Seventy years before Downton Abbey, A. C. W. Pugin designed London's magnificent Houses of Parliament. Pugin hoped his design would inspire a return to the moral and social values of England's romantic past of chivalry, gallant knights, peace and prosperity. Pugin also designed the interior furnishings including needlepoint rugs for his buildings.
Lonny Magazines 10 Best Living Room Decorator Rugs and The Best 11 Decorator Rugs for Dining Rooms in Lonny Magazine were so popular we are following up with todays Best 12 Decorator Rugs for Bedrooms
Lulu De Kwiatkwoski,
In the rarefied world of London's finest antique dealers there are three, Keshishian, S. Franses and C.John, who specialize in the rarest antique needlepoint rugs. While lesser quality antique needlepoint rugs can be seen at the auction houses Sotheby's and Christies, the very finest and rarerest antique needlepoint rugs rarely show up there. These are handled by specialist dealers who cater to a handful of famous interior decorators, private clients and famous museums. Their prices rarely get published. But recently, while researching rare needlepoint rugs, I came across an article in artnet.com that disclosed that Keshishian was offering a Pontremoli needlepoint rug for $750,000. Unfortunately the picture below does not do justice to this magnificent needlepoint rug.
Pontremoli Needlepoint Rugs
The online Lonny Magazine is a great source of inspiration for interior designers. Last month's post Lonny Magazine's 10 Best Living Rooms with Decorator Rugs was so popular, I am following up with the best 11 decorator rugs for dining rooms from Lonny Magazine. I hope you enjoy this visual feast.
Eileen Kathryn Boyd,
Green is the color of nature and we are surrounded by greenery. The 15 inspiring interiors in todays post and the 12 Stunning Interiors with Green Rugs in an earlier post show how leading interior designers decorate with green rugs and green accents. Together these 27 rooms show you how to:
Hendrix and Allardyce,
Ferguson & Shamamian
Erdem's Arizona Print Dress. Bergdorf Goodman named Erdem Moralioğlu among the seven "Next Big Thing" fashion designers of 2012. Erdem is a star of London's fashion scene and has a fan base that includes Keira Knightly, Sara Jessica Parker and Ashley Olsen.