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Best of February 2014 Design Magazines: 18 Rooms with Decorative Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Jan 30, 2014 11:51:00 PM

In Boston, February is when we begin to realize that it no longer becomes dark at 4PM and start hoping for spring, even though we will be in winter's grip for quite a bit longer. The February issues of Interior Design magazines are beginning to show more color. I have picked the 18 most inspiring interiors with decorative rugs from the current Architectural Digest, Veranda, Elle Décor, Traditional Home and House Beautiful. I hope you enjoy them.

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Tags: decorative rugs, Design Inspiration, Daniel Romualdez, Steven Gambrel, Mariette Himes Gomez, Franz Potisek, Tom Hayes, Luis Bustamante, Suellen Gregory, Sylvie de Chirée, Joseph Pubillones, John Robshaw, Giancarlo Giammetti

24 Things You Didn’t Know About Downton Abbey, Fashions and Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Jan 27, 2014 10:40:00 PM

Season 4 of Downton Abbey has been attracting a 50% larger audience than last year. I thought you will enjoy the 24 things you didn't know about Downton's fashions, interior decor, paintings, decorative rugs, furniture and most importantly, how you can create the Downton look and feeling yourself. 

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Tags: decorative rugs, Design Inspiration, Downton Abbey

14 Gorgeous Interiors: How to Pair Bold Colors with Decorative Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Jan 22, 2014 1:59:00 PM

If you are tired of winter you will find these 14 colorful rooms energizing and inspiring. They show how top interior designers bring lively colors into a room in fresh new ways and how they unify the room with the right decorative rug. Each room has something different to teach and I will share with you what I see in each room. 

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Tags: Miles Redd, Alessandra Branca, Beverly Field, Amelia Handegan, Bold Colors, Design Inspiration, Tobi Fairley, Eric Guenther, Steven Gambrel, Michael Taylor, Jeffrey Bilhuber

Thomas Pheasant Refines 30 Interiors with Custom Decorative Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Jan 18, 2014 11:42:00 PM

Thomas Pheasant's interiors have a calm refinement and a quiet sophistication. Pheasant acknowledges the influence of French designers of the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s. His furniture and custom rugs are grounded in classical architecture, but with a clean and modern sensibility. He creates “things that have kind of a familiar look but are still fresh,” Pheasant told Architectural Digest.  Here is my pick of Pheasant's 30 finest interiors.

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Tags: decorative rugs, Design Inspiration, Thomas Pheasant

Pinterest Top 30 Sunrooms, Outdoor Living, Porches and Loggias

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Jan 15, 2014 12:50:00 AM

In mid-January the sun sets a little later each day and I have begun dreaming of sunny climets and long walks on the beach. I am following the recent post on the top 40 beach houses with today's top 30 sunrooms, outdoor living areas, terraces and loggias- because it is not too early to start thinking of how to find and create the perfect environment for enjoying the most precious times of the year.

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Tags: Miles Redd, Kara Mann, Cindy Rinfret, Windsor Smith, Sunrooms, Porches, Outdoor Living Areas, Loggias, Allison Paladino, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Ferguson & Shamamian, Furlow Gatewood, Michelle Nussbaumer, Mona Hajj, Philpotts, Jacquelynne Lanham, Janet Simon Shope Reno Wharton, Gisele Bündchen, Tom Brady

12 Chic Rooms: Bunny Williams Refines an Estate with Decorative Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Jan 9, 2014 9:58:00 PM

If you are about to decorate a home you can benefit from learning how Bunny Williams decorated an entire house in Virginia. Bunny told House Beautiful she begins a design project by asking clients, "How do you want to live in a house? That's the most important thing to know before you buy or build." "Do you cook? Entertain? Are you going to maintain it yourself?"

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Tags: decorative rugs, Entire House, Design Inspiration, Bunny Williams

Pinterest Top 40 Colorful Beach House Interiors with Decorative Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Jan 8, 2014 12:05:00 AM

With cold arctic air bringing frigid temperatures as far south as Birmingham, Alabama this is a good time to think of planning your vacation to your favorite beach destination. Pinterest top 40 colorful beach house interiors show how vibrant colors and well chosen decorative rugs can greatly enhance the enjoyment of this most precious time of year.

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Tags: Beach Houses

24 Chic Rooms: How to Mix Bold Colors, Patterns and Decorative Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Jan 3, 2014 4:04:00 PM

If you love color and pattern but are afraid to use them, a great way to gain confidence and learn is to look at the work of a decorator who has mastered the art of making a room come alive with boldly colored fabrics and stylish decorative rugs. There is no better practitioner of this art than Katie Ridder whose work has been published in Elle Decor, The New York Times, House Beautiful and Domino to name just a few. "Her colors were so unusual and so perfect," a client told the Franklin Report. Another client summed up Ridder's designs as "Left of center, enough to grab your eye, but not too far left," and another one calls her interiors "Bohemian elegance." I have chosen 24 of the most beautiful Ridder interiors for today's post.

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Tags: Katie Ridder, decorative rugs, Bold Colors, Design Inspiration

23 Gorgeous Living Rooms with Fireplaces and Cozy Decorative Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Jan 1, 2014 9:07:00 PM

When you light a fireplace it immediately becomes the centerpiece of the room and draws you to your favorite chair nestled on a cozy decorative rug. Our collection of 23 traditional living rooms with gorgeous fireplaces is sure to inspire you to create a chic and cozy space in your home this winter.

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Tags: decorative rugs, Living Rooms, Fireplaces, Design Inspiration

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