Designer Rug Blog - Interior Design Inspiration

Blue, Gray, Coral and Green Rugs Enrich Veranda’s 7 Best Dining Rooms

Posted by Abid Ilahi on May 25, 2016 10:03:34 PM

Out of hundreds of dining rooms published by Veranda magazine over the years these 7 with gray, blue, gold, coral and green rugs were pinned most often. They feature the work of Richard Hallberg, Amelia Handegan, David Kleinberg, Suellen Gregory, Peter Pennoyer, Michelle Nussbaumer, Allan Greenberg, Kelli Ford and Kirsten Fitzgibbons. Enjoy!

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Tags: Richard Hallberg, David Kleinberg, Dining Rooms, Amelia Handegan, Suellen Gregory, Michelle Nussbaumer, Kelli Ford, Peter Pennoyer, Veranda, Allan Greenberg, Kirsten Fitzgibbons

2016 Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse - Before & After with Designer Rugs

Posted by Justin Heitmann on May 25, 2016 12:37:44 PM

This year marks the 44th time leading interior designers have transformed a Manhattan mansion for the worlds most prestigious designer show house - The Kips Bay Decorator Show House which was started in 1973 to support the work of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club for the benefit of the children of New York City. We start with the artist's sketch and see how the designer's vision changes and develops as actual furnishings are selected and how the room comes to life alive only after the perfect designer rug is put in place.

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Tags: Alex Papachristidis, David Kleinberg, Garrow Kedigian, Kips Bay Decorator Show House, Timothy Whealon, David Collins, Kati Curtis

Why Young Decorators Prefer to Buy Rugs Online — Michael Del Piero

Posted by Justin Heitmann on May 24, 2016 8:40:01 AM

Ever since Michael Del Piero founded Michael Del Piero Good Design in Chicago in 2007 she has received worldwide acclaim for her distinctive style that juxtaposes the ancient with modern and rough with luxurious. She has been featured in The New York Times, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, The Chicago Tribune, over 350 blogs, and was one of the first vendors on 1stdibs. Join me as Michael shares her insights on why she buys antiques and rugs online and much more.

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Tags: 1stdibs.com, Michael Del Piero, Sourcing Online

Gray, Gold and Blue Rugs Enliven 2016 Kips Bay Decorator Show House

Posted by Abid Ilahi on May 19, 2016 10:22:51 PM

The 2016 Kips Bay Decorator Show House has set the design world abuzz by a stunning mix of the modern and traditional deftly unified by gorgeous designer rugs. I am particularly taken by the work of Suzanne Kasler, Phillip Thomas, Eve Robinson, Garrow Kedigian, Timothy Whealon, Kati Curtis, David Kleinberg, Olasky & Sinsteden, Jamie Drake and Caleb Anderson.

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Tags: Suzanne Kasler, David Kleinberg, Garrow Kedigian, Jamie Drake, Kips Bay Decorator Show House, Timothy Whealon, Caleb Anderson, Olasky & Sinsteden, Kati Curtis, Eve Robinson, Phillip Thomas

Advice to Young Interior Designers — Hall of Famer Bruce Bierman

Posted by Justin Heitmann on May 17, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Interior Designer Spotlight with Bruce Bierman

Owner of Bruce Bierman Design Inc., New York, NY

Bruce Bierman was inducted to the Interior Design Hall of Fame in 2000, and has been featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, House & Garden, House Beautiful, Interior Design, and The New York Times Magazine. Bruce has earned double degrees in architecture and fine arts from RISD (Rhode Island School of Design). The prestigious Franklin Report gives Bruce their highest five star rating and quotes these three client comments and more — "I have used many well-known designers over the years, and I felt that Bruce was the only one committed to the project and our family for the long haul." "Bruce is a very special person—mature, calm and generous. I am happy to say that he is now a friend." "I am a very opinionated client. I interviewed 30 people for this job, and I will definitely go back to Bruce for the next one."

Join me as Bruce Bierman shares how he started, the advice he would give to to a beginning decorator, the importance of listening to clients closely, the pleasure of working on second, third and fourth homes, and why he doesn't get flustered...

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Tags: designer rugs, Florida Style, Bruce Bierman, New York Style, Palm Beach Style, House Beautiful, Architectual Digest, Elle Decor, Designer Spotlight, Calvin Klein, The World of Interiors, Interior Design Hall of Fame

Aubusson Rugs Bring Chic Vibe to 7 Country Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on May 12, 2016 5:00:00 PM

Aubusson rugs ancient patterns have a timeless appeal. It might surprise you to learn that these rugs are as much at home in a rustic country interior as in a glamorous English country house, a French château or an Italian villa. Aubusson rugs were originally created in the 18th century for the French nobility. The patterns of these rugs are a combination of architectural notifs from classical Greece and Rome and French floral motifs. Aubusson rugs have a flat-woven texture which gives them a clean, almost contemporary look. The seven chic rooms in today's post illustrate several different ways of decorating with Aubusson rugs.

