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7 Top Designers Use Damask Rugs to Warm Up Contemporary Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Nov 29, 2013 8:50:00 PM

If you’re looking for a way to bring warmth and texture to a contemporary room design, a stylish damask rug can instantly do the job and also add sense of history and a rich texture. The patterns of these beautiful rugs go back to centuries old damask fabrics from Damascus, Byzantium, Italy, Spain and France. The best damask rugs are hand made in a cut and loop weave that will bring a sense of richness to any room they grace. The seven rooms by top interior designers show how they use damask rugs to add warmth and charm to contemporary rooms.

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Tags: Design Inspiration, Koch Studio, Eric Guenther, Amanda Nisbet, Damask Rugs, Thomas O'Brien, Studio Sofield, Thomas Pheasant, Victoria Hagan

6 Rooms Chase Away Winter Blues with Nature's Colors and Green Rugs

Posted by Kate Watson on Nov 28, 2013 8:50:00 PM

With the approach of winter days are shortening and we are getting less exposure to the sun's healing rays. If you have been feeling a bit blue or moody, it is not just your imagination. Doctor's have a name for this physiologial effect, they call it "seasonal affective disorder" or SAD. As an antidote the Brooklyn Botanical Garden is offering nature walks called Chase Away the Winter Blues guided by a BBG veteran who also happens to be a licensed psychotherapist. "Walking the Garden grounds counteracts some of the overindulgence of the holiday season while keeping the blues at bay" advises the BBG. Decorating our homes with nature's colors is another way to invite the beauty and healing effects of nature's colors into our lives. We know that the color green has a cool, earthy feel, like grass under the feet or trees stirring in the breeze. Adding a green rug to any room can help infuse the space with a feeling that is vibrant and alive. The six rooms below all use green rugs to create a vibe that is modern but overwhelmingly fresh and natural.

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Tags: Lauren Leiss, Muriel Brandolini, Design Inspiration, Green Rugs, Koch Studio, Martyn Lawrence Bullard

2 Top Designers Create Fashionable Rooms with Damask Rugs

Posted by Caroline Bell on Nov 27, 2013 8:50:00 PM

Damask is an incredibly rich silk fabric that lights up everything from walls to drapery to upholstery with its combination of shiny and matte weaves. Damask rugs derive their patterns from damask fabrics and the best damask rugs also have a cut and loop texture which brings out the beauty of the pattern. You can use damask rugs as part of a full-fledged exotic theme within a room, or they can be the only exotic element in a room. How you use them depends on the look that you're trying to create. Damask rugs often have tonal patterns which look very subtle even thought they may have a lot of detail. The best damask rugs have a cut and loop texture that looks fascinating when light falls on the rug. Some damask rugs are shaded so artfully that some details of the pattern shimmer like silk, even though the rug is made entirely of wool. The shimmery section of the pattern reflects beautifully against the more matte portion of the design and in this way damask rugs mimic the effect created by damask fabrics. Today we will learn how Victoria Hagan and Steven Gambrel, both AD100 interior designers, created very different looks with damask rugs.

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Tags: Design Inspiration, Steven Gambrel, Damask Rugs, Victoria Hagan

Bring Warmth and Chic Style with Oushak Rugs: 4 Stunning Rooms

Posted by Kate Watson on Nov 26, 2013 8:50:00 PM

As winter brings snow to parts of the country not used to seeing it, it is not just in New England that we start thinking of how to make our homes cozy and comfortable. One of the most important factors in making a room feel inviting is the right rug and Oushak rugs with soft, silky pile come first to mind. The best Oushak rugs have thick, lustrous pile that will cushion your feet in luxury and keep them well insulated from cold, hard floors.  The subtle patterns of Oushak rugs have a certain magic that reminds you of centuries old traditions which can bring a rich beauty and distinction to a room design. To create a cozy, inviting living room, dining area or bedroom, look for Oushak rugs in muted, earthy tones such as coral, terra cotta, salmon, cinnamon, warm yellow accent colors on a cream, beige or gold background. The four stunning interiors in todays post show how interior designers use these rugs to maximum effect, playing into their luxurious textures, bringing out their warm hues, complementing their evocative patterns, and letting their traditional elegance shine and define the space.

