How Needlepoint Rugs are Handmade from Original Art Paintings

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Every Asmara needlepoint rug starts out as an idea which is translated into a quick pencil sketch which goes through several revisions and discussions between artist Elizabeth Moisan and myself. When a sketch looks promising, Elizabeth mixes colors in Gouache. It usually takes several failed attempts before we get just the right colors. Elizabeth then hand paints the design on poster board. A painting usually goes through several revisions and if we are happy with the final result we send it over to Asmara's needlepoint rug making artists. The pictures tell the story from here. Read More

10 Best Hamptons Interiors with Decorative Rugs in Blue, Grey, Cream

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These 10 best Hamptons interiors are relaxed, calm, easygoing and stylish and most importantly, they encourage you to enjoy the great expanses of sea and sky in a casual laid back style. When you are in the Hamptons you want to swim, read, stroll leisurely on the beach or paint under the shade of a beautiful tree. Come evening you want to relax in comfortable chairs, drinks in hand and enjoy the glorious sunsets. Read More

16 Chic Grey and Black Contemporary Rugs by AD 100 Jean-Louis Deniot

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In a few short years after completing his training at the prestigious École Camondo in Paris, Jean-Louis Deniot has become an interior design super-star with his Continental spin on neoclassical-style decor. His contemporary rugs are made of the finest materials and have an elegant simplicity that speaks of refined luxury without a hint of ostentatious excess. Read More

Martha’s Vineyard Seaside:14 Chic Interiors with Decorative Rugs

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When we hear the words Martha's Vineyard we imagine picturesque New England sea captains' houses, white picket fences, solitary lighthouses atop green hills, pristine beaches and rolling farmland. In recent years Martha's Vineyard has also become associated with vacationing Clintons and Obamas as well as the elite from all over North America. Read More

How to Create Grand Rooms with Aubusson and Needlepoint Rugs

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AD100 interior designer Scott Snyder has no peer when it comes to infusing grandeur and magnificence to interiors. He chooses majestic Aubusson rugs, colorful Needlepoint rugs and lyrical Savonnerie rugs to give his interiors a look of classic elegance and symmetry.The Franklin Report (considered the Zagat Guide for Interior Designers) quotes Scott Snyder's clients:"It's amazing--the rooms appear to have a grandeur and symmetry, even though they began as fairly odd shapes." reports one client. Another exclaims "The place looks so much bigger than it did when it was completely empty. We were impressed." “He is excellent at understanding the just-so Palm Beach look", concludes another According to the Franklin Report "... Snyder has such an instinctual eye for design, he can decide the layout and general direction after just a few minutes of observation” ...”Snyder is noted by insiders as "making the most" out of New York's tight living spaces by utilizing grand mirrors and crafty color schemes to greatly enhance the perception of open space. We are told he is also amazing at melding the interior of any given home--be it in the subtropics of Southern Florida or the concrete jungle of Manhattan--into the existing landscape to create a harmonious balance'. Read More

10 Chic Florida Interiors with Decorative Rugs in Blue, Yellow, Green

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Here are some of the most magnificent Florida interiors with beautiful decorative rugs designed by the finest interior designers from Palm Beach to Winter Park. There is no other region on earth where the scale of homes is as grand and the passion for interior design so intense. These interiors show how talented designers enhance the beauty of seaside homes with well chosen decorative rugs in blue, yellow and green. Read More