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17 Gorgeous Interiors with Gold Rugs and Yellow Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Apr 20, 2017 12:42:00 AM

If you are looking for the perfect gold rug or yellow rug look for rug that also have small amounts of cool colors such as blue, green or purple as this will make it much easier to create a stylish room. Not only will the rug go with more fabrics, but the room will look chic and inviting as illustrated by today's 15 gorgeous interiors and tips for decorating with gold rugs and yellow rugs

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Tags: Design Inspiration, Jean Paul Beaujard, Garrow Kedigian, Gold Rugs, Nancy Lancaster, Susan Nelson, Yellow Rugs, Julie Kays, Thomas Pheasant, Jan Showers, Steven Shubel

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

14 Living Rooms Enlivened for Spring with Colorful Contemporary Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Apr 3, 2015 3:00:00 AM

In celebration of the first 60°F day in Boston and hoping that this record breaking winter is finally retreating, I share with you my favorite spring inspired living rooms inspired by colorful contemporary rugs.

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Tags: Living Rooms, Allison Paladino, Susan Nelson, Asia Baker, Gerald Pomeroy, Tino Zervudachi, Jennifer Cohler Mason

How to Pick the Perfect Decorative Rug for a Bedroom: 7 Tips

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Sep 17, 2014 1:37:00 AM

Before you start searching for the perfect decorative rug for the bedroom, take a few minutes to reflect on the direction you want to go in designing the bedroom: Are you designing a romantic getaway, or a quiet refuge in the midst of a city? Would you like to have space for family gatherings, or is it an intimate couple’s realm? Would you like to relax on a daybed by the garden window, or is a comfortable space for quiet work more important? The seven bedrooms show several different design directions. Once you have a clear picture of the look and feel you are aiming for, it will become easier to find the perfect decorative rug, fabrics, furniture and materials.

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Tags: Suzanne Kasler, Susan Nelson, Markham Roberts, Barbara Gisel, Seven Gambrel

How to Pick the Perfect the Wall Color, Decorative Rug and Fabric: 6 Tips

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Sep 16, 2014 2:27:00 AM

It is nearly impossible to pick a perfect paint color if you have not yet selected a decorative rug and fabrics. People who try to choose a wall color first, are disappointed when the rug and furniture are placed in the room and the overall effect is not what they expected.

A proven way to avoid costly decorating mistakes is to first ask yourself these questions: “How do I want to feel when I am in the room? and what mood do I want to create when guests are in the room? Each color has a different impact on how we feel. Once you learn the feeling different colors produce, it will become easy to pick the perfect combination of paint color, decorative rug and fabrics. Here are six different moods you can create by choosing the right combination of colors.

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Tags: decorative rugs, Eric Guenther, Susan Nelson, Polly McKenna, William Hodgins, Paint Colors, Debbie Blair, Amelia Perez

Pastel Fashion Inspired: 14 Luscious Interiors with Pastel Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Mar 21, 2014 12:56:00 AM

Pastels are all the rage now after dominating spring summer 2014 fashion runways in Milan, Paris, London and New York. Today's 14 stunning interiors with pastel rugs show you how to design luscious pastel interiors and how to chose the best pastel rug for the room.

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Tags: Amy Howard, Miles Redd, Mario Testino, Pastel Rugs, Barbara Barry, Liz Williams, Holmes Easley, Design Inspiration, Scott Snyder, Christopher Maya, Marshall Watson, Susan Nelson, Ruthie Sommers

Unify Antique and Modern with Geometric Rugs: 14 Gorgeous Rooms

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Mar 6, 2014 10:43:00 PM

Our earliest ancestors began decorating their dwellings and textiles with geometric patterns thousands of years ago. We can find geometric patterns in the architecture of civilizations all over the world from the Aztec to ancient Greece to Africa.. The other amazing thing about geometric patterns is that even though their origins are ancient, their sensibility is very modern. Interior designers have discovered that geometric rugs are a great for pulling together antique and modern elements in a room into a harmonious and distinctive whole as we shall in the 14 gorgeous interiors with geometric rugs in today's post. 

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Tags: Brian J. McCarthy, Geometric Rugs, Design Inspiration, Susan Nelson, David Hicks

Make Holiday Guests Feel Welcome: 4 Chic Rooms with Red Rugs

Posted by Kate Watson on Dec 1, 2013 8:50:00 AM

Red is a color that makes guests feel warmly welcomed and it is most effective at doing this during the cold winter months and especially during the holiday season.  I am not even thinking of holiday decorations in which red plays a prominent part. But any amount of red feels warm and welcoming at this time of the year. So today we are going to look at four rooms that will make your guests feel welcomed and each of these rooms has a red rug or a rug with red accent colors.

