Designer Rug Blog - Interior Design Inspiration

Oushak Rugs Promote Restful Sleep: 5 Chic Bedrooms

Posted by Kate Watson on Aug 30, 2013 10:49:00 PM

We all want to retire to a peaceful bedroom for a good night’s rest. It’s this quest for a rejuvinating space that makes bedrooms an excellent interior design project. Any time and resources you spend on creating a space that makes you feel happy and at peace will pay a big dividend in improving your health and your ability to fully enjoy the day. Oushak rugs can play a pivotal role in creating a calming and invigorating environment. Famous interior designers choose Oushak rugs as the soul of stylish and restful bedrooms.

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Tags: Liz Williams, oushak rugs, Linda McDougald, Janie K. Hirsch, Betsy Brown, Design Inspiration, Michael S. Smith

Orange Rugs Evoke the Romance of French Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Aug 30, 2013 5:00:00 PM

There is no question that the French seem to have an eye for fashion and interior design. They are famous for their ‘je ne sais quoi’ of style—that indefinable, pleasing quality that seems so natural to them and is admired all over the world. Coco Chanel once said, “A fashion that does not reach the streets is not a fashion.” Chanel was probably think of couture, but her sentiment is equally valid for interior design. If you love French interior design, try orange rugs as this color has long been popular in elegant French salons as we shall see in today's post.

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Tags: Ginny Magher, Design Inspiration, Aubusson Rugs, Orange Rugs

Oushak Rugs Add Glamor to Dining Rooms: 6 Chic Rooms

Posted by Kate Watson on Aug 29, 2013 5:00:00 PM

Because we host gatherings, conduct business, and nourish ourselves in the dining room, it's no surprise that these are among the most common rooms for renovation. As the heart of the home, it only makes sense that we want this area to reflect who we are as people, particularly when it comes to our values and lifestyle. Choosing signature pieces for such a room can be difficult, but ever-stylish, high-quality Oushak rugs are an excellent option when you want the interiors in the home to make a statement.

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Tags: Rafael de Cárdenas, Barbara Barry, oushak rugs, Michael Carter, Linda McDougald, Design Inspiration, Jay Jeffers, Dalia Tamari

Add Glamor with Savonnerie Carpets: 6 Chic Rooms

Posted by Kate Watson on Aug 29, 2013 9:05:00 AM

Considering the rich history of Savonnerie carpets, it is easy to become intimidated at the idea of using them for your interior design project.

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Tags: Oscar de la Renta, Bill Blass, Chessy Rayner, Shaun Jackson, Design Inspiration, Savonnerie Rugs, Scott Snyder, Koch Studio

Geometric Rugs Add Style to Foyers, Halls and Closets

Posted by Kate Watson on Aug 29, 2013 12:30:00 AM

Design is about being noticed, whether it pertains to art, fashion or interior decorations. We design the rooms of our home to reflect an atmosphere or attitude that gets noticed. However, there are spaces in most home that look neglected. Maybe they are rooms in which we don’t  spend much time in, or which guest do not see, or even spaces which we have not yet figured out what to do about.

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Tags: 2 Michaels Design, Geometric Rugs, Design Inspiration, Kelly Wearstler

Green Rugs Add Glamour to Dining Rooms: 5 Chic Styles

Posted by Kate Watson on Aug 28, 2013 10:31:00 PM

They say ignorance is bliss, but interior designer Charlotte Moss says ignorance does not work when you are starting an interior design project. Her advice is to “Do your homework. Inform yourself on a daily basis. Study magazines. Go to museums. Attend lectures. Ignorance isn’t bliss.” If you follow Moss’s excellent advice, you will find that green rugs can work beautifully to enhance your dining room, no matter which decorating style you are working in.

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Tags: Janet Simon, Felbrigg Hall, Design Inspiration, Bunny Williams, Green Rugs

Create Daring, Luxurious Interiors with Gold Oushak Rugs

Posted by Kate Watson on Aug 27, 2013 10:40:00 PM

Sir Cecil Beaton wore many hats in his life- celebrity photographer, painter, fashion designer and interior decorator. He once advised, “Be daring. Be different. Be impractical. Be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safer’s, the creatures of the commonplace, and the slaves of the ordinary.”

