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Best of May 2014 Design Magazines: 15 Rooms with Decorative Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Apr 29, 2014 9:05:00 PM

Architectural Digest has a dominant share of the 15 best rooms with decorative rugs in May 2014.  Another remarkable thing is how many of the rooms are over sized and how many feature custom silk rugs. These interiors may be telling us something about the divergence between the upper end and the rest of the market. 

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Tags: decorative rugs, Mark Gillette, Roger Thomas, Laura Santos, Veere Grenney, Francis Sultana, Lilly Bunn, Malcolm McKinstrie, Hubert Zandberg, Design Inspiration

14 Chic Hamptons, Nantucket Blue and White Interiors with Blue Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Apr 18, 2014 8:50:00 PM

A common mistake when designing blue and white rooms in the Hamptons, Nantucket or any other seaside location is to use just blue and white. Confining the color palette to just blue and white can produce a cold and unwelcoming atmosphere. Interior designers have long known that cool colors such as blue and green need to be balanced by warm colors such as beige, yellow, brown, pink etc. The warm colors can be used as accents or in larger areas such as on walls or as accents in blue rugs. The 14 gorgeous rooms by top interior designers show several different ways you can design blue and white rooms that are not only elegant but are also warm and inviting.

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Tags: Lisa Torbett, Alessandra Branca, Cindy Rinfret, Shelton Mindel, Hamptons, Nantucket, Kim Coleman, Tom Scheerer, Thom Filicia, Design Inspiration, Bunny Williams, Eric Guenther, Blue Rugs, Daniel Romualdez, Steven Gambrel, Ferguson & Shamamian, Victoria Hagan

Pinterest 20 Best Interiors with Stripes and Striped Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Apr 7, 2014 9:50:00 PM

Pinterest's 20 best interiors with striped rugs, fabrics and wallcoverings were chosen because they offer the greatest inspiration for designing chic and stylish rooms. The 20 interiors show that stripes work equally well in traditional rooms as they do in contemporary spaces. Stripes will add zip to a beach house and also help bring a chic look to a Manhattan apartment. Stripes come in neutrals as well as in bold colors, and you will see how interior designers use each type of stripe to the best effect.

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Tags: Design Inspiration, Michael S. Smith, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Kelly Wearstler, Striped Rugs, Jeffrey Bilhuber, Carolina Irving, Richard Mishaan, Alidad, Nate Berkus, Libby Cameron, Apple Bartlett, Gabhan Okeeffe, Lillian August, Brockschmidt and Coleman, Alexandra Angle, Frédéric Méchiche, Ashley Whittaker

How to Decorate Stylishly with Pink and Pink Rugs: 15 Chic Rooms

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Apr 2, 2014 12:41:00 AM

When the Spring/Summer 2014 women’s fashions were introduced on the runways, Vogue, UK exclaimed, "If in doubt, make it pink, smother it with flowers and wear it with flat sandals next summer." Now pink is jumping from women's fashions to interiors. But the big question for most of us is how to use pink tastefully and how to avoid the dreaded syrupy look that many pink interiors are prone to. You need not fear any longer. The 15 interiors by top interior designers will show you several tasteful and stylish ways of decorating with pink and pink rugs. 

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Tags: Jane Fonda, Pink Rugs, Alessandra Branca, Dries Van Noten, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, Penelope Bianchi, Design Inspiration, Timothy Corrigan, Eric Guenther, Daniel Romualdez, Jamie Drake, Mary McDonald

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