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Tags: Ryan Burke, Eric Barth, Design Inspiration, red rugs, Lorenzo Castillo, Susan Nelson

Needlepoint Rugs: 5 Romantic Bedrooms Fit for Royalty

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Sep 6, 2013 5:39:00 PM

Decorator Miles Redd once said, “Buy the best, and you’ll only cry once”. Needlepoint rugs certainly meet Mr. Redd’s criteria. You can add glamor and beauty to a room with needlepoint rugs. In Europe needlepoint rugs are frequently found in the homes of royalty.

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Tags: needlepoint rugs, Stephen Falcke, Princess Diana, Design Inspiration, Mary McDonald, Susan Nelson

How to Give Rooms a Young Energy: Use Gold Rugs and Joyful Color

Posted by Abid Ilahi on May 2, 2013 10:16:00 PM

When interior designer Susan Nelson was asked to design the living room in Washington Design Center's prestigious DreamHome, she immediately recalled seeing a gold rug with bright colors that she thought would be perfect for infusing the room with youthful energy, "My goal was to design a pretty living room that would bring a smile to anyone who entered", said Nelson. "The first design decision was to use the Asmara Pamplona gold Savonnerie rug to center the furniture. I just love this geometric, architectural rug and can’t help but smile when I look at all those colors – yellow, green, coral, turquoise, lavender..." Interior designer Christina Murphy a member of House Beautiful's "America's Top 100 Designers," would have agreed. Murphy popular quote reproduced here says, "Punches of color keep a room feeling youthful and engaging." The best way to create vibrant punches of color is to use a gold rug as a backdrop. Because fabrics and accessories look fresher and more vibrant when placed on a gold rug. Susan Nelson's show house living room is a great way to learn our 5 Tips: How to Give  Rooms a Young Energy: Use Gold Rugs and Joyful Color.

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Tags: Savonnerie Carpets, Design Inspiration, Gold Rugs, Susan Nelson

16 Elegant and Fashionable Rooms with Orange Rugs and Coral Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Mar 19, 2012 11:21:00 PM

Last month I predicted that Orange Rugs and Coral Rugs will soon become highly fashionable because these colors were a hot new trend in women's fashion for Spring-Summer 2012 on the January and February runway shows in Milan, Paris and New York. When I made that prediction, I had no idea that just a month after appearing on fashion runways these colors would be dominating the offerings at home furnishings retailer Crate and Barrel. I discovered the speed at which trends are jumping from women fashion to home furnishing last Saturday while taling a casual walk through Boston's upscale Chestnut Hill Mall.

Poorly designed orange rugs and coral rugs have been rushed to market to catch the hot new trend

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Tags: Cole Prevost, Design Inspiration, Elissa Cullman, coral rugs, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Melanie Elston, John Fowler, Jamie Drake, Nancy Lancaster, Meg Braff, John Saladino, Suzanne Tucker, Susan Nelson, Markham Roberts, Billy Baldwin, David Hicks

16 Chic Interiors: How to Decorate with Orange Rugs and Coral Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Feb 6, 2012 11:21:00 AM

Updated August, 2016. Orange, Coral and Tangerine have recently been hits on the fashion runways in Paris, Milan and London and we even see celebrities appearing in orange. So you might think that orange is a new fashion color. But just look at the rooms from the 1960's and 70's by legendary decorators Billy Baldwin and David Hicks and you will see that orange rugs, coral rugs, terracotta rugs, tangerine walls, and citrus colored fabrics were just as fashionable in the 60's and 70's as they are today with decorators such as Jamie Drake, Mary McDonald, Katie Ridder and David Easton... The 16 stylish interiors in this post show us how to decorate with orange rugs and with the many mellower shades of orange.

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Tags: Katie Ridder, Chistina Murphy, D'Aquino Monaco, Betty Sherrill, Eldon Wong, Design Inspiration, David Easton, coral rugs, Orange Rugs, Melanie Elston, Jamie Drake, Coral Oushak Rugs, Lisa Torbett Interiors, Meg Braff, Mary McDonald, McMillen, Inc., Susan Nelson, Billy Baldwin, David Hicks

How to Design with Decorative Rugs in Yellow, Purple, Coral and Aqua

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Dec 6, 2011 1:04:00 AM

Interior Designer Susan Nelson  was selected by the Washington Design Center to do the interior design of the coveted living room in the prestigious DreamHome 2011. Susan chose a color scheme of yellow, purple, green, aqua, coral, lavender and pink that she derived from a favorite decorative rug by Asmara. Susan explains her design process in this blog post.

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Tags: Design Inspiration, Susan Nelson

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