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Tags: oushak rugs, Design Inspiration, Bunny Williams, John Saladino, Michael Taylor

How to Give Rooms a Personality with Orange Rugs

Posted by Kate Watson on Aug 27, 2013 5:09:00 PM

When you’re starting a fresh interior design project, one of the most important decisions you have to make is the color scheme. The color palette of a room sets the mood. Some colors encourage quiet reflection; others promote active conversation, while others encourage rest and relaxation. This is why choosing the right color is such an important step. One of the most joyous colors to decorate with is orange, which is why choosing orange rugs for part of your new interior is a great step toward a happy home. But what if orange rugs aren’t quite right for the space you’re working with? Well, today we’re going to talk about just that.

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Tags: Mick Jagger, Schuyler Samperton, Candace Bushnell, Design Inspiration, coral rugs, Orange Rugs, Steven Sclaroff, Mary McDonald

Bunny Williams Designs Stunning Interiors with Needlepoint Rugs

Posted by Kate Watson on Aug 26, 2013 8:09:00 PM

Venerable designer Bunny Williams once said, “I like an interior that defies labeling. I really don’t want someone to walk into a room and know that I did it.” Ms. Williams obviously wants to avoid a formulaic approach to her own designs, something she really doesn’t have to worry about given her prodigious talents. If there is one thing that Williams designed interiors show is that she has a penchant for needlepoint rugs. Since each room is so different, you will be hard put to identify them as a William’s design, but all these rooms do highlight the desirability of decorating with needlepoint rugs; they are a favorite of many leading interior designers including Bunny Williams, David Easton and Michael S. Smith.

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Tags: needlepoint rugs, Design Inspiration, Bunny Williams

How Aubusson Rugs Enrich the Homes of Top Designers

Posted by Caroline Bell on Aug 26, 2013 1:20:00 PM

It's always interesting to see how our favorite designers use Aubusson rugs in their own homes. Designers know that Aubusson rugs can be used to enrich interiors of many different decorating styles. They know that you can use antique Aubusson rugs in modern settings and more modern Aubusson rugs in vintage settings.

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Why Savonnerie Carpets Adorn The Worlds Grandest Hotels

Posted by Caroline Bell on Aug 25, 2013 6:02:00 PM

Savonnerie rugs in all of their pomp and grandeur are a perfect element in grand hotel design. When guests arrive at a hotel after a long flight, they're looking forward to being welcomed into a warm and beautiful environment. If they're paying a lot of money, they're expecting it. The very best hotels go out of their way to make their guests feel as if they're staying in a home away from home. Grand hotels go out of their way to make sure that everywhere their guests look, luxury and comfort greets them at every turn. Savonnerie rugs are a favorite of some of the most decadent hotels in the world because their grandness of scale and intricate beauty implies unlimited opulence. Savonnerie rugs used in hotels' public spaces let guests instinctively know that they are going to be taken care of.

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Tags: Thierry Despont, Hirsch Bedner Associates, Design Inspiration, Savonnerie Rugs

Needlepoint Rugs Make it Easy to Design Sunny Rooms

Posted by Caroline Bell on Aug 25, 2013 10:25:00 AM

If you tell people that black needlepoint rugs make it easy to design rooms that look sunny, you'll most likely be met with a blank stare followed by a dismissive wave of a hand. When people think of dark-colored needlepoint rugs, they usually imagine darker, moodier rooms with heavy furnishings and old books, but these rugs can bring sun and beauty into a room in wonderful and unique ways. Black needlepoint rugs allow you to bring your own sunshine.

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Tags: needlepoint rugs, Tricia Guild, Design Inspiration, Justine Sancho

Why Interior Designers Love Decorating with Blue Rugs

Posted by Kate Watson on Aug 24, 2013 8:00:00 PM

Coco Chanel once said “The best color in the world is the one that looks good on you.” The same concept applies to interior design, and we luckily have an entire industry filled with decorators and design magazines telling us know which colors look good in our homes.

