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Veranda’s 12 Most Pinned Dining Rooms with Designer Rugs in 2016

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Jan 6, 2017 12:20:04 AM

These 12 dining rooms from Veranda with beautiful Oushak and Oriental rugs received the most love and admiration on Pinterest in 2016. They are traditional and modern at the same time as they are stylish and inviting.

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Tags: Suzanne Kasler, Charlotte Moss, David Kleinberg, designer rugs, oushak rug, Beverly Field, Suellen Gregory, Thomas O'Brien, Furlow Gatewood, Michelle Nussbaumer, Ruthie Sommers, Kelli Ford, Veere Greeney, Kirsten Fitzgibbons

Veranda’s 8 Most Pinned Libraries with Designer Rugs in 2016

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Dec 23, 2016 8:43:28 PM

It is not surprising these 8 libraries from Veranda with beautiful Oushak and Oriental rugs had the highest number of pins on Pinterest in 2016. Each one has a distinct personality and envelops you in a cozy and elegant embrace.

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Tags: Miles Redd, Charlotte Moss, designer rugs, oushak rug, red rugs, Thomas O'Brien, blue rug

7 Top Designers Use Damask Rugs to Warm Up Contemporary Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Nov 29, 2013 8:50:00 PM

If you’re looking for a way to bring warmth and texture to a contemporary room design, a stylish damask rug can instantly do the job and also add sense of history and a rich texture. The patterns of these beautiful rugs go back to centuries old damask fabrics from Damascus, Byzantium, Italy, Spain and France. The best damask rugs are hand made in a cut and loop weave that will bring a sense of richness to any room they grace. The seven rooms by top interior designers show how they use damask rugs to add warmth and charm to contemporary rooms.

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Tags: Design Inspiration, Koch Studio, Eric Guenther, Amanda Nisbet, Damask Rugs, Thomas O'Brien, Studio Sofield, Thomas Pheasant, Victoria Hagan

Oushak Rugs Enrich 4 Stunning Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Oct 31, 2013 12:50:00 AM

Oushak rugs combine subtle, modern colors with centuries old patterns that originated in Oushak, Turkey in the 17th century. The best Oushak rugs have luscious colors and lustrous wool that will grow in beauty with use. When selecting Oushak rugs look for rugs with luxurious pile and avoid those that have very a low pile which is the result of excessive chemical treatments and distressing. You can choose rugs that have soft shades of cream, blues and golds or you can find rugs with vibrant coral and red tones. Oushak rugs will enhance both modern and traditional interiors as they themselves are a combination of modern colors and antique patterns. Here are 4 interiors in different styles that show the many looks you can create with Oushak rugs.

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Tags: Brenda Gold Levy, oushak rugs, Design Inspiration, Bunny Williams, Thomas O'Brien, Richard Keith Langham

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

How to Add Chic Energy to Rooms with Damask Rugs in Modern Colors

Posted by Kate Watson on Jun 21, 2013 3:05:00 PM

Beautiful silk damask fabrics in the Victoria and Albert Museum show that this art developed in ancient Damascus and Byzantium. Modern damask rugs are inspired by ancient damask fabrics but they have fresh, contemporary colors. An artistically colored damask rug can be used to give modern rooms a feeling of sophistication and history. Modern damask rugs are also perfect for bringing youthful energy to traditional decorating. AD100 interior designer David Kleinberg could have been speaking about modern damask rugs when he said, “When you stay relentlessly in one period, the eye absorbs it all in a single glance. Going against period introduces energy.” Damask rugs bring a chic energy to a room because they combine ancient patterns with modern colorations.  Take a look at the stylish energy in the rooms pictured below and learn how damask rugs are the perfect jumping off point for creating chic and invigorating rooms.

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Tags: Design Inspiration, Koch Studio, Eric Guenther, Damask Rugs, Thomas O'Brien

How Thomas O'Brien Designs Stylish Rooms with Damask Rugs: 5 Tips

Posted by Kate Watson on Jun 1, 2013 11:51:00 PM

Damask rugs in modern colors and subtle shading created with Savonnerie carpet weaving techniques make it easier to design rooms that will always be considered stylish. Interior design should be about more than what is current or the latest fad. It should be about what makes you feel good. AD100 interior designer Thomas O'Brien once said "I'm not about trends or what's in season. I look back and bring things forward or I find what I think is unique or special. For me it's really about beautiful and classical things." O'Brien may have been talking about modern Damask rugs because these rugs combine centuries old patterns with modern colorations. When O’Brien decorates with damask rugs he mixes furniture of different styles and from different periods, and often one cannot tell the old from the new because each piece becomes part of the story.

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Tags: Design Inspiration, Damask Rugs, Thomas O'Brien

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