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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

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

Posted by Justin Heitmann on Oct 20, 2016 2:00:00 AM

Our rug experts have selected the five best rooms with designer rugs from the November edition of Elle Decor. See an international selection with Fabrizio Rollo designing a Brazilian apartment, Patricia Sanchiz designs a London apartment and Markham Roberts displays his talents in a Montana ski lodge. Enjoy these diverse and fabulous set of spaces!

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Tags: designer rugs, Geometric Rugs, Contemporary rugs, Markham Roberts, Elle Decor, Patricia Sanchiz, Fabrizio Rollo

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

Posted by Justin Heitmann on Sep 8, 2016 10:11:04 PM

The October 2016 Elle Decor reminds us that designing rooms is a courageous undertaking for the decorator and the home owner. In some of these interiors they are one in the same. The following five rooms all take leaps of faith with unique combinations of pattern, color and designer rugs. Enjoy these inspiring interiors designed by Veronica Swanson Beard, Chiqui Woolworth, Brittany Bromley, Michael Carey and Ashe + Leandro.

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Tags: multicolor rugs, designer rugs, Geometric Rugs, Flat weave rugs, Ashe + Leandro, Elle Decor, Brittany Bromley, Veronica Swanson Beard, Chiqui Woolworth, Michael Carey

Veranda's 6 Best Rooms with Designer Rugs in August 2016

Posted by Justin Heitmann on Aug 24, 2016 2:21:50 PM

Summer is almost over and the August 2016 issue of Veranda delights us with six rooms that make us wish summer would last a lot longer. In these closing days of August we not only bring you nostalgia for summer, but also inspiration for designing rooms that make it easy to enjoy day-to-day living without compromising comfort or elegance. Amanda Nisbet is especially inspiring because she shows how custom designer rugs can help you bring the relaxing vibes of the sea inside the home. Mark D. Sikes and Nicky Haslam design director, Colette van den Thillart create chic and relaxing havens full of personality.

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Tags: designer rugs, needlepoint rugs, oushak rugs, Custom Rugs, Hamptons, Geometric Rugs, Amanda Nisbet, Mark D. Sikes, Veranda, Colette van den Thillart

Traditional Home's 5 Best Rooms with Designer Rugs in August 2016

Posted by Justin Heitmann on Jul 26, 2016 9:00:00 PM

We've hand-picked the five best rooms with designer rugs from the July/August edition of Traditional Home. See designer Jennifer Culp create a bohemian style living room, Patricia Fisher designs a soft modern room at The Hampton Designer Showhouse and Phillip Sides designs a family-friendly Alabama home.

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Tags: designer rugs, Geometric Rugs, Mario Buatta, Contemporary rugs, Jamie Drake, Alexa Hampton, Traditional Home Magazine, Hamptons Designer Showhouse, oversized rugs, Patricia Fisher, Jennifer Culp, Jackie Nickerson, Phillip Sides

Why I Love to Start with a Designer Rug – Gideon Mendelson

Posted by Justin Heitmann on Jun 27, 2016 11:58:26 AM

Interior Designer Spotlight with Gideon Mendelson

The Mendelson Group, New York, NY.

Since launching Mendelson Group in 2003, Gideon Mendelson has been featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Luxe Interiors, Modern, and Coastal Living. Mendelson Group offers a broad range of services including interior architecture, construction management, interior design and custom furniture design. A Columbia University architecture graduate, Gideon also has a degree from The New York School of Interior Design. Gideon's early background in the classics and his later education in modernism provides him the ability to work in a wide range of styles. His 2014 Kips Bay Decorator Show House room, The Lady's Lair, won critical acclaim in the press. Gideon's down-to-earth manner is a refreshing break from the image of the decorator as a snooty arbiter of taste.

Join me as Gideon expresses surprise at Margaret Russell's sudden departure from Architectural Digest; why he loves starting a room with a designer rug; what it was like to work with Steven Gambrel when both were starting their career; how he responded to a challenging space in his first Kips Bay experience in 2014; why he avoids Viscose rugs; and much more...

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Tags: Gideon Mendelson, designer rugs, Custom Rugs, Hamptons, Bruce Bierman, Geometric Rugs, New York Style, Steven Gambrel, Damask Rugs, Kips Bay Decorator Show House, Needlepoingt Rugs, Designer Spotlight,, Margaret Russell, Viscose

How to Succeed at Kips Bay Decorator Show House – Timothy Whealon

Posted by Justin Heitmann on Jun 2, 2016 6:17:09 PM

The prestigious Franklin Report gives Timothy Whealon their highest 5 star rating saying, "In Whealon's hands, fussy traditional spaces become joyful homes, and modern rooms are elevated with warmth." The Report also includes comments from clients, such as "Top-drawer talent for a reasonable price." "Really went out of his way for us." "Tim deeply cares about giving you something that's perfect for you." Timothy is frequently featured in Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Veranda, British House and Garden, Architectural Digest, the New York Times as well as in numerous design books. Timothy was hand-selected for the second time in 2016 by the Kips Bay Decorator Show House Committee chaired by renowned interior designer Bunny Williams. His room can be seen in the 44th Kips Bay Decorator Show House until June 9, 2016.  

