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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

Green Rugs Trend Predicted by Veranda and House Beautiful

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Feb 11, 2016 1:26:25 AM

Green fabrics, green wallcovering, green rugs and green china are being featured in the 2016 interior design magazines. House Beautiful published a Color Crush page for Apple Green in November and the February 2016 Veranda features Carolina Irving's green dinnerware. Brunschwig & Fils newest ad in Veranda highlights green fabrics and the Spring 2016 women's fashions pair beautifully with the green rugs in today's post. 

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Tags: Brunschwig & Fils, Green Rugs

14 Gorgeous Rooms: How to Decorate with Green and Green Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Dec 5, 2014 4:47:00 PM

If you are tired of neutrals and are also unsure of how to introduce color into your next decorating project, you should consider green. Green is safer than most other colors because every color in the rainbow goes with green. If you paint the walls green or start with a green rug it will become much easier to find great coordinating fabrics, furniture and accessories. Today’s 14 gorgeous green rooms show:

  • How to Add Pizazz to a Dining Room with a Green Rug
  • How to Bring Fresh Energy to a Stately Room with a Green Aubusson Rug
  • How to Create a Modern Zen Vibe in a Living Room with a Green Rug
  • How to Design a Modern Dining Room with Green and Blue and White Chinoiserie
  • How to Bring Nature Indoors with a Green Rug
  • How to Make a Dark Room Feel Light and Airy with a Green Rug
  • How to Design an Exotic Garden Room with Green and Animal Print Rugs
  • How to Enliven a Traditional Room with Bright Green and Hot Pink
  • How to Bring Style and Glamour to a Girl's Bedroom with Green
  • How to Coordinate Adjoining Spaces with Green 

Moss green reflects the "Mood of the Moment" according to the November-December 2014 Veranda. 

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Tags: Muriel Brandolini, Alison Spear, Mario Buatta, Green Rugs, Jeffrey Bilhuber, Brockschmidt & Coleman, Grant Gibson

14 Happy Spring Interiors with Green Rugs and Lively Color

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Mar 18, 2014 12:14:00 AM

A couple of 50 degree days have kindled hope that spring is around the corner in the Northeast. Crocuses have already appeared in New York, but in Boston the ground is still frozen. To paraphrase Warren Buffett, if we wait for all the swallows to arrive, it will be too late to start spring decorating. So today's 14 interiors with green rugs and fresh spring colors will help you get a head start with great ideas for designing interiors that make you happy.  

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Tags: Tory Burch, Kara Childress, Frank Babb Randolph, Victoria Neale, Design Inspiration, Green Rugs, Koch Studio, Allison Paladino, Meg Braff

Enrich Holiday Decorating with Geometric Themes

Posted by Kate Watson on Dec 5, 2013 9:40:00 PM

The holidays are all about geometric patterns. From the playful bulbs and berries to the pointed triangle of the traditional Christmas tree and the wondrous symmetry of the menorah. This festive geometry can be echoed in the choices we make when decorating for the Holidays. Geometric rugs are one of the most powerful tools for providing subtle interior queues to visitors for all your annual celebrations. Today we’ll look at four interiors where geometric rugs provide exquisite jumping off points for decorating during the Holidays.

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Tags: Terry Hunziker, Design Inspiration, Green Rugs, Mariette Himes Gomez, Gomez Associates

Antidotes for Winter Blues: 4 Spring Happy Interiors with Green Rugs

Posted by Kate Watson on Dec 4, 2013 9:15:00 PM

Winter weather is upon us, and if you, like me live in the northern part of the country, you're already anticipating the return of spring.  But if you are lucky enough to be in Florida, California or Arizona, you're probably asking, "What's winter weather?"

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Tags: Design Inspiration, Green Rugs, Geoffrey de Sousa

6 Rooms Chase Away Winter Blues with Nature's Colors and Green Rugs

Posted by Kate Watson on Nov 28, 2013 8:50:00 PM

With the approach of winter days are shortening and we are getting less exposure to the sun's healing rays. If you have been feeling a bit blue or moody, it is not just your imagination. Doctor's have a name for this physiologial effect, they call it "seasonal affective disorder" or SAD. As an antidote the Brooklyn Botanical Garden is offering nature walks called Chase Away the Winter Blues guided by a BBG veteran who also happens to be a licensed psychotherapist. "Walking the Garden grounds counteracts some of the overindulgence of the holiday season while keeping the blues at bay" advises the BBG. Decorating our homes with nature's colors is another way to invite the beauty and healing effects of nature's colors into our lives. We know that the color green has a cool, earthy feel, like grass under the feet or trees stirring in the breeze. Adding a green rug to any room can help infuse the space with a feeling that is vibrant and alive. The six rooms below all use green rugs to create a vibe that is modern but overwhelmingly fresh and natural.

