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Savonnerie Rugs Adorn $50 Million Beverly Hills Mansion

Posted by Kate Watson on Apr 7, 2017 1:09:00 AM

The legendary designer Albert Hadley once said, “The essence of interior design will always be about people and how they live.” So today we take a peek inside a 35,000 square foot Beaux Arts mansion in Beverly Hills known as Palais des Anges which is brimming with massive crystal chandeliers and magnificent Savonnerie rugs.

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Tags: Design Inspiration, Savonnerie Rugs

How Chic Oushak Rugs Make it Easy to Freshen Decor

Posted by Kate Watson on Jan 6, 2017 1:40:00 AM

Oushak rugs are amazingly flexible because of their ability to work in both both modern and traditional settings and because their soft color palettes often contain many accent colors that allow you to create different color palettes in the room. Let us look at some fabulous interiors with Oushak rugs.

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Tags: Amy Howard, oushak rugs, Design Inspiration, Melanie Elston

Aubusson Rugs Bring Chic Vibe to 7 Country Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on May 12, 2016 5:00:00 PM

Aubusson rugs ancient patterns have a timeless appeal. It might surprise you to learn that these rugs are as much at home in a rustic country interior as in a glamorous English country house, a French château or an Italian villa. Aubusson rugs were originally created in the 18th century for the French nobility. The patterns of these rugs are a combination of architectural notifs from classical Greece and Rome and French floral motifs. Aubusson rugs have a flat-woven texture which gives them a clean, almost contemporary look. The seven chic rooms in today's post illustrate several different ways of decorating with Aubusson rugs.

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Tags: Nancy Morton, Nelson Barnum Interiors, Design Inspiration, Aubusson Rugs

Great First Impression: Enrich Entry Halls with Decorative Rugs

Posted by Kate Watson on Dec 23, 2013 8:50:00 PM

We all know that first impression count the most, yet too often people give cursory attention to the entry and hallways of their homes. The bottom line is that decorating your entrance and hallway really does matter. Many people throw up a painting or two, slap down a decorative rug and call it a day, forgetting about the entrance as soon as the work is done. What's unfortunate about this approach is that they miss the unique opportunity to create a favorable first impression of their home and even of themselves.  Guests also feel more important if they enter a home from an impressive and welcoming entrance.  A half-heartedly decorated entrance is at best boring and forgettable and at worst, it can leave the wrong impression about you and your home.

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Tags: decorative rugs, Hallway, Entry, Kelly Wearstler, Commune

How to Add Style and Warmth with Decorative Rugs: 4 Chic Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Dec 20, 2013 8:50:00 PM

When the weather gets colder it’s tempting to draw the curtains and hibernate; but no one can hide away forever. So today, we’re going to show you a series of magnificent rooms designed to keep the chill out of the air through clever use of color and sumptuous rugs.

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Tags: decorative rugs, Kelly Proxmire, Amanda Nesbit, Design Inspiration, Joan Rivers

4 Rooms Add Glamor and Warmth to Holidays with Decorative Rugs

Posted by Kate Watson on Dec 19, 2013 9:31:00 PM

Decorating a room for the Holidays, or just decorating your home can either be an adventure or feel very scary, depending on how you feel about your decorating skills and how willing you are to take chances and make mistakes in the process. One famous decorator told me that she takes a truck-load of accessories to the client’s home to try out, as even she, with years of practice cannot always pre-judge what will look the best without trying several objects in the room. Reading blogs with lots of beautiful rooms allows you to develop your eye and is also a good way to discover what you like and what you can’t stand. Over time, it can spark ideas which will pay off when you start your decorating project, whether it is by yourself or with the help of a professional decorator. Today we’ll look at four rooms by leading designers-they are enjoyable to look at and also offer insights that could help you succeed in your design project.

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4 Glamorous Dining Rooms with Metallic Accents and Decorative Rugs

Posted by Kate Watson on Dec 18, 2013 11:48:00 PM

If you are looking for ideas for designing a glamorous dining room that will impress even the most discerning guests, then you will find lots of inspiration in the four gorgeous dining spaces in today's post. Each room has achieved it's distinctive stunning looks by skillful use of two elements- metallic finishes and amazing decorative rugs. We will learn how to use these two elements effectively to create a glamorous and memorable atmosphere in any room.

