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Elle Decor’s 5 Best Rooms with Designer Rugs in June 2017

Posted by Abid Ilahi on May 17, 2017 8:54:00 AM

The five best rooms with designer rugs in the June 2017 Elle Decor feature the 18th-century Paris apartment of American socialite Katherine Bryan designed by Studio Peregalli, the living room of a Jamie Drake and Caleb Anderson designed apartment in one of New York's tallest towers overlooking Central Park, the living room of the home of designer Ernest de la Torre in Snedens Landing, New York and outdoor dining on a beautiful porch in an Amagansett, New York house designed by Richard Mishaan. 

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Tags: Jamie Drake, Richard Mishaan, Studio Peregalli, Elle Decor, Caleb Anderson, Ernest de la Torre

Today's Client Has Different Expectations — Susan Zises Green

Posted by Justin Heitmann on Aug 1, 2016 8:00:00 PM

Interior Designer Spotlight with Susan Zises Green

Susan Zises Green Interior Design: Manhattan, Nantucket, Connecticut, Palm Beach, Southhampton

For almost 40 years Susan Zises Green has been delighting clients with her elegant taste for interior design. Susan has taken part in the Kips Bay Decorator Show House an amazing nine times, honored as one of House Beautiful America’s Top 100 Designers and has been featured in Architectural Digest, House BeautifulTraditional Home, The New York Times, Connecticut Cottages & Gardens and many others. The prestigious Franklin Report gives Susan a four star rating and quotes these three client comments and more: "Such a refined and elegant look, but amazingly comfortable and inviting." "I can always look to her for solid, tasteful design." "Susan is impervious to fashion, much to our delight."

Join me as Susan shares her thoughts around client expectations, types of designer rugs she uses, her use of florals, how gardening helps her interior design and much more...

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Tags: designer rugs, Nantucket, Susan Zises Green, Mario Buatta, Jamie Drake, Kips Bay Decorator Show House, Sister Parish, floral rugs, Antiques, Designer Spotlight, Brimfield Antique Flea Market, Page Dickey

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

Corey Damen Jenkins Is Over the Beige-Greige-Gray Syndrome

Posted by Justin Heitmann on Jul 7, 2016 9:25:39 AM

Interior Designer Spotlight with Corey Damen Jenkins

Corey Damen Jenkins & Associates, LLC., Birmingham, MI

Since starting his interior design firm in 2009, Corey Damen Jenkins has been a rising star in the industry. Corey has already been featured in Architectural Digest, The Wall Street Journal, Traditional Home, House Beautiful, Dwell, our own designer rug blog, and more. Corey was voted the winner of HGTV's popular hit series Showhouse Showdown, and in 2012 he won “Designer Of The Year” in the Interiors category by FGI-Detroit. Corey has a rich interior design perspective with a unique ability to make deep connections with his clients and exceed their expectations. 

Join me as Corey shares with us current trends he avoids, how he incorporates rugs into his designs, his secrets to exceeding his client's expectations, and much more...

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Tags: Miles Redd, designer rugs, Custom Rugs, Jamie Drake, Alexa Hampton, HGTV, Designer Spotlight,, Corey Damen Jenkins, Oakland County

Gray, Gold and Blue Rugs Enliven 2016 Kips Bay Decorator Show House

Posted by Abid Ilahi on May 19, 2016 10:22:51 PM

The 2016 Kips Bay Decorator Show House has set the design world abuzz by a stunning mix of the modern and traditional deftly unified by gorgeous designer rugs. I am particularly taken by the work of Suzanne Kasler, Phillip Thomas, Eve Robinson, Garrow Kedigian, Timothy Whealon, Kati Curtis, David Kleinberg, Olasky & Sinsteden, Jamie Drake and Caleb Anderson.

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Tags: Suzanne Kasler, David Kleinberg, Garrow Kedigian, Jamie Drake, Kips Bay Decorator Show House, Timothy Whealon, Caleb Anderson, Olasky & Sinsteden, Kati Curtis, Eve Robinson, Phillip Thomas

10 Decorating Risks You Need to Take with Floral Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Aug 7, 2014 12:26:00 AM

The most memorable interiors in history did not come about by playing it safe with colors, patterns, textures and scale.There is a fine line between faux pas and innovative style. With study and practice we can hone a fearless personal style. Today's 10 gorgeous interiors with floral rugs show how to take educated risks and the rewards that can come from them.

