How to Design Sophisticated Interiors with Orange Rugs

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The color of happiness is also the color of fire, and indeed decorating with orange brings a vibrancy that can be used to make a room cheery and energetic. The effect can range from subtly sunny to flamingly intense, but ultimately what we get from orange rugs and orange décor is a sense of energy. Read More

How to Design Tranquil Interiors with Blue Rugs

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Blue is a striking color, prized by interior designers and artisans for its ability to evoke a mood of tranquility, loyalty and peace. This translates well into a variety of interior spaces, from bedrooms to offices, and often the cornerstone of favorite blue rooms is the use of high-quality blue rugs. Read More

How Celebrities Decorate and Live with Aubusson Rugs

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Aubusson rugs are popular with interior designers and celebrities around the world. Their unique designs and motifs are instantly recognizable, and they are used in a wide variety of different ways. Some people use Aubusson rugs in the most formal rooms in their homes, while others believe that Aubusson rugs should be like members of the family and also used in the most private spaces of the home. Whether you're dealing with a designer who works primarily within an elegant monochromatic color palette like Darryl Carter, or you're working with someone like Netherlands-born Ghislaine Viñas, a South African-raised New York-based designer who brilliantly mixes bold colors with vintage design, you can find a way to make the most fabulous Aubusson rugs work in the finished design. Read More

How to Design Stunning Rooms with Oushak Rugs

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Fashion legend Bill Blass once said “Style is primarily a matter of instinct.” These words encourage us trust our instincts whether we are designing a cozy den or a stately living room. If you are looking for great ideas for decorating with Oushak rugs, a great place to start is Southern California interior designer Eric Guenther's tips on decorating with Oushak rugs. Then take Bill Blass' advice and follow your instincts. To stir up your imagination, view the following rooms and see how famous decorators have used Oushak rugs to design stunning rooms. Read More

How Celebrity Homes Add Glamour with Oushak Rugs

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There's something deliciously naughty about seeing the way celebrities live in their homes. It's always interesting to see how the characters that they play on screen differ from the way they live in real life. How many times were you surprised to see that a celebrity that you thought was a grungy antihero who probably lived in a downtown L.A. loft filled with reclaimed garbage cans actually lived in a stately estate in the Bird Streets of the Hollywood Hills filled with Ming Dynasty sculptures and Old Masters. These glimpses into a celebrity's life show that people are sometimes not what they seem, and they're more complex and diverse than they may appear on the surface. Read More

How Top Designers Create Chic Modern Rooms with Savonnerie Rugs

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Do you believe that Savonnerie rugs can work in all types of homes? Let's say you've inherited a house from your grandmother. This is no ordinary house, but a genuine Lily Pond Lane original. A shingle-style Arts and Crafts cottage with about 25 rooms, original oak wide-plank floors, bay windows…the works! You want to honor dear Grand-mère, but you're more apt to hang a Twombly than a Cezanne. You love Savonnerie rugs, but wonder if they'll work with your new decor. Go ahead and do it up your way with Savonnerie rugs. Read More

How to Design an Alluring Bedroom with Aubusson Rugs

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The pre-history of Aubusson rugs and Savonnerie carpets begins with a royal decree from the French King Henri IV to revive the French luxury arts. The king provided studios and workshops in the galleries of the Louvre Palace itself. The first rugs were made exclusively for the royal palaces. In time the aristocracy found a way to have Aubusson rugs made for their country estates and these were made in the village of Aubusson a three hour journey from Paris. The glamorous history of these handmade flat weave rugs is peppered with political drama to match the intricate curves of the scroll work and natural motifs that adorn these beautiful rugs. Given their history and distinctive looks, it really is no wonder that Aubusson rugs are a favorite of interior designers who use them to bring an air of sophistication and allure to any space, particularly the bedroom. Read More

How to Decorate with Blue Rugs and Moroccan Tile Patterns

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Rug designers draw inspiration from countries and cultures around the world. One favorite locale is Morocco. This wondrous North African country has inspired painters, architects, musicians, interior designers and fashion designers for hundreds of years. Moroccan mosaic tiles, also referred to as Fez, Moorish or zillij tiles are gorgeous handmade tiles that have been crafted using ancient hand-cutting techniques. The colors are bold and intense, arranged in stunningly intricate geometric patterns that feature elements like stars, chevrons and hexagons. The resulting tiles are used in a multitude of applications ranging from backsplashes to furniture to flooring. Read More

How to Design Glamorous and Intimate Interiors with Aubusson Rugs

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Fashion Designer Bill Blass famously said “Style is primarily a matter of instinct.” Decorating a room is no different, but sometimes we are unsure about our instincts- after all we have not had the affirmations and accolades the late Mr. Blass received in a long and illustrious career. So for most of us a simple method is to start with the rug you like and then place it in the room and see what it does for the room. Take some time and see what ideas come to mind and select furniture and accessories and arrange theme to work with the rug’s design. Read More