AD100 designers predict that a big trend for 2016 is combining the antique with the modern. Oushak rugs are the embodiment of this as they combine ancient motifs with colors that feel remarkably contemporary. This combination of opposites gives Oushak rugs the ability to complement all styles of furniture and art. They allow you to mix traditional furniture with mid-century and modern art with antiques and create unique and unforgettable interiors as the 7 tips for decorating with Oushak rugs show.
Michael S. Smith,
Green fabrics, green wallcovering, green rugs and green china are being featured in the 2016 interior design magazines. House Beautiful published a Color Crush page for Apple Green in November and the February 2016 Veranda features Carolina Irving's green dinnerware. Brunschwig & Fils newest ad in Veranda highlights green fabrics and the Spring 2016 women's fashions pair beautifully with the green rugs in today's post.
Brunschwig & Fils,
Four of Elle Décor’s 5 Best Rooms with a contemporary rug are from March issue, and one is from the January issue. I hope you enjoy them.
The imaginative Martyn Lawrence Bullard has three of the 5 best rooms with contemporary rugs in the March 2016 Architectural Digest thanks to his flamboyant designs for Khloé and Kourtney Kardashian's homes in Calabasas, California.
Martyn Lawrence Bullard,
Ashe + Leandro,
The February 2016 Architectural Digest has many beautiful rooms compared to the January issue. Here is my pick for the 6 best interiors with contemporary rugs.
Art Deco Rugs,
Bessarabian rugs quickly evoke Downton Abbey style in any room of the house because of the comfortable informality and charm they bring to a space. This is why these rugs have been prized by decorators in England, France and America. The most desirable Bessarabian rugs were made in the 19th century for the Russian nobility who wanted to emulate the style of the English aristocracy, in other words the Downton Abbey style. Here are seven ways Bessarabian rugs can help you decorate in chic Downton Abbey style.
Duke of Windsor,
William T. Georgis
A large bedroom can feel cold and cavernous unless you solve the special decorating challenges a big room presents. Today’s 11 decorating tips will help you make a make a very large master bedroom feel intimate, cozy and chic with a stylish oversized rug, well aligned bed, pleasing colors and alluring textures.
Ask anyone to name the most prestigious interior design magazine and they will invariably point to Architectural Digest. So I thought it would be fun to assemble the best of the best out of the hundreds of interiors published each year in AD. Based on my research on Pinterest here are Architectural Digest's 10 most admired (pinned) interiors with designer rugs on Pinterest in 2015.
In Part 4 of 23 Styles of Designer Rugs we take a close look at geometric rugs and Ikat rugs. Geometric patterns go back at least 5000 years to ancient Sumer and Ikat rugs are inspired by 19th century Central Asian Ikat textiles. Both are steeped in history which gives them the ability to unify contemporary and traditional styles in the same room as you learn from the examples in this post. We will discover their exciting history, where to use them, the most desirable colors and patterns, buying tips and gain decorating inspiration.