
Tapis Decor began as a 1700sf showroom in 2008, expanded to 5600 in 2012 with the addition of the furniture showroom and in 2019, further expanded to what is now a gorgeous 11,000sf showplace. “My vision was to continue supporting the design community by diversifying our collections with new and inspirational products that bring a ‘fresh’ and thoughtful selection to Minneapolis. Tapis Décor was inspired by, created for, and exists to collaborate with the Interior Design industry.”
Why is it named “Tapis Décor”? ‘Tapis’ means carpet, I also knew when I started the companyI wanted to expand the offerings in to ‘Décor’ as well. So, Tapis Décor- meaning carpet décor and then just added the ampersand when we added furniture, etc. ”
Tapis Décor features hand made area rugs, wall to wall carpet, furniture, fabric, upholstery, case pieces, accessories, and other hand selected pieces for the home including custom made.
“I thoroughly interview our collections to make sure they too offer an opportunity to support our design community. I look for a diversity of product that is also representative of the personality of Tapis Decor. They must provide quality product with a unique vision and character, in addition, they must stand behind their product with custom service. I also work to provide lines that accommodate a variety of price points so we are inclusive to any home. I believe as a design industry showroom, we must also feature several lines that are completely customizable. These lines include all facets of design, from flooring, area rugs, furniture, dining and case pieces. We then accessorize those collections with lighting and home accents.”
We’re extremely thrilled with our newly expanded showroom and can’t wait to welcome you to it. We invite you to visit us for any of your home project needs and look forward to helping you create beautiful interiors!
Jacqueline "Jackie" Cox
Hi, I’m Jackie, owner of Tapis Décor. I’ve been a part of the design community for over 20 years and love the people of our industry. I believe in what we do! I believe that our industry creates a better living environment not just physically, but emotionally and psychologically. I want to be a contributing member of that creativity. Design has long been a passion of mine. I have a B.A. in Architecture and like the study of form, function, color and the human experience it evokes.
Prior to owning Tapis Décor I worked for Weskuske, specializing in soft floor covering, broadloom carpets, hand made area rugs and custom carpets. After being mentored by the company’s founder, for eight years, I was fortunate enough to become the owner in 2008. Prior to that, I worked as a project architect at Wold Architects where I was a primary designer working on remodels/rebuilds to Minneapolis schools and classrooms to create a higher functionality. I truly love the process of creating beautifully functioning spaces and seeing them come to life in that vision.
Though I love what I do for a career, my number one is my family! I’ve been married to my loving husband, Corey, for 20+ year (we won’t go in to how long 😊) Together we have three children that we are so very proud of. We’re a very close family who do a lot together and actually enjoy each other. Besides time with my family, I enjoy reading, playing volleyball and yoga.
I’d love to meet you! So if you’re in the neighborhood, stop by and say Hi! There’ll always be a smile waiting (and a glass of wine too - if you like).