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Pinterest Top 30 Sunrooms, Outdoor Living, Porches and Loggias

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Apr 28, 2017 12:01:00 AM

It is nearing the end of April and it is still cold and rainy in Boston. But I have already started dreaming of sunny days ahead and long walks along the beach. This post follows up on the top 40 beach houses and will hopefully inspire you to design the perfect environment for enjoying this most precious time of the year.

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Tags: Celerie Kemble, Kara Mann, Cindy Rinfret, Sunrooms, Porches, Outdoor Living Areas, Loggias, Allison Paladino, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Lorenzo Castillo, Furlow Gatewood, Michelle Nussbaumer, Mona Hajj, Jacquelynne Lanham, Gisele Bündchen, Tom Brady, Timothy Haynes, Kevin Roberts, Martha Stewart, Karin Blake, Joan Behnke

10 Best Blue Bedrooms and Blue Rugs in Architectural Digest

Posted by Abid Ilahi on May 9, 2016 11:44:14 PM

Architectural Digest's 10 most highly pinned blue bedrooms with blue rugs showcase the work of Lorenzo Castillo on the northern coast of Spain, Martin Lawrence Bullard in Miami, Nicky Haslam in New Orleans, Jacobsen Architecure in Napa Valley, a 13th-century Irish Castle and four homes in the Hamptons by Steven Gambrel, Billy Cotton, Taryn Christoff and Martin Finio.


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Tags: Blue Rugs, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Blue bedrooms

Architectural Digest March 2016: 5 Best Rooms with Contemporary Rug

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Feb 4, 2016 10:49:59 PM

The imaginative Martyn Lawrence Bullard has three of the 5 best rooms with contemporary rugs in the March 2016 Architectural Digest thanks to his flamboyant designs for Khloé and Kourtney Kardashian's homes in Calabasas, California.

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Tags: Contemporary rugs, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Cowhide Rugs, Ashe + Leandro, Jean-Louis Raynaud

31 Tips to Make a Large Room Stylish and Cozy with Large Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Jul 8, 2015 3:30:00 AM

A large living room is great for hosting big parties but huge spaces present special decorating challenges of their own. Since you won't be entertaining every day you want to plan for how you will use the room for day to day living. Today's 31 decorating tips will help you make a large space stylish and cozy and enhance it with large rugs.

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Tags: David Easton, Michael S. Smith, Allison Paladino, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Lisa Torbett Interiors, Ferguson & Shamamiam, McAlpine Booth & Ferrier Interiors, Asia Baker, Large rugs,, large living rooms

Best of May-June 2015 Veranda: 7 Rooms with Decorative Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Jun 22, 2015 3:30:00 AM

If there is a common theme running through the 7 best rooms with decorative rugs in the May-June 2015 Veranda it is the artful mix of traditional and contemporary and calming blues paired with white, beige, silver and grey. These 7 rooms will start you dreaming of peaceful days by the sea. The Malibu getaway by Martyn Lawrence Bullard and the Destin, Florida retreat by Susan Lovelace are truly outstanding.

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Tags: oushak rugs, Custom Rugs, Blue Rugs, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Susan Lovelace, Cowhide Rugs

Architectural Digest November 2014: 5 Best Rooms with Decorative Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Oct 15, 2014 8:37:00 PM

The November 2014 Architectural Digest has so many great spaces it seemed unfair to pick just 5 for the best interiors with decorative rugs. So I have made two selections, today's post features the 5 best contemporary interiors and a separate post features the 5 best traditional interiors which are all from AD100 interior designer David Easton's fabulous restoration of a 1920's Addison Mizner landmark ocean front mansion in Palm Beach.

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Tags: Neutral Rugs, Contemporary rugs, Blue Rugs, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Richard Keith Langham, Susanna Maggard

Pinterest 20 Best Interiors with Stripes and Striped Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Apr 7, 2014 9:50:00 PM

Pinterest's 20 best interiors with striped rugs, fabrics and wallcoverings were chosen because they offer the greatest inspiration for designing chic and stylish rooms. The 20 interiors show that stripes work equally well in traditional rooms as they do in contemporary spaces. Stripes will add zip to a beach house and also help bring a chic look to a Manhattan apartment. Stripes come in neutrals as well as in bold colors, and you will see how interior designers use each type of stripe to the best effect.

