Designer Rug Blog - Interior Design Inspiration

Aubusson Rugs Evoke Romantic Atmosphere of "Midnight in Paris"

Posted by Kate Watson on Sep 30, 2013 9:05:00 PM

Some interior designers are particularly adept at creating interiors that have a romantic atmosphere. Often they start with an Aubusson rug because these rugs remind us of the romantic Paris of Woody Allen's movie Midnight in Paris. If you want your rooms to proclaim your desire for all things romantic, then the three stunning romantic interiors with Aubusson rugs can give you some great ideas. Designer Rachel Zoe once said “Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.” Let your rooms speak of your romantic nature.

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Tags: Design Inspiration, Aubusson Rugs, David Easton, Koch Studio

Oushak Rugs Bring Modern Look to 3 Traditional Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Sep 30, 2013 5:18:00 PM

If you like the comfort of traditional furniture and also like clean modern looks then Oushak rugs can help you achieve both aims. interior designers have been creating interiors that look modern by using pales colored fabrics on traditional furniture and anchoring them on softly colored Oushak rugs. In today's post we will look at three stunning rooms where the designer has created a modern look by mixing contemporary furniture with traditional and anchored everything with an Oushak rug. Oushak rugs look modern because of their soft colors make ancient patterns meld into the background giving the rugs an almost abstract look. Thus Oushak rugs are traditional and modern at the same time. This dual nature of Oushak rugs means they connect with both modern and traditional furniture. So when a designer wishes to give a modern look to a room with traditional furniture they often choose an Oushak rug. We will study these three rooms closely and learn how to design rooms that look modern and feel comfortable and invitng.

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

Oushak Rugs in Architectural Digest's 5 Best Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Sep 28, 2013 10:52:00 PM

American designer Charles Eames once said, “The details are not the details. They make the design.” If you love traditional design, then consider Oushak rugs. With a deft blending of centuries old patterns and modern colors, Oushak rugs resonate with antique furniture and at the same time add a modern vibe that gives traditional interiors looking fresh and young.

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Tags: oushak rugs, Design Inspiration

Savonnerie Rugs in 5 Modern and Glamorous Interior Views

Posted by Kate Watson on Sep 27, 2013 10:22:00 PM

Some of the best design comes out when two unrelated periods or styles are put together. One glorious example is Brazilian designer and architect Jorge Elias’s use of French Savonnerie rugs and contemporary décor in his chic São Paulo home. Featured in Architectural Digest, the rooms are a spicy combination of French antiques and adornments—such as fabulous Savonnerie rugs—mixed with contemporary art.

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Tags: Design Inspiration, Savonnerie Rugs, Jorge Elias

Aubusson Rugs Bring Sunshine and Nature to 3 Chic Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Sep 27, 2013 9:17:00 PM

Aubusson rugs can help you design rooms that look glamorous and are also full of the golden warmth of sunshine, the happiness of a summer garden and the invigorating air of the sea coast. Whether your room design is in subtle pale tones or in vibrant colors the right Aubusson rug can help you achieve these looks as the three chic interiors in today's post demonstrate. We will learn from studying the work of the three famous decorators who created these rooms.

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Tags: Design Inspiration, Aubusson Rugs, Pamela Gaylin Ryder, Michael Taylor, Diamond Baratta

Geometric Rugs Bring Modern Flair to 3 Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Sep 26, 2013 10:12:00 PM

Even though geometric rugs are known for their modern appeal their patterns go back hundreds of years to classical architecture, ancient textiles, inlaid stone mosaics and Moroccan tiles. Today interior designers are using geometric rugs in both contemporary and traditional interiors. Softly colored geometric rugs bring out the beauty of the furniture and fabrics in a room while boldly colored geometric rugs can help add a strong personality to a room. Designers can create an unlimited number of looks by working with different types of geometric rugs. Some geometric rugs have small scale patterns in muted colors, others have large scale patterns in high contrast colors. One of the best ways to learn how to decorate with geometric rugs is to look at the work of great interior designers. We will learn from three stunning interiors featured in today's post.

