How to Decorate in Bold New Styles with Savonnerie Rugs

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To say that Savonnerie carpets are the rugs to which all other rugs aspire wouldn't be too far off the mark. It's true that Savonnerie carpets have impeccable pedigree and a glorious history behind them. Aubusson rugs and Bessarabian rugs are examples of rug styles that were initially meant to copy the grand designs of the Savonnerie carpet.  Read More

3 Ways to Design Chic Rooms with Aubusson Rugs

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Renowned American Designer Charles Eames said, “The details are not the details. They make the design.”  Aubusson rugs certainly have a lot of detail with their French architectural and floral motifs, so they are an excellent area to focus on when designing a room that feels like it took years to collect. Read More

Add Modern Chic to Traditional Style with Aubusson Rugs

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Aubusson rugs are considered masterpieces, and they are right at home in traditionally designed rooms. Like their Savonnerie rug predecessors, these beautiful floor coverings are the perfect complement to high-end traditional furniture like walnut Chippendale chairs, upholstered Queen Anne chairs, heavy silk or velvet drapery and Austrian crystal chandeliers. Read More

Glamorize Boring Rooms with Chic Geometric Rugs

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What can geometric rugs do for pretty but bland rooms? Have you ever been in a room that was undeniably beautiful, successfully hitting most of the "rules" of design, but that was still missing that special something? You know it would be perfect if it had that one special ingredient that would give it "oomph?" Think of geometric rugs as special ingredients for pretty but plain rooms. Read More

How to Design Chic Interiors with Blue Rugs

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Interior designers that use blue rugs have often emulated how nature uses blue.  Apart from blue’s domination in the sky and oceans, the color accentuates animals and plants in a way that draws attention to their makeup.  It is this style that has caught the attention of great interior designers, namely, emphasizing design with the use of blue.  If applied proportionately and in the correct hue, blue rugs can add depth, glamor and expose features of an interior design that may otherwise go unnoticed.  Aesthetically pleasing use of blue accents is found in perfect proportions throughout nature.  To quote Frank Lloyd Wright, ‘Nature is the inspiration for all ornamentation’. Read More

Add Bold Color and Soul to Rooms with Romantic Oushak Rugs

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When I think of Oushak rugs, I think of dreamy, often faded, and softly colored floor coverings. Even though many Oushak rugs feature bright colors woven through them, there's still something about them that just says "serenity." Woven from soft, silky wool and featuring warm, luminous colors like rust, gold, saffron and gray, they're very popular in rooms that are meant to be calm gathering spaces. They're very popular for use in rooms that are made for relaxing and reclining. Read More

How to Design Chic Interiors with Orange Rugs and Coral Rugs

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The versatility of orange rugs and orange, in general, is astonishing. Whether you're looking to give a previously decorated room a little more 'va-va-voom' or are completely starting from scratch, using one of the many hues of orange such as coral and tangerine can make all the difference between enhancing your palette and allowing it to be just so-so. Read More