-First New England signing of “101 Things I Hate About Your House” –

Dover Rug & Home, offering the largest selection of fine floor coverings and window treatments in New England, is pleased to host the first New England book signing for renowned interior designer James Swan, author of 101 Things I Hate About Your House, on Wednesday, June 22rd from 6:30PM to 8:30PM.  Mr. Swan will give a short presentation followed by the signing. Refreshments will be served.

 101 Things I Hate About Your House is a how-to guide for homeowners on creating beautiful and fully maximized living spaces regardless of size and budget. Swan offers readers the basic principles on how to transform their houses from designer nightmares to gracious living spaces. Written with a tongue-in-cheek approach, 101 Things I Hate About Your House makes readers laugh, learn and most importantly, come to love their home by fully utilizing and appreciating the space they have.

 Having built an eighteen-year career as one of the most influential interior designers in the United States, James Swan, owner of James Swan & Co. of Beverly Hills, is also a featured design partner with Ballard Designs. Contributing to this book is award-winning journalist Carol Beggy, a former writer and editor for the Boston Globe, and award-winning illustrator Stanley A. Meyer.

The recipient of the “Best of Boston Home 2011” award, Dover Rug & Home is the proud sponsor of more than fifty charitable organizations each year and has received the CNC Reader’s Choice award for ‘Best Carpet Store’ ten years in a row. Previously nominated for the Retailer of the Year Award, Dover is an Industry Partner to the American Society of Interior Designers, and a member of the International Furnishing and Design Association (IFDA) and the World Floor Covering Association. Dover Rug & Home has showrooms on Route 9, Natick and Route 53, Hanover.

The James Swan book signing and presentation is free and open to the public and takes place at Dover Rug & Home, Route 9, Natick, Wednesday, June 22nd from 6:30PM to 8:30PM. Attendees who purchase a copy of the book will also receive a Dover Rug & Home Preferred Customer Card, which offers additional discounts throughout the year with no blackout dates.

 For more information on Dover Rug & Home or this event, visit the company website and virtual showroom at or call (508) 651-3500. Follow Dover Rug & Home on facebook at Press inquiries; contact Joanne DiFrancesco, JDCommunications, Inc. at (781) 828-0323.