7 Neoclassical Rugs, Empire Rugs, Federal Rugs and Directoire Rugs

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Neoclassical rugs, Empire rugs, Federal rugs, Directoire rugs, and English Regency Rugs are inspired by the architecture of classical Greece and Rome. These ancient civilizatons and their achitecture symbolized democracy and republican values to 18th century Europeans as well as to the Founding Fathers of the new United States. Read More

Mona Berman Modernizes Tradition with Orange Rugs and Red Rugs

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The next issue of Traditional Home Magazine will feature the work of Mona Ross Berman  named one of the '10 New Trad Designers' of 2012. I was so impressed by Mona Ross Berman's unexpected, colorful and modern twist on traditional decorating with orange rugs and red rugs that I decided to focus today's post entirely on Mona's refreshing approach. Read More

16 Elegant and Fashionable Rooms with Orange Rugs and Coral Rugs

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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 Read More

How the 10 New Trad Designers Decorate with Decorator Rugs

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An exciting new development at the 2012 Design Blogger Conference I attended  last month in Los Angeles, was the announcement by Traditional Home Magazine that they had recognized the extensive reach, knowledge and influence of interior design bloggers by reaching out to them to "nominate designers whose evolved traditional aesthetic represents that of a New Trad. After pouring through hundreds of amazing submissions, we are pleased to announce both our 10 New Trads and the bloggers who nominated them" wrote Traditional Home. Several of the bloggers who had nominated the "10 New Trad Designers" were present at the Design Bloggers Conference and received resounding applause. Read More