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Best of May-June 2015 Veranda: 7 Rooms with Decorative Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Jun 22, 2015 3:30:00 AM

If there is a common theme running through the 7 best rooms with decorative rugs in the May-June 2015 Veranda it is the artful mix of traditional and contemporary and calming blues paired with white, beige, silver and grey. These 7 rooms will start you dreaming of peaceful days by the sea. The Malibu getaway by Martyn Lawrence Bullard and the Destin, Florida retreat by Susan Lovelace are truly outstanding.

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Tags: oushak rugs, Custom Rugs, Blue Rugs, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Susan Lovelace, Cowhide Rugs

19 Glamorous Ways to Decorate with Blue Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Jun 11, 2015 3:30:00 AM

"Blue is one of the easiest colors to live with and its most people favorite hue," said AD100 designer Bunny Williams in an interview with Elle Decor. "There are so many beautiful shades of blue--- some cool, some warm and they mix well together." The same can be said of blue rugs. The most desirable blue rugs are those with a mix of cool and warm colors. These rug allow you to use a wider range of fabrics and create more sophisticated looks as these 19 rooms demonstrate. 


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Tags: Gideon Mendelson, oushak rugs, Thomas Britt, Marc-Michaels, Philip Gorrivan, Geometric Rugs, Blue Rugs, David Hicks, Victoria Hagan

Architectural Digest June 2015: 8 Best Rooms with Decorative Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Jun 8, 2015 3:30:00 AM

The June 2015 Architectural Digest’s 8 best interiors with decorative rugs provide insights into how Giorgio Armani decorated with colorful flat-weave oriental rugs to promote relaxation in his recently updated Saint-Tropez country house and how AD100 Designer Douglas Durkin brought a refreshing elegance to a famous 1920’s Beaux-Arts style house with custom decorative rugs.

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Tags: Custom Rugs, Giorgio Armani, oriental rugs, Douglas Durkin, Flatweave rugs

Sotheby’s 2015 Designer Showhouse: 7 Best Rooms with Decorative Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Apr 24, 2015 3:00:00 AM

If you think antique rugs are old-fashioned you will be surprised to see what 13 top interiors did with them in the 2015 Sotheby's Designer Showhouse that just ended in New York. Their work demonstrates that when antique rugs are artfully mixed with modern art and contemporary pieces the rooms convey a level of imagination and sophistication that cannot be achieved by merely following trends.  For their show house Sotheby's gave 13 top interior designers carte blanche to choose antiques, contemporary art and modern furniture from Sotheby's upcoming auctions. Here are my picks for the 7 best interiors with decorative rugs from the 2015 Designer Showhouse.

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Tags: Eric Cohler, Living Rooms, Bedrooms, Cullman & Kravis, Sunrooms, Robert Dean, Juan Carretero, Leura Fine, Library, Meredith Ellis

Elle Decor May 2015: 8 Best Rooms with Decorative Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Apr 17, 2015 3:41:00 PM

The 5 best interiors with decorative rugs in the November 2014 Elle Decor feature the work of three emerging interior designers with uniquely contemporary approaches to traditional design.

Since the choice of decorative rug plays such a key role in these room designs, I have introduced selections from the Asmara Rug Collection to suggest ways you could personalize and enhance the look and feel of a room.   

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Tags: Dining Rooms, Living Rooms, Bedrooms, Home Office, Megan Winters, Kim Alexandriuk, Kate Rheinstein Brodsky

Architectural Digest May 2015: 6 Best Rooms with Decorative Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Apr 14, 2015 6:13:00 PM

The May 2015 Architectural Digest's 6 best interiors with decorative rugs include Portugal's leading decorator's majestic traditional house in Lisbon and a London fashion designer's contemporary penthouse. 

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Tags: Dining Rooms, Bedroom Rugs, Living Rooms, Pedro Espírito Santo, Veere Greeney

14 Living Rooms Enlivened for Spring with Colorful Contemporary Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Apr 3, 2015 3:00:00 AM

In celebration of the first 60°F day in Boston and hoping that this record breaking winter is finally retreating, I share with you my favorite spring inspired living rooms inspired by colorful contemporary rugs.

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Tags: Living Rooms, Allison Paladino, Susan Nelson, Asia Baker, Gerald Pomeroy, Tino Zervudachi, Jennifer Cohler Mason

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

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