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House Beautiful, September 2017: 5 Best Rooms with Designer Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Aug 31, 2017 8:46:37 PM

The September 2017 House Beautiful is a celebration of lively color and youthful energy in traditional design and includes designer Sara Gilbane's playful design for her parent's home in Palm Beach and designer Mary McGee's stunning use of color in a Georgian-style house in Wellesley, Massachusetts. As always we zero in is on how designer rugs were used to pull the room into a stylish whole. Here are my picks for the 5 best interiors in the September 2017 House Beautiful.

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Tags: Sara Gilbane, House Beautiful, Mary McGee

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

Advice to Young Interior Designers — Hall of Famer Bruce Bierman

Posted by Justin Heitmann on May 17, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Interior Designer Spotlight with Bruce Bierman

Owner of Bruce Bierman Design Inc., New York, NY

Bruce Bierman was inducted to the Interior Design Hall of Fame in 2000, and has been featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, House & Garden, House Beautiful, Interior Design, and The New York Times Magazine. Bruce has earned double degrees in architecture and fine arts from RISD (Rhode Island School of Design). The prestigious Franklin Report gives Bruce their highest five star rating and quotes these three client comments and more — "I have used many well-known designers over the years, and I felt that Bruce was the only one committed to the project and our family for the long haul." "Bruce is a very special person—mature, calm and generous. I am happy to say that he is now a friend." "I am a very opinionated client. I interviewed 30 people for this job, and I will definitely go back to Bruce for the next one."

Join me as Bruce Bierman shares how he started, the advice he would give to to a beginning decorator, the importance of listening to clients closely, the pleasure of working on second, third and fourth homes, and why he doesn't get flustered...

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Tags: designer rugs, Florida Style, Bruce Bierman, New York Style, Palm Beach Style, House Beautiful, Architectual Digest, Elle Decor, Designer Spotlight, Calvin Klein, The World of Interiors, Interior Design Hall of Fame

Designer Barbara Gilbert Knows How Room Colors Affect Emotions

Posted by Justin Heitmann on Mar 23, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Interior Designer Spotlight with Barbara Gilbert

Founder-owner Barbara Gilbert Interiors, Dallas, TX.

After 22 years of owning an insurance agency, Barbara Gilbert decided to leave it all for her dream job as an interior designer. It was an easy change since she was already decorating many of her friends’ and relatives’ homes. She went back to school to study interior design. After a few years, things blossomed for Barbara and she formed Barbara Gilbert Interiors in Dallas, Texas, winning multiple prestigious awards, working as an HGTV Pro Network Designer, and serving on the executive committee of the Interior Design Society.

Join me as Barbara shares her insights on interior design and more...

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Tags: hand knotted rugs, House Beautiful, Houzz.com, HGTV, Designer Spotlight, Certified Dewey Color Specialist, Barbara Gilbert

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