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How to Use Oushak Rugs with Any Style of Interior Design

Posted by Justin Heitmann on Jun 29, 2016 8:45:01 PM

We've collected 13 chic interiors from Luxe interior + design magazine that demonstrate Oushak rugs look fabulous with any style of interior design—country to contemporary. Luxe has reaffirmed that an Oushak is perfect just about anywhere. Whether you're looking at the more traditional star or medallion Oushak rugs, or the modern variety with soft colors, their transformative power cannot be understated. You'd never describe them as loud or overbearing. "Richly faded colors" seems like an oxymoron, and yet the phrase is one of the best ways to describe the beauty of fine Oushak rugs.

See our favorite Oushak looks here:

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Tags: oushak rugs, Contemporary Design, Traditional Style, Transitional Design, Eclectic Style, Country Transitional, Luxe, French Country Style

Why I Love to Start with a Designer Rug – Gideon Mendelson

Posted by Justin Heitmann on Jun 27, 2016 11:58:26 AM

Interior Designer Spotlight with Gideon Mendelson

The Mendelson Group, New York, NY.

Since launching Mendelson Group in 2003, Gideon Mendelson has been featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Luxe Interiors, Modern, and Coastal Living. Mendelson Group offers a broad range of services including interior architecture, construction management, interior design and custom furniture design. A Columbia University architecture graduate, Gideon also has a degree from The New York School of Interior Design. Gideon's early background in the classics and his later education in modernism provides him the ability to work in a wide range of styles. His 2014 Kips Bay Decorator Show House room, The Lady's Lair, won critical acclaim in the press. Gideon's down-to-earth manner is a refreshing break from the image of the decorator as a snooty arbiter of taste.

Join me as Gideon expresses surprise at Margaret Russell's sudden departure from Architectural Digest; why he loves starting a room with a designer rug; what it was like to work with Steven Gambrel when both were starting their career; how he responded to a challenging space in his first Kips Bay experience in 2014; why he avoids Viscose rugs; and much more...

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Tags: Gideon Mendelson, designer rugs, Custom Rugs, Hamptons, Bruce Bierman, Geometric Rugs, New York Style, Steven Gambrel, Damask Rugs, Kips Bay Decorator Show House, Needlepoingt Rugs, Designer Spotlight, 1stdibs.com, Margaret Russell, Viscose

10 Best Rooms with Aubusson Rugs in Architectural Digest

Posted by Justin Heitmann on Jun 23, 2016 9:33:26 PM

Architectural Digest's 10 most highly pinned Aubusson rugs showcase the work of William T. Georgis in a Manhattan townhouse, Jacques Garcia's Paris living room, Jorge Elias' 17,000-square-foot home in the Jardim Europa neighborhood of São Paulo, banking heir Pedro Espírito Santo's Lisbon residence, Nancy Morton's warm and fashionable living room, Mark Gillette's restored home in the English countryside, Michael Smith's bedroom in his New York penthouse, Inga Rubenstein's upper east side Manhattan townhouse and sitting room, and Kara Childress renovated 1933 Texas mansion.

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Tags: Kara Childress, Mark Gillette, Aubusson Rugs, Jorge Elias, Jacques Garcia, Pedro Espírito Santo, William T. Georgis, Architectual Digest, Inga Rubenstein, Michael Smith

Why Classic Design Will Replace Transitional – Gil Walsh

Posted by Justin Heitmann on Jun 19, 2016 5:30:00 AM

Interior Designer Spotlight with Gil Walsh

Owner of Gil Walsh Interiors, The Palm Beaches - Martha's Vineyard - Pennsylvania.

Renowned for her keen eye for color, design and fabrics, Gil Walsh has directed over $200 million in design work in Palm Beach, Martha's Vineyard, and Pennsylvania. Growing up in homes filled with classic design Gil's first love was fashion, but she soon realized that interior design allowed her to broaden her love of fashion to include art history, antiques, and architecture. Her powder room in the 2016 Kips Bay Decorator Show House called J. Lo's Jewel Box received wide acclaim and her home in Martha's Vineyard has been published numerous timesHer new book Gil Walsh Interiors – A Case for Color comes out in October. On top of heading a staff of 21 brainy designers, Gil finds the time to mentor new design graduates.