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Tags: Valentino Garavani, Aubusson Rugs, Jamie Drake, Kemble Interiors, floral rugs, Victoria Hagan, Orienal Rugs, Barbara Bush, Asia Baker

How to Decorate Stylishly with Pink and Pink Rugs: 15 Chic Rooms

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Apr 2, 2014 12:41:00 AM

When the Spring/Summer 2014 women’s fashions were introduced on the runways, Vogue, UK exclaimed, "If in doubt, make it pink, smother it with flowers and wear it with flat sandals next summer." Now pink is jumping from women's fashions to interiors. But the big question for most of us is how to use pink tastefully and how to avoid the dreaded syrupy look that many pink interiors are prone to. You need not fear any longer. The 15 interiors by top interior designers will show you several tasteful and stylish ways of decorating with pink and pink rugs. 

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Tags: Jane Fonda, Pink Rugs, Alessandra Branca, Dries Van Noten, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, Penelope Bianchi, Design Inspiration, Timothy Corrigan, Eric Guenther, Daniel Romualdez, Jamie Drake, Mary McDonald

Create Tranquil and Charming Rooms with Blue Rugs: 5 Chic Interiors

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Nov 12, 2013 8:59:00 PM

Blue is a calming color and covers the largest surface areas on our planet– the sky and the sea. Color psychologists even claim it can lower pulse rate and body temperature. Looking for a way to create the ultimate Zen space? Using blue as a predominant color can help you create a room that is tranquil and serene. These five rooms use blue rugs to create a peaceful mood and a chic look.

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Tags: Eliza Gatfield, Stuart Disston, Design Inspiration, Blue Rugs, Daniel Romualdez, Jamie Drake

How to Decorate with Purple and Decorative Rugs- 10 Chic Interiors

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Jul 18, 2012 5:30:00 PM

These 10 stunning interiors with purple and purple decorative rugs are not only a treat for the eyes, they also offer valuable lessons on how to decorate with purple. Purple interiors and purple decorative rugs can feel cold, unless they are complemented with the right warm colors- as you will see in these 10 chic interiors. If you have never thought of using purple, you may change your mind when you see how original and inviting these rooms are.
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Tags: Purple Rugs, Amy Fine Collins, Rafael de Cárdenas, MMR Interiors, Alex Papachristidis, Alan Orenbuch, Design Inspiration, Jamie Drake, Jeffrey Bilhuber, David Hicks

16 Elegant and Fashionable Rooms with Orange Rugs and Coral Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Mar 19, 2012 11:21:00 PM

Last month I predicted that Orange Rugs and Coral Rugs will soon become highly fashionable because these colors were a hot new trend in women's fashion for Spring-Summer 2012 on the January and February runway shows in Milan, Paris and New York. When I made that prediction, I had no idea that just a month after appearing on fashion runways these colors would be dominating the offerings at home furnishings retailer Crate and Barrel. I discovered the speed at which trends are jumping from women fashion to home furnishing last Saturday while taling a casual walk through Boston's upscale Chestnut Hill Mall.

Poorly designed orange rugs and coral rugs have been rushed to market to catch the hot new trend

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Tags: Cole Prevost, Design Inspiration, Elissa Cullman, coral rugs, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Melanie Elston, John Fowler, Jamie Drake, Nancy Lancaster, Meg Braff, John Saladino, Suzanne Tucker, Susan Nelson, Markham Roberts, Billy Baldwin, David Hicks

16 Chic Interiors: How to Decorate with Orange Rugs and Coral Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Feb 6, 2012 11:21:00 AM

Updated August, 2016. Orange, Coral and Tangerine have recently been hits on the fashion runways in Paris, Milan and London and we even see celebrities appearing in orange. So you might think that orange is a new fashion color. But just look at the rooms from the 1960's and 70's by legendary decorators Billy Baldwin and David Hicks and you will see that orange rugs, coral rugs, terracotta rugs, tangerine walls, and citrus colored fabrics were just as fashionable in the 60's and 70's as they are today with decorators such as Jamie Drake, Mary McDonald, Katie Ridder and David Easton... The 16 stylish interiors in this post show us how to decorate with orange rugs and with the many mellower shades of orange.

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Tags: Katie Ridder, Chistina Murphy, D'Aquino Monaco, Betty Sherrill, Eldon Wong, Design Inspiration, David Easton, coral rugs, Orange Rugs, Melanie Elston, Jamie Drake, Coral Oushak Rugs, Lisa Torbett Interiors, Meg Braff, Mary McDonald, McMillen, Inc., Susan Nelson, Billy Baldwin, David Hicks

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

Jamie Drake's Romance with Coral Oushak Rugs & Bold Color Antiques

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Nov 30, 2011 1:04:00 AM

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Tags: Design Inspiration, New York Style, Jamie Drake, Coral Oushak Rugs

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