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Tags: Design Inspiration, Bunny Williams, Blue Rugs

Aubusson Rugs Elevate Ordinary Interiors to Extraordinary

Posted by Kate Watson on Aug 24, 2013 3:59:00 PM

Aubusson rugs are found in manor homes, chic apartments and luxury settings the world over – so why is it that Aubusson rugs are such a reliable go-to item for interior designers and home owners? Simply because the most amazing thing a rug can do for an interior is to elevate the atmosphere – and the artistic quality of the best Aubusson rugs makes them an ideal tool for adding that extra sizzle to an interior. Today I’ve picked some of my favorite examples of how Aubusson rugs elevate the ordinary to the extraordinary.

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Tags: Julian Schnabel, Anne McNally, Jonathon Adler, Design Inspiration, Aubusson Rugs, Marshall Watson

How to Design Stunning Interiors with Orange Rugs: 3 Chic Looks

Posted by Kate Watson on Aug 23, 2013 5:00:00 PM

The celebrated decorator Miles Redd was of the opinion that, “Juxtaposition: high/low; shiny/matte; modern/ancient; grand/humble; refined/ the essence of chic.” A simple way to realize Redd’s formula for a chic room is the use of orange rugs that have black accents; the effect is hip and stylish every time.

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Tags: Design Inspiration, coral rugs, Orange Rugs, Cathy Kincaid

How to Add Glamour with Oushak Rugs: 4 Fab Michael Smith Rooms

Posted by Kate Watson on Aug 23, 2013 9:52:00 AM

Hazrat Inayat Khan was the founder of a spiritual movement that focused on love, harmony and beauty; he once said, “Some people look for a beautiful place…others make a place beautiful.”  The interior designer Michael S. Smith is just the sort of person Khan envisioned. Smith truly makes places beautiful—and then some!

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Tags: oushak rugs, Design Inspiration, Michael S. Smith

How Bessarabian Rugs Give a Chic Personality to Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Aug 23, 2013 12:50:00 AM

You’ve been looking at selection of prestigious rugs for a while, searching for the piece that speaks to your heart. You want to frame the collection of accents and artifacts you’ve acquired with a rug that is more than a floor covering, but you’re not sure about those styles so commonly spotted in fashionable designer interiors from New York to Palm Beach. In that case, there’s something to be said for the beauty of Bessarabian rugs. As Steven Stark told Architectural Digest not too long ago, “You don’t see them all that often anymore.”

What Makes Bessarabian Rugs Different

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Tags: Wiseman Group, Design Inspiration, Lee Radziwill, Bessarabian Rugs, Stéphane Boudin

Green Rugs: How to Add Instant Glamour to Interiors

Posted by Caroline Bell on Aug 21, 2013 4:40:00 PM

Green rugs are glamorous when paired with the right elements. Pine green rugs can glam up a space filled with soft white furnishings and crystal elements. Lime green rugs can be the finishing touch in a luxurious space filled with cozy fabrics and bits of bling. Steve Jobs said, "Design is not just what it looks like; design is how it works." That goes for your green rugs, too. How they work will determine how much glamour they bring.

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Tags: Ralph Duesing, John Bobbitt, Barrie Benson, Design Inspiration, Green Rugs

Bring Your Dream Interior to Life with Needlepoint Rugs

Posted by Kate Watson on Aug 21, 2013 2:50:00 PM

Decorating with artist designed needlepoint rugs is a tremendous privilege. The designs are first hand painted by fine artists and then needlepoint embroiderers carefully reproduce the artist's painted design with millions of needlepoint stitches made entirely by hand.

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Tags: needlepoint rugs, Matthew Patrick Smyth, Design Inspiration, Mario Buatta

Blue Rugs Make it Easy to Design Spectacular Seaside Rooms

Posted by Caroline Bell on Aug 20, 2013 6:02:00 PM

Blue rugs are a powerful complement to indoor/outdoor rooms that open up to the ocean or the sea. When using blue rugs in these types of spaces, try and choose rugs that don't disrupt the sightline. The water is the star, and you want to use blue rugs that complement it, not obliterate it. Da Vinci said that simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Keep that in mind as you proceed. 

