Designer Rug Blog - Interior Design Inspiration

14 Gorgeous Rooms: How to Decorate with Needlepoint Rugs and Red Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Jan 28, 2016 11:30:00 PM

The 14 fabulous interiors in today's post show how leading interior designers decorate with needlepoint rugs and red rugs. These rooms show:

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Tags: Cindy Rinfret, needlepoint rugs, Kelley Proxmire, Bunny Williams, Eric Guenther, red rugs, Lisa Torbett Interiors, Justine Sancho, Susan Nelson, Marla Stan

11 Ways Oversized Rugs Make Large Bedrooms Feel Chic and Cozy

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Jan 26, 2016 11:41:48 PM

A large bedroom can feel cold and cavernous unless you solve the special decorating challenges a big room presents. Today’s 11 decorating tips will help you make a make a very large master bedroom feel intimate, cozy and chic with a stylish oversized rug, well aligned bed, pleasing colors and alluring textures.

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Architect Digest: Top 10 Rooms with Designer Rugs on Pinterest in 2015

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Jan 24, 2016 12:38:35 AM

Ask anyone to name the most prestigious interior design magazine and they will invariably point to Architectural Digest. So I thought it would be fun to assemble the best of the best out of the hundreds of interiors published each year in AD. Based on my research on Pinterest here are Architectural Digest's 10 most admired (pinned) interiors with designer rugs on Pinterest in 2015.

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23 Styles of Designer Rugs: Part 4 - Geometric Rugs to Ikat Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Jan 21, 2016 11:34:20 PM

In Part 4 of 23 Styles of Designer Rugs we take a close look at geometric rugs and Ikat rugs. Geometric patterns go back at least 5000 years to ancient Sumer and Ikat rugs are inspired by 19th century Central Asian Ikat textiles. Both are steeped in history which gives them the ability to unify contemporary and traditional styles in the same room as you learn from the examples in this post. We will discover their exciting history, where to use them, the most desirable colors and patterns, buying tips and gain decorating inspiration.

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AD100 Predict Mixing Old and New on Designer Rugs Will Be Big in 2016

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Jan 19, 2016 2:00:00 AM

When Architectural Digest asked the 100 top architects and interior designers to predict the biggest design trends of 2016 several said mixing antique and modern styles would be a big trend as illustrated by the 7 stunning interiors by Miles Redd and Nick Olsen who rely on designer rugs to pull together old and new styles. 

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Veranda’s Top 11 Interiors with Designer Rugs on Pinterest in 2015

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Jan 18, 2016 2:00:00 AM

When I ask interior designers which magazine they admire the most, Veranda invariably lands on top. So I thought it would be fun to assemble the best of the best out of the hundreds of interiors published each year in Veranda. I did some  research on Pinterest and here are Veranda's 11 most pinned interiors with designer rugs in 2015.

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Elle Décor’s Top 7 Interiors with Designer Rugs in 2015 on Pinterest

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Jan 12, 2016 11:58:25 PM

The January and February 2016 issues of Elle Decor and Veranda felt rather dull- too many gray rooms, so in desperation I turned to Pinterest to see which interiors were getting the most love from pinners. Wow! what a revelation this was. Pinners love colorful rooms far more than magazine editors give them credit for. Here are the 7 most pinned interiors with designer rugs in 2015 from Elle Decor. Next week I plan to track down Veranda's most pinned interiors of 2015. 

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14 Best Palm Beach Interiors with Designer Rugs on Pinterest

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Jan 12, 2016 1:00:00 AM

I had create a Pinterest board for Palm Beach interiors with designer rugs more than a year ago. Today I went back to see which had garnered the most pins. Here are the 14 most popular.

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Architectural Digest Predicts Damask Rugs Will Be Big in 2016

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Jan 11, 2016 12:47:05 AM

Architectural Digest recently surveyed the world's top 100 interior designers known as the AD100 and asked them to predict the big design trends for 2016. Los Angeles based Madeline Stuart foresees “Patterned fabrics! Fabulous Fortuny, cheerful chintz, delicate damasks . . . bring it on! We've been on a solid diet of solids for far too long.” Alexa Hampton of Mark Hampton, Inc. New York agrees and says ".... I think people are yearning for individuality. I also think pattern is very much on the rise.” To inspire you with the amazing possibilities of damask patterns here are 9 ways of designing gorgeous interiors with damask rugs and patterned fabrics.

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23 Styles of Designer Rugs: Part 3 - Cowhide Rugs to Flat Weave Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Jan 6, 2016 3:30:00 AM

In Part 3 of 23 Styles of Designer Rugs we look at cowhide rugs and flat weave rugs. Both styles of rugs have been around for hundreds if not thousands of years, but recent innovations in materials and designs have awakened the interest of interior designers and architects and opened up new possibilities as you will see from the 19 chic interiors in this post. We will learn the history of these rugs, where to use them, the most desirable colors and patterns, decorating ideas and buying tips.

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