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Veranda's 7 Best Rooms with Designer Rugs in April 2017

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Mar 29, 2017 8:56:36 PM

"All houses should be arranged for the pleasure of the owner and nobody else," says Hutton Wilkinson in Veranda, "we all have a personal palette." In the 1970's the teenage Wilkinson began his apprenticeship with the legendary Tony Duquette widely acknowledged as the master of "more is more". Today Wilkinson presides over Tony Duquette Studios in Beverly Hills and follows his mentor's decorating philosophy in a 100 acre hilltop retreat in Malibu, California. The 7 best rooms with designer rugs are a homage to "more is more" and includes Wilkinson and Laurie Steichen who has evoked an incredibly authentic 18th-century Italian palazzo on a hilltop in Vista, California.

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Tags: needlepoint rugs, oushak rugs, Hutton Wilkinson, Laurie Steichen

How Chic Oushak Rugs Make it Easy to Freshen Decor

Posted by Kate Watson on Jan 6, 2017 1:40:00 AM

Oushak rugs are amazingly flexible because of their ability to work in both both modern and traditional settings and because their soft color palettes often contain many accent colors that allow you to create different color palettes in the room. Let us look at some fabulous interiors with Oushak rugs.

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Tags: Amy Howard, oushak rugs, Design Inspiration, Melanie Elston

Elle Decor's 5 Best Rooms with Designer Rugs in December 2016

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Nov 13, 2016 1:06:00 PM

Elle Decor's December 2016 issue seems to be predicting a return to richly colored traditional interiors with gorgeous Aubusson rugs as in the 17th-century Manor House in England designed by Laura Ingrams for a young Baron and his family. This trend is carried through to a magical alpine getaway in St. Moritz, Switzerland by Studio Peregalli. Contemporary design is becoming more luxurious as in the Lee Mindel designed Palm Beach oceanfront. I hope you enjoy my pick of Elle Decor's five best in December.

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Tags: designer rugs, oushak rugs, Aubusson Rugs

Architectural Digest's 5 Best Rooms with Designer Rugs in September 2016

Posted by Justin Heitmann on Sep 1, 2016 3:42:40 PM

It is with great pleasure to have selected a unique grouping of spaces with designer rugs in the September 2016 Architectural Digest. These rooms share an elegant simplicity, while featuring bold artwork, custom furnishings and imaginative home decor. Matthias Vriens-McGrath delights us with his dreamy talents being used on his own Los Angeles abode. Since 2012, designer Stephen Sills has been on the AD100 list, and you can experience his work in a Central Park apartment he remodeled. Marc Jacobs brings us his unabashed design with unexpected techniques in his New York apartment and Laure Hériard-Dubreuil and husband Aaron Young share with us a glimpse into their East Village rowhouse.


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Tags: designer rugs, oushak rugs, Marc Jacobs, William Haines, Striped Rugs, Stephen Sills, Directoire Rugs, Flatweave rugs, Architectual Digest, Aaron Young, Matthias Vriens-McGrath, Laure Hériard-Dubreuil

Mix of Patterns and Metals is Replacing "Whiteout" – Marlaina Teich

Posted by Justin Heitmann on Aug 24, 2016 3:35:46 PM

Interior Designer Spotlight with Marlaina Teich

Marlaina Teich Designs: Manhattan, Long Island, Hamptons

MarlainaTeich is a premier Long Island and Hamptons interior designer with offices in Long Island and Manhattan. Featured in Traditional HomeHouse BeautifulCalifornia Home Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, and Martha Stewart Living Radio, Marlaina is a graduate of The Metropolitan Institute of Interior Design, and has been invited by designer showhouses across the country from the 2015 Hampton Designer Showhouse to the 2015 Palm Springs Show House at Christopher Kennedy Compound.

Join me as Marlaina explains why mixing patterns and metals is replacing the all white look, why she moved from fashion design to interiors, how High Point Market is helping designers collaborate, why she avoids disposable rugs in favor of quality designer rugs and much more...