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Tags: Design Inspiration, Michael S. Smith, Blue Rugs, Martyn Lawrence Bullard

Savonnerie Carpets Let You Decorate in Vivid Colors and Grand Style

Posted by Kate Watson on Aug 20, 2013 2:20:00 PM

Color has a powrful impact on how we feel about a room . While accessories, signature furnishings and bespoke artwork may speak to your personality and showcase your eye for quality, color subtly sets the feeling tone and mood for your guests and leaves a memorable impression of your home. There are many exceptional rugs and carpets that can help carry color through a room – but few bring a vivid, personal color palette into play as well as Savonnerie carpets.

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Tags: Empress Alexandra Fiordonova, Stroganov Palace, Vaux-le-Vicomte, Design Inspiration, Savonnerie Rugs, Stéphane Boudin

3 Ways to Add Glamour to Dull Rooms with Aubusson Rugs

Posted by Kate Watson on Aug 16, 2013 11:03:00 PM

Fashion designer Michael Kors said, “Scale changes something ordinary and mundane into something special.” The sentiment is true of interior design as well—there are likely areas of your home that are mundane and ordinary! Usually, they are on the periphery of things, such as hallways, patios and sparsely furnished corners. These places will definitely benefit from Aubusson rugs.

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Tags: Design Inspiration, Aubusson Rugs, Scott Snyder

How Fabulous Decorators Mix Patterns With Green Rugs

Posted by Caroline Bell on Aug 16, 2013 4:40:00 PM

How do green rugs work in rooms filled with pattern? Beautifully, especially if those rooms with green rugs are designed by incredible decorators who also happen to be fabulous fabric and rug designers. Green rugs feature prominently in rooms designed by these designers, who, by the very nature of their trade, encourage an interplay of fabrics, colors and designs.

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Tags: Eliza Gatfield, Design Inspiration, Green Rugs, David Hicks

Fashionistas Loving and Living With Aubusson Rugs

Posted by Caroline Bell on Aug 15, 2013 4:00:00 PM

Aubusson rugs can be such fascinating statement pieces, so it's always interesting to see how interior designers use them in their own homes. It's fascinating to see how fashion designers translate their styles into home design. Some fashion designers' homes look exactly like their fashions, while in the case of other designers, you'll find that their home design is a complete departure from the fashions they design on a daily basis. Aubusson rugs can handle it all.

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Tags: Jessica McClintock, Design Inspiration, Aubusson Rugs, Jonathan Adler

How Savonnerie Rugs Enrich the Libraries of Majestic Mansions

Posted by Caroline Bell on Aug 15, 2013 10:03:00 AM

Once you understand how important libraries are to the human psyche, you understand how people will decorate them with the most precious Savonnerie rugs. A library has always been a place to retreat, kick up your feet, light up the fire if you have one and candles if you don't, and settle down with a good book. The way a library is decorated directly corresponds to the way we feel about it.

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How Designers Use Blue Rugs to Add Funky Vibe to a Room

Posted by Caroline Bell on Aug 14, 2013 4:00:00 PM

If you're a fan of funky and eclectic rooms or you're more conservative but still wish to add a bit of flair to your space, blue rugs can help you do just that. Designers use blue rugs all the time, using them in completely unexpected ways or as a way to add a bit of flair to traditional rooms. The key to using blue rugs in order to add a funky vibe to your room is to think outside of the box. Blue rugs can turn a room on its head in a fabulous way.

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Tags: Sara Gilbane, Liz Caan, Design Inspiration, Blue Rugs

Oushak Rugs Make it Easy to Design Classic Modern Interiors

Posted by Caroline Bell on Aug 14, 2013 10:04:00 AM

There's something about Oushak rugs and cool, classic modern rooms that just go well together. Many people assume that the more contemporary the room, funkier, hipper sleeker the accessories and furnishings. That's probably the best way to walk into the land of predictability. Oushak rugs can enhance the beauty of modern rooms in the following way:

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Tags: oushak rugs, Design Inspiration, McAlpine Booth & Ferrier Interiors, Linda McDougald Design

Chic Interiors Mix Aubusson Rugs, Mid Century and Contemporary

Posted by Kate Watson on Aug 13, 2013 4:46:00 PM

When starting an interior design project, there are certain qualities some of us struggle to achieve with the mix of materials we are given. This is particularly difficult when blending styles from seemingly incompatible eras – but stately accessories like Aubusson rugs can be helpful in assembling incredible rooms. One of the key reasons Aubusson rugs are successful in creating a cohesive personality for a variety of interiors is the traditional processes by which these rugs are still made today – by hand, as shown in this amazing video that allows us to watch a skilled artisan weave Aubusson rugs using traditional methods, where the designs are based on an original painting.