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Tags: Geometric Rugs, Design Inspiration, Lee Radziwill, Renzo Mongiardino, Kyle Knight, Windsor Smith

Green Rugs Add Fresh Energy to 3 Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Sep 26, 2013 2:51:00 PM

Green is more than a color that adds a fashionable statement to a room. The color green represents the healing energy of nature and certain shades of green have soothing effect on the eyes. Green rugs are available in a wide range of patterns and in may shades of green. They are a great way to make a room look beautiful and feel welcoming. Deeper shades of green can create a unique image while lighter shades can help brighten the room. We will study three interiors and learn how interior designers decorate with green rugs. Bring Nature Indoors with Green Rug

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Tags: Susan Johns, Jean Perin, Everett Stunz, Design Inspiration, Green Rugs, Alison Martin

Geometric Rugs Bring a Modern Vibe to 5 Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Sep 25, 2013 10:50:00 PM

The correct use of color and pattern are key to make a room look attractive and feel welcoming. Geometric rugs can be extremely helpful in making a room look balanced and pleasing to the senses. Geometric rugs help pull together the colors and patterns in a room and they also make a room look more interesting by adding a soft and inviting texture. Although geometric rugs are frequently used in modern interiors, they also used for binging a contemporary vibe to traditional rooms. Some geometric rugs can remind us of exotic Moroccan tiles others are reminiscent of Greek key patterns or Chinoiserie fretwork. In this post we will look at five beautiful rooms and learn how top interior designers get the best out of decorating with geometric rugs.

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Tags: Suzanne Rheinstein, Geometric Rugs, Design Inspiration, Meg Braff, Mary McDonald, Robert Passal, Susan Diana Harris

Grey and Blue Oushak Rugs Enrich 5 Modern Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Sep 25, 2013 3:59:00 PM

Grey and Blue Oushak rugs with soft tonal colorations look contemporary and traditional at the same time. This is because their tonal colorations look contemporary yet their patterns go back hudreds of years. Interior designers have been using Oushak rugs in contemporary rooms because they bring warmth, beauty and a soft texture. Other designers use Oushak rugs with classical furniture and antiques because the soft tonal colorations of these rugs give traditional rooms a contemporary vibe. Today we will study 5 interiors and learn how interior designers create stunning room with the blue and gray Oushak rugs.

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Tags: Amy Howard, oushak rugs, Gail Plechaty, Design Inspiration, McAlpine Booth & Ferrier Interiors, Linda McDougald Design

Green Rugs Enhance 5 Interiors by Top Designers

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Sep 24, 2013 11:12:00 PM

Green rugs bring a sense of calm to a room and also provide a background against which all the objects in a room look more beautiful just as green leaves make flowers look more vibrant. Designers  also use green rugs in combination with green walls to make rooms appear larger. Green rugs are particularly desirable in high rise city apartments because they have a calming influence which reduces stress. The five interiors in today's post show how interior designers use green rugs to create beautiful rooms that invite you to relax and breathe calmly.

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Tags: Muriel Brandolini, Kristin Hein and Philip Cozzi, Hendrix Allardyce, Design Inspiration, Green Rugs

Red Aubusson Rugs Bring the Look of Power to 5 Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Sep 24, 2013 4:19:00 PM

Red is a powerful color. Red imparts a sense of luxury, power, and warmth to a room. One of the best way to bring the power of red is to anchor the room on an Aubusson rug with red accent colors. An Aubusson rug covers the largest noticeable surface in a room and therefor makes a bigger impact than any other element in the space. Even small amounts of red detail colors in an Aubusson rug will help you introduce red into a room through red fabrics or red screens and red pillows. While rugs with subtle designs are great when you want them to recede into the background, an Aubusson rug are best when you wish to make a more powerful statement. If you wish your room to command attention, there is nothing better than an Aubusson rug. In today’s post we will study how 5 great interior designers used the power of red Aubusson rugs to create uniquely memorable interiors.