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Tags: oushak rugs, Cindy Davis, Stephanie Schur, Design Inspiration, Milly de Cabrol, Suzanne Tucker

Red Rugs Bring Holiday Cheer and Glamour: 4 Stylish Rooms

Posted by Kate Watson on Nov 26, 2013 8:50:00 AM

The great outdoors can seem dreary as winter arrives for a long stay. However, good interior design featuring red rugs can provide both a festive lift and a year-round boost for you and your guests. Red is a highly emotive color, imparting feelings of love, warmth, and comfort – not just good tidings for this festive season, but worthwhile qualities for your home to have all year round. Today, we’re going to look at how four top designers have used red rugs to bring out the best in living rooms and bedrooms.

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Tags: Ralph Lauren, Design Inspiration, red rugs, Richard Keith Langham

Oushak Rugs Bring Chic Style to 5 Different Rooms of a House

Posted by Kate Watson on Nov 25, 2013 8:45:00 PM

When designing a home, it's very important to consider each and every space and the particular way the room will be used and what mood you are trying to create in it. Oushak rugs can help you establish the right tone for each room and make it inviting, usable, chic and stylish all at the same time. By using Oushak rugs throughout the house you can create a coherent feeling and harmony throughout the home. Because Oushak rugs come in so many different colors and styles, you can create very different looks in each room. If you already have some ideas about the moods you would like to develop in each space, you can look for an Oushak rug that speaks to that theme and then let the rug inspire the design of the space. Today we will explore how 5 interior designers use Oushak rugs to create the different moods in a foyer, living room, dining room, media/game room and bedroom. Each room has a distinct personality and the designer found just the right Oushak rug to help them create the look and feel the client desired for the room.

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Tags: Miles Redd, Ingrao, Estee Stanley, Emery & Associates, oushak rugs, Design Inspiration, Jay Jeffers

Blue Rugs Add Young Vibe and Elegance to 4 Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Nov 25, 2013 8:50:00 AM

The color blue is one of the most popular colors on Earth and represents tranquility, think the skies and seas. Blue has also been shown to represent trust, wisdom, cleanliness, and intelligence. To create a dynamic room you can easily contrast any blue with a warmer color to ramp up the energy. As Christina Murphy, one of the top interior designers of today, best put it, “punches of color keep a room feeling youthful and engaging”. So instead of getting any boring blue rug look for one with a bold hue or interesting pattern that will add interest without clutter.

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Tags: Eliza Gatfield, Lynne Scalo, Andrew Howard, Design Inspiration, Jorge Elias, Blue Rugs

Geometric Rugs Bring High Style to 4 Modern Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Nov 23, 2013 9:08:00 PM

Modern design is about structure, with attention to shapes, pattern, and clean lines.  To create this modern aesthetic, choosing a well-made geometric rug will help you design a chic and welcoming room. Unlike traditional French and Oriental rugs, geometric rugs aim for sleek, simple texture rather than grand formality.  This doesn't mean that geometric rugs are informal - on the contrary - their clever design can make them high-style pieces for any interior. With their emphasis on simplicity, geometric rugs embody the minimal, sophisticated style of today' fashion trends.

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Tags: Emiliano Salci, Britt Moran, Michelle Morgan Harrison, Anne-Marie Midy, Jorge Almada, Geometric Rugs, Design Inspiration

Bring Modern Vibe to Interiors with Damask Red Rugs: 8 Tips

Posted by Caroline Bell on Nov 22, 2013 8:50:00 PM

If people talk about decorating rooms with red rugs, your automatic assumption may be that they're talking about adding spicy, red-hot décor to their space. You hear the term "red rugs", and you'd be forgiven if your mind automatically went to "red carpet." The red carpet is synonymous with Hollywood razzle-dazzle, so it's understandable to assume that anyone using red rugs is trying to create a hot, over-the-top, ultra glamorous space. It's true that you can get a very vibrant, hot look with red rugs; you can also create cooler, calmer spaces with red rugs that still have an air of decadence about them.