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Tags: Inson Dubois Wood, Design Inspiration, Aubusson Rugs, Michael S. Smith, Jean-Michel Frank, Yves Gastou

How Needlepoint Rugs Make it Easy to Design Cozy, Romantic Bedrooms

Posted by Caroline Bell on Aug 13, 2013 3:31:00 PM

Needlepoint rugs seem tailor made for cozy bedrooms. Made from soft, supple wool that's been hand-stitched onto canvas, needlepoint rugs come in a wide variety of colors and textures that can work in just about any design style. Different textures and looks are created using a wide variety of different stitches.

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3 Chic Modern Ways of Decorating with Savonnerie Rugs

Posted by Kate Watson on Aug 12, 2013 4:29:00 PM

Savonnerie rugs have that innate French knack for glorious detail, lavish color and opulent design. It’s common to see Savonnerie rugs on the floors of grand rooms that are decked out in true French style: a lot of rich color, gold accents and opulent furniture. However, you might not feel comfortable with such grand design in your home, thus believing that Savonnerie rugs aren’t for you.

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Tags: Duarte Pinto Coehlo, Design Inspiration, Savonnerie Rugs, Yves Gastou

Bring Nature Indoors: How to Decorate with Green Rugs

Posted by Kate Watson on Aug 12, 2013 10:07:00 AM

At our core, we crave open spaces natural light and as Tom Jones so famously sings, “It's good to touch the green, green grass of home." Those words ring true perhaps because, from forest floors to farmers’ fields, much of the world’s natural carpet is green. All the more reason to consider the allure of green rugs for your next interior design project.

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Tags: Lauren Leiss, Dorothy Draper, Ken Blasingame, Walker Simmons Designs, Design Inspiration, Green Rugs, Scott Snyder

3 Easy Ways to Design Chic, Modern Rooms with Needlepoint Rugs

Posted by Kate Watson on Aug 11, 2013 10:07:00 AM

Designer Miles Redd, author of The Big Book of Chic, once said, “Buy the best, and you’ll only cry once.” It’s true that high-end rugs—such as needlepoint rugs—will return your design investment over and over again in terms of style and durability, but you may still be a bit wary about the rest of it. One sure method to keep from crying over a glaring design faux pas is to keep it simple.

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How to Decorate in Patriotic Red, White and Blue with Blue Rugs

Posted by Kate Watson on Aug 10, 2013 10:04:00 AM

You can almost hear the spirited drum cadence, see the flags unfurling (even though they’re nowhere in sight) and feel the stirring emotion of a room bedecked in red, white and blue. Of course an exquisite blue rug is a must to ground the scene, while flashes of white and red splashed around the space brighten and inspire. According to designer Christina Murphy, “Punches of color keep a room feeling youthful and engaging.” Murphy’s quote comes to life as you browse my blue rug images today. Each example engages the spirit of Americana with an unexpected youthful excitement in old world furnishings.

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Tags: Celerie Kemble, Carrie Leskowitz, Nina Interiors, Design Inspiration, Michael S. Smith, Blue Rugs

How to Add Style and Romance to Neutral Rooms with Aubusson Rugs

Posted by Kate Watson on Aug 9, 2013 8:00:00 PM

Leonardo da Vinci said that, “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” As a Renaissance man vastly ahead of his time, he knew what he was talking about. While it is questionable whether he envisioned his advice applying to interior design, it certainly can be appropriate for your rooms.

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Tags: Design Inspiration, Aubusson Rugs

How to Design Chic Dining Areas with Oushak Rugs

Posted by Caroline Bell on Aug 9, 2013 3:47:00 PM

If you're planning on decorating your dining room with Oushak rugs, you have many design choices at your fingertips. Dining rooms or dining areas are very important parts of your home. Whether you're decorating a casual dining space off the kitchen or a formal dining room that can easily seat 20, you want the space where you break bread with your loved ones to be warm and welcoming.

