Designer Rug Blog - Interior Design Inspiration

17 Gorgeous Interiors with Gold Rugs and Yellow Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Apr 20, 2017 12:42:00 AM

If you are looking for the perfect gold rug or yellow rug look for rug that also have small amounts of cool colors such as blue, green or purple as this will make it much easier to create a stylish room. Not only will the rug go with more fabrics, but the room will look chic and inviting as illustrated by today's 15 gorgeous interiors and tips for decorating with gold rugs and yellow rugs

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Tags: Design Inspiration, Jean Paul Beaujard, Garrow Kedigian, Gold Rugs, Nancy Lancaster, Susan Nelson, Yellow Rugs, Julie Kays, Thomas Pheasant, Jan Showers, Steven Shubel

Vogue's 15 Top Celebrity Interiors with Decorative Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Apr 14, 2017 12:28:00 AM

Vogue's 15 best celebrity interiors with decorative rugs stand out for two reasons - they are designed by fashion designers instead of interior designers and they are photographed by fashion photographers, instead of interior photographers. This unusual combination of talents has imbued these rooms and their images with an alluring edginess. 

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Tags: Tory Burch, Oscar de la Renta, Mario Testino, L’Wren Scott, Design Inspiration, Victoire de Castellane, Amanda Harlech, Zac Posen, Emilia Fanjul Pfeifler

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Transform a French Château with Oriental Rugs: 28 Photos

Posted by Abid Ilahi on May 25, 2014 9:05:00 AM

AD100 interior designer Timothy Corrigan bought a neoclassical Loire Valley château from the French government in 2005 and after years of painstaking effort has transformed it into a home that is not only stylishly aristocratic but also surprisingly warm and livable. “It would have been very easy to design the room in true 18th-century style, with little spindly gold chairs and not a lot of places to sit,” Corrigan told Architectural Digest. Instead Corrigan used oriental rugs and comfortable furniture to create intimate spaces throughout the château. Corrigans rooms show us how to create warm and livable environments in any size home regardless of its style or setting.

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Tags: Design Inspiration, Timothy Corrigan, oriental rugs

Best of May-June 2014 Veranda: 14 Rooms with Decorative Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on May 16, 2014 7:16:00 PM

 Updated January 25, 2015 with new images of Veranda's three most admired living rooms on Pinterest. The May-June 2014 issue of Veranda contains so many gorgeous rooms with decorative rugs, this blog post became one of the most popular of 2014.

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Tags: decorative rugs, Design Inspiration, Windsor Smith, Ferguson & Shamamian, Victoria Hagan, Nestor Santa Cruz, Marston Luce, Ann Bass, Ohara Davies-Gaetano

Intimate Retreats with Cozy Decorative Rugs: 17 Gorgeous Bedrooms

Posted by Abid Ilahi on May 7, 2014 8:50:00 PM

Bedrooms can be be so much more than a place to sleep. The 18 gorgeous spaces by top designers show how you can create an intimate refuge from the noise and interruption of daily life with relaxing and soothing sitting and work areas and make them cozy with decorative rugs.

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Tags: Brian J. McCarthy, Suzanne Kasler, decorative rugs, Ralph Lauren, Suzanne Rheinstein, Bedrooms, Design Inspiration, Jeffrey Bilhuber, Nina Griscom, Magni Design, Arthur Dunham, Andrew Fisher, Jeffry Weisman

Best of May 2014 Design Magazines: 15 Rooms with Decorative Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Apr 29, 2014 9:05:00 PM

Architectural Digest has a dominant share of the 15 best rooms with decorative rugs in May 2014.  Another remarkable thing is how many of the rooms are over sized and how many feature custom silk rugs. These interiors may be telling us something about the divergence between the upper end and the rest of the market. 

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Tags: decorative rugs, Mark Gillette, Roger Thomas, Laura Santos, Veere Grenney, Francis Sultana, Lilly Bunn, Malcolm McKinstrie, Hubert Zandberg, Design Inspiration

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