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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

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

12 Chic Tablescapes & Dining Rooms Enriched by Decorative Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Nov 13, 2014 2:31:00 AM

A decorative rug covers one of the largest surfaces in a dining room and has a big influence on how other objects look in the room. The dining rooms below show how to enrich the look of your tablescapes by coordinating them with the decorative rug.

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Tags: Valentino Garavani, Howard Slatkin, Ann Holden, Ken Tate, Juan Pablo Molyneux, Elissa Cullman, Stephen Sills, John Saladino, Ruthie Sommers, Alexander Gorlin, Elvis Restaino, Melissa Wyndham

Add Modern Chic to Traditional Style with Aubusson Rugs

Posted by Caroline Bell on Jul 5, 2013 3:41:00 PM

Aubusson rugs are considered masterpieces, and they are right at home in traditionally designed rooms. Like their Savonnerie rug predecessors, these beautiful floor coverings are the perfect complement to high-end traditional furniture like walnut Chippendale chairs, upholstered Queen Anne chairs, heavy silk or velvet drapery and Austrian crystal chandeliers.

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Tags: Design Inspiration, Aubusson Rugs, Michael S. Smith, Stephen Sills

14 Gorgeous Blue and White Bedrooms with Decorative Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Jul 15, 2012 12:59:00 AM

In July and August we desire restful sleep in bedrooms that let in cool breezes and the fragrances from the garden. The 14 bedrooms in today's post have all these qualities plus incredible style. There is a  lot of blue and white in all the interiors except the one in Hawaii, where the cresting ocean waves surrounding the bedroom provide wide expanses of blue and white.

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Tags: Alberto Pinto, Kara Mann, Phoebe Howard, Ellen Hamilton, Jacques Saint Dizier, Jacques Grange, Design Inspiration, Mario Buatta, David Easton, Michael S. Smith, Stephen Sills, Markham Roberts, Richard Mishaan

Stephen Sills Theatrical Dining Room on a Blue and Gold Oriental Rug

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Oct 30, 2011 1:04:00 AM

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Tags: Dining Rooms, Blue and gold rugs, Design Inspiration, New York Style, formal city homes, Spanish Rugs, Stephen Sills

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