Add Sophistication to Modern Rooms with Bessarabian Rugs: 2 Tips

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Bessarabian rugs have a distinct look and a prestigious history. They add sophistication and glamour to modern interiors. Writer and poet Maya Angelou said, “If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.” Bessarabian rugs are certainly far from the norm and designer's such as Bunny Williams, David Easton, John Saladino and Albert Hadley have used their distinctive personality to add charm to some of the most widely admired rooms. We will look at several different ways decorators have used Bessarabian rugs and learn techniques you can use in your interior design. Read More

How to Design Chic Interiors with Oushak Rugs and Blue with Grey

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 If you've seen Oushak rugs in person, you know how they can blanket a room with their soft beauty. Take a room with a bare floor wooden floor, and you may feel its beauty, but you'll also feel its hardness. Add in Oushak rugs, and you'll feel as if you've been transported into a whole new world. Their patterns, their colors and their woven textures can instantly transform rooms into masterpieces. The faded colors in Oushak rugs, far from being defects, are actually highly sought after characteristics and instantly enhance the look of a room.   Read More

Geometric Rugs Hit the Covers of Top Interior Design Magazines

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Geometric rugs have been receiving a lot of accolades lately on the home fashion runways. But before I discuss their super model status, I felt a refresher definition was in order of geometric:  of or relating to art based on simple shapes, such as straight lines, circles or squares. But you don’t need to be a math whiz to understand the geometry of geometric design. Geometric rug prints can be described as the polar opposite of more organic prints such as floral and other shapes found in nature. Read More

How to Design Glamorous Rooms with Aubusson Rugs in Yellow and Gold

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Aubusson Rugs can work within a wide variety of color and design combinations. If you're looking to create a warm and cozy room filled with yellow and gold tones, there are Aubusson rugs that can work with that design scheme. If you're designing a room filled with cool blues and greens intended to relax and cool, there are Aubusson rugs for that.  Read More

3 Ways of Enriching Modern Décor with Oushak Rugs

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Celebrated decorator Miles Red says, “Juxtaposition…is the essence of chic.”  He wants us to learn that it's the combination of opposites—"high/low, shiny/matte; refined/crude; grand/humble; modern/ancient"—that is at the heart of chic design. The best modern Oushak rugs embody this juxtaposition because they express ancient patterns in modern colors. So when you pair a fine Oushak rug with modern furniture or modern art, you are juxtaposing the ancient and the modern. But it doesn't stop here, because on top of the juxtaposition of opposites you are also making a connection between the modern colors of Oushak rugs and the colors of contemporary furniture and art. Both the connections and the contrasts between Oushak rugs and modern decor are important as we shall see in the interiors featured in today's post. Read More

How to Decorate in Bold Style with Chic Green Rugs

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Green has been your favorite color since you pronounced it, "gween." You became a Girl Scout because of the color of the uniform. You've thought of starting a campaign to disassociate the color green with the term "envy." When you decide to use green rugs in your home, you're not going to try and tone it down. You want to use green rugs in all their glory alongside the other bold and bright colors in your space. Read More

How to Magically Transform Interiors with Oushak Rugs

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Updated July 8, 2015. Fine Oushak rugs are arguably one of the world’s oldest fashionable interior calling cards. The art of Oushak rugs developed over hundreds of years in the villages of western Turkey. Today the ancient patterns of Oushak rugs are being copied in Afghanistan and India but the copies do not have the luxurious texture that is a hallmark of fine Oushak rugs. This unique texture is the result of weaving with the ancient Turkish knot and using lustrous hand spun wool and subtle shades of coral, gold, blue, geen and sometimes gray. This combination is found only in the finest Turkish Oushak rugs or in the Oushak rugs produced by specialists such as Asmara. Fine Oushak rugs bring an understated elegance to a room. Read More

How to Glamorize a Room with Fireplace with Bessarabian Rugs

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If a pharmaceutical company could bottle up and sell the soothing, tranquilizing effects of a roaring fire ablaze in a beautiful fireplace, it would have the best-selling mood enhancer of all time. A lit fireplace on a chilly evening is a magical place to curl up with a blanket, some tea and a queue full of episodes of your favorite TV show. Bessarabian rugs with their classical patterns and warm colors create a reassuring and glamorous atmosphere that is ideal for rooms with fireplaces. The patterns of Bessarabian rugs often include motifs from neoclassical architecture combined with florals. The colors of Bessarabian rugs range from red, green, blue and gold accented with brownish black. These rugs are perfect for grounding a space without overwhelming it. Read More

Three Ways to Design Stunningly Beautiful Rooms with Green Rugs

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Color is of vast importance, no matter what you are designing. The illustrious Coco Chanel once said, “The best color in the whole world, is the one that looks good, on you.” While the maven of fashion was referring to clothing, you can also translate the sentiment to the best color for your room is the one that looks the best. Read More

How Do Celebrities Decorate With Blue Rugs

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Decorating with blue rugs can be truly exhilarating. You can have so much fun with blue, and from indigo to powder, there's a shade of blue for every occasion and every mood. You're planning on decorating a bright and airy beach house family room with a modern nautical theme? A cobalt blue rug with a geometric diamond pattern trimmed in bright white may just set your heart asail. You want to set up a gender-neutral nursery? A robin's egg blue needlepoint rug with a Greek key pattern will bring forth "awwwwww!-inspiring plaudits from friends and family. Read More