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

How Geometric Rugs Make it Easy to Design Chic Interiors: 8 Tips

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The word “geometric” is enough to make some people come out in a rash, remembering the first flustering day faced with protractors and compasses – but you don’t have to be the master of Fibonacci’s golden spiral to appreciate the subtle elegance or chic energy that a geometric rug can bring to your new home interior. Read More

4 Ways to Design Elegant and Inviting Rooms with Aubusson Rugs

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Aubusson rugs have a long and intriguing history dating back to the 17th century when tapestry weavers began making Aubusson rugs and tapestries for the castles and palaces of the French nobility. Today, stylish handmade Aubusson rugs are sought after by celebrities and decorators for the atmosphere of sophistication and prestige they bring to a room. Aubusson rugs can make a traditional room feel more elegant and comfortable and they make modern spaces feel warmer and look more sophisticated. Read More

4 Ways to Decorate with Chic Bessarabian Rug in Blue, Green, Red

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Legendary designer Billy Baldwin said, "Stick to the things you really love, an honest room is always up to date." Keep this quote in mind when you're trying to design a stylish home. Famous designers and their celebrity clients such as Renzo Mongiardino for Lee Radziwill and Albert Hadley for Brooke Astor are widely admired for the gorgeous rooms they designed with Bessarabian carpets. Read More

Cool, Hip and Aubusson

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You're an artist. Williamsburg isn't tragically ironic to you: it's been your home for years. Your jeans weren't bought with "paint stains" etched into them; you put them there when you painted on your six-foot canvas last week. Your grandmother gifted you with an Aubusson rug that she's had in her home in Narragansett for years, and guess what? You love it. The problem is, you've perfected your technique of textured acrylic painting to the point where they're actually paying you to teach it at Pratt, but the synapses in your right brain grind to a screeching halt when you think about the likelihood of Aubusson rugs of any kind working in your candle-factory loft. Read More

How a Celebrity Created Different Looks with Same Bessarabian Rug

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Bessarabian rugs are 18th and 19th century Russian creations that have become a favorite with many designers over the years. Bessarabian rugs originated several hundred years ago in Russia where the Royal family commissioned local weavers to make copies of the grand French Aubusson and Savonnerie rugs that were extremely popular amongst the Russian nobility. Bessarabian rugs have their own look. While French rug designers drew inspiration from major works of art, the Russian weavers copied the French designs in a more informal way which gave these rugs a less formal charm. Bessarabian rug have become highly desirable for very different modern decorating styles than what they were originally intended for. Read More

4 Gorgeous Color Pairings Make Decorating with Orange Rugs Easy

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Designer Christina Murphy advises that “punches of color keep a room feeling youthful and engaging.” Orange is one of the most vivid punches of color you can use, but it doesn’t have to stand alone. If you love the vibrancy and cheer of orange rugs, but are scared to use it with other colors, just take a cue from all the interior designers who have been happily pairing orange rugs with the full spectrum of colors. Read More

4 Ways of Designing Chic Interiors with Geometric Rugs

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Legendary decorator Billy Baldwin said, “Be faithful to your own taste because nothing you really like is ever out of style.” That advice has certainly been taken to heart by New York designer Steven Gambrel, whose design portfolio tells of a man infatuated with geometric rugs. Both his Town and Country Portfolios are filled with a variety of geometric rugs. Read More

How to Design Glamorous Rooms with Fine Oushak Rugs

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Fine quality Oushak rugs are known for their strong and shimmering wool, their informal interpretation of ancient patterns and beautiful color palettes. Because these Oushak rugs are made of high quality handspun wool, they become even more beautiful the older they get, and they're the perfect "one expensive thing" for any room in your home. Read More