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Tags: Hôtel de Crillion, Design Inspiration, Aubusson Rugs, Carolyne Roehm, Christian Dior, Georges Geffroy

Aubusson Rugs Bring Glamour to 4 Interiors by Scott Snyder

Posted by Kate Watson on Sep 22, 2013 8:27:00 PM

Legendary interior designer Billy Baldwin said, “Be faithful to your own taste because nothing you really like is ever out of style.” AD 100 interior designer Scott Snyder loves Aubusson rugs and fine furniture and his interiors with these objects are so interesting, we never get tired of looking at them. Today we will look closely at what makes Snyder's interiors feel fresh and current. You can apply what you learn here and create rooms with Aubusson rugs that will always be in style.

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Tags: Design Inspiration, Aubusson Rugs, Scott Snyder

Aubusson Rugs Evoke Different Moods in 4 Chic Interiors

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Sep 20, 2013 11:48:00 PM

If you wish to design a room that feels warm, looks stylish and expresses your personality then Aubusson rugs can help you achieve your desire. It is common misconception that Aubusson rugs belong only in formal French interiors. If a Monet or a Renoir painting is at home in a modern living room so is an Aubusson rug. Good art transcends it's period and is used by each generation in a new way. Today we will look at 4 chic interiors which show the many different ways Aubusson rugs are being used today by top interior designers.

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Tags: Nancy Morton, Design Inspiration, Aubusson Rugs, Richard Keith Langham

Oushak Rugs Express 5 Homeowners Elegant Tastes

Posted by Kate Watson on Sep 20, 2013 4:40:00 PM

Carolina Herrera fashion designer to First Ladies from Jacqueline Onassis to Michelle Obama once said: “Do you know what elegance is? It is not only what you’re wearing, it is how you wear it, who you are inside. It is the way you decorate your house, what you surround yourself with, what books you read and what your interests are.” Today we’re going to learn how sublime Oushak rugs can help you design elegant interiors that express the beauty of your lifestyle. 5 top decorators show how Oushak rugs make it easy to design elegant interiors that are a tribute to the homeowners taste.

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Tags: oushak rugs, Cindy Davis, Jauregui Architects, Design Inspiration, Michael S. Smith, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Thomas O'Brien

Aubusson Rugs: 4 Modern and Classic Interiors by Top Decorators

Posted by Kate Watson on Sep 19, 2013 9:40:00 PM

Choosing the right floor covering for your next interior design project might seem like a daunting task – particularly if you’re smitten with the beauty and high quality of Aubusson rugs and unsure how they might work within a specific interior style.

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Tags: Nelson Barnum, Design Inspiration, Aubusson Rugs, William Haines, Scott Snyder, Pamela Gaylin Ryder

Oushak Rugs Help Designers Create 4 Chic and Calm Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Sep 19, 2013 11:39:00 AM

We all crave some beauty in our lives, and the best decorators know that creating an attractive living space is one way to fill that desire. Eminent designer Albert Hadley maintained that, “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.”

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Orange Rug: Richard Keith Langham Evokes Romantic Paris

Posted by Kate Watson on Sep 18, 2013 11:12:00 PM

New York interior designer Christina Murphy once said, “Punches of color keep a room feeling youthful and engaging.” A great color for creating youthful and engaging punches orange and it's cousin coral both  of which are found in an extraordinary orange Bessarabian rug that Richard Keith Langham used to evoke romantic Paris in a living room in a house in Mississippi featured in Architectural Digest.

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Tags: Design Inspiration, Bessarabian Rugs, Orange Rugs, Richard Keith Langham

Oushak Rugs Add Modern Vibe to 3 Traditional Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Sep 18, 2013 10:04:00 AM

When designing a new room, most people want to focus on the furniture and fabrics first. They typically start their search with sofas, lamps and coffee tables. However if these objects are placed without a rug, the room can look unfinished and even busy. The function of Oushak rugs is to pull all the many elements in a room into a unified and pleasing composition. A well chosen Oushak rug will add subtle colors and a luxurious texture that makes the room look more beautiful and feel comfortable and inviting. A well chosen Oushak rug will also help draw the eye to the furniture, accessories, art and architectural details of the room. The soft tones and luxurious texture of Oushak rugs bring tranquility to the home and make the mind feel relaxed.