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Tags: decorative rugs, Michael Simon, Jessica Lagrange, David Delaunay, Jane Lockhart, Design Inspiration

Gorgeous Holiday Décor Takes Inspiration from Aubusson Rugs: 3 Tips

Posted by Kate Watson on Dec 15, 2013 8:50:00 PM

The Holidays are a wonderful time for celebrating with friends and family– and a creatively decorated room can greatly enhance the experience and create wonderful memories. But the Holiday Season is such a busy time of year, it is a great help to know of some easy and tasteful ways to dress up your interiors, without having to run around on December 27th removing tons of tinsel. Today we will bring you three ways of elevating your holiday decor by building on the objects that are already in the room such as a beautiful Aubusson rug, a lovely fabric or a stunning chandelier.

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Tags: Scot Meacham Wood, Design Inspiration, Aubusson Rugs, Holiday Interiors

Radiant Orchid: Pantone's 2014 Color of the Year Adds Zip to 4 Rooms

Posted by Kate Watson on Dec 13, 2013 9:17:00 PM

If you’re like to know what the color trends are and keep an eye on the fashion scene, this is a great time of year to think of creating a stylish interior that is up to date, but not trendy. The design world is in a whirr of festive indulgence, but also looking forward to the spring fashion events that kick off just after the New Year. One of the most anticipated announcements heralding the “new” season came from Pantone just a few days ago. The Color of the Year for 2014 is Pantone 18-3224, Radiant Orchid.

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Tags: Purple Rugs, Pantone 2014 Color Radiant Orchid, Lauren Seeman, May Daouk, Design Inspiration, Kelly Wearstler, Richard Mishaan

7 Gorgeous Holiday Interiors Transformed by Red Rugs

Posted by Kate Watson on Dec 9, 2013 9:22:00 PM

Red is a color that demands attention – solid or patterned, in any shade, red definitely has a tendency to stand out. If you’re looking for a way to punch up your holiday decorating, red can be used to create visual interest in a variety of ways – it can make a room richer, more playful or classier, depending on how you use it. The seven rooms below all use red rugs to create signature looks that are perfect for the holiday season. 

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Tags: Angie Hranowsky, Michele Bonan, Design Inspiration, red rugs, Jeffrey Bilhuber

3 Glamorous Holiday Interiors Enriched by Aubusson Rugs

Posted by Kate Watson on Dec 8, 2013 9:50:00 PM

At this time of year, when our decorative energies are focused on quick options to provide festive backdrops for memories with families and friends, it’s worth considering how to turn that seasonal chore into a longer-term solution for a detail-rich interior space. Today, we’ll look at four breathtaking rooms where Aubusson rugs set the stage for all seasons. The exuberant patterns and colors of Aubusson rugs were created for 18th and 19th French nobility who took the entertainment of family and guests seriously. Today's leading decorators have adapted these glorious rugs for modern life styles where they are used to bring a certain flair and glamour to a room. Aubusson rugs provide a unique atmosphere for Holiday entertaining.

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Tags: Design Inspiration, Aubusson Rugs, Cathy Kincaid, Jacques Garcia

Add Style and Warmth to Rooms: 6 Chic Interiors with Oushak Rugs

Posted by Kate Watson on Dec 7, 2013 10:20:00 PM

If you’re looking for ideas for designing rooms that look chic and also feel warm and welcoming, then you will find today's six rooms by top interior decorators highly instructive. As you view the images, look for the following five keys techniques the designers used to create these stunning rooms: 1. Juxtaposing rough materials with elegant objects; 2. Mixing objects of different styles, materials and textures 3. Using both cool and warm colors; 4. How the Oushak rug was used to pull together all the different styles and colors in the room and finally 5. How open plan rooms were made to look organized by defining different spaces with rugs.

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Tags: William Yeoward, oushak rugs, Jauregui Architects, Annelle Barnett, Design Inspiration, Bunny Williams, Lane-McCook & Associates, Jay Jeffers

5 Interiors Enhance Beauty and Enjoyment with Aubusson Rugs

Posted by Kate Watson on Dec 6, 2013 6:02:00 AM

If you are looking for ways to design an interior that not only looks good, but also makes you feel happier to be there, then the five rooms in today's post will appeal to you. Each of these rooms has a distinct personality and great style, but what stands out in each case is that they make you want to live in them. In each case the designer has used an Aubusson rug to bring sophistication and a feeling of comfort.

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Tags: David Hare, TEA2 Architects, Tom Catalano, Design Inspiration, Aubusson Rugs

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