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Tags: Angie Hranowsky, Robert and Courtney Novogratz, Design Inspiration, red rugs

Damask Rugs Bring Luxury and Style to 4 Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Nov 22, 2013 8:50:00 AM

Damask rugs can bring a feeling of luxury and style to an interior because of their rich cultural history, beautiful patterns and artistic colors. Damask rugs are inspired by damask fabrics which were first woven in Damascus in the middle ages. The beauty of these fabrics results from the fact that the pattern is woven in a satin finish and the background is woven in a matte finish. The best damask rugs also contain two different textures- a cut pile and a looped surface. The pattern is woven in cut pile and the background in loop. The texture of damask rugs gives an additional dimension to its pattern and colors which in turn adds a richness to the room design. However, not all damask rugs contain a combination of two different textures. Since cut and loop weaving is far more difficult the plain cut pile weaving, most damask rugs are made in just cut pile. They are still called damask rugs because their patterns are inspired by damask fabrics. So how can you use a damask rug to enhance the interior design project? That’s what we’re going to show in a quick tour of four elegant interiors where leading designers have used damask rugs to create fabulous interiors.

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Tags: Charlotte Moss, Design Inspiration, Steven Gambrel, Damask Rugs, Thomas Pheasant

Stunning Interiors Pair Geometric Rugs and Vibrant Colors: 7 Tips

Posted by Caroline Bell on Nov 21, 2013 8:53:00 PM

Geometric rugs offer a great way for adding some razzle-dazzle to your room's design. The interplay of geometric forms can turn even the blandest room into a space worth talking about. Geometric patterns create visual interest in a room; they draw the eye and bring a young energy to an interior. You can further elevate the impact of geometric rugs by pairing them with boldly colored fabrics and vibrantly colored walls. Using geometric rugs in brightly colored rooms is akin to having your cake and eating it too. Far from overwhelming a space, carefully chosen wall and fabric colors can work together harmoniously with a geometric rug to create a powerful effect. Listed below are images of rooms and tips for how you can make geometric rugs and vibrant colors a winning combination in your next interior design.

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Tags: Katie Ridder, Geometric Rugs, Design Inspiration, Mary McDonald

Aubusson Rugs Bring Glamour and Luxury to 4 Traditional Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Nov 21, 2013 8:50:00 AM

The rich history of Aubusson rugs and their association with French aristocracy has made them popular with interior decorators who specialize in creating ultra-glamorous interiors. Aubusson rugs were designed by French artists for the homes of the nobility. These flat woven rugs have a similar aesthetic to Savonnerie carpets which were initially made exclusively for the French king’s palaces and were not available to the aristocracy. The well composed designs of Aubusson rugs, their fine craftsmanship and delicate play of color make them showpieces in any interior.  Pair these rich rugs with lush fabrics and accessories and you can elevate your interior to the pinnacle of sophistication and elegance as these four interiors by famous decorators show.

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Tags: TEA2 Architects, Design Inspiration, Aubusson Rugs, John Saladino, Christian Dior, Georges Geffroy

Orange Rugs Bring Mediterranean Colors to 4 Chic Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Nov 20, 2013 9:15:00 PM

Orange is a color often associated with sunshine and Mediterranean fruits- peaches, apricots, melons and grapefruit. Darker oranges remind us of the colors of fall- pumpkins, autumn leaves, and orange and pink sunsets. Orange evokes romance and warm feelings. Frank Lloyd Wright once said, "Nature is the inspiration for all ornamentation."  Orange rugs bring the colors of the Mediterranean and sunshine to your home. Today's four interiors by top decorators show how to use orange rugs in clever ways to bring the warmth of the Mediterranean and the chic luxury of jewel tones to your home.

