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Pinterest Top 30 Sunrooms, Outdoor Living, Porches and Loggias

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Apr 28, 2017 12:01:00 AM

It is nearing the end of April and it is still cold and rainy in Boston. But I have already started dreaming of sunny days ahead and long walks along the beach. This post follows up on the top 40 beach houses and will hopefully inspire you to design the perfect environment for enjoying this most precious time of the year.

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Tags: Celerie Kemble, Kara Mann, Cindy Rinfret, Sunrooms, Porches, Outdoor Living Areas, Loggias, Allison Paladino, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Lorenzo Castillo, Furlow Gatewood, Michelle Nussbaumer, Mona Hajj, Jacquelynne Lanham, Gisele Bündchen, Tom Brady, Timothy Haynes, Kevin Roberts, Martha Stewart, Karin Blake, Joan Behnke

House Beautiful's 5 Best Rooms with Designer Rugs in May 2017

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Apr 27, 2017 9:08:00 PM

House Beautiful's 5 best rooms with designer rugs in May is an ode to vivid color and nature starting with Celerie Kemble and Lindsey Herod's brightly fashionable design in Houston to Michael Maher's colorful New Jersey home to designer Wendy Owen's magical outdoor lounge in Sonoma, California made of rough stone, weathered wood and lit by chandeliers made from beehives.

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Tags: Celerie Kemble, Wendy Owen, Lindsey Herod, Michael Maher

House Beautiful: 5 Best Rooms with Designer Rugs in September

Posted by Justin Heitmann on Aug 18, 2016 8:54:41 AM

The September 2016 House Beautiful treats us with five rooms that display an incredible mix of colors, patterns and designer rugs. Each room has its own unique style, levels of saturation, degrees of layering and beautiful designer rugs. Enjoy these inspiring interiors designed by Celerie Kemble, Mark D. Sikes, Mona Hajj with a special treat at the end from Suellen Gregory.

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Tags: Celerie Kemble, designer rugs, oushak rugs, Suellen Gregory, Mark D. Sikes, Mona Hajj, House Beautiful, oversized rugs, Tabriz Rugs

Hamptons Designer Showhouse: 7 Best Rooms with Decorative Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Jul 30, 2014 3:37:00 PM

If you are looking for ideas for designing sophisticated and relaxing seaside interiors with decorative rugs, you will find plenty of great inspiration in the 2013 Hamptons Designer Showhouse just published in the August 2014 issue of Traditional Home. Here are my picks for the 7 best rooms.

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Tags: Celerie Kemble, Lillian August, Barbara Ostrom, Barbara Page, Sherill Canet, Bradley Stephens

Blue Rugs Add Personality to 4 Gorgeous Interiors

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

Adding personal touches to a room makes it more inviting and memorable. Traditional interiors, with their classic architecture and antique flair, can benefit from modern, unique touches that give them a distinctive personality. You can create an individual look in many ways such as juxtaposing unexpected combination of styles and using contrasting colors to create pop and bring a fresh energy to the room.  Blue rugs come in a variety of hues and many different styles. These rugs are oftern used by interior designers to add verve and excitement to traditional rooms and give them a distinctive personality. The four gorgeous interiors in today's post are a feast for the eyes and hopefully will spark new ideas for decorating with blue rugs.

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Tags: Madeline Stuart, Celerie Kemble, Design Inspiration, Blue Rugs, Friederike Kemp Biggs, Billy Baldwin

Damask Rugs Adorn 4 Stunning Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Oct 30, 2013 10:07:00 PM

The beauty of a damask rug derives from an interplay between color, pattern and texture. Some of the most beautiful and flexible damask rugs have tonal colorations and wonderful cut and loop textures that accentuate the similar by subtly different shades. Rarely silk is used to highlight the pattern, but usually the rugs are made of lustrous wool. Recently damask rugs have also been made in highly contrasting colors. The four interiors show how top designers decorate with four very different damask rugs. You will see that damask rugs are a beautiful way to add texture, contrast and chic style to an interior.

