Designer Rug Blog - Interior Design Inspiration

Veranda’s 7 Most Pinned Living Rooms with Designer Rugs in 2016

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Dec 15, 2016 9:34:41 PM

Veranda is arguably the most admired interior design magazine among both interior designers and home owners so it is a great pleasure to present Veranda's 7 most admired rooms with designer rugs on Pinterest in 2016.

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Tags: Henri Samuel, Susan Gutfreund, Suzanne Kasler, designer rugs, oushak rug, needlepoint rug, Beverly Field, Thomas Pheasant, Ruthie Sommers, Timothy Whealon, blue rug

15 Gorgeous Interiors with Gold Rugs and Yellow Area Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Dec 3, 2015 11:16:00 PM

Gold and yellow rugs come in many shades from soft creamy to faded gold rugs. The most desirable gold rugs contain small amounts of cool colors such as blue or taupe as this makes them go with many more fabrics and decorating styles. Here are 15 decorating tips and 15 gorgeous interiors with gold rugs and yellow area 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

Thomas Pheasant Refines 30 Interiors with Custom Decorative Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Jan 18, 2014 11:42:00 PM

Thomas Pheasant's interiors have a calm refinement and a quiet sophistication. Pheasant acknowledges the influence of French designers of the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s. His furniture and custom rugs are grounded in classical architecture, but with a clean and modern sensibility. He creates “things that have kind of a familiar look but are still fresh,” Pheasant told Architectural Digest.  Here is my pick of Pheasant's 30 finest interiors.

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Tags: decorative rugs, Design Inspiration, Thomas Pheasant

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

Damask Rugs Bring Luxury and Style to 4 Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Nov 22, 2013 8:50:00 AM

Damask rugs can bring a feeling of luxury and style to an interior because of their rich cultural history, beautiful patterns and artistic colors. Damask rugs are inspired by damask fabrics which were first woven in Damascus in the middle ages. The beauty of these fabrics results from the fact that the pattern is woven in a satin finish and the background is woven in a matte finish. The best damask rugs also contain two different textures- a cut pile and a looped surface. The pattern is woven in cut pile and the background in loop. The texture of damask rugs gives an additional dimension to its pattern and colors which in turn adds a richness to the room design. However, not all damask rugs contain a combination of two different textures. Since cut and loop weaving is far more difficult the plain cut pile weaving, most damask rugs are made in just cut pile. They are still called damask rugs because their patterns are inspired by damask fabrics. So how can you use a damask rug to enhance the interior design project? That’s what we’re going to show in a quick tour of four elegant interiors where leading designers have used damask rugs to create fabulous interiors.

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Tags: Charlotte Moss, Design Inspiration, Steven Gambrel, Damask Rugs, Thomas Pheasant

Damask Rugs Enrich 4 Interiors with History and Beauty

Posted by Kate Watson on Nov 17, 2013 9:22:00 PM

Damask fabrics originated in the Middle Ages in the ancient city of Damascus and they have evolved over hundreds of years with influences from Byzantium, Persia, Italy and France. This rich artistic history gives damask fabrics a unique appeal. The pattern in a damask fabric is woven in a different weave than the background- for example if the pattern is woven in a shiny satin weave and the background in a duller weave, the contrast between the shiny pattern and duller background adds another dimension. This added dimension and texture distinguishes damask fabrics from fabrics in which the pattern is merely printed on the cloth. The best damask rugs follow the lead of damask fabrics and they also contain two different textures- the pattern is usually in cut pile and the background is in a loop weave. Today most damask rugs take a simpler approach and are made in just one texture which is usually cut pile. These damask rugs do not have the dimensional interest and texture of a cut and loop damask rug. Damask rugs come in a variety of color palettes ranging from tonal colors to highly contrasting colors. The four interiors in today’s post feature different styles of damask rugs and show how to design stylish rooms with these sophisticated rugs.

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Tags: Charlotte Moss, Design Inspiration, Steven Gambrel, Damask Rugs, Thomas Pheasant

Make a Room Feel Collected, Not Decorated, with Damask Rugs

Posted by Caroline Bell on May 13, 2013 8:06:00 PM

Close your eyes, and think of a time you walked into a room with a beautiful damask rug that shimmered like silk. It was probably hard not to gasp as you resisted the urge to touch everything in the room, noting the way the damask rug, the furniture and the art all worked beautifully together. Damask patterns go back to ancient Byzantium and Damascus where they were woven in silk and the fabrics were used to cover walls as well as for drapes and furniture. A Damask fabric differs from other fabrics in that each side of the fabric is the perfect inverse of the other. Intricately woven with a weft yarn and a warp yarn, traditional damask fabrics have tonal colorations. Turning the fabric in your hands this way and that makes it shimmer and reveal subtle variations and elegant motifs and patterns. About 18 years ago damask patterns began to be woven into rugs using the Savonnerie carpet weaving method which allows the weaver to create the shimmer of silk damask fabrics by weaving the carpet with hundreds of shades of wool yarn. The effect is quite magical- the rug shimmers just like silk as you walk on it.

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Tags: Design Inspiration, Savonnerie Rugs, Koch Studio, Damask Rugs, Thomas Pheasant

The Decorating Flexibility of Grey Geometric Rugs: 10 Chic Interiors

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Sep 24, 2012 12:59:00 AM

The 10 chic interiors in todays post by AD100 interior designers illustrate the great flexibility of decorating with grey geometric rugs. The reason these rugs are so flexible is they combine ancient patterns with a modern coloration. Because they combine traditional and modern elements, grey geometric rugs make it very easy to tie together all styles of furniture from the most modern to the most traditional. Keep flexibilty in mind when buying high quality rugs- it will allow you to change the decor in the future without having to change the rugs!

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Tags: Joe Lucas, Parrish Chilcoat, Old Town Crossing, Haynes-Roberts Inc., Martha Angus, Geometric Rugs, Design Inspiration, Michael S. Smith, Jean-Louis Deniot, Grey Rugs, Thomas Pheasant, Alexa Hampton

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