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Tags: designer rugs, oushak rugs, Custom Rugs, gold, mixing patterned rugs and fabrics, Mid Century Modern, Cowhide Rugs, Area rugs, Designer Spotlight, High Point Market, Instagram, Marlaina Teich, Christopher Kennedy Compound, Modernism Week, Hampton Designer Showhouse

Veranda's 6 Best Rooms with Designer Rugs in August 2016

Posted by Justin Heitmann on Aug 24, 2016 2:21:50 PM

Summer is almost over and the August 2016 issue of Veranda delights us with six rooms that make us wish summer would last a lot longer. In these closing days of August we not only bring you nostalgia for summer, but also inspiration for designing rooms that make it easy to enjoy day-to-day living without compromising comfort or elegance. Amanda Nisbet is especially inspiring because she shows how custom designer rugs can help you bring the relaxing vibes of the sea inside the home. Mark D. Sikes and Nicky Haslam design director, Colette van den Thillart create chic and relaxing havens full of personality.

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Tags: designer rugs, needlepoint rugs, oushak rugs, Custom Rugs, Hamptons, Geometric Rugs, Amanda Nisbet, Mark D. Sikes, Veranda, Colette van den Thillart

House Beautiful: 5 Best Rooms with Designer Rugs in September

Posted by Justin Heitmann on Aug 18, 2016 8:54:41 AM

The September 2016 House Beautiful treats us with five rooms that display an incredible mix of colors, patterns and designer rugs. Each room has its own unique style, levels of saturation, degrees of layering and beautiful designer rugs. Enjoy these inspiring interiors designed by Celerie Kemble, Mark D. Sikes, Mona Hajj with a special treat at the end from Suellen Gregory.

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Tags: Celerie Kemble, designer rugs, oushak rugs, Suellen Gregory, Mark D. Sikes, Mona Hajj, House Beautiful, oversized rugs, Tabriz Rugs

2016 Hampton Designer Showhouse 10 Best Rooms with Designer Rugs

Posted by Justin Heitmann on Aug 11, 2016 7:50:42 AM

The 2016 Hampton Designer Showhouse features 10,000 sq. ft. on three verdant acres in Sag Harbor, New York. The 8 bedrooms, 7.5 baths and numerous well lit spaces are a great showcase for the work of 26 interior designers who have artfully mixed tasteful furniture, elegant designer rugs and eye catching art. I was particularly attracted to the spaces by Liliane Hart, Michael Del Piero, McGrath II, Wolf Interior Design, Kate Singer, Mabley Handler, Julie Dodson, The Rinfret Group, Tilton Fenwick and Mikel Welch. Saunders Realty is marketing the house for $5,300,000 including such solar powered amenities as an elevator, home theater, gym, wine cellar, folding glass wall system and a 45' pool and hot tub.

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Tags: Tilton Fenwick, designer rugs, oushak rugs, Hamptons, Mabley Handler Interior Design, Flat weave rugs, Michael Del Piero, Liliane Hart, McGrath II, Julie Dodson, Wolf Interior Design, Kate Singer, Mikel Welch, The Rinfret Group, Hampton Designer Showhouse

My Clients Want Traditional, Not Restoration Hardware — Kay Genua

Posted by Justin Heitmann on Aug 8, 2016 1:22:45 PM


Interior Designer Spotlight with Kay Genua

Kay Genua Designs: Fort Worth, Boston, Houston, Beaver Creek, Miami

Kay Genua's multimillion dollar interior design firm has been on the Best Designers in Dallas list for two years running. After receiving her business degree from Tulane, Kay joined Bloomingdale's New York buying office and later moved to Bloomingdale's, Dallas. After developing an interest in interior design Kay joined Market Antiques & Furnishings in Fort Worth, Texas where she soon became known as the resident rug expert. She later founded Kay Genua Design where she has placed over 20 Asmara rugs in the homes of clients in Texas, Florida, Colorado, California and Massachusetts. Kay's passion for mixing color, pattern, antiques and bespoke furnishings has led many happy clients to keep coming back for their multiple homes.

