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Veranda, September 2017 - 7 Best Rooms with Designer Rugs

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Sep 8, 2017 11:18:47 PM

The September 2017 Veranda has so many beautiful interiors it was hard to pick just five so I stretched it to the seven best. These include three stunning rooms by Miles Redd in an updated 1901 Victorian house in New Jersey, a luxurious Park Avenue apartment rendered in pale whites and grays by Thomas Pheasant, a classic Atlanta house updated by architect Yong Park and interior designer Melanie Turner. Finally, architect D. Stanley Dixon and interior designer Carolyn Malone evoke the peacefulness of a rustic English country house in a newly built home in Atlanta. Our focus as always is on the role designer rugs play in adding glamour to these living rooms, dining rooms and bedroom.

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Tags: Miles Redd, Melanie Turner, Thomas Pheasant, Veranda, Yong Park, Carolyn Malone, D. Stanley Dixon

Veranda’s 7 Best Rooms with Designer Rugs in May 2017

Posted by Abid Ilahi on May 9, 2017 12:13:00 AM

The seven best rooms with designer rugs in the May 2017 Veranda feature the stunning blue and white compositions of Cathy Kincaid in a 1930's Spanish Colonial in Dallas, an upper-east side apartment enlivened by Nick Olsen's unexpected colors, Frank de Biasi's renewal of a 1917 shingled white colonial on Long Island's North Shore and the yellow and gold living room of Jan Showers' updated Dallas townhouse.

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Tags: Cathy Kincaid, Jan Showers, Nick Olsen, Veranda, Frank de Biasi

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

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 Choose Designer Rugs for Clients — Timothy Whealon

Posted by Justin Heitmann on Jul 24, 2016 2:30:00 AM

Interior Designer Spotlight with Timothy Whealon

Owner of Timothy Whealon Interiors, New York, NY

The prestigious Franklin Report gives Timothy Whealon their highest 5 star rating saying, "In Whealon's hands, fussy traditional spaces become joyful homes, and modern rooms are elevated with warmth." The Report also includes comments from clients, such as "Top-drawer talent for a reasonable price." "Really went out of his way for us." "Tim deeply cares about giving you something that's perfect for you." Timothy is frequently featured in Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Veranda, British House and Garden, Architectural Digest, the New York Times as well as in numerous design books. Timothy was hand-selected for the second time in 2016 by the Kips Bay Decorator Show House Committee chaired by renowned interior designer Bunny Williams.

Join me as Timothy discuses how he chooses designer rugs for his clients, the pros and cons of Sotheby's verse 1stdibs, his thoughts on Instagram, and much more.

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Tags: Sotheby's, designer rugs, large custom rugs, Bunny Williams, Kips Bay Decorator Show House, Timothy Whealon, Flatweave rugs, Architectual Digest, Elle Decor, Veranda, New York City,, Instagram, wool rugs

Blue, Gray, Coral and Green Rugs Enrich Veranda’s 7 Best Dining Rooms

Posted by Abid Ilahi on May 25, 2016 10:03:34 PM

Out of hundreds of dining rooms published by Veranda magazine over the years these 7 with gray, blue, gold, coral and green rugs were pinned most often. They feature the work of Richard Hallberg, Amelia Handegan, David Kleinberg, Suellen Gregory, Peter Pennoyer, Michelle Nussbaumer, Allan Greenberg, Kelli Ford and Kirsten Fitzgibbons. Enjoy!

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Tags: Richard Hallberg, David Kleinberg, Dining Rooms, Amelia Handegan, Suellen Gregory, Michelle Nussbaumer, Kelli Ford, Peter Pennoyer, Veranda, Allan Greenberg, Kirsten Fitzgibbons

Pinterest Helps Decorator Randy Trainor Share Ideas with Clients

Posted by Justin Heitmann on Mar 16, 2016 6:57:03 PM

Interior Designer Spotlight with Randy Trainor

Founder-owner C. Randolph Trainor Interiors, Franconia, NH.

For over 25 years Randy Trainor has done award-wining interior design for clients while teaching design students and giving lectures. Prior to starting her own company, Randy worked at the highly respected J. Taylor Hogan Interiors in Richmond, Virginia. In addition to her design work, Randy coaches ski racers all over the world as well as in nearby Cannon Mountain.

Join me as Randy shares her insights on interior design and how it is changing with Pinterest and new technologies.

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Tags: Pinterest, Cowhide Rugs, Ski House, Randy Trainor, Architectual Digest, Veranda

Veranda’s Top 5 Interiors with Designer Rugs in March 2016

Posted by Abid Ilahi on Mar 1, 2016 11:25:33 PM

Veranda’s top 5 interiors with designer rugs in March 2016 include a contemporary Manhattan apartment by Vicente Wolf, a classical house nestled in the hills of Santa Barbara updated by Ann Holden and a colorful getaway in Duchess County, New York by Nick Olsen.

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Tags: Ann Holden, Vicente Wolf, Nick Olsen, Veranda

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