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Tags: Haynes-Roberts Inc., oushak rugs, MJ Howes, Annelle Barnett, Design Inspiration

Savonnerie Carpets Enrich France's 5 Grandest Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Sep 17, 2013 10:22:00 PM

Celebrity fashion stylist Rachel Zoe once said, “Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.” The same can be said of interior design and it seems French Royalty embraced this concept to the fullest as evidenced by their gorgeous interiors adorned with Savonnerie carpets and fine French furniture. The French royals learned that the could proclaim their grandeur and power more eloquently through the magnificence of their interiors than they could with words.

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Tags: Versailles, Château de Compiègne, Chateau de Fontainebleau, Élysée Palace, Design Inspiration, Savonnerie Rugs

Aubusson Rugs Adorn Coco Chanel's and Valentino's Homes

Posted by Caroline Bell on Sep 17, 2013 10:04:00 AM

We expect iconic fashion designers homes to be as fabulous as the clothes they design, and they never disappoint. Aubusson rugs figure prominently in the homes of many of the most important fashion designers in history. The elegant patterns of Aubusson rugs make them a perfect accessory in the homes of people who pay great attention to style.

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Tags: Valentino Garavani, Design Inspiration, Renzo Mongiardino, Aubusson Rugs, Coco Chanel

Blue Savonnerie Carpets Adorn 5 Interiors Fit for Royalty

Posted by Kate Watson on Sep 16, 2013 10:31:00 PM

While Savonnerie rugs have long been associated with royalty, the color blue makes this connection even stronger because blue has long been thought of as a royal color as evidenced by the shade of blue named royal blue. Emotionally blue has a calming effect. When we are calm and relaxed our imagination has free reign and we are open to new possibilities, hence the phrase "blue sky thinking." In ancient times blue was an expensive color so only the very privileged could afford it. It was natural then that Savonnerie carpets often contained the royal color. In today's post we look at 5 stunning interiors with blue Savonnerie rugs and learn what makes these rooms fit for royalty.

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Tags: Jayne Wrightsman, Metmuseum, Elise de Wolfe, Uppark House, Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill, Design Inspiration, Savonnerie Rugs

Oushak Rugs, Modern Art and Antiques Enrich 5 Stunning Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Sep 16, 2013 10:49:00 AM

Handmade Oushak rugs have long been heralded as works of art in their own right. Oushak rugs express ancient patterns in modern colors. Interior designers use Oushak rugs to give modern interiors a feeling of history, sophistication and warmth. When used in traditional interiors, Oushak rugs bring a modern vibe because of their soft tonal colors. Today, we’re going to look at how you can pair these beautifully colored rugs with modern art or antiques to create unique and highly stylish interiors.

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Tags: Melanie Turner, oushak rugs, Amelia T. Handegan, Cullman & Kravis, Design Inspiration

How Aubusson Rugs and Gold Accents Add Glamour: 5 Great Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Sep 14, 2013 8:18:00 PM

Aubusson rugs are a show-stopper when it comes to creating an exquisite sense of presence. So what happens if you take the luxurious air of gold accents and add it to the mix? Today we’re going to look at five great interiors where designers have paired the luxury of Aubusson rugs with rich gold accents to create refined interiors that are regal without being over-the-top, refined without being pretentious.

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Tags: Tory Burch, Design Inspiration, Aubusson Rugs, Michael S. Smith, Kate Spade

Aubusson Rugs and Chandeliers Heighten Glamour: 4 Chic Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Sep 13, 2013 4:19:00 PM

Audrey Hepburn once said, “Elegance is the only beauty that never fades.” Hepburn could have been speaking of the incomparable beauty that results from artfully using an Aubusson rug and a crystal chandelier in a well designed room. Aubusson rugs are named after the village in central France where these rugs have been made by hand in a tapestry weave that has adorned the castles and palaces of French royalty for hundreds of years. Chandelier is a version of the French word, chandelabre, literally meaning hanging candle. Both objects are of French origin and when they are used in combination they produce a sophistication and elegance that is admired the world over. These quintessential design elements are found in the palaces and mansions of the rich and famous. When done right, pairing an Aubusson rug with a chandelier can bring that same opulence into your home.