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Tags: Celerie Kemble, Design Inspiration, Koch Studio, Steven Gambrel, Damask Rugs

How to Decorate in Patriotic Red, White and Blue with Blue Rugs

Posted by Kate Watson on Aug 10, 2013 10:04:00 AM

You can almost hear the spirited drum cadence, see the flags unfurling (even though they’re nowhere in sight) and feel the stirring emotion of a room bedecked in red, white and blue. Of course an exquisite blue rug is a must to ground the scene, while flashes of white and red splashed around the space brighten and inspire. According to designer Christina Murphy, “Punches of color keep a room feeling youthful and engaging.” Murphy’s quote comes to life as you browse my blue rug images today. Each example engages the spirit of Americana with an unexpected youthful excitement in old world furnishings.

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Tags: Celerie Kemble, Carrie Leskowitz, Nina Interiors, Design Inspiration, Michael S. Smith, Blue Rugs

17 Chic Rooms: How to Decorate with Geometric Rugs, Decorative Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on May 20, 2012 4:40:00 PM

The 17 interiors below are not only exceptionall beauiful, they will help you visualize the 7 tips for decorating with geometric rugs.

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Tags: Madeline Stuart, Celerie Kemble, Jere Bradwell, Eileen Kathryn Boyd, Geometric Rugs, Design Inspiration, Albert Hadley, Mario Buatta, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Sara Story, Kelly Wearstler, John Fowler, Lisa Torbett Interiors, Meg Braff, Jeffrey Bilhuber

The 12 Best Decorator Rugs for Bedrooms in Lonny Magazine

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Apr 22, 2012 12:38:00 AM

Lonny Magazines 10 Best Living Room Decorator Rugs and The Best 11 Decorator Rugs for Dining Rooms in Lonny Magazine were so popular we are following up with todays Best 12 Decorator Rugs for Bedrooms

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Tags: Celerie Kemble, Anna Burke, David Cafiero, Pereira Associates, Lisa Sherry, Christian Leone, Lulu De Kwiatkwoski, Lynn Nigro, Bedroom Rugs, Ruthie Sommers

The Best 11 Decorator Rugs for Dining Rooms in Lonny Magazine

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Apr 13, 2012 10:25:00 PM

The online Lonny Magazine is a great source of inspiration for interior designers. Last month's post Lonny Magazine's 10 Best Living Rooms with Decorator Rugs was so popular, I am following up with the best 11 decorator rugs for dining rooms from Lonny Magazine. I hope you enjoy this visual feast.

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Tags: Celerie Kemble, Angie Hranowsky, Chistina Murphy, Eileen Kathryn Boyd, Jennifer Dyer, Caroline Robert, David Cafiero, Pereira Associates, Hilary Thomas, Design Inspiration, Kelly Wearstler

Lonny Magazine's 10 Best Living Rooms with Decorator Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Mar 13, 2012 12:39:00 AM

Patrick Cline and Michelle Adams co-founded Lonny Magazine. Patrick had lived in London so the name combines London and New York. Ruth Fremson/The New York Times image.

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Tags: Celerie Kemble, Angie Hranowsky, Susan Becher, Daniel Pafford, Lee Kleinhelter, Lisa Fine, John Loecke, Anna Burke, Design Inspiration, Inc., Carolina Irving

Why Color Fanatics Win: 10 Eye Catching Colors with Decorator Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Jan 12, 2012 12:50:00 AM

Years ago when I was a novice rug designer, an industry veteran quizzed me "What are the three most important criteria for judging a decorative rug?". I was halfway into mumbling a response when he interrupted me "No, no, no! the three most important criteria are: Color! Color! and Color"! In real estate it is location! location! location!  and in decorator rugs it is color first, second and third.

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Tags: Madeline Stuart, Celerie Kemble, Barry Dixon, Kendall Wilkinson, LD Design, decorative rugs, Geometric Rugs, Design Inspiration, Bunny Williams, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, John Fowler, Jamie Drake, Jonathan Adler

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