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Ski and Mountain Homes Refined by Decorative Rugs: 22 Gorgeous Rooms

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Aug 31, 2017 9:03:00 PM

A common mistake in decorating a mountain home is to make it look too 'mountainy', says AD100 interior designer Michael S. Smith. “So many places are decked out with red plaids and antler chandeliers, it’s like walking into a Christmas sweater," Smith told Architectural Digest. Smith is critical of mountain and beach homes that feel impersonal, “A lot of vacation homes feel unlayered, as if they don’t belong to anyone in particular. My goal was to impart personality to the decor, so it feels like a living home rather than a place that gets closed up for a large part of the year.”

The 22 ski and mountain home interiors featured below avoid decorating clichés, and exude a sophistication that reflects the urbanity of the owners. Designed by Smith and other great decorators such as Bill Sofield, David Easton, Markham Roberts and Stephen Sills, these homes have beautiful decorative rugs, custom made furniture, antiques and fine art that reflect the home's mountain setting as well as the history of the land.

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Tags: decorative rugs, Design Inspiration, David Easton, Michael S. Smith, Stephen Sills, Studio Sofield, Mountain Homes, Roderick Ashley

Contemporary Wool Rugs Inspired by 2000 year old Roman Stone Art

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Apr 27, 2011 8:00:00 AM

A few years ago I was struck by the beauty of a 2000 year old Roman stone street. The stones had irregular shapes, rounded corners and were fitted together to form an organic pattern akin to crocodile skin. In a flash I saw the possibility of creating a great contemporary wool rug with irregular silk lines .

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Tags: Mosaic rug, sea green rugs, contemporay wool rugs, rugs inspired by Roman stones, Geometric Rugs, Brocatel rugs, Best rugs, red rugs, textured rugs, Blue Rugs, Brown Rugs, Gold Rugs, formal city homes, Mountain Homes, aqua rugs

Top 5 Questions People Have About the Best Rugs for a Room, Part 1

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Apr 7, 2011 4:09:00 PM

Part 1 of 2 

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Tags: multicolor rugs, seaside homes, blues and white, supporting rugs, designer rugs, needlepoint rugs, decorative rugs, decorating tips, Decorating with needlepoint rugs, fine rugs, Decorating with fine rugs, oushak rugs, Green Rugs, Brocatel rugs, oriental rugs, red rugs, textured rugs, handspun yarn rugs, Striped Rugs, Savonile rugs, formal city homes, Mountain Homes

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