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Tags: Eric Cohler, oushak rugs, Michael Carter, Design Inspiration

6 Chic Interiors: How to Decorate with Coral and Orange Rugs

Posted by Kate Watson on Aug 8, 2013 10:34:00 PM

Orange rugs are a dynamic choice for your next interior design project - creating both bold and subtle opportunities to inspire and shape a space that you will enjoy for years to come. The real question is, will you opt for a bold statement, choosing an orange rug that anchors a vibrant space? Or, will you select a more stately option from the world of orange rugs and echo its intricate details around the room?

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Tags: Suzanne Kasler, Charles Todd Helton, Design Inspiration, coral rugs, Orange Rugs, Gabhan Okeeffe

How to Design Stylish Zen-Like Spaces with Green Rugs

Posted by Caroline Bell on Aug 8, 2013 10:25:00 AM

If you're trying to create a Zen-inspired space with green rugs, you couldn't have chosen a more appropriate rug color to do so. When creating rooms with Zen design, you should look for neutral, soft colors that inspire a sense of calm.

It's critically important that we create rooms of refuge in our homes. Our homes are supposed to be oases from the outside world, but even the most joyous homes can get hectic on the inside, especially those filled with large families. If that accurately describes your house, set aside one room for yourself. Green rugs, light fabrics and gorgeous textures laid out in your own private "you" space can help you create the tiny bit of paradise you crave. Vivienne Westwood said, "Buy less, choose well." Keep that in mind, as it will help you keep your space beautiful and spare.

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Tags: Design Inspiration, Green Rugs, Koch Studio, Mary McDonald

How to Bring Distinction to Home Libraries with Aubusson Rugs

Posted by Caroline Bell on Aug 7, 2013 10:16:00 PM

Aubusson rugs and home libraries are a natural fit. The colors and motifs of Aubusson rugs lend themselves perfectly to creating luxuriously cozy environments. Whether your library consists of a few bookshelves and a weathered French leather club chair in a corner or a massive floor-to-ceiling setup complete with rolling ladders, Aubusson rugs can help create the perfect space for soaking up knowledge and relaxing the mind.

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Tags: Chessy Rayner, Thierry W. Despont, Design Inspiration, Aubusson Rugs

A Designer Enhances Her Own Home with Chic Oushak Rugs

Posted by Kate Watson on Aug 7, 2013 4:22:00 PM

The immortal Billy Baldwin once said “Be faithful to your own taste because nothing you really like is ever out of style.”  It appears designer Linda McDougald has taken Baldwin's advice to heart. Step into her redesigned English Country home, and you instantly see that she loves Oushak rugs.

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Tags: Linda McDougal Designs, oushak rugs, Design Inspiration

How to Amplify the Beauty of Sea View Rooms with Blue Rugs

Posted by Caroline Bell on Aug 6, 2013 10:40:00 PM

"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net forever." Jacque Cousteau

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Tags: Eliza Gatfield, Design Inspiration, Blue Rugs, Victoria Hagan

How French Design Celebs Adorn their Homes with Savonnerie Rugs

Posted by Caroline Bell on Aug 6, 2013 8:45:00 PM

If you ever wondered how design icons use Savonnerie rugs in their own homes, and you guessed "fabulously," you'd be right. Savonnerie rugs play a major role in the personal residences of many of the world's most fabulous tastemakers. The design aficionados in the following examples use Savonnerie rugs not because the spaces called for them but because the homeowners wanted them to be there. As Ralph Lauren says, "Style is very personal."

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Tags: Design Inspiration, Savonnerie Rugs, Jacques Garcia, Hermes

Four Ways of Designing Stunning Rooms with Green Rugs

Posted by Kate Watson on Aug 5, 2013 11:42:00 PM

Green rugs often feature patterns derived from nature; the leaves and flora of nature are by and large green, so it’s a expected motif. Throughout history artists have invented many different rug patterns inspired by nature. If you want your room to stand out, then try green rugs with patterns that have a personality and do not just represent nature in a conventional and expected way.