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Tags: Garrison Hullinger, Design Inspiration, Albert Hadley, Orange Rugs, Gabhan Okeeffe, Design Crisis

4 Top Designers Create Luxurious Living Rooms with Oushak Rugs

Posted by Kate Watson on Nov 19, 2013 9:22:00 PM

If you are looking for a way to create a room that looks luxurious, richly textured and stylish then an Oushak rug can help lend a definite air of elegance without looking showy or too formal. Interior designers are continually discovering new ways to create chic and inviting interiors with Oushak rugs and we will look at four of them today to learn how they do it.

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Tags: Darryl Carter, oushak rugs, Design Inspiration, Suzanne Tucker

Savonnerie Rugs Bring Luxurious Style to 4 Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Nov 19, 2013 8:50:00 AM

If you would like to design a room that has a grand and luxurious atmosphere that immediately captures attention then you should consider starting your room design with an attention getting Savonnerie rug. These rugs are synonymous with luxury and style and are just the thing that can heighten the drama and make a room memorable. Created for French royalty, these rugs are often paired with rich fabrics, grand furniture and great art. The four rooms show how top decorators use Savonnerie rugs to create interiors that are the ultimate in luxury and regal drama.

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Tags: Alberto Pinto, Design Inspiration, Savonnerie Rugs

Aubusson Rugs Add Distinction to 4 Colorful Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Nov 18, 2013 8:50:00 PM

Aubusson rugs, long known as the rugs of French nobility, have a rich history that spans centuries.  Their sophisticated designs feature patterns inspired by classical architecture and large, sweeping floral motifs.  Aubusson rugs come in a variety of color palettes, making them an excellent choice for decorating in both traditional and modern styles.  While Aubusson rugs can bring elegance and formality to traditional spaces, they can also be used to design more audacious spaces.  Their glamorous look, as shown in these 4 interiors, brings distinction to opulent decorating.

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Tags: Inson Dubois Wood, Swanson, Design Inspiration, Aubusson Rugs, Mario Buatta, Alidad

Blue Rugs Enhance 4 Stunning Interiors by Amanda Nisbet

Posted by Kate Watson on Nov 18, 2013 8:50:00 AM

Designer Amanda Nisbet has a passion for unexpected and bold color choices. Though Nisbet has experimented with just about every color in the rainbow, blue is a favorite. The four rooms featured in today's post are all designed by Amanda Nisbet and feature beautiful blue rugs that add comfort and elegance to each room.

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Tags: Design Inspiration, Blue Rugs, Amanda Nisbet

Damask Rugs Enrich 4 Interiors with History and Beauty

Posted by Kate Watson on Nov 17, 2013 9:22:00 PM

Damask fabrics originated in the Middle Ages in the ancient city of Damascus and they have evolved over hundreds of years with influences from Byzantium, Persia, Italy and France. This rich artistic history gives damask fabrics a unique appeal. The pattern in a damask fabric is woven in a different weave than the background- for example if the pattern is woven in a shiny satin weave and the background in a duller weave, the contrast between the shiny pattern and duller background adds another dimension. This added dimension and texture distinguishes damask fabrics from fabrics in which the pattern is merely printed on the cloth. The best damask rugs follow the lead of damask fabrics and they also contain two different textures- the pattern is usually in cut pile and the background is in a loop weave. Today most damask rugs take a simpler approach and are made in just one texture which is usually cut pile. These damask rugs do not have the dimensional interest and texture of a cut and loop damask rug. Damask rugs come in a variety of color palettes ranging from tonal colors to highly contrasting colors. The four interiors in today’s post feature different styles of damask rugs and show how to design stylish rooms with these sophisticated rugs.