Join me as Timothy shares insights on how to design a successful room in the Kips Bay Decotator Show House and also shares which room he would love to design in the next show house.

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Tags: designer rugs, Geometric Rugs, Bunny Williams, Kips Bay Decorator Show House, Timothy Whealon

Architectural Digest May 2016: 8 Best Rooms with Designer Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Apr 6, 2016 10:08:11 PM

The May 2016 issue of Architectural Digest has so many stunning rooms it was hard to pick only five best so I extended it to the eight best interiors with designer rugs. I hope you will enjoy seeing them as much as I did.

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Tags: designer rugs, Geometric Rugs, Silk Rugs, Studio Peregalli, Charles Zana, Moroccan Rugs, Philip Vergeylen, Fiona Kotur

How to Pick the Best Rugs for Adjacent and Adjoining Rooms

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Nov 19, 2015 2:30:00 AM

Imagine you are leading guests on a tour of your home. As you walk from one room to the next do you see a consistent design aesthetic or do some rooms jump out because they have not yet been updated? If after this tour you decide to freshen the neglected rooms, where would you start? Many decorators start with the rug as it makes it easier to find complementary fabrics, paint colors and accessories. However, choosing a rug raises such questions as- how well matched do rugs in adjoining rooms have to be? Should you even try to match area rugs in adjoining rooms or should they all be different? Are there rules for how to coordinate different area rugs? how do you put oriental rugs in adjoining rooms? how to pick complementing designer rugs for one room? and how to have area rugs in adjoining living and dining rooms? I asked Jackie Ostrander, a highly sought after rug consultant to interior designers in Greenwich, Connecticut, Palm Beach and Naples, Florida to help me answer these questions. 

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Tags: oushak rug, Geometric Rugs, Best rugs, oriental rugs, Blue Rugs, aqua rugs, adjoining room rugs, floral rugs

19 Glamorous Ways to Decorate with Blue Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Jun 11, 2015 3:30:00 AM

"Blue is one of the easiest colors to live with and its most people favorite hue," said AD100 designer Bunny Williams in an interview with Elle Decor. "There are so many beautiful shades of blue--- some cool, some warm and they mix well together." The same can be said of blue rugs. The most desirable blue rugs are those with a mix of cool and warm colors. These rug allow you to use a wider range of fabrics and create more sophisticated looks as these 19 rooms demonstrate. 


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Tags: Gideon Mendelson, oushak rugs, Thomas Britt, Marc-Michaels, Philip Gorrivan, Geometric Rugs, Blue Rugs, David Hicks, Victoria Hagan

Elle Decor December 2014: 7 Best Interiors with Decorative Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Nov 17, 2014 4:28:00 PM

Elle Décor is famous for contemporary décor so it is remarkable to see the December 2014 issue filled with stunning traditional styles. The 7 best interiors show how you can use oriental rugs, geometric rugs and flat weave rugs to create rooms that feel both authentic and fresh.

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Tags: Alessandra Branca, Jacques Grange, Geometric Rugs, oriental rugs, Blue Rugs, Grey Rugs, Flat weave rugs

Traditional Home 2014: 7 Best Holiday Interiors with Decorative Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Nov 4, 2014 2:58:21 PM

Each November, Traditional Home features the best holiday interiors with decorative rugs from around the country, and this year is no exception. My picks for the 7 best holiday interiors of 2014 ranges from the stunning new traditional style of Gerald Pomeroy in Dover, Massachusetts to a classic New England Christmas in Lisa Hilderbrand's 18th-Century Connecticut farmhouse. Nora Marra fills a 1937 Chicago home with light and Holiday colors, Emily Sullivan evokes the Northern Christmases of her childhood in her new Los Angeles home and Patrik Lönn conjures up a stately Scottish library in New York’s Holiday House Showhouse.

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Tags: decorative rugs, Geometric Rugs, oriental rugs, Blue Rugs, Damask Rugs, Gerald Pomeroy, Patrik Lönn, Lisa Hilderbrand, Emily Sullivan

Remembering Oscar de la Renta’s Stylish Interiors with Decorative Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Oct 28, 2014 11:02:00 AM

The interiors and decorative rugs in Oscar de la Renta’s many homes reflect the same classical elegance as his beautiful dresses cherished by women all over the world and favored by every American first lady from Jacqueline Kennedy to Michelle Obama. Vogue in their tribute to de la Renta, last week, noted that his elegant interiors seemed to be in a constant dialog with his runway fashions. de la Renta had a passion for patterns and colors and his urbane taste ranged from exotic Central Asian silk Ikat to intricate Elizabethan Palempore; from jewel-like Chinoiserie to stately Greek architectural motifs. Today we celebrate de la Renta’s most memorable interiors with decorative rugs.

Oscar and Annette de la Renta at their home in Connecticut in 2008.

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Tags: Oscar de la Renta, decorative rugs, Geometric Rugs, Aubusson Rugs, floral rugs, English Rugs

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