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Tags: Nancy Morton, Nelson Barnum Interiors, Design Inspiration, Aubusson Rugs

Design Secrets of Martha's Vineyard's Top Architect Patrick Ahearn

Posted by Justin Heitmann on May 11, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Architect Spotlight with Patrick Ahearn FAIA

Owner of Patrick Ahearn Architect LLC, Boston and Edgartown, Massachusetts

Patrick Ahearn needs no introduction if you live on Martha's Vineyard or anywhere else in the world where they love classic New England architecture that has been updated for modern lifestyles. Patrick's portfolio of exquisite award-winning homes is endless. His impact on Martha's Vineyard has been profound with hundreds of beautifully designed homes and his enthusiastic engagement with the island's community. Patrick has won multiple Bulfinch and PRISM Awards, last year he was the selected architect for HGTV's Dream Home 2015, and is shortlisted for six International Design & Architecture 2016 Awards

Join me as Patrick shares insights on designing numerous Bulfinch Award and PRISM Award winning houses in Martha's Vineyard and takes us on a tour of one of his recent favorite houses... 

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Tags: Martha's Vineyard, Patrick Ahearn, designer rugs, HGTV, Designer Spotlight, Edgartown, Boston, Architect Spotlight

10 Best Blue Bedrooms and Blue Rugs in Architectural Digest

Posted by Abid Ilahi on May 9, 2016 11:44:14 PM

Architectural Digest's 10 most highly pinned blue bedrooms with blue rugs showcase the work of Lorenzo Castillo on the northern coast of Spain, Martin Lawrence Bullard in Miami, Nicky Haslam in New Orleans, Jacobsen Architecure in Napa Valley, a 13th-century Irish Castle and four homes in the Hamptons by Steven Gambrel, Billy Cotton, Taryn Christoff and Martin Finio.

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Tags: Blue Rugs, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Blue bedrooms

Best of May-June 2016 Veranda: 5 Rooms with Contemporary Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on May 4, 2016 9:40:39 PM

The five best rooms with contemporary rugs in the May-June 2016 Veranda magazine include Madeline Stuart's update of a 1930's Art Deco house belonging to a Hollywood power couple, Dennis & Leen owner of  Richard Hallberg's Andalusian style house in Montecito, California and  designer Quinn Pofahl's Hamptons house. Read More

Tags: Madeline Stuart, Richard Hallberg, Art Deco Rugs, contemprary rugs, Quinn Pofahl

How HGTV is Affecting Clients and Interior Designers – Janice Dietz

Posted by Justin Heitmann on Apr 30, 2016 8:58:18 PM

Interior Designer Spotlight with Janice Dietz

Owner of The Consulting House, Inc., Atlanta, GA

Janice Dietz is an award winning interior designer with an architectural background who's been featured on HGTV and was named Best of HOUZZ 2016, 2015, & 2014. Janice has a long history of curating and purchasing museum quality art combined with business experience as executive of Fortune 500 companies.

Join me as Janice shares her insights on how HGTV has changed client expectations, how interior designers are making better use of design technology and finding sources for more unique rugs, furniture, art, and fabrics...

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Tags: designer rugs, oushak rugs, Silk Rugs, traditional wool rugs, Flat weave rugs, Atlanta Symphony Decorators' Showhouse, buy designer rugs online, HGTV, Designer Spotlight, Janice Dietz

10 Fabulous Nantucket Blue and White Interiors with Decorative Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Apr 27, 2016 10:00:00 PM

Nantucket is Martha's Vineyard's smaller neighbor to the west and is the island from where Melville’s fictional 19th century whale ship The Pequod sailed out in search of Moby Dick. Today it is an elite resort for those who prefer a quieter pace in a historical New England small town with spectacular ocean views.

I have assembled the 10 most stylish blue and white Nantucket interiors each with a fabulous blue decorative rug for you to enjoyment and inspiration.

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Tags: Nantucket Style, Gary McBournie, Willey Design, Susan Zises Green, Victoria Hagan, Interior Design Studios, Rosenberg Kolb Architects, Bierly-Drake Design, Nantucket House Antiques

House Beautiful May 2016: 5 Best Rooms with Designer Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Apr 25, 2016 11:01:13 PM

The May 2016 House Beautiful has some exceptional seaside houses and the 5 five best rooms with designer rugs all have water views.  Gary McBournie's Nantucket cottage breaks from the expected blue and white color scheme by pairing vibrant blues with oranges and corals in the living room and chartreuse and apple green in the library and dining room. Kathryn M. Ireland creates a serene low-key atmosphere in a historic Cape Cod house that once belonged to Bunny Mellon. Finally, Summer Thornton designs a serene home in Naples, Florida.

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Tags: Gary McBournie, Kathryn M. Ireland, Summer Thornton

Why Designer Rugs Are the Hardest to Source — Jennifer Ribek

Posted by Justin Heitmann on Apr 24, 2016 5:30:00 AM

Interior Designer Spotlight with Jennifer Ribek

Owner of Jennifer Ribek Interior Design, Jupiter, FL

Jennifer Ribek has been featured in Veranda, House, Design Times, Palm Beach Cottages & Gardens, Luxe Interiors and was named Best of HOUZZ 2015 & 2016 for Design and Service. Jennifer was born on Long Island, New York, received a degree in interior design from the Fashion Institute of Technology, worked as an interior designer/kitchen designer on Long Island for ten years and then moved to Florida with her husband Richard. 

Join me as Jennifer gives us the inside scoop on designer rugs, luxury interiors, and on satisfying a client...

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Tags: designer rugs, buy designer rugs online, Designer Spotlight, Jennifer Ribek

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