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11 Ways to Decorate with Green Rugs and Pantone 2017 Color “Greenery”

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Jan 27, 2017 1:01:00 AM

Pantone's 2017 color of the year Greenery, “...bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with reassurance we yearn for amid a tumultuous social and political environment. Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize, Greenery symbolizes the re-connection we seek with nature, one another, and a larger purpose.” writes Pantone Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman on the Pantone website.

Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year "Greenery" is supported by "Kale". 

Images courtesy Pantone

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Tags: Design Inspiration, Bunny Williams, Green Rugs, Furlow Gatewood, Simonsen-Hickok Interiors

House Beautiful’s 7 Most Pinned Rooms with Designer Rugs in 2016

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Jan 26, 2017 9:05:14 PM

Why does one room gets pinned 25,000 times and another 5 times? Perhaps these 7 living rooms with designer rugs from the pages of House Beautiful magazine each of which has been pinned many thousands of times will give us some clues.

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Tags: Phoebe Howard, Kim Coleman, Marshall Watson, Suzanne Tucker, David DeMattei, Patrick Wade, Lynn Morgan, James Howard

Elle Decor’s 7 Most Pinned Rooms with Designer Rugs in 2016

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Jan 12, 2017 10:18:55 PM

These 7 living rooms, bedroom, home office and library from Elle Decor with beautiful contemporary rugs were admired the most on Pinterest in 2016. They exemplify what sets Elle Decor apart from all other design magazines.

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Tags: Ames Ingham, Kelly Behun, Sig Bergamin, M. Elle Design, Jackie Astier, Claudia Benvenuto

Veranda’s 12 Most Pinned Dining Rooms with Designer Rugs in 2016

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Jan 6, 2017 12:20:04 AM

These 12 dining rooms from Veranda with beautiful Oushak and Oriental rugs received the most love and admiration on Pinterest in 2016. They are traditional and modern at the same time as they are stylish and inviting.

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Tags: Suzanne Kasler, Charlotte Moss, David Kleinberg, designer rugs, oushak rug, Beverly Field, Suellen Gregory, Thomas O'Brien, Furlow Gatewood, Michelle Nussbaumer, Ruthie Sommers, Kelli Ford, Veere Greeney, Kirsten Fitzgibbons

What is a Needlepoint Rug?

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Dec 29, 2016 12:05:14 AM

A hand made wool needlepoint rug has a flat texture resembling an antique rug in which the pile has worn down. Decorators prefer needlepoint rugs to new oriental rugs when they are decorating with antique furniture. But people unfamiliar with needlepoints can mistakenly assume they are fragile. This is untrue as proved by the experience of thousands of customers and interior designers who have used them in their own homes and say they are very durable and easy to clean. Room images at the end of this post show how decorators add glamour to living rooms, dining rooms, libraries, bedrooms and bathrooms with needlepoint rugs.

 

 A runner made from the borders of the Canterbury Needlepoint Rug 2818B adds verve to a bathroom designed by Markham Roberts.

 

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Tags: Design Inspiration, Rug School, Needlepoingt Rugs

Veranda’s 8 Most Pinned Libraries with Designer Rugs in 2016

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Dec 23, 2016 8:43:28 PM

It is not surprising these 8 libraries from Veranda with beautiful Oushak and Oriental rugs had the highest number of pins on Pinterest in 2016. Each one has a distinct personality and envelops you in a cozy and elegant embrace.

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Tags: Miles Redd, Charlotte Moss, designer rugs, oushak rug, red rugs, Thomas O'Brien, blue rug

12 Fabulous Sun Rooms and Outdoor Spaces with Decorative Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Dec 15, 2016 11:20:00 PM

When a sunroom or outdoor space is designed thoughtfully you can enjoy the beauty of nature all year round without compromising comfort or luxury. One of the secrets is a well chosen decorative rug. “It’s such a great luxury to have one of these spaces” Boston interior designer Michael Carter told New England Home, “It really becomes a favorite spot in the house for people.”

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Tags: Kara Mann, Muriel Brandolini, Sun Rooms, Appleton Associates, Design Inspiration, Elissa Cullman, Mica Ertegun, Kelly Wearstler, Suzanne Tucker, Markham Roberts

Veranda’s 7 Most Pinned Living Rooms with Designer Rugs in 2016

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Dec 15, 2016 9:34:41 PM

Veranda is arguably the most admired interior design magazine among both interior designers and home owners so it is a great pleasure to present Veranda's 7 most admired rooms with designer rugs on Pinterest in 2016.

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Tags: Henri Samuel, Susan Gutfreund, Suzanne Kasler, designer rugs, oushak rug, needlepoint rug, Beverly Field, Thomas Pheasant, Ruthie Sommers, Timothy Whealon, blue rug

House Beautiful's 5 Best Rooms with Designer Rugs in December 2016

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Nov 29, 2016 12:36:26 PM

House Beautiful's December 2016 issue seems to align with the latest Elle Decor and Veranda in focusing on richly colored traditional interiors adorned by gorgeous oriental rugs. The rugs this time are in gold, green and red and create just the right atmosphere in Charlotte Moss's Manhattan townhouse and in the "reclaimed barn" look of the sophisticated year round getaway in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains designed by architect James Carter and interior designer Jane Hawkins Hoke. I hope you enjoy House Beautiful's five best interiors in December 2016.

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Tags: designer rugs, oreintal rugs

What is an Aubusson Rug?

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Nov 15, 2016 6:00:00 PM

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 rug in French provincial style dining room with rustic stone walls and chandelier.

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Tags: Design Inspiration, Aubusson Rugs, Rug School

Elle Decor's 5 Best Rooms with Designer Rugs in December 2016

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Nov 13, 2016 1:06:00 PM

Elle Decor's December 2016 issue seems to be predicting a return to richly colored traditional interiors with gorgeous Aubusson rugs as in the 17th-century Manor House in England designed by Laura Ingrams for a young Baron and his family. This trend is carried through to a magical alpine getaway in St. Moritz, Switzerland by Studio Peregalli. Contemporary design is becoming more luxurious as in the Lee Mindel designed Palm Beach oceanfront. I hope you enjoy my pick of Elle Decor's five best in December.

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Tags: designer rugs, oushak rugs, Aubusson Rugs

Veranda's 5 Best Rooms with Designer Rugs in November 2016

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Nov 3, 2016 9:41:09 PM

My picks for the five best rooms with designer rugs in Veranda's November 2016 issue include Ann and Gordon Getty's Chinoiserie themed dining room and their Russian Ballet inspired music room in their Pacific Palisades, San Francisco mansion. I was exhilarated by Richard Hallberg's fresh take on a mountain retreat in Aspen and Anthony Baratta's Utah very different view of a ski lodge which he infused with bold quilt and plaid patterns. Finally we remember Atlanta Garden legend Ryan Gainey and his take on Napoleonic style. I hope you enjoy the magnificent variety.

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Tags: Richard Hallberg, designer rugs, Geometric Rugs, Bessarabian Rugs, Aubusson Rugs, Anthony Baratta, Ann Getty

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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