Join me as Kay shares why her clients prefer personalized traditional design over the bleached Restoration Hardware look prevalent in magazines, how she shops for large new projects, why she loves the Paris Flea Market and much more... 

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Tags: designer rugs, needlepoint rugs, oushak rugs, Designer Spotlight, Veranda, Kay Genua

How to Use Oushak Rugs with Any Style of Interior Design

Posted by Justin Heitmann on Jun 29, 2016 8:45:01 PM

We've collected 13 chic interiors from Luxe interior + design magazine that demonstrate Oushak rugs look fabulous with any style of interior design—country to contemporary. Luxe has reaffirmed that an Oushak is perfect just about anywhere. Whether you're looking at the more traditional star or medallion Oushak rugs, or the modern variety with soft colors, their transformative power cannot be understated. You'd never describe them as loud or overbearing. "Richly faded colors" seems like an oxymoron, and yet the phrase is one of the best ways to describe the beauty of fine Oushak rugs.

See our favorite Oushak looks here:

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Tags: oushak rugs, Contemporary Design, Traditional Style, Transitional Design, Eclectic Style, Country Transitional, Luxe, French Country Style

How HGTV is Affecting Clients and Interior Designers – Janice Dietz

Posted by Justin Heitmann on Apr 30, 2016 8:58:18 PM

Interior Designer Spotlight with Janice Dietz

Owner of The Consulting House, Inc., Atlanta, GA

Janice Dietz is an award winning interior designer with an architectural background who's been featured on HGTV and was named Best of HOUZZ 2016, 2015, & 2014. Janice has a long history of curating and purchasing museum quality art combined with business experience as executive of Fortune 500 companies.

Join me as Janice shares her insights on how HGTV has changed client expectations, how interior designers are making better use of design technology and finding sources for more unique rugs, furniture, art, and fabrics...

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Tags: designer rugs, oushak rugs, Silk Rugs, traditional wool rugs, Flat weave rugs, Atlanta Symphony Decorators' Showhouse, buy designer rugs online, HGTV, Designer Spotlight, Janice Dietz

Why I Love Classic Traditional Design – Patricia McLean

Posted by Justin Heitmann on Apr 18, 2016 6:00:16 AM

Interior Designer Spotlight with Patricia McLean

Owner of Patricia McLean Interiors, Atlanta, GA

Born in Atlanta and growing up in High Point, North Carolina home of the largest furnishings trade show in the world, it was not hard for Patricia McLean to fall in love with interior design. As a child she was deeply influenced when her parents were building their house. Her mother would take her to the Otto Zenke decorating studio. At this time Otto Zenke and his brother Henry were the preeminent designers of the southeast with offices in Palm Beach, Florida, Greensboro, North Carolina, and London, England. Her mom let her help select the furniture, wallpaper, fabrics and chandelier for her room. A graduate of the University of Georgia's renowned interior design program, Patricia established her business in 1985, two years after graduating. Her offices are in Buckhead, Atlanta. She has taken an active role in supporting her alma mater. She has received awards from the university including being recognized as one of the fastest growing businesses owned by an alumnus.

Join me as Patricia explains what it means to be a true traditionalist, clears up common misconceptions about traditional style, and asserts how Atlanta's healthy economy has enhanced her business.  

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Tags: Traditional rugs, oushak rugs, Atlanta Symphony Decorators' Showhouse, Designer Spotlight, Patrica McLean

7 Ways Oushak Rugs Help You Design Fashionable Interiors

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Feb 12, 2016 12:06:50 AM

AD100 designers predict that a big trend for 2016 is combining the antique with the modern. Oushak rugs are the embodiment of this as they combine ancient motifs with colors that feel remarkably contemporary. This combination of opposites gives Oushak rugs the ability to complement all styles of furniture and art. They allow you to mix traditional furniture with mid-century and modern art with antiques and create unique and unforgettable interiors as the 7 tips for decorating with Oushak rugs show.  

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Tags: Miles Redd, Suzanne Kasler, Carole Weaks, oushak rugs, Michael S. Smith, Jan Showers

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