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Tags: Design Inspiration, Aubusson Rugs, William Haines

Warm Colored Oushak Rugs Bring Cozy Luxury to 2 Bedrooms

Posted by Caroline Bell on Sep 13, 2013 9:41:00 AM

Oushak rugs can transform simple and beautiful bedrooms into deliciously cozy and luxurious resting places. Oushak rugs offer rich color or deliciously faded hues. Add in their soft wool textures, and Oushak rugs are a great way to dress up your sleeping place. Many people, spend a lot of time in their bedrooms, using them as alternate office spaces, quiet spaces to get away from the rest of the family or even spaces for the family to gather in the evening and watch television. If this is how you live, you want to make sure that you make your bedroom as beautiful and inviting as possible. Oushak rugs can help you meet that goal.

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

Blue Geometric Rugs Bring Modern Vibe to 2 Traditional Homes

Posted by Caroline Bell on Sep 12, 2013 4:28:00 PM

Decorating with geometric rugs is a great way to bring a modern energy into traditional spaces. Designers are increasingly turning to geometric rugs wen to want to give traditional décor a modern and more youthful vibe. Today we feature the work of two designers Lynne Scalo and Betsy Burnham, who have mastered the art of using geometric rugs to give a modern look to traditional homes.

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Tags: Lynne Scalo, Betsy Burnham, Geometric Rugs, Design Inspiration

Aubusson Rugs Bring Glory to Renovated Houston Chateau

Posted by Kate Watson on Sep 12, 2013 10:04:00 AM

Celebrated Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen, the father of Eero Saarinen once said, “Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context—a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan.” He certainly would have approved of the renovation of a French château in Houston—including the use of Aubusson rugs in the 1930s limestone manse—created by another distinguished architect, John F. Staub.

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Tags: Kara Childress, Newberry Campa Architects, Design Inspiration, Aubusson Rugs

Make a Statement with Aubusson Rugs: 5 Stunning Interiors

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

The total embodiment of luxury and drama, Aubusson rugs can bring glamor and style to a room. Aubusson rugs not only help pull the room together they can also be the stunning focal point of a room. Many areas of the home, from the grandest of living rooms to the drabbest of hallways, can be transformed into something entirely unique and enchanting with the right Aubusson rug. 

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Tags: William Eubanks, Design Inspiration, Aubusson Rugs, Scott Snyder, Yves Gastou

5 Opulent Interiors with Aubusson Rugs and Savonnerie Carpets

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Sep 11, 2013 5:03:00 PM

If you are looking for ideas on how to create sumptuous interiors with Aubusson rugs, Savonnerie carpets, rich damasks, elegant silks, fabulous English and French antiques, fine porcelains and Old Master paintings you need to look no further than William R. Eubanks who is one of the great practitioners of this type of classic interior design. In today’s post we will learn how much Eubanks relies on Aubusson rugs and Savonnerie carpets to help hime create the look and feel of his splendid interiors.

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Tags: William Eubanks, Design Inspiration, Aubusson Rugs, Savonnerie Rugs

Green Rugs in 4 Colorful, Peaceful and Sophisticated Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Sep 10, 2013 10:52:00 PM

One of the great minds of the world, Leonardo da Vinci, once said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” If you desire a sophisticated look da Vinci advises us to try to achieve it through simplicity rather than through excessive ornamentation.

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Geometric Rugs Enrich 5 Stunning Interiors

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

Geometric rugs offer incredible possibilities for design stylish interiors. Well-chosen geometric rugs can: provide unity for collected spaces; add subtle contrast to a limited palette; and, even impart an air of personality that proclaims the room uniquely yours. Today we’re going to look at five stunning examples of how geometric rugs have been used to elevate the spaces they anchor.