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Tags: Charlotte Moss, Design Inspiration, Steven Gambrel, Damask Rugs, Thomas Pheasant

Blue Rugs Add Personality to 4 Gorgeous Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Nov 15, 2013 8:50:00 PM

Adding personal touches to a room makes it more inviting and memorable. Traditional interiors, with their classic architecture and antique flair, can benefit from modern, unique touches that give them a distinctive personality. You can create an individual look in many ways such as juxtaposing unexpected combination of styles and using contrasting colors to create pop and bring a fresh energy to the room.  Blue rugs come in a variety of hues and many different styles. These rugs are oftern used by interior designers to add verve and excitement to traditional rooms and give them a distinctive personality. The four gorgeous interiors in today's post are a feast for the eyes and hopefully will spark new ideas for decorating with blue rugs.

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Tags: Madeline Stuart, Celerie Kemble, Design Inspiration, Blue Rugs, Friederike Kemp Biggs, Billy Baldwin

5 Posh and Elegant Rooms with Coral and Orange Rugs

Posted by Kate Watson on Nov 15, 2013 8:50:00 AM

There’s nothing like the color orange to add vibrancy to a room – it’s undeniably eye-catching, dramatic and punchy. But orange rugs can also add a touch of elegance and warmth to a room when the rug has an interesting texture and an engaging pattern  which can be subtle or ornate depending on the look and feel you desire. The five rooms below show a variety of different styles of coral and orange rugs and how to create an impactful room design with them.

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Tags: L'Wren Scott, Mick Jagger, Fernandez & True Interiors, Carole Weaks, Todhunter Earle Interiors, Lord March, Design Inspiration, Orange Rugs

Aubusson Rugs Add Sophistication to 4 Grand Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Nov 14, 2013 9:14:00 PM

Aubusson rugs were first made in the 17th century for members of the French aristocracy who were forbidden from buying Savonnerie carpets as the latter were reserved exclusively for the Kings palaces. Aubusson rugs became so popular with the French aristocracy that by the 18th and 19th centuries their fame had spread all across Europe and Russia and then to America. Today we look at how two top decorators, one based in New York and the other in London decorate with Aubusson rugs. The rooms featured in today's post are grand without going over the top, regal without being showy. In each room the Aubusson rug pulls all the elements in the room into a unified whole and makes the room look sophisticated and well balanced.

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Tags: Howard Slatkin, Design Inspiration, Aubusson Rugs, Alidad

4 Top Designers Choose Oushak Rugs to Add Excitment to Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Nov 14, 2013 8:50:00 AM

If you've ever walked into a boring, dreary room, you may have noticed that something feels missing. The space seems shallow and one-dimensional. You can't exactly nail it down, but the room just falls flat. The secret to creating interest and depth in a room is layering. Adding layers with Oushak rugs is one effective way to add depth and warmth to any space.

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Tags: Rafael de Cárdenas, Melanie Turner, oushak rugs, Design Inspiration, Victoria Hagan

Geometric Rugs Add Zip to 4 Rooms by Star Decorators

Posted by Kate Watson on Nov 13, 2013 8:50:00 PM

Geometric rugs are being used by the rising stars of interior design in new and exciting ways. Geometric rugs first became popular when British design icon David Hicks reached into historical documents going back 2000 years and came up with fabrics and rugs based on patterns found on ancient monuments, mosaics and buildings. Hicks introduced his geometric rugs to the London of the 1960's and 70's to great acclaim. For the last few years interior designers have rediscovered the beauty and flexibility of geometric rugs and have used them in more and more exciting ways. With so many exciting rooms to chose from, it is hard to pick just four for this blog post. I hope you will be as impressed as I am and find these rooms inspiring and just fun to look at.

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Tags: Gabriel Hendifar, Claiborne Swanson Frank, Geometric Rugs, Design Inspiration, Nate Berkus

Red Rugs Add Intensity and Vitality to 4 Stunning Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Nov 13, 2013 8:00:00 AM

Red is a versatile color that has more cultural associations than any other color.  In Chinese culture, red is associated with good luck and prosperity.  Frank Lloyd Wright often used red as his signature.  Red is a color with intensity, vitality and power which makes it an excellent choice for bold decorating. Red rugs provide a beautiful foundation for this power color and are available in a variety of shades - from deep rust to bright cherry red as we shall in these four stunning interiors.  

