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16 Ways to Coordinate Designer Rugs in Open Plan Rooms

Posted by Abid Ilahi on May 12, 2017 1:21:00 AM

It is easy to worry about breaking some unwritten rules when choosing designer rugs for open plan spaces and adjoining rooms. Readers have asked us if the rugs should be coordinated, or if they should be different. Should they choose rugs that have similar colors or contrasting colors? Can they mix contemporary rugs with traditional rugs in a great room? The 18 rooms in today's post will show you that the many exciting ways interior designers have devised for visually linking rooms and open spaces through rugs, furniture, fabrics and accessories. After seeing these 18 examples, you will feel freer to try your own ideas putting aside the fear of breaking some unknown design rules.

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Tags: Darryl Carter, Thomas Britt, Ralph Lauren, Juan Pablo Molyneux, Windsor Smith, Bunny Williams, David Easton, Mariette Himes Gomez, Thomas O'Brien, Justine Sancho, Thomas Pheasant, Jeanne Blenkushin, Este Stanley Interiors, Francis D’Haene, D'Apostrophe Design

14 Gorgeous Rooms: How to Decorate with Needlepoint Rugs and Red Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Jan 28, 2016 11:30:00 PM

The 14 fabulous interiors in today's post show how leading interior designers decorate with needlepoint rugs and red rugs. These rooms show:

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Tags: Cindy Rinfret, needlepoint rugs, Kelley Proxmire, Bunny Williams, Eric Guenther, red rugs, Lisa Torbett Interiors, Justine Sancho, Susan Nelson, Marla Stan

16 Gorgeous Rooms: How to Decorate with Aubusson Rugs and Red Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Feb 12, 2014 8:50:00 PM

In the 18th and 19th centuries Aubusson rugs were designed by artists some of whom were established painters for the King of France. Because Aubusson rugs are designed by fine artists, they have highly sophisticated color palettes. This makes them easy to decorate with as long as you keep these guidelines at the back of your mind:

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Tags: Design Inspiration, Aubusson Rugs, Michael S. Smith, Jacques Garcia, Justine Sancho, Samuel Botero, Hermes, Carolyne Roehm, Peter Dunham, Kemble Interiors, Vizcaya

Needlepoint Rugs Make it Easy to Design Sunny Rooms

Posted by Caroline Bell on Aug 25, 2013 10:25:00 AM

If you tell people that black needlepoint rugs make it easy to design rooms that look sunny, you'll most likely be met with a blank stare followed by a dismissive wave of a hand. When people think of dark-colored needlepoint rugs, they usually imagine darker, moodier rooms with heavy furnishings and old books, but these rugs can bring sun and beauty into a room in wonderful and unique ways. Black needlepoint rugs allow you to bring your own sunshine.

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Tags: needlepoint rugs, Tricia Guild, Design Inspiration, Justine Sancho

How to Add Modern Vibe to Traditional Decor with Savonnerie Carpets

Posted by Abid Ilahi on May 31, 2013 6:00:00 PM

If you like the English country house style, but would like to give it a modern and fresh feel, there is no better place to start than with a Savonnerie carpet with modern English floral patterns in clear, fresh colors. These modern, English Style Savonnerie carpets are nothing like the ornate 18th and 19th French Savonnerie carpets you associate more with the Palace of Versailles than in modern living rooms. The fresh, clear colors, and younger aesthetic of the modern Savonnerie carpets are the perfect way to give a modern feel to the English country house style. In today's post we will learn how great interior designers decorate with Savonnerie carpets in the modern English country house style.

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Tags: Design Inspiration, Savonnerie Rugs, Lisa Torbett Interiors, Justine Sancho

How to Decorate in Downton Abbey Style with Needlepoint Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Jan 10, 2013 3:50:00 PM

Question: What do these 11 famous designers have in common: Chanel, Christian Dior, Ralph Lauren, Alexander McQueen, Valentino, Marc Jacobs, Badgley Mischka, Dries van Noten, Peter Soren, Doo-Ri Chung and Burberry?  

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Tags: Keith Irvine, Jackie Kennedy, Keith Richard Langham, Charles Faudree, Cindy Rinfret, needlepoint rugs, Bessarabian Rugs, Downton Abbey, Bunny Williams, Elissa Cullman, Eric Guenther, Justine Sancho

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