The 2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse in the Atlanta suburb of Buckhead is arguably the second most influential American showhouse after New York's Kips Bay. Atlanta influences not just the entire southeast, but all of Florida, the mid-Atlantic and the Midwest. It is home to the country's most passionate interior design community as is readily evident by the quality of the seven best interiors in the 2017 Showhouse. As always we focus on how designer rugs enrich the designs of Phoebe Howard, Tristan Harston, Jackye Lanham, Jennifer Ferguson, Stan Topol, Tammy Conner, Margaret Kirkland and Lauren DeLoach.
Southeastern Designer Showhouse,
Interior Designer Eric Guenther co-founder of Whim Designs in San Juan Capistrano, CA. shares his 7 tips for decorating with Oushak rugs in an exclusive Asmara video (available below). Eric is a featured speaker at the Laguna Design Center and hosts monthly design lectures at his elegant southern California home.
Rug Decorating Tips,
Interior Designer Eric Guenther co-founder of Whim Designs a fabulous interior design studio in San Juan Capistrano, California is a featured speaker at the Laguna Design Center and gives monthly design lectures at his beautiful southern California home. Click here to read Eric's Oushak Rug Decorating Tips 1 through 3, and view the video.
Rug Decorating Tips,
We take a close look at how designer rugs unify and enrich the ten best rooms in the 2017 Kips Bay Decorator Show House. Designed by Robert Stilin, Kirsten Fitzgibbons, Kelli Ford, Ken Fulk, Joan Dineen, Richard Mishaan, Kate Singer, Neal Beckstedt, Jonathan Savage and Robert A.M. Stern, these rooms are sure to inspire decorating trends for years to come.
Kips Bay Decorator Show House,
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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.
The six best rooms with designer rugs in the August 2017 Architectural Digest are all in an 18th-century Paris apartment just renovated by Pierre Sauvage with the help of designer Franz Potisek. The style is a colorful mix of traditional, contemporary and Boho-Chic sensibilities and proves that traditional 18th-century architecture and contemporary styling are a great combination. The apartment has a grand classical structure with tall windows and original paneling that took a year of painstaking restoration. Painted in brilliant colors and paired with boldly patterned designer rugs reminiscent of 1970's David Hicks, the result is both elegant and daring.
In the 17th century French artists and weavers invented the art of weaving rugs with depth perspective. This technique is so artistically demanding it has never been copied by the rug weavers of the east and even today only European rugs such as Aubusson, Savonnerie and Needlepoints have three dimensional patterns.
Cream and blue Aubusson carpet in French provincial style dining room with rustic stone walls and chandelier.
"Lean in and take a deep breath: Blossoms are back again," proclaim the editors of Veranda in the July-August 2017 issue... "Its popularity ebbs and flows with the times, but we say the blowsy, bold and beautiful mainstay is ready for a revival." In preparation for the revival of floral chintz fabrics, we have created some great pairings of the 12 top floral fabrics featured in the Veranda article with designer rugs.