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Tags: Michael Formica, Design Inspiration, red rugs, Diamond Baratta

Create Tranquil and Charming Rooms with Blue Rugs: 5 Chic Interiors

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Nov 12, 2013 8:59:00 PM

Blue is a calming color and covers the largest surface areas on our planet– the sky and the sea. Color psychologists even claim it can lower pulse rate and body temperature. Looking for a way to create the ultimate Zen space? Using blue as a predominant color can help you create a room that is tranquil and serene. These five rooms use blue rugs to create a peaceful mood and a chic look.

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Tags: Eliza Gatfield, Stuart Disston, Design Inspiration, Blue Rugs, Daniel Romualdez, Jamie Drake

Valentino Displays Love for Chinoiserie and Needlepoint Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Nov 12, 2013 8:00:00 AM

Valentino Garavani has been called the maestro of Italian couture and the epitome of Italian high fashion. So I was surprised to learn that the decorative style he admires most is not Italian but 18th century Chinese. Valentino told Architectural Digest, “When I was in Beijing for the first time, in 1993, I saw a collection of old Chinese costumes, and it was one of the great emotional moments of my life.” Valentino's passion for Chinoiserie is so strong, he has re-decorated his grand 17th century château outside Paris in Chinoiserie style anchored by an exuberant needlepoint rug that perfectly complements his collection of English, Dutch, and Italian Chinoiserie objects.

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Tags: Valentino Garavani, needlepoint rugs, Design Inspiration

Aubusson Rugs Harmonize Tradition and Modernity: 4 Chic Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Nov 11, 2013 8:59:00 PM

Oprah Winfrey once said, "It’s much easier for me to make major life, multi-million-dollar decisions than it is to decide on a carpet". For many people, choosing the right rug for a room can be more of an ordeal than a joy. For the indecisive, Aubusson rugs can be a life-saver. These classic French rugs have stood the test of time and can help you add just the right touch of cheerful exuberance to a modern room or bring chic style to a traditional interior. Four stunning interiors show how top designers decorate with Aubusson rugs.

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Tags: Nancy Morton, Jean-Loup Dirand, Design Inspiration, Aubusson Rugs, Michael S. Smith, Michael Taylor

Savonnerie Rugs Unify Modern and Traditional Styles in 4 Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Nov 9, 2013 8:59:00 PM

Originally made for French royalty to reduce the need for importing Turkish rugs, Savonnerie rugs soon were being made in uniquely French designs painted by the leading fine artists of the day. These rugs almost invariably bring a certain regal feel to any room. It’s almost impossible to put one in a room and not have images of royalty, or perhaps presidents - they have also been known to grace the Oval Office in the White House. But they can add a certain touch of class to a sophisticated, contemporary design, as well. While Savonnerie rugs frequently come in bold colors and patterns, they also come in a variety of more subtle tones and patterns, making them a perfect choice for a more modern design in need of a touch of class. These four rooms show how top designers decorate with Savonnerie rugs in fresh and modern ways.

Redefine a Hallway into Seating Area with Savonnerie Rug

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Tags: Design Inspiration, Savonnerie Rugs, Jorge Elias, Jean-Louis Deniot

4 Top Designers Create Dramatic Rooms with Aubusson Rugs

Posted by Kate Watson on Nov 8, 2013 8:59:00 PM

Aubusson rugs feature designs originally created by French artists. These tapesty weave rugs first began to be made in the 16th century in the village of Aubusson on the banks of the Creuse river whose water is thought to have special qualities for dyeing brilliant colors. The classical beauty of Aubusson rugs has withstood the test of time. Top interior designers around the world use Aubusson rugs to bring classical elegance to interiors. The classical patterns and artistic color palettes of these rugs can energize a room and pull together furniture and objects of different styles. Since the colors of Aubusson rugs are composed by fine artists, they provide a valuable source of inspiration for choosing the color palette for the rest of the room. The four interiors in today's post are all by top designers and show the different ways you can decorate with Aubusson rugs.