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Tags: Henri Samuel, Valentino Garavani, Dorothy Draper, Green Rugs, Scott Snyder, Martyn Lawrence Bullard

How to Add Personality to Stately Rooms with Savonnerie Rugs

Posted by Kate Watson on Aug 4, 2013 10:58:00 PM

Ask Wikipedia to define Savonnerie rugs for you and you’ll find that they’re viewed as the “most prestigious” of all knotted-pile carpets as produced by Pierre DuPont under an 18-year priviège (that’s a patent to you and me) granted by Louis XIII in 1627. Achieving exceptional detail and rich textures through hundreds of subtle colors, Savonnerie rugs are still produced today. Using traditional methods and exquisite materials that meet the exceptional demands of famous interior designers the world over, Savonnerie rugs are prized for their ability to combine design genres and allow a home owner’s personality to shine through even in the most formal of spaces.

Scalable Stately Savonnerie Rugs

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Tags: Savonnerie Carpets, Design Inspiration, Scott Snyder, Michael S. Smith, Nicholas Haslam

How to Design Chic Rooms with Aubusson Rugs and Needlepoint Rugs

Posted by Kate Watson on Aug 3, 2013 8:41:00 PM

Albert Hadley once said, “Decorating is not about making stage sets, it’s not about making pretty pictures for the magazines; it’s really about creating a quality of life, a beauty that nourishes the soul.” When you set to the task of decorating a room, you want to be able to step back and ponder Hadley’s words. You want the room to be a place that’s inviting and soothing to you on a personal level. Designing a room may seem like a difficult task, but it is becomes easier when you start off with the right rug.  

The most important factor in decorating a room is to decide on the rug you want. The whole room will compliment or revolve around this rug, so it is imperative to begin here. Aubusson rugs promise you amazing quality and designs that will get your room started off on the right foot. Let’s take a look at three decorating styles that use Aubusson rugs and are very popular right now.

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Tags: needlepoint rugs, Design Inspiration, Aubusson Rugs

Stylish and Engaging Interiors with Blue Rugs: 3 Decorating Tips

Posted by Kate Watson on Aug 3, 2013 12:23:00 AM

Pairing blue rugs with white accents creates a clean and crisp look and the juxtaposition of the two can be used in both classic and contemporary interiors. Utilizing blue rugs with white or cream furniture and accessories is flattering.  However, blue and white can feel cold and you should add warmth and cheer by adding warm colors such as yellow, gold and red.

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Tags: Design Inspiration, Michael S. Smith, Blue Rugs, Billy Baldwin

Make a Statement with Geometric Rugs: 8 Chic Rooms Show How

Posted by Kate Watson on Aug 2, 2013 9:50:00 PM

It’s easy to dismiss geometric rugs as a kitschy design trick or to assume they’re not for you because your home doesn’t feature a 60s Go-go style dance hall – but in doing so, you are overlooking an incredibly powerful design tool. Some of the world’s most fashionable interiors – both historic and modern – employ geometric rugs as subtle visual cues for visitors.

Add Softness with Geometric Rugs

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Tags: Katie Ridder, Stephen Harvey, Perry Sayles, Geometric Rugs, Design Inspiration, David Easton, Daniel Romualdez, Steven Gambrel

How to Design Joyful Interiors with Orange Rugs

Posted by Kate Watson on Aug 1, 2013 10:40:00 PM

The celebrated architect Frank Lloyd Wright said, “Nature is the inspiration for all ornamentation.” That statement may bring to mind the verdant greens of gardens, the blues of the sky and sea, but orange is a color that nature uses only when it wants to make a dramatic statement. Orange rugs are a great way to bring the joyful energy and dramatic moods of nature to an interior, and we will explore how the different shades of orange rugs can be used to bring the invigorating energy and exciting moods of nature to the home.

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Tags: Garrison Hullinger, Design Inspiration, David Easton, coral rugs, Orange Rugs, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Steven Sclaroff

How to Enhance an Ordinary Room with Oushak Rugs

Posted by Kate Watson on Aug 1, 2013 3:56:00 PM

In the world of interiors, there are many signature pieces designers can choose from to frame the blank canvas of a room they are starting to work on, but few impart such an air of distinction as a fine Oushak rug. Particularly when you’re looking to add new life to a large space, define specific areas or impart an air of sophistication to a seemingly simple room, an Oushak rug provides the framework award-winning designers seek around the world.

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Tags: Ryan Street and Associates, oushak rugs, Design Inspiration, Bunny Williams, Timothy Corrigan

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