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Tags: Emiliano Salci, Britt Moran, Geometric Rugs, Design Inspiration, Steven Gambrel, Robert Passal

Orange Rugs for Stylish Fall Decorating: 4 Chic Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Sep 9, 2013 10:07:00 PM

Today we’re going to look at four amazing rooms to see how designers use orange rugs to create unique, inviting spaces. But first:

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Tags: Garrison Hullinger, Chip Webster, 2Michaels Design, Philip Gorrivan, Design Inspiration, Orange Rugs

Green Rugs: 5 Chic Interiors by Top Designers

Posted by Kate Watson on Sep 9, 2013 10:04:00 AM

Nature has made green the most abundant color for a reason – it soothes our eyes and rejuvinates our spirits. This makes decorating with green rugs an attractive prospect for many interiors. Enven small amounts of green in a rug can have the beneficial effects of this color. You do not have to flood the room with lots of green as you will see in the 5 chic rooms in today's post.

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Tags: Eliza Gatfield, Doug Meyer, Design Inspiration, Green Rugs, Amanda Nisbet, Nina Yashar, Billy Baldwin

Savonnerie Carpets Enrich 6 Modern and Regal Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Sep 8, 2013 10:16:00 PM

The ability to bring out the best characteristics of a room is one of the main reasons Savonnerie rugs are a go-to item for many top designers. Despite their reputation for appearing in stately homes, regal palaces and grand estates, Savonnerie rugs can be used in more modern settings or in combination with more mellow decorative elements to make and exquisite style statement without shouting “Look at me!” At the same time Aubusson rugs can be used to enhance the glamor a space and give it a grand appearance. Different rooms call for different treatments and we will look at a variety of rooms so you can get a flavor of what can be done with Savonnerie carpets.

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Tags: Suzanne Kassler, Keithley Miller, Albert Pinto, Princess Maria Alexandrovna, Design Inspiration, Savonnerie Rugs

Modern Geometric Rugs Enrich John Jacob’s 4 Best Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Sep 7, 2013 10:04:00 AM

The legendary American interior designer Albert Hadley once said, “Decoration is really about creating a quality of life, and a beauty in that life that nourishes the soul that makes life beautiful. That’s what all this is about, not just what’s in and what’s out.” International design firm John Jacobs Interiors seems to have the inside track on creating a beautiful quality of life, because their designs are nothing short of divine.

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Tags: John Jacob, Geometric Rugs, Design Inspiration

Aubusson Rugs Enrich the Architecture of 6 Memorable Rooms

Posted by Kate Watson on Sep 6, 2013 10:22:00 PM

Often it is the simplest details that make a profound impact on our interiors - which is why Aubusson rugs are such a powerful design tool. For example: 

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Tags: Lee Ledbetter, Thomas C. Achille, Hendel Homes, Design Inspiration, Aubusson Rugs, Jean Paul Beaujard, Scott Snyder

Needlepoint Rugs: 5 Romantic Bedrooms Fit for Royalty

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Sep 6, 2013 5:39:00 PM

Decorator Miles Redd once said, “Buy the best, and you’ll only cry once”. Needlepoint rugs certainly meet Mr. Redd’s criteria. You can add glamor and beauty to a room with needlepoint rugs. In Europe needlepoint rugs are frequently found in the homes of royalty.

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Tags: needlepoint rugs, Stephen Falcke, Princess Diana, Design Inspiration, Mary McDonald, Susan Nelson

Oushak Rugs: 4 Best Interiors in Top Design Magazines

Posted by Kate Watson on Sep 5, 2013 11:30:00 PM

Decorator Nate Berkus described interior design as, “…a really tedious, detailed, sometimes painful, often wonderful process. But to me the goal is to always find that aha! moment.” Luckily for us, interior design magazines and design blogs allow us to enjoy the aha! moment without going through all the pain the designer and the home owner went through. On top of the sheer enjoyment of looking at beautiful rooms we can also pick up great decorating ideas.

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Tags: Katie Ridder, Darryl Carter, Barbara Barry, oushak rugs, Maria McLaurin Nutt, Design Inspiration

Aubusson Rugs: 4 Chic Rooms by Top Designers

Posted by Kate Watson on Sep 5, 2013 3:32:00 PM

Interior decorating beginners can be excused if they have the misconception that every thing in a room should match or be in the same design style, when in reality top designers love to mix things up. Designer Edwina Hunt once said, “I don’t like things to match. To me what’s important is that a house has a soul.” With her European heritage and her childhood in Argentina, she understands that mixing styles and colors artfully creates energy in a room.