Join me as Gil Walsh delights us with her insights into Kips Bay, emerging interior design trends, deriving inspiration from nature, and what she loves about Asmara rugs.

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Tags: Martha's Vineyard, Gil Walsh, Patrick Ahearn, designer rugs, Palm Beach Style, Outdoor Living Areas, Kips Bay Decorator Show House, Timothy Whealon, Houzz.com, Designer Spotlight, Edgartown, Powder Room, Yachts

15 Ways Foyer Rugs Can Glamorize an Entryway

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Jun 16, 2016 11:55:01 PM

If first impressions are important then a foyer is one of the most important rooms in the house. An entryway is where visitors get a foretaste of the design delights awaiting them further inside the house. A foyer is also a place of transition from the world outside to inside the home and care should be taken to make this a welcoming experience. Well chosen foyer rugs are key to creating the right first impression in a foyer. These stunning entryways from Architectural Digest, Veranda, Elle Decor, House Beautiful and Traditional Home illustrate 15 different foyer rug ideas and ways of designing glamorous and welcoming foyers.

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How to Design an Award Winning Show House Room – Stacey Lapuk, ASID

Posted by Justin Heitmann on Jun 13, 2016 8:44:50 PM

Interior Designer Spotlight with Stacey Lapuk, ASID

Owner of Owner of Indigo Interiors, Inc. and Stacey Lapuk Interiors, Novato, California

Stacey Lapuk is an internationally recognized, award-winning boutique interior designer with clients in San Francisco, Marin, Napa and Sonoma counties who give her a five star rating with comments such as “Stacey has an uncanny intuitive ability to zone in on the client's personality…after one consultation…something I never encountered before—I have worked with designers for over 30 years!” An ASID national award winner, Stacey has been featured in numerous design books and HGTV shows such as Interiors By Design and Curb Appeal and was named one of 10 Designers to Watch by Design Times Magazine. 

Join me as Stacey Lapuk shares how a designer rug inspired her show house room, what it takes to connect a room with the views outdoors, the benefits of Biophilic design, designing for divorced men, and much more...

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Tags: designer rugs, HGTV, Designer Spotlight, Stacey Lapuk, San Francisco, ASID, Designer Showhouses, Biophilic Design

Designer Rugs Add Glamour to Vogue’s 5 Best Interiors

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Jun 10, 2016 12:10:41 AM

Vogue’s interiors have an eccentric glamour you won't find in any interior design magazines. This is partly due to the highly individual tastes of the celebrities they feature and partly due to the outstanding quality of their fashion photography. I hope you enjoy this selection of eye catching interiors glamorized by unusual designer rugs

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Blue Rugs Promote Relaxation in 8 Summery Interiors

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Jun 9, 2016 9:44:21 PM

The July 2016 Architectural Digest features Suzzane Kasler's stunning blue and white interiors in a Maine house she designed with architect Les Cole. These rooms combine summer relaxation in such a fresh and glamorous style, it inspired me to search out more examples of summery rooms with blue rugs. I could think of no better place than the past issues of House Beautiful. I hope you enjoy this selection.  

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How to Succeed at Kips Bay Decorator Show House – Timothy Whealon

Posted by Justin Heitmann on Jun 2, 2016 6:17:09 PM

The prestigious Franklin Report gives Timothy Whealon their highest 5 star rating saying, "In Whealon's hands, fussy traditional spaces become joyful homes, and modern rooms are elevated with warmth." The Report also includes comments from clients, such as "Top-drawer talent for a reasonable price." "Really went out of his way for us." "Tim deeply cares about giving you something that's perfect for you." Timothy is frequently featured in Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Veranda, British House and Garden, Architectural Digest, the New York Times as well as in numerous design books. Timothy was hand-selected for the second time in 2016 by the Kips Bay Decorator Show House Committee chaired by renowned interior designer Bunny Williams. His room can be seen in the 44th Kips Bay Decorator Show House until June 9, 2016.  

Join me as Timothy shares insights on how to design a successful room in the Kips Bay Decotator Show House and also shares which room he would love to design in the next show house.

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Tags: designer rugs, Geometric Rugs, Bunny Williams, Kips Bay Decorator Show House, Timothy Whealon

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