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Tags: Inson Dubois Wood, Design Inspiration, Aubusson Rugs, William Haines, Scott Snyder, Koch Studio

Red Rugs Add Drama to 4 Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Nov 8, 2013 8:45:00 AM

Red commands attention more than any other color in a room. It is a color that can't be ignored and is often used to stimulate the senses and stir emotion. However, in order to use red properly, you must understand its power and use it with confidence. The perfect red rug demands attention and demonstrates bold character. The four rooms in today's post make a strong statement with beautiful red rugs that help to define the space and rebel against the color-shy.

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Tags: Angie Hranowsky, Alex Papachristidis, Ames Ingham, Design Inspiration, red rugs, Carolina Irving

Add Glamor and Warmth to Modern Spaces with Savonnerie Rugs

Posted by Kate Watson on Nov 7, 2013 10:50:00 PM

Savonnerie rugs embody the opulence and fine artistry of classical French culture.  These knotted pile carpets feature classical architectural elements combined with floral elements rendered in a classically French manner. We usually associate these rugs with grand salons and formal dining spaces, but this is not the only places designers use them. In fact top international designers use Savonnerie rugs to bring sophistication to modern spaces and to add disand informal spaces as well.  If you're looking to add a stately, refined look to your next project, Savonnerie rugs are an excellent place to start.

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Tags: Design Inspiration, Savonnerie Rugs, Yves Gastou

Aubusson Rugs Enhance 4 Modern and Traditional Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Nov 7, 2013 7:43:00 AM

Aubusson rugs add a touch of luxury, opulence and warmth to interiors.  With their intricate details, classical patterns and artistic color palettes, Aubusson rugs can bring elegance and sophistication to both traditional and modern interiors as we will see in the four stunning interiors in today's post. With their wide range of color choices, Aubusson rugs have limitless decorating possibilities. Their classic looks feature floral elements combined with motifs derived from classical Greek and Roman architecture. Here are four interiors that show how top designers use Aubusson rugs to enhance traditional and modern spaces.

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Tags: Design Inspiration, Aubusson Rugs, David Easton, Scott Snyder, Kate Spade, Steven Sclaroff

Green Rugs Add Freshness and Style to 4 Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Nov 6, 2013 8:50:00 PM

All colors have subtle meanings, quietly altering the mood and feeling of a room. Green is no exception, and has long been known as a color that promotes peace and a feeling of new life. Green is often associated with spring, and with spring comes happiness and a feeling of rebirth. This color is also known to freshen up a space and bring light to a room, creating a rejuvenating feeling of calmness. 

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Tags: Eliza Gatfield, Janet Simon, Design Inspiration, David Easton, Green Rugs, Nina Yashar

Oushak Rugs Nurture the Emotions in 4 Chic Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Nov 6, 2013 8:00:00 AM

The rooms in our homes offer more than just a place to dwell in. Each space in a home has the ability generate emotions. Oushak rugs can greatly assist in accentuating the emotions evoked and experienced in a room. Here, we will provide you with four perfect examples of how Oushak rugs bring a room to life with feeling. We invite you to imagine being in each room and experience these feelings as if you were really there.

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Tags: Suzanne Kassler, oushak rugs, Design Inspiration, Michael S. Smith, Suzanne Tucker, Providence Design

Oushak Rugs Enrich 7 Chic and Airy Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Nov 5, 2013 8:50:00 PM

When interior designers are looking for ideas to create chic, airy and light filled rooms they often turn to Oushak rugs. These rugs have soft, tonal colors and subtle patterns which are great for bring a rich texture to contemporary interiors and a modern vibe to traditional rooms. The seven rooms in todays post show how top decorators use Oushak rugs to create a look that is rich, stylish, light-filled and airy.