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Tags: Inson Dubois Wood, Lee Ledbetter, Design Inspiration, Aubusson Rugs

Needlepoint Rugs Bring a Sense of History: 5 Chic Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Sep 4, 2013 5:30:00 PM

If you desire to create a space in your home that breathes an air of history, needlepoint rugs are an excellent place to start. Many historic interiors you’re familiar with feature hand-stitched needlepoint rugs. When made with high-quality, lanolin-rich wool, needlepoint rugs are easy to care for and definitely made to last.

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Tags: needlepoint rugs, Spitalfields, Bobbi Smith Interiors, Bill Cook, Design Inspiration, Lisa Torbett Interiors, Mary McDonald

Oushak Rugs Bring Chic and Calming Look to Living Rooms

Posted by Caroline Bell on Sep 4, 2013 9:05:00 AM

I've already made it clear about my penchant for Oushak rugs. Oushak rugs are the dreamiest rugs around, and the best of the new Oushak rugs capture the faded glory of antique Oushak rugs. Oushak rugs can instantly give a room a lush and heavenly lived-in look that isn't at all overbearing. They're perfect for any room in the house, including bedrooms, libraries, living rooms and dining rooms.

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Tags: David Rockwell, oushak rugs, Tammy Connor, Design Inspiration

Chic Green Rugs Bring a Luxurious Feeling to Rooms

Posted by Caroline Bell on Sep 3, 2013 5:00:00 PM

Green rugs can make a room feel really luxurious, and, depending on their tone, they can also balance out stronger tones in a room. Use pale green green rugs in rooms that have stronger visual elements like dark flooring and furnishings featuring vibrant pops of color. Use green rugs with deeper colors when you want to them to ground a space.

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Tags: Andre Walker, David Simmons, Geometric Rugs, Design Inspiration, Meg Braff

Aubusson Rugs Add Glamor to Colorful Rooms

Posted by Caroline Bell on Sep 3, 2013 9:05:00 AM

There's nothing like the beauty of Aubusson rugs in boldly colored rooms. Aubusson rugs, themselves bold or simple, can either help balance rooms filled with bold colors or they can join the party in all of their colorful glory. Here's how two highly esteemed designers used them in spaces they've designed.

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Tags: Design Inspiration, Aubusson Rugs, William Haines, Alidad

Gray Geometric Rugs Make it Easy to Design Contemporary Rooms

Posted by Caroline Bell on Sep 2, 2013 8:41:00 PM

There was a time when if you had told someone that you were going to paint some rooms in your home grey and throw in some geometric rugs for an added spicy touch, they would have nodded and smiled at you and then talked trash about you behind your back. Throw geometric rugs into the mix and you would have been thrown in the loony bin yourself. Grey was looked at as the color of prison walls or abandoned hospital buildings. Then, someone threw a coat of grey paint on a few walls, and a star was born. Suddenly, grey started appearing in shelter magazines from London to Cape Town. Grey was embraced as the beautiful "new" neutral. The really great thing about it was that this beautiful color worked as a bold hue in a room or as a relaxing neutral.

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Tags: Ann Lowengart, Brian Alan Kirkland, Geometric Rugs, Design Inspiration

Needlepoint Rugs Make it Easy to Mix Antique with Modern

Posted by Caroline Bell on Sep 1, 2013 9:52:00 AM

Is your vision of needlepoint rugs confined to subtly colored rugs with tame floral motifs? If so, prepare to get your mind blown away with the beauty of bold and colorful needlepoint rugs. Because they are flat-woven and have intricate patterns, needlepoint rugs are often thought of as being high on aesthetic and low on function, especially when compared to other types of rugs. What you may be surprised to learn is that you can find good quality needlepoint rugs in bold, vibrant colors that are also highly durable and suited for trafficked rooms. You may have a needlepoint rug that you're dying to use, but you're afraid. Use it. Billy Baldwin said, "Stick to the things you really love. An honest room is always up to date."

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Tags: needlepoint rugs, Design Inspiration, Kate Spade, Anthony Baratta, William Diamond, Steven Sclaroff

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Oriental Rugs
Oushak Rugs
Savonnerie Rugs