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Tags: Design Inspiration, Michael S. Smith, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Kelly Wearstler, Striped Rugs, Jeffrey Bilhuber, Carolina Irving, Richard Mishaan, Alidad, Nate Berkus, Libby Cameron, Apple Bartlett, Gabhan Okeeffe, Lillian August, Brockschmidt and Coleman, Alexandra Angle, Frédéric Méchiche, Ashley Whittaker

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

Orange Rugs Bring Fall Colors and Chic Look to Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Oct 16, 2013 5:17:00 PM

The colors of Fall are rich, warm, and earthy - excellent qualities for any cozy space.  Fall's most prevalent color, orange, can feel intimadating to homeowners even though their interior designers are very adept at using them.  The key to feeling comforatable with decorating with Fall colors is to understand that there are many subtle ways to decorate with them. Orange rugs and fall colors are very versatile, not only as vibrant centerpieces, but also as complements to many other styles that you may not have thought of.  With smart choices, orange rugs and fall colors can be vibrant, appealing, and add elegance to any space.

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Tags: Design Inspiration, Orange Rugs, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Susan Diana Harris, Christine Fife, Bryn Alexandra

Oushak Rugs Express 5 Homeowners Elegant Tastes

Posted by Kate Watson on Sep 20, 2013 4:40:00 PM

Carolina Herrera fashion designer to First Ladies from Jacqueline Onassis to Michelle Obama once said: “Do you know what elegance is? It is not only what you’re wearing, it is how you wear it, who you are inside. It is the way you decorate your house, what you surround yourself with, what books you read and what your interests are.” Today we’re going to learn how sublime Oushak rugs can help you design elegant interiors that express the beauty of your lifestyle. 5 top decorators show how Oushak rugs make it easy to design elegant interiors that are a tribute to the homeowners taste.

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Tags: oushak rugs, Cindy Davis, Jauregui Architects, Design Inspiration, Michael S. Smith, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Thomas O'Brien

Blue Rugs Make it Easy to Design Spectacular Seaside Rooms

Posted by Caroline Bell on Aug 20, 2013 6:02:00 PM

Blue rugs are a powerful complement to indoor/outdoor rooms that open up to the ocean or the sea. When using blue rugs in these types of spaces, try and choose rugs that don't disrupt the sightline. The water is the star, and you want to use blue rugs that complement it, not obliterate it. Da Vinci said that simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Keep that in mind as you proceed. 

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Tags: Design Inspiration, Michael S. Smith, Blue Rugs, Martyn Lawrence Bullard

Four Ways of Designing Stunning Rooms with Green Rugs

Posted by Kate Watson on Aug 5, 2013 11:42:00 PM

Green rugs often feature patterns derived from nature; the leaves and flora of nature are by and large green, so it’s a expected motif. Throughout history artists have invented many different rug patterns inspired by nature. If you want your room to stand out, then try green rugs with patterns that have a personality and do not just represent nature in a conventional and expected way.

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Tags: Henri Samuel, Valentino Garavani, Dorothy Draper, Green Rugs, Scott Snyder, Martyn Lawrence Bullard

How to Design Joyful Interiors with Orange Rugs

Posted by Kate Watson on Aug 1, 2013 10:40:00 PM

The celebrated architect Frank Lloyd Wright said, “Nature is the inspiration for all ornamentation.” That statement may bring to mind the verdant greens of gardens, the blues of the sky and sea, but orange is a color that nature uses only when it wants to make a dramatic statement. Orange rugs are a great way to bring the joyful energy and dramatic moods of nature to an interior, and we will explore how the different shades of orange rugs can be used to bring the invigorating energy and exciting moods of nature to the home.

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Tags: Garrison Hullinger, Design Inspiration, David Easton, coral rugs, Orange Rugs, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Steven Sclaroff

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