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House Beautiful November 2014: 5 Best Rooms with Decorative Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Oct 29, 2014 1:02:00 PM

The 5 best interiors with decorative rugs in the November 2014 House Beautiful demonstrate that when vivid colors are used appropriately, the rooms feel happy and uplifting rather than overwhelming or garish.  "People say I am fearless with color, but if I see it in nature, I know it will work in a home," Miles Redd explained to House Beautiful. "Truthfully, color makes me happy and that was the direction with this apartment--to make a happy family home," says Miles Redd about his three interiors in today's post.

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Tags: Miles Redd, Amanda Lindroth, decorative rugs, oushak rugs, Orange Rugs, Grey Rugs

Remembering Oscar de la Renta’s Stylish Interiors with Decorative Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Oct 28, 2014 11:02:00 AM

The interiors and decorative rugs in Oscar de la Renta’s many homes reflect the same classical elegance as his beautiful dresses cherished by women all over the world and favored by every American first lady from Jacqueline Kennedy to Michelle Obama. Vogue in their tribute to de la Renta, last week, noted that his elegant interiors seemed to be in a constant dialog with his runway fashions. de la Renta had a passion for patterns and colors and his urbane taste ranged from exotic Central Asian silk Ikat to intricate Elizabethan Palempore; from jewel-like Chinoiserie to stately Greek architectural motifs. Today we celebrate de la Renta’s most memorable interiors with decorative rugs.

Oscar and Annette de la Renta at their home in Connecticut in 2008.

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Tags: Oscar de la Renta, decorative rugs, Geometric Rugs, Aubusson Rugs, floral rugs, English Rugs

Mario Buatta Creates 7 Happy Palm Beach Interiors with Decorative Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Oct 23, 2014 1:51:00 AM

Mario Buatta can transform any dull space into a happy one by a deft pairing of pastel colors and decorative rugs in a way that makes a room come alive like a garden in spring. Buatta's artistry finds its fullest expression in Palm Beach where he has created memorable homes for celebrities and the society set. Today’s 7 interiors are among his happiest.

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Tags: needlepoint rugs, decorative rugs, Aubusson Rugs, Mario Buatta, Palm Beach Style, floral rugs

Elle Decor November 2014: 5 Best Rooms with Decorative Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Oct 21, 2014 3:50:00 PM

If the 5 best rooms with decorative rugs in the November 2014 Elle Decor have a common theme it is this- wealthy clients are desiring and interior designers are creating opulent and exotic themes with an innovative mix of contemporary and antique styles.

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Architectural Digest November 2014: 5 Best Rooms with Decorative Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Oct 15, 2014 8:37:00 PM

The November 2014 Architectural Digest has so many great spaces it seemed unfair to pick just 5 for the best interiors with decorative rugs. So I have made two selections, today's post features the 5 best contemporary interiors and a separate post features the 5 best traditional interiors which are all from AD100 interior designer David Easton's fabulous restoration of a 1920's Addison Mizner landmark ocean front mansion in Palm Beach.

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Tags: Neutral Rugs, Contemporary rugs, Blue Rugs, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Richard Keith Langham, Susanna Maggard

David Easton Modernizes 1920’s Palm Beach Mansion with Floral Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Oct 14, 2014 3:37:00 PM

When a couple asked David Easton to restore a dilapidated 1920’s Palm Beach oceanfront landmark mansion, the AD100 decorator chose to bring a comfortable modern vibe to the living areas. "I love the casual feeling here," the wife is quoted saying in the November 2104 Architectural Digest, "It’s soft and inviting, and our grandchildren can go anywhere." We take a close look at David Easton’s latest project.

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2014 Kips Bay’s Top 7 Interiors with Decorative Rugs on Pinterest

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Oct 9, 2014 11:00:00 AM

The 20 interiors with decorative rugs in the 2014 Kips Bay Show House tell a story about the desires and fantasies of New York's top 0.1%. But do these cutting edge interiors also tell us something about what the rest of the country likes? One way to find out is to visit Pinterest and see which Kips Bay rooms get pinned most often. This can give us some idea of what people across the country admire today and what they might emulate in the future. I did some research, and here are the 7 most highly pinned Kips Bay interiors on Pinterest.  

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Tags: decorative rugs, Alexa Hampton, Matthew Quinn, Christopher Peacock, Edward Lobrano

Traditional Home October 2014: 5 Best Rooms with Decorative Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Oct 7, 2014 10:30:00 AM

The October 2014 issue of Traditional Home magazine has so many beautiful spaces, it is hard to pick the 5 best interiors with These five rooms confirm that traditional decorating is undergoing a renaissance.

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Tags: oushak rugs, Blue Rugs, Eric Ross, McAlpine, Booth and Ferrier, Bradshaw Orrell, Lynn von Kersting

7 Ways to Make a Room Cozy and Gorgeous for Fall with Decorative Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Sep 29, 2014 2:59:00 AM

Fall has brought cooler nights to New England and the maples are ablaze with fiery oranges and reds. I treasure each sunny day knowing that once winter settles in it will not leave till late April. The change in seasons is a perfect time to look for ways to make our home cozy for autumn and gorgeous year-round. Below are 7 chic rooms that illustrate several different ways to achieve this by choosing the right combination of decorative rug, fabrics, wall color, textures and scale.

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Tags: Lisa Torbett, decorative rugs, Cullman & Kravis, Markham Roberts, Polly McKenna

Architectural Digest October 2014: 5 Best Rooms with Decorative Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Sep 26, 2014 4:00:00 AM

My picks for the 5 best rooms with decorative rugs in Architectural Digest's October 2014 issue all happen to be contemporary. I have noticed that in some months it is the traditional rooms that are the stars, and in the next issue it is all the contemporary spaces that take center stage. If you know why styles fluctuate from month to month, please share your insight in the comments section.

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Tags: decorative rugs, Vicente Wolf, Richard Mishaan, Charles Churchward, Tristan Auer, India Mahdavi

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