How Celebrities Decorate with Bessarabian Rugs in Dark Brown

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Many celebrities have used Bessarabian rugs with dark colors to bring drama and style to their homes. Dark colored Bessarabian rugs are dramatic in themselves as they were originally created for Russian royal homes. Designer Dorothy Draper once said, “I always put in one controversial item, it makes people talk.” Bessarabian rugs are mysterious and surprise guests with their unexpected glamor. Interiors with Bessarabian rugs get people talking because they leave a memorable impression. Read More

What Colors Work Best When Decorating With Orange Rugs?

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You may love the idea of decorating with orange rugs, but you may also be wondering about how they'll work with the other colors in your room. The answer is "beautifully." Orange has a knack for working with many different colors, especially those that contrast with it or complement it. Look at the warm hue of a weathered rust-colored leather Chesterfield, and how it adds seductive wow factor to a room. Have you ever seen the dance of orange and blue colors that intermingle when a flame burns? The colors seem made for each other, a bewitching blend of orange and blue. You've never seen a garden filled with brightly colored flowers and freshly mown grass and thought, "Wow, these colors clash!" Instead, you've probably been lulled into a sense of peace or energized by the colors that you find in nature. When decorating with orange rugs, think of the colors that bring out the beauty of orange without overwhelming the space. Read More

How to Design Fashionable Interiors with Oushak Rugs

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Oushak rugs hold a certain magic due to their blend of modern colorations and centuries old patterns. Oushak rugs seem to hold the mystery of the past and the charms of the most artful colors. Part of the mystique of Oushak rugs is that they seem to work effortlessly with many design styles. Whether you love modern lines or look to create a space with an exotic feel, Oushak rugs will help you make the room feel elegant and beautiful. Oushak rugs can be outrageously chic or they can be as warm and welcoming as a cozy country style home. Read More

How to Design Stylish Rooms in Blue with Needlepoint Rugs: 12 Tips

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In previous blog posts I have advised that a major quality to look for in a needlepoint rug is it's design flexibility. One of the virtues of good art, and a good needlepoint rug is a work of art, is that it never goes out of style. Another major quality of good art is that it works in many different settings and with many decorating styles. For today's blog post we will look at a blue and white needlepoint rug that was used to create two very different, yet equally stunning and original rooms by two highly original and talented decorators. Each room offers valuable decorating lessons. Read More

3 Fashionable Ways to Decorate with Bessarabian and Aubusson Rugs

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Interior Designer Thomas O’Brien said "I'm not about trends or what's in season…For me it's really about beautiful and classical things." Fine Aubusson rugs and Bessarabian rugs represent the finest in classical beauty, which makes them great complements for modern interiors. Both Aubusson and Bessarabian rugs feature motifs from classical architectural and floral elements. The difference between Aubusson rugs and Bessarabian rugs is that the motifs in Bessarabian rugs are drawn in a naive way whcih gives these rugs a more informal look. Both types of rugs are great for modern intriors because the add contrast to the straight lines of modern furniture. Aubusson rugs and Bessarabian rugs come in a wide spectrum of colors. In today's blog post we will learn how AD100 interior designer Scott Snyder picked the perfect Bessarabian rug for a library and just the right Aubusson rugs for a living room and a dinning room. Studying the interiors of a master such as Scott Snyder will help you find the most "beautiful and classical" Aubusson or Bessarabian rug for your room. Read More

How to Design Chic and Restful Bedrooms with Aubusson Rugs

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Aubusson rugs, steeped in history and featuring gorgeous motifs derived from classical architecture and French floral detailing, are the types of rugs that you want to show off. The legendary beauty of traditional Aubusson rugs is so awe-inspiring that the last thing you want to do is to keep them from public view. Your instinct is to display them in your public rooms so that every visitor to your home can enjoy them as much as you do. In a new trend designer's like Michael S. Smith are bringing Aubusson rugs into the bedroom. You can use Aubusson rugs to decorate your bedroom or resting area in the same way that you would use them to decorate the more public spaces of your home. If you can, choose your Aubusson rug first, and let everything else follow. Choose colors and textures that promote rest and calm. Read More

Three Chic Ways to Transform a Room with Orange Rugs

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Orange has gotten a bad reputation over the years; think hunting vests, traffic cones and day-glo shag rugs. Yet orange is a truly versatile color that can create an array of looks. On the warm color spectrum, the collection of orange tints, shades and hues have a chameleon-like capability to match the aura you want to create. Orange rugs can mimic the effects of the other colors on the warm color palette. Orange rugs can have the vibrancy or stateliness of red, the sunny disposition of yellows and the chic or modern look of pinks. Since orange is a color that also always has a character all its own, it certainly lives up to the adage described by legend jeweler Harry Winston: “People will stare. Make it worth their while.” Read More

6 New Ways to Design Chic Rooms with Blue Rugs

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Viewing rooms or seeing pictures of rooms with blue rugs can help give you an idea of what you can do with color blue and with blue rugs. Such exposure can be inspiring, but it can also be mortifying if you come across a few rooms that have misused blue rugs or have overused the color. You might even begin to doubt your initial inspiration to decorate with blue rugs. However, just because blue has been abused by some, should not lead you to give up on this magnificent color that nature chose for the sky and for the oceans that cover 71% of the earth's surface! There are many ways to design chic and stylish rooms with blue rugs and for today's post I have compiled 6 magnificent rooms with blue rugs that teach us 6 different ways to create chic and stylish rooms with blue rugs. I hope these examples will restore your faith in blue and encourage you to proceed with your initial inspiration. Read More

Design Spectacular Rooms with Damask Rugs in Black: 3 Tips

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She gasped in horror when she heard her daughter ask for a black damask rug. Images of dark, cold lairs of despair filled her imagination. But, reluctantly, her daughter, now an interior design student, was given free reign and the finished room looked fantastic. The black damask rug was chic and bold while the colors were able to dance over it without fear of stepping on its toes. If the idea of a black rug brings your thoughts to a gaping hole in the floor of your room, threatening to swallow everything, consider instead the little black dress. Accented by colorful accessories, the black dress is chic and professional and a black damask rug can act the same way, as seen in these rooms which use the beautiful pattern of damask rugs in chic blacks, grays and white to create spectacular spaces.  Read More

Green Peace: Creating a Serene Haven With Green Rugs

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When you were a child, you may have rolled down a hill thick with grass as the sun turned you a toasty brown. As you came to a stop in the luxuriant foliage, you may have studied it with the intensity and dedication that only a child who has nothing to do for hours and hours can muster. Blades of grass in varying shades of jades, evergreen and emerald may have jumbled together to make what you probably considered the most beautiful carpet in the world. Read More