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Tags: Brenda Gold Levy, Carolyn Carroll, J. Hirsch, Bohlert Massey Interiors, oushak rugs, Design Inspiration, Michael S. Smith, Mariette Himes Gomez

Savonnerie Rugs Add Pizazz to Fashion Celebrities’ Homes

Posted by Kate Watson on Nov 5, 2013 8:50:00 AM

Interior design and haute couture have one thing in common- they are more about style than fashion. Ralph Lauren explains it this way, “Style is very personal. It has nothing to do with fashion. Fashion is over quickly. Style is forever.” Savonnerie rugs are an example of a style that is always in vogue. Not only are Savonnerie rugs held in high esteem by today's top interior designers such as Michael S. Smith, they have been favored by the biggest names in haute couture fashion such as Oscar de la Renta, Yves Saint Laurent, Hubert de Givenchy and Hubert Guerrand-Hermés of the House of Hermés. We will view the homes of these four fashion leaders to learn how they decorate with Savonnerie rugs.

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Tags: Hubert de Givenchy, Oscar de la Renta, Yves Saint Laurent, Design Inspiration, Savonnerie Rugs, Hermes

Red Rugs Add Sizzle to 4 Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Nov 4, 2013 8:54:00 PM

Red is a real heavy hitter among all the colors available to an interior designer. Choosing to use a red rug as the anchor for your next interior project is a bold step toward creating a personal statement that engages visitors from the moment they set foot in the area. Today we’re going to take a peek at four interiors where red rugs helped the designer create a stunning room.

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Tags: Miles Redd, Doug Meyer, Design Inspiration, red rugs

Complement a Modern Vibe with Vibrant Red Rugs

Posted by Kate Watson on Nov 3, 2013 10:13:00 PM

Red is a thoroughly modern color – bold, unapologetic and hard to miss. It works brilliantly with blacks and white, blends with browns, and adds contrast and flavor to designs dominated by orange or pink. You can use red to create crisp patterns, provide a strong visual anchor or even liven up subtle tonal effects. It’s a can’t-miss color that can work in a surprising number of contexts. These five rooms show a few of the different ways red rugs can be used to complement and complete a modern design. 

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Tags: Tory Burch, Doug Meyer, Michael Formica, Design Inspiration, Koch Studio, red rugs

Damask Rugs Bring Elegant Style to 4 Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Nov 2, 2013 8:50:00 AM

Inspired by the rich history of silk brocades, fine tapestries, and ancient patterns found in some of the richest textiles known to us, damask rugs lend a feeling of richness and elegance to any interior space. Whether you’re working on a renovation in an existing home or considering the ideal foundation for a new space, using a damask rug can add an interesting level of depth, sophistication and texture to a space. Today, we’ll show you four interiors where top designers have used damask rugs to establish a luxurious base for versatile interiors.

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Tags: Alex Papachristidis, Gideon Mendelson, Design Inspiration, Damask Rugs, Studio Sofield

Geometric Rugs Bring Chic, Modern Look to Interiors: 3 Tips

Posted by Kate Watson on Nov 1, 2013 5:30:00 PM

Fashion Designer Michael Kors advises that, “Scale changes something ordinary and mundane into something special.” In this post we are going to look at how international designer Lorenzo Castillo utilizes this principle with geometric rugs that have large-scale patterns. Working in both residential and commercial interior design, Castillo’s large-print geometric rugs always create a chic, modern vibe.

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Tags: Geometric Rugs, Design Inspiration, Lorenzo Castillo

Green Rugs Awaken Creativity in 4 Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Nov 1, 2013 9:59:00 AM

Never underestimate the power of color. Not only are vibrant colors pleasing to the eye, certain colors actually have other interesting benefits. Although green is traditionally considered to be one of the most restful colors for the eye, green is also known to enhance creativity. A study by the University of Munich showed that the color green boosted the creativity of participants. Scientists believe that the human brain associates green with growth and development. Using green rugs as a design element can be a great way to awaken creativity and bring vibrancy to a home. 

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Tags: Eliza Gatfield, Muriel Brandolini, Design Inspiration, Green Rugs, Amanda Nisbet, Jonathan Adler

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