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7 Grey and Black Art Deco Rugs Star in New Kelly Wearstler Interiors

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Aug 24, 2012 11:03:00 PM

Updated August, 2016 with 6 new photosI am always surprised when a design idea suddenly appears in my thoughts, seemingly out of nowhere. Over the years I have learned to stop doubting this phenomenon, because, so often, weeks or months later the idea has shown up on a fashion runway or in a design magazine. This happened recently with Art Deco rugs. Regular readers of this blog may have noticed that I got quite carried away and posted four blog posts within two weeks, ignoring the inner voice that asked "Isn’t this too much Art Deco at one time"?
Links to the four Art Deco blogs are at the end of this post.

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Tags: Art Deco Rugs, Design Inspiration, Kelly Wearstler

Vogue's 15 Top Celebrity Interiors with Decorative Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Aug 21, 2012 11:15:00 PM

Updated July, 2016. The 15 best celebrity interiors with decorative rugs from Vogue are unique for two reasons, firstly all but one were designed by a fashion designer, without the help of a decorator, and secondly all the images are by Vogue's world class fashion photographers. These pictures show what is possible when fashion designers and fashion photographers collaborate on interior design.

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Tags: Tory Burch, Mario Testino, Christian Louboutin, Stephan Hamel, L’Wren Scott, Design Inspiration

Famous Art Deco Rugs: A Guide to Prices at Christie's and Sotheby's

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Aug 16, 2012 1:40:00 AM

In two recent blog posts How to Decorate with Art Deco Rugs- 12 Celebrated Interiors and  Art Deco Rugs in Thierry Despont's Fabulous Interiors we studied stylish interiors with modern versions of Art Deco rugs. Today we will look at some famous antique Art Deco rugs made in the 1920's and 30's and get a sense of the high prices they have been fetching at Paris auctions at Christie's and Sotheby's.

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Tags: Emil-Jacques Ruhlmann, Eileen Gray, André Arbus, Ivan da Silva Bruhns, Sonia Delaunay, Rug School

Art Deco Rugs in Thierry Despont's Fabulous Interiors

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Aug 15, 2012 4:55:00 PM

If you are searching for ideas on how to decorate with Art Deco rugs, you should look at the Art Deco interiors of Thierry Despont the multifaceted French architect, inter designer and artist whose dazzling 45 Park Lane Hotel in London was featured earlier this week in How to Decorate with Art Deco Rugs- 12 Celebrated Interiors.

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Tags: Art Deco Rugs, Thierry Despont, Design Inspiration

How to Decorate with Art Deco Rugs- 12 Celebrated Interiors

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Aug 13, 2012 12:20:00 AM

The most beautiful Art Deco rugs are also the simplest. I have avoided the over embellished in selecting these 12 favorite Art Deco interiors. I hope you will enjoy looking at them and they spark ideas for your interior design work.

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Tags: Art Deco Rugs, Thierry Despont, Design Inspiration, Jean-Louis Deniot, Ferguson & Shamamian

How to Decorate with Contemporary Grey Rugs-14 Stylish Interiors

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Aug 11, 2012 10:52:00 PM

Contemporary grey rugs offer excellent decorative possibilities as you demonstrated by these 14 stunning interiors by some of the most cretive American and French interior decorators.

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Tags: Design Inspiration, Contemporary rugs, Grey Rugs

12 Celeb Interiors: Michael Smith Adds Glamor with Red and Blue Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Aug 9, 2012 11:15:00 PM

Michael Smith is now known as The Presidents decorator- after he re-decorated the White House in 2009, but years before that honor, Smith already had a long list of celebrity clients which included Cindy Crawford, Steven Spielberg, Rupert Murdoch, Dustin Hoffman and Michelle Pfeiffer.
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Tags: Design Inspiration, Michael S. Smith

Savonnerie Rugs: How to Decorate in Grand Style of J P Molyneux

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Aug 6, 2012 11:48:00 PM

Why Savonnerie Rugs are once again the height of fashion

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Tags: Juan Pablo Molyneux, Savonnerie Rugs

Decorating with Pink, Yellow and Coral Needlepoint Rugs and Nature

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Aug 5, 2012 12:12:00 AM

August is when many of us repair to the country to be healed, refreshed and soothed by nature. John Pierpont Morgan recognizing how essential vacation is for creativity, said "I can do twelve months work in eleven months, but not in twelve months".

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Tags: needlepoint rugs, Aubusson Rugs, Savonnerie Rugs, Contemporary rugs

Geometric Needlepoint Rugs Enrich Dolce & Gabbana's Majolica Fashions

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Aug 3, 2012 11:33:00 PM

Geometric Needlepoint Rugs Inspired by the Geometry in Majolica

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Tags: Majolica, Dolce & Gabbana, needlepoint rugs, Rug School

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