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Unexpected Design Choices Make Traditional Wool Rugs Contemporary

Posted by Bill Barr on Aug 31, 2011 1:04:00 AM

"Take a risk from time to time, re-imagine a classic with a twist, mix old and new to create a beautiful room that you'll want to live in"  Bill Barr, Interior Designer, Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

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Tags: Traditional rugs, Decorating with needlepoint rugs, Contemporary rugs, Interior Designers, coordinating patterned rugs and fabrics, statement rugs, Decor with a younger twist, Bill Barr

Water Damage in Traditional Wool Rugs: 6 PreventionTips

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Aug 30, 2011 9:59:00 PM


Professional rug cleaning at Adams & Swett. They combine hand and machine washing and then dry the rugs in a chamber with heated air circulation.
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Tags: preventing water damage to rugs, traditional wool rugs

3 Schemes For Blue Oushak Rugs Mix Safe And Daring Styles

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Aug 24, 2011 1:02:00 PM

"When selecting a design scheme for a client I like to mix and match styles... a  traditional fabric with a more modern graphic print... something unexpected, something clients would not have thought of.

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Tags: Jamie Keskin, Leonards New England, oushak rugs, Interior Designers, handspun yarn rugs, Casual-Dressy Decorating Tips, statement rug, blue oushak rugs, coordinating patterned rugs and fabrics

Why Do Great Rugs Have Abrash?

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Aug 23, 2011 1:01:00 PM

What is Abrash? Most dictionaries do not contain this word and a search on the Internet yields two definitions, both incomplete:

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Tags: red rugs, handspun yarn rugs, Geometric needlpoint rugs, Great rugs, Abrash, Ardabil Carpet, Victoria and Albert Museum

How To Use Colorful Contemporary Wool Rugs As Neutrals

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Aug 18, 2011 1:01:00 AM

"Everyone that walks in here has said 'My goodness I would never have thought of a rug in this color, but it is so beautiful'!  I always say "Any color can be your neutral if you trust putting other colors with it...it doesn’t have to be beige to be neutral" Eric Guenther, Chief Designer, Whim, San Juan Capistrano CA.
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Tags: decorating tips, California Style, Eric Guenther, Brocatel rugs, Lucia 8136RH, Advanced decorating tips, Contemporary rugs, Rugs combining traditional with contemporary, Interior Designers, coral rugs, terracotta rugs

Floral Rugs That Allow Change of Looks And Colors Are Winners

Posted by Bill Barr on Aug 17, 2011 1:04:00 AM

"What people tend to forget is, that tastes change and time has a way of transforming how we feel... Styles trend in and out like fashion, and lets face it, we can simply grow bored with our surroundings". Bill Barr, Interior Designer, Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

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Tags: multicolor rugs, garden rugs, decorating tips, Traditional decorating scheme, Art Deco Decorating scheme, World traveller decorating scheme, Interior Designers, floral rugs, Bill Barr

How to Bring Color to Rooms with Contemporary-Traditional Wool Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Aug 12, 2011 12:02:00 PM

"If you are struggling with what kind of a color combination to use in a room and what to blend with it—find a fabric that has a pattern and one of the colors in the fabric should be the main color in the rug.This fabric will then give you your whole color game plan". Eric Guenther, Chief Designer, Whim Home, San Juan Capistrano, CA
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Tags: California Style, Eric Guenther, Advanced decorating tips, red rugs, Hybrid Contemporary-Traditional Rugs, Casual-Dressy Decorating Tips, coordinating patterned rugs and fabrics, Decor with a younger twist

Hybrid Contemporary-Traditional Wool Rugs for Dressy-Casual Decor

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Aug 11, 2011 1:49:00 AM


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Tags: California Style, Eric Guenther, Interior Designers, Hybrid Contemporary-Traditional Rugs, Casual-Dressy Decorating Tips, Timeless Decorating Tips

Which Traditional Wool Rugs Will Look Tired and Which Are Timeless

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Aug 10, 2011 1:40:00 PM

In the coming days we will learn from rug experts and interior designers how to tell which rugs will become tired looking and should be avoided and which rugs will keep your room designs looking fresh and current for years to come.

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Tags: Traditional rugs, Timeless rugs, Contemporary rugs, Rugs combining traditional with contemporary, Interior Designers

Pastel Oushak Rugs - Buy Rugs That Will Work With Different Styles

Posted by Bill Barr on Aug 5, 2011 1:04:00 AM

"Not every rug has the ability to work with two, or more completely different decorating styles, but buying a rug that can, assures you that it is an investment worth making".

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Tags: oushak rugs, Interior Designers, textured rugs, Blue and White Rugs, Rug Decorating Tips, blue oushak rugs, statement rugs, Decor with a younger twist, Casual Style, Bill Barr

Blue Oushak Rugs - Making a Statement With Any Style

Posted by Bill Barr on Aug 4, 2011 8:52:00 AM

"When you buy a quality wool rug that will last a lifetime, it's good to know it will be adaptable to any decorating style you ask it to support. What I love most about these Blue Oushak rugs is that they make a statement and do it in any style".

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Tags: decorating tips, oushak rug, Advanced decorating tips, handspun yarn rugs, aqua rugs, contemporary rug, blue oushak rugs

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