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Tags: Lauren Leiss, Muriel Brandolini, Design Inspiration, Green Rugs, Koch Studio, Martyn Lawrence Bullard

Green Rugs Add Freshness and Style to 4 Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Nov 6, 2013 8:50:00 PM

All colors have subtle meanings, quietly altering the mood and feeling of a room. Green is no exception, and has long been known as a color that promotes peace and a feeling of new life. Green is often associated with spring, and with spring comes happiness and a feeling of rebirth. This color is also known to freshen up a space and bring light to a room, creating a rejuvenating feeling of calmness. 

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Tags: Eliza Gatfield, Janet Simon, Design Inspiration, David Easton, Green Rugs, Nina Yashar

Green Rugs Awaken Creativity in 4 Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Nov 1, 2013 9:59:00 AM

Never underestimate the power of color. Not only are vibrant colors pleasing to the eye, certain colors actually have other interesting benefits. Although green is traditionally considered to be one of the most restful colors for the eye, green is also known to enhance creativity. A study by the University of Munich showed that the color green boosted the creativity of participants. Scientists believe that the human brain associates green with growth and development. Using green rugs as a design element can be a great way to awaken creativity and bring vibrancy to a home. 

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Tags: Eliza Gatfield, Muriel Brandolini, Design Inspiration, Green Rugs, Amanda Nisbet, Jonathan Adler

Green Rugs Bring Chic Style and Soothing Calm to 3 Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Oct 27, 2013 8:44:00 PM

Green is a color that is often associated with rebirth, nature, and growth.  In some cultures, green is also used in the home to signify wealth and prosperity.  Using green rugs in an interior is an excellent way to build a room around these themes and infuse the regenerative, calming qualities of nature.

Create a Nature Inspired Look with Green Rug

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Tags: Lauren Leiss, Design Inspiration, Bunny Williams, Green Rugs, David Hicks, Richard Keith Langham

Green Rugs Enhance 4 Traditional and Modern Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Oct 17, 2013 4:04:00 PM

Frank Lloyd Wright said that, “Nature is the inspiration for all ornamentation.” This is certainly true of green rugs. Today we will study four chic rooms with green rugs and learn how designers use several shades of green and a mixture of contrasting shapes and textures to design beautiful and inviting rooms. You will learn design principles that apply to both tradtional and contemporary rooms with green rugs and this can help you design a room with a green rug in your own style.

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Tags: Design Inspiration, Green Rugs, Geoffrey de Sousa, Meg Braff

Green Rugs Bring Chic Energy to 4 Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Oct 8, 2013 11:30:00 PM

If you choose the right rug for a room, it will make the room look stylish and more comfortable. Interior designers often use green rugs to bring out the beauty of furniture and art in a room. Green rugs also bring the invigorating and calming energy of nature into a room. Green rugs come in many different shades and it is important to choose the right shade of green in a pattern that unifies the many different objects in a room. Green is nature's most widely used color for a very good reason- it makes every other color in nature look more beautiful. If you look closely at the flowers in a garden you will notice that every flower has green leaves in a particular shade that brings out the beauty of that flower the best. Learn from nature and chose a green rug that will make your room design more beautiful. Many interior designers find it best to start with the rug. First pick a green rug that speaks to you and then take a sample of the rug with you when you you go shopping for fabrics and accessories. Let the rug guide you in choosing the best fabrics and the right wall colors and accessories. The four chic rooms in today's post will spark ideas for decorating with green rugs. Study them closely and see how leading decorators use different types of green rugs to create fabulous interiors.

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Tags: Design Inspiration, Green Rugs, Nina Yashar, Kellogg Collection, Vicente Wolf

Green Rugs Bring in Nature's Fresh Energy: 5 Chic Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Oct 6, 2013 4:01:00 PM

Eventually the gorgeous autumn colors we see around us these days will yield to brown branches, mud and occasionally, snow. But if you use a green rug to anchor your next interior design project, you could effectively have the fresh, new life of spring around you whatever the weather. Today we’re going to look at five situations where designers have used green rugs to enliven rooms.

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Tags: Design Inspiration, Green Rugs, Geoffrey de Sousa, Jonathan Adler, Meg Braff, Vincente Wolf, Jonathan Alder

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