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Traditional Home's 5 Best Rooms with Designer Rugs in August 2016

Posted by Justin Heitmann on Jul 26, 2016 9:00:00 PM

We've hand-picked the five best rooms with designer rugs from the July/August edition of Traditional Home. See designer Jennifer Culp create a bohemian style living room, Patricia Fisher designs a soft modern room at The Hampton Designer Showhouse and Phillip Sides designs a family-friendly Alabama home.

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Tags: designer rugs, Geometric Rugs, Mario Buatta, Contemporary rugs, Jamie Drake, Alexa Hampton, Traditional Home Magazine, Hamptons Designer Showhouse, oversized rugs, Patricia Fisher, Jennifer Culp, Jackie Nickerson, Phillip Sides

How to Choose Designer Rugs for Clients — Timothy Whealon

Posted by Justin Heitmann on Jul 24, 2016 2:30:00 AM

Interior Designer Spotlight with Timothy Whealon

Owner of Timothy Whealon Interiors, New York, NY

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.

Join me as Timothy discuses how he chooses designer rugs for his clients, the pros and cons of Sotheby's verse 1stdibs, his thoughts on Instagram, and much more.

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Tags: Sotheby's, designer rugs, large custom rugs, Bunny Williams, Kips Bay Decorator Show House, Timothy Whealon, Flatweave rugs, Architectual Digest, Elle Decor, Veranda, New York City, 1stdibs.com, Instagram, wool rugs

Bessarabian Rugs in 21 Top-Rated Interiors on Pinterest

Posted by Justin Heitmann on Jul 21, 2016 8:24:55 PM

We've collected 21 top-pinned interiors from Pinterest that showcase prestigious Bessarabian rugs which were originally made for Russian royalty in the 19th century. The Russian treasury wanted to keep money from its France and England rivals, that they made copies of Aubusson rugs and English needlepoint rugs in the Bessarabia province of Ukraine, where there was a long history of indigenous rug weaving. However, the rug weavers of Bessarabia made rugs according to their folk traditions. The Bessarabian weavers, unfamiliar with French and English methods of weaving, created patterns in their own spontaneous way. The Bessarabian rugs took on a warm, less-formal look, which was very different from the French and English rugs. Bessarabian rugs have become increasingly fashionable with interior designers such as Susan Zises Green, Janet Simon, Michael S. Smith, Stephane Boudin, Lee Radziwill, David Easton, Bunny Williams, Renzo Mongiardino, Mario Buatta and Albert Hadley, to name a few. Find inspiration with these 21 unique spaces and choose a Bessarabian rug for your next project!

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Tags: Janet Simon, Jayne Wrightsman, designer rugs, Susan Zises Green, Lee Radziwill, Renzo Mongiardino, Bessarabian Rugs, Albert Hadley, Brooke Astor, Downton Abbey, Bunny Williams, Mario Buatta, David Easton, Michael S. Smith, Sister Parish, Richard Keith Langham, Stéphane Boudin, Leeds Castle, The Sedman House, Old Drawing Room, Patricia Altschul, oversized rugs, Elettra Wiedemann, The House of Windsor, Guy Morrison, The Little Lattern

Cowhide Rugs Serve a Great Purpose — Hall of Famer Laura Bohn

Posted by Justin Heitmann on Jul 14, 2016 6:07:44 AM

Interior Designer Spotlight with Laura Bohn

Laura Bohn Design, New York, NY

Laura Bohn was inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame in 1998, and has been featured in Luxe, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, House & Garden, Interior Design, Country Home, Oprah Magazine, HGTV, CNN Style and A&E. Laura is a graduate of Pratt Institute and has taught at Fashion Institute of Technology, Parsons School of Design and Pratt Institute. She has been selected twice to design spaces at the nationally acclaimed Kips Bay Decorator Show HouseThe prestigious Franklin Report gives Laura a four star rating and quotes these three client comments and more: "She is a seasoned professional. What she sketched is exactly what you get, and it is always perfect." "Unbelievable sense of color, every room is gorgeous and exciting. She delivers the highest quality." "I was hysterical when she used six different shades of green in a single space, but she was absolutely right—it looks rich, yet homogeneous and peaceful."

Join me as Laura shares with us why she uses cowhide rugs, how she sources designer rugs, what it's like to design internationally, what it was like to do Kips Bay Decorator Show House and much more...

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Tags: designer rugs, Kips Bay Decorator Show House, Cowhide Rugs, HGTV, Designer Spotlight, Interior Design Hall of Fame, Laura Bohn

Traditional Home's 10 Summer Rooms with Designer Rugs

Posted by Justin Heitmann on Jul 7, 2016 6:00:00 PM

We've sought out 10 summer rooms from Traditional Home that showcase great designer rugs. As you'll see, there are many styles of rugs, colors and patterns that can be successful in any summer retreat. Get inspired by these rooms for the next time you need to design that perfect summer home.

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Tags: Suzanne Kasler, designer rugs, Custom Rugs, Hamptons, Nantucket, Tammy Connor, Susan Zises Green, Beach Houses, Striped Rugs, Flat weave rugs, Cowhide Rugs, Traditional Home Magazine, Beth Webb

Corey Damen Jenkins Is Over the Beige-Greige-Gray Syndrome

Posted by Justin Heitmann on Jul 7, 2016 9:25:39 AM

Interior Designer Spotlight with Corey Damen Jenkins

Corey Damen Jenkins & Associates, LLC., Birmingham, MI

Since starting his interior design firm in 2009, Corey Damen Jenkins has been a rising star in the industry. Corey has already been featured in Architectural Digest, The Wall Street Journal, Traditional Home, House Beautiful, Dwell, our own designer rug blog, and more. Corey was voted the winner of HGTV's popular hit series Showhouse Showdown, and in 2012 he won “Designer Of The Year” in the Interiors category by FGI-Detroit. Corey has a rich interior design perspective with a unique ability to make deep connections with his clients and exceed their expectations. 

Join me as Corey shares with us current trends he avoids, how he incorporates rugs into his designs, his secrets to exceeding his client's expectations, and much more...

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Tags: Miles Redd, designer rugs, Custom Rugs, Jamie Drake, Alexa Hampton, HGTV, Designer Spotlight, 1stdibs.com, Corey Damen Jenkins, Oakland County

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