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Veranda’s 7 Best Rooms with Designer Rugs in May 2017

Posted by Abid Ilahi on May 9, 2017 12:13:00 AM

The seven best rooms with designer rugs in the May 2017 Veranda feature the stunning blue and white compositions of Cathy Kincaid in a 1930's Spanish Colonial in Dallas, an upper-east side apartment enlivened by Nick Olsen's unexpected colors, Frank de Biasi's renewal of a 1917 shingled white colonial on Long Island's North Shore and the yellow and gold living room of Jan Showers' updated Dallas townhouse.

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Tags: Cathy Kincaid, Jan Showers, Nick Olsen, Veranda, Frank de Biasi

Designer Rugs Add Glamour to Kips Bay Show House's 10 Best Interiors

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Mar 29, 2016 3:00:00 AM

"Maximalism is thriving" proclaimed The New York Times in an article about the 2015 Kips Bay Decorator Show House. "The house .... reflects the lifestyle of today’s gazillionaires," intoned The Washington Post which was itself bought out by the super gazillionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos just a few years ago. Let us take a look at how the 10 best rooms in this $35 million 1909 mansion were made glamorous, and comfortable by designer rugs.

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Tags: Tilton Fenwick, Alessandra Branca, Thom Filicia, Cathy Kincaid, Kips Bay Decorator Show House, McMillen, Mark D. Sikes, Suzana Monacella, Alan Tanksley, Bennett Leifer, Michael Herold, Charles Pavarini

House Beautiful April 2015: 5 Best Rooms with Decorative Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Mar 30, 2015 3:00:00 AM

The April 2015 House Beautiful's 5 best rooms with decorative rugs include Cathy Kincaid's bright, light-filled sunroom with gorgeous treillage inspired by Bunny Mellon's New York townhouse and her orientalist fantasy family room with Robert Kime floral fabrics. Also among the top five are Gregory Shano's sunny living room and sea green dining room in his newly renovated Hamptons house.

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Tags: Dining Rooms, Living Rooms, Sunrooms, Cathy Kincaid, Family Rooms, Gregory Shano

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

How to Design Stunning Interiors with Orange Rugs: 3 Chic Looks

Posted by Kate Watson on Aug 23, 2013 5:00:00 PM

The celebrated decorator Miles Redd was of the opinion that, “Juxtaposition: high/low; shiny/matte; modern/ancient; grand/humble; refined/crude...is the essence of chic.” A simple way to realize Redd’s formula for a chic room is the use of orange rugs that have black accents; the effect is hip and stylish every time.

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Tags: Design Inspiration, coral rugs, Orange Rugs, Cathy Kincaid

How to Design Sophisticated Interiors with Orange Rugs

Posted by Kate Watson on Jul 31, 2013 12:05:00 AM

The color of happiness is also the color of fire, and indeed decorating with orange brings a vibrancy that can be used to make a room cheery and energetic. The effect can range from subtly sunny to flamingly intense, but ultimately what we get from orange rugs and orange décor is a sense of energy.

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Tags: Carol Glasser, Design Inspiration, coral rugs, Orange Rugs, Cathy Kincaid, Martyn Lawrence Bullard

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