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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

How to Pick the Perfect Decorative Rug for a Bedroom: 7 Tips

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Sep 17, 2014 1:37:00 AM

Before you start searching for the perfect decorative rug for the bedroom, take a few minutes to reflect on the direction you want to go in designing the bedroom: Are you designing a romantic getaway, or a quiet refuge in the midst of a city? Would you like to have space for family gatherings, or is it an intimate couple’s realm? Would you like to relax on a daybed by the garden window, or is a comfortable space for quiet work more important? The seven bedrooms show several different design directions. Once you have a clear picture of the look and feel you are aiming for, it will become easier to find the perfect decorative rug, fabrics, furniture and materials.

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Tags: Suzanne Kasler, Susan Nelson, Markham Roberts, Barbara Gisel, Seven Gambrel

How to Pick the Perfect the Wall Color, Decorative Rug and Fabric: 6 Tips

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Sep 16, 2014 2:27:00 AM

It is nearly impossible to pick a perfect paint color if you have not yet selected a decorative rug and fabrics. People who try to choose a wall color first, are disappointed when the rug and furniture are placed in the room and the overall effect is not what they expected.

A proven way to avoid costly decorating mistakes is to first ask yourself these questions: “How do I want to feel when I am in the room? and what mood do I want to create when guests are in the room? Each color has a different impact on how we feel. Once you learn the feeling different colors produce, it will become easy to pick the perfect combination of paint color, decorative rug and fabrics. Here are six different moods you can create by choosing the right combination of colors.

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Tags: decorative rugs, Eric Guenther, Susan Nelson, Polly McKenna, William Hodgins, Paint Colors, Debbie Blair, Amelia Perez

Best of September-October 2014 Veranda: 5 Rooms with Decorative Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Sep 12, 2014 3:59:00 PM

The September-October 2014 issue of Veranda has five gorgeous rooms that offer valuable insights on how to create the feeling tone and look you desire. The key lies in the thoughtful pairing of fabrics, furniture and decorative rugs and paying attention to scale, color palettes, textures, design styles and materials. I have summarized the insights in the caption under each room image.

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Tags: decorative rugs, oushak rugs, Amelia T. Handegan, Geometric Rugs, Striped Rugs, Orienal Rugs, James Huniford, Cheryl Skoog Tague, Timothy Whealon

How to Pick the Perfect Decorative Rug for a Living Room: 6 Tips

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Aug 21, 2014 4:08:00 AM

To pick the perfect decorative rug for a living room, you first need to chose the look and feeling you would like to create in the room. The internet is full of generalized tips for choosing the best rug for a room, but such advice is likely to produce generic looks. These 5 tips for choosing the best rug for a living room will help you create the style and personality you desire.

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Tags: Frank Babb Randolph, decorative rugs, Geometric Rugs, Contemporary rugs, Jonathan Adler, Kemble Interiors, David Jimenez

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