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Elle Decor September 2017: 6 Best Rooms with Designer Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Jul 28, 2017 11:16:38 PM

The September 2017 Elle Decor celebrates the exuberant enjoyment of life depicted in French interiors and once again this issue surpasses the other major design magazines in the high quality of its interiors with designer rugs. Here are the 6 best from the September Elle Decor.

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Tags: Jean-Louis Deniot, François Catroux, Elle Decor, Didier Benderli

Designer Rugs Enrich Architect Digest’s Top 11 Bedrooms on Pinterest

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Mar 2, 2016 11:52:36 PM

Each year Architectural Digest publishes hundreds of beautiful interiors, yet only a handful attract most of the love from Pinterest pinners. I wanted to know what was different about these bedrooms, so I did some research. Here are Architectural Digest’s 11 most pinned bedrooms on Pinterest and notice what a major role the designer rug plays in creating the right atmopshere and feeling tone in the room.

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Tags: Sandy Gallin, Mathew Patrick Smyth, Veere Grenney, Lee Ledbetter, Bedrooms, Jean-Louis Deniot, Anouska Hempel, Marshall Watson, Victoria Hagan, Peter Pennoyer, Janson Goldstein

Elle Decor November 2015: 7 Best Rooms with Designer Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Nov 12, 2015 1:14:48 AM

Each month I read all the top design magazine and choose one or two to highlight on this blog. This November Elle Decor surpassed with more outstanding rooms with designer rugs than any other national magazine. Here are the 7 best of the best.

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Tags: Kelly Behun, Jean-Louis Deniot, Steven Gambrel, Jenny Wolf, Peter Pennoyer

Architectural Digest: 5 Best Rooms with Decorative Rugs in August 2014

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Jul 22, 2014 3:01:00 PM

The 5 best interiors with decorative rugs in Architectural Digest's August 2014 issue have two things in common- bold color and exuberant pattern-- a most welcome relief from an excess of neutral and minimalist interiors.

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Tags: Miles Redd, decorative rugs, Juan Pablo Molyneux, Geometric Rugs, Jean-Louis Deniot, Orienal Rugs

Savonnerie Rugs Unify Modern and Traditional Styles in 4 Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Nov 9, 2013 8:59:00 PM

Originally made for French royalty to reduce the need for importing Turkish rugs, Savonnerie rugs soon were being made in uniquely French designs painted by the leading fine artists of the day. These rugs almost invariably bring a certain regal feel to any room. It’s almost impossible to put one in a room and not have images of royalty, or perhaps presidents - several grace the White House. But they can add a certain touch of class to a sophisticated, contemporary design, as well. While Savonnerie rugs frequently come in bold colors and patterns, they also come in a variety of more subtle tones and patterns, making them a perfect choice for a more modern design in need of a touch of class. These four rooms show how top designers decorate with Savonnerie rugs in fresh and modern ways.

Redefine a Hallway into Seating Area with Savonnerie Rug

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Tags: Design Inspiration, Savonnerie Rugs, Jorge Elias, Jean-Louis Deniot

Savonnerie Rugs Add Splendor to 5 Modern and Traditional Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Oct 7, 2013 10:31:00 PM

We’re used to seeing Savonnerie rugs in opulent rooms packed with antiques and finery fit for Royals – in fact, the picture below of Marie Antoinette’s Gilded Study is an excellent example of Savonnerie rugs in just such a setting. But today's leading interior designers are using Savonnerie rugs in more modern ways as we shall see in the chic interiors featured in today's post.

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Tags: Design Inspiration, Savonnerie Rugs, Jean-Louis Deniot, Marie-Antoinette

Bessarabian Rugs Bring Distinction to 4 Modern Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Oct 2, 2013 11:57:00 PM

There is something truly special about the ambiance Bessarabian rugs bring to a room. These tapestry weave carpets can readily impart a sense of drama, an eclectic vibe, or even an under-stated funky feeling to an interior. What makes a Bessarabian rug so versatile? Quite simply, their high-contrast color palette and their naive rendetion of French and English rugs which have endeared them to prestigious interior decorators in Paris, London and  New York. Today we’re going to see how four top designers decorate with Bessarabian rugs and how they bring a unique personality to interiors.

