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House Beautiful April 2015: 5 Best Rooms with Decorative Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Mar 30, 2015 3:00:00 AM

The April 2015 House Beautiful's 5 best rooms with decorative rugs include Cathy Kincaid's bright, light-filled sunroom with gorgeous treillage inspired by Bunny Mellon's New York townhouse and her orientalist fantasy family room with Robert Kime floral fabrics. Also among the top five are Gregory Shano's sunny living room and sea green dining room in his newly renovated Hamptons house.

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Tags: Dining Rooms, Living Rooms, Sunrooms, Cathy Kincaid, Family Rooms, Gregory Shano

11 Chic Masculine Bedrooms Enriched by Geometric Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Mar 24, 2015 4:00:00 AM

I have called these 11 chic bedrooms masculine because many, but not all, were designed for men. It is interesting to note that many of the rooms are anchored by a brown and white geometric rug. The next most popular color combination is blue or navy with white.

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Tags: Alberto Pinto, J. Randall Powers, Bedrooms, Waldos Designs, Garrow Kedigian, Nate Berkus, Ben McKenzie, Gary Friedman, Michael Agins

Architectural Digest February 2015: 7 Best Rooms with Decorative Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Mar 19, 2015 4:00:00 AM

The February 2015 Architectural Digest's 7 best rooms with decorative rugs show how to create stunnng interiors by mixing modern art, traditional and contemporary furniture and sculptural shapes and volumes and then pulling everything together into a harmonious composition with custom rugs in geometric and abstract patterns made from luxurious materials such as silk and handspun wool. Steven Gambrel excels at interpreting traditional geometric patterns in large silk custom rugs that almost cover the entire floor. In contrast Rafael de Cárdenas uses contemporary silk rugs to define seating areas or the area around the bed while showing expanses of beautiful wood floor. This shows that rules are meant to broken as long as you know why you are breaking them.

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Tags: Rafael de Cárdenas, Steven Gambrel, Don Stewart, Best of Architectural Digest, Leroy Street Studio

Architectural Digest January 2015: 10 Best Rooms with Decorative Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Mar 18, 2015 4:00:00 AM

I would like to explain why I am writing about the January 2015 Architectural Digest’s 10 best interiors with decorative rugs In the middle of March instead of three months ago. The January issue was truly outstanding I regret I was unable to publish it earlier as I have been in the midst of a major redesign of the Asmara website.  To do full justice, I have been expanded the list to the 10 best from the usual 5.

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Tags: decorative rugs, Michael S. Smith, Jan Showers, Tom Kundig

Elle Decor March 2015: 10 Best Interiors with Decorative Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Feb 18, 2015 3:30:00 AM

Neutral colors with pops of pink, purple, apricot and yellow and unexpected juxtaposition of contemporary and traditional pieces dominate the 10 best interiors with decorative rugs in the March 2015 Elle Decor. This is one of the best Elle Decor issues in a long time which is why I extended the selection to 10 interiors instead of the usual 5.

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Tags: Jan Showers, Douglas Durkin, Timothy Haynes, Kevin Roberts

Architectural Digest March 2015: 9 Best Rooms with Decorative Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Feb 13, 2015 3:30:00 AM

The March 2015 Architectural Digest's 9 best interiors with decorative rugs are all about combining traditonal and modern sensibilities to create memorable interiors.

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Tags: Ingrao, decorative rugs, Lynda Murray., Lorraine Letendre, Trace Lehnhoff, Katch I.D., Natalia Bianchi

Best of January-February 2015 Veranda: 7 Rooms with Decorative Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Feb 6, 2015 4:45:27 PM

The 7 best interiors with decorative rugs in the January-February 2015 Veranda have one thing in common- they each celebrate traditional style in a fresh new way. John Oetgen mixes modern and traditional to create a smart and cozy North Carolina mountain home, designer Brooke Giannetti and architect husband Steve build a new California farmhouse that is both chic and unfussy and Suzanne Kasler transforms a historic Virginia house into a luxuriously traditional yet clean and modern home.

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Tags: Suzanne Kasler, Brooke Giannetti, John Oetgen

14 Gorgeous Rooms: How to Decorate with Green and Green Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Dec 5, 2014 4:47:00 PM

If you are tired of neutrals and are also unsure of how to introduce color into your next decorating project, you should consider green. Green is safer than most other colors because every color in the rainbow goes with green. If you paint the walls green or start with a green rug it will become much easier to find great coordinating fabrics, furniture and accessories. Today’s 14 gorgeous green rooms show:

  • How to Add Pizazz to a Dining Room with a Green Rug
  • How to Bring Fresh Energy to a Stately Room with a Green Aubusson Rug
  • How to Create a Modern Zen Vibe in a Living Room with a Green Rug
  • How to Design a Modern Dining Room with Green and Blue and White Chinoiserie
  • How to Bring Nature Indoors with a Green Rug
  • How to Make a Dark Room Feel Light and Airy with a Green Rug
  • How to Design an Exotic Garden Room with Green and Animal Print Rugs
  • How to Enliven a Traditional Room with Bright Green and Hot Pink
  • How to Bring Style and Glamour to a Girl's Bedroom with Green
  • How to Coordinate Adjoining Spaces with Green 

Moss green reflects the "Mood of the Moment" according to the November-December 2014 Veranda. 

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Tags: Muriel Brandolini, Alison Spear, Mario Buatta, Green Rugs, Jeffrey Bilhuber, Brockschmidt & Coleman, Grant Gibson

Architectural Digest December 2014: 6 Best Rooms with Decorative Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Dec 3, 2014 2:15:00 AM

The December 2014 Architectural Digest's 6 best rooms with decorative rugs offer wonderful inspiration for designing dramatic settings for displaying art in entrance halls, living rooms, bedrooms and libraries. 

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Tags: Atelier AM, Bronson van Wyck, Showcasing Art, François Catroux

Make Rooms Holiday-Ready with Gorgeous Decorative Rugs: 10 Photos

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Nov 25, 2014 3:30:00 AM

A well-chosen decorative rug can bring a feeling of luxury, warmth and Holiday magic to a room that is lacking vital energy. Here are 10 examples of how to use a show-stopping rug to transform a room for the Holidays.

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Tags: Holiday Interiors

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