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Tags: Karen Marcus, Susan Zises Green, Hellen van Berkel, Design Inspiration, Bessarabian Rugs, Jean-Louis Deniot

How to Bring Fresh Energy to Interiors with Green Rugs: 5 Chic Rooms

Posted by Kate Watson on Jul 18, 2013 3:40:00 PM

According to interior designer John Saladino, “In choosing colors…follow nature’s lead.” And what could be more lush and soothing, yet vibrant in color than green, in all its exquisite variations. Mother nature has gifted us with with a cornucopia of green shades from apple to pistachio, shamrock to olive and all the minty fresh colors in between.

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Tags: Design Inspiration, Green Rugs, Tobi Fairley, Jean-Louis Deniot, Anthony Baratta, William Diamond, Allison Paladino

The History, Legend and Allure of Bessarabian Carpets

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Jun 7, 2013 5:03:00 PM

Bessarabian carpets are flat-woven tapestry rugs that were hand woven on a wooden loom similar to the loom used to make Aubusson rugs. The very finest Bessarabian rugs were produced in the 18th century in the Russian Imperial Tapestry Factory. This factory was founded by Peter the Great after he returned from England and France where he was impressed by the magnificent Savonnerie, Aubusson and Axminister carpets he saw in the palaces of his hosts. These French and English carpets had already become the height of fashion at the Russian court and with the nobility and their importation was causing a drain on the Russian treasury. So the Russian Imperial Tapestry factory was set up to copy French and English carpets and remove the need for importing them. Soon the demand for these rugs grew and more factories were set up in villages controlled by the Russian landed gentry. The name Bessarabian derives from the historical region where these rugs were made. This region is now split between the present day Republic of Moldova and Romania. What makes Bessarabian rugs so desirable today is due to a fortunate accident - the weavers of Bessarabia were country folk with a country aesthetic. They copied the ornate French and English patterns in a more folksy manner giving these rugs a more comfortable feeling which has made them highly attractive to modern tastes. 

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Tags: Design Inspiration, Lee Radziwill, Bessarabian Rugs, Albert Hadley, Brooke Astor, Bunny Williams, Jean-Louis Deniot

The Decorating Flexibility of Grey Geometric Rugs: 10 Chic Interiors

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Sep 24, 2012 12:59:00 AM

The 10 chic interiors in todays post by AD100 interior designers illustrate the great flexibility of decorating with grey geometric rugs. The reason these rugs are so flexible is they combine ancient patterns with a modern coloration. Because they combine traditional and modern elements, grey geometric rugs make it very easy to tie together all styles of furniture from the most modern to the most traditional. Keep flexibilty in mind when buying high quality rugs- it will allow you to change the decor in the future without having to change the rugs!

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Tags: Joe Lucas, Parrish Chilcoat, Old Town Crossing, Haynes-Roberts Inc., Martha Angus, Geometric Rugs, Design Inspiration, Michael S. Smith, Jean-Louis Deniot, Grey Rugs, Thomas Pheasant, Alexa Hampton

How to Decorate with Art Deco Rugs- 12 Celebrated Interiors

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Aug 13, 2012 12:20:00 AM

The most beautiful Art Deco rugs are also the simplest. I have avoided the over embellished in selecting these 12 favorite Art Deco interiors. I hope you will enjoy looking at them and they spark ideas for your interior design work.

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Tags: Art Deco Rugs, Thierry Despont, Design Inspiration, Jean-Louis Deniot, Ferguson & Shamamian

16 Chic Grey and Black Contemporary Rugs by AD 100 Jean-Louis Deniot

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Jul 4, 2012 11:40:00 PM

In a few short years after completing his training at the prestigious École Camondo in Paris, Jean-Louis Deniot has become an interior design super-star with his Continental spin on neoclassical-style decor. His contemporary rugs are made of the finest materials and have an elegant simplicity that speaks of refined luxury without a hint of ostentatious excess.

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Tags: Design Inspiration, Jean-Louis Deniot, Contemporary rugs, Grey Rugs

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