Oushak Rugs, Modern Art and Antiques Enrich 5 Stunning Interiors

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Handmade Oushak rugs have long been heralded as works of art in their own right. Oushak rugs express ancient patterns in modern colors. Interior designers use Oushak rugs to give modern interiors a feeling of history, sophistication and warmth. When used in traditional interiors, Oushak rugs bring a modern vibe because of their soft tonal colors. Today, we’re going to look at how you can pair these beautifully colored rugs with modern art or antiques to create unique and highly stylish interiors. Read More

Blue Savonnerie Carpets Adorn 5 Interiors Fit for Royalty

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While Savonnerie rugs have long been associated with royalty, the color blue makes this connection even stronger because blue has long been thought of as a royal color as evidenced by the shade of blue named royal blue. Emotionally blue has a calming effect. When we are calm and relaxed our imagination has free reign and we are open to new possibilities, hence the phrase "blue sky thinking." In ancient times blue was an expensive color so only the very privileged could afford it. It was natural then that Savonnerie carpets often contained the royal color. In today's post we look at 5 stunning interiors with blue Savonnerie rugs and learn what makes these rooms fit for royalty. Read More

How Aubusson Rugs and Gold Accents Add Glamour: 5 Great Interiors

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Aubusson rugs are a show-stopper when it comes to creating an exquisite sense of presence. So what happens if you take the luxurious air of gold accents and add it to the mix? Today we’re going to look at five great interiors where designers have paired the luxury of Aubusson rugs with rich gold accents to create refined interiors that are regal without being over-the-top, refined without being pretentious. Read More

Aubusson Rugs and Chandeliers Heighten Glamour: 4 Chic Interiors

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Audrey Hepburn once said, “Elegance is the only beauty that never fades.” Hepburn could have been speaking of the incomparable beauty that results from artfully using an Aubusson rug and a crystal chandelier in a well designed room. Aubusson rugs are named after the village in central France where these rugs have been made by hand in a tapestry weave that has adorned the castles and palaces of French royalty for hundreds of years. Chandelier is a version of the French word, chandelabre, literally meaning hanging candle. Both objects are of French origin and when they are used in combination they produce a sophistication and elegance that is admired the world over. These quintessential design elements are found in the palaces and mansions of the rich and famous. When done right, pairing an Aubusson rug with a chandelier can bring that same opulence into your home. Read More

Warm Colored Oushak Rugs Bring Cozy Luxury to 2 Bedrooms

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Oushak rugs can transform simple and beautiful bedrooms into deliciously cozy and luxurious resting places. Oushak rugs offer rich color or deliciously faded hues. Add in their soft wool textures, and Oushak rugs are a great way to dress up your sleeping place. Many people, spend a lot of time in their bedrooms, using them as alternate office spaces, quiet spaces to get away from the rest of the family or even spaces for the family to gather in the evening and watch television. If this is how you live, you want to make sure that you make your bedroom as beautiful and inviting as possible. Oushak rugs can help you meet that goal. Read More

Aubusson Rugs Bring Glory to Renovated Houston Chateau

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Celebrated Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen, the father of Eero Saarinen once said, “Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context—a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan.” He certainly would have approved of the renovation of a French château in Houston—including the use of Aubusson rugs in the 1930s limestone manse—created by another distinguished architect, John F. Staub. Read More

Blue Geometric Rugs Bring Modern Vibe to 2 Traditional Homes

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Decorating with geometric rugs is a great way to bring a modern energy into traditional spaces. Designers are increasingly turning to geometric rugs wen to want to give traditional décor a modern and more youthful vibe. Today we feature the work of two designers Lynne Scalo and Betsy Burnham, who have mastered the art of using geometric rugs to give a modern look to traditional homes. Read More

5 Opulent Interiors with Aubusson Rugs and Savonnerie Carpets

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If you are looking for ideas on how to create sumptuous interiors with Aubusson rugs, Savonnerie carpets, rich damasks, elegant silks, fabulous English and French antiques, fine porcelains and Old Master paintings you need to look no further than William R. Eubanks who is one of the great practitioners of this type of classic interior design. In today’s post we will learn how much Eubanks relies on Aubusson rugs and Savonnerie carpets to help hime create the look and feel of his splendid interiors. Read More

Make a Statement with Aubusson Rugs: 5 Stunning Interiors

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The total embodiment of luxury and drama, Aubusson rugs can bring glamor and style to a room. Aubusson rugs not only help pull the room together they can also be the stunning focal point of a room. Many areas of the home, from the grandest of living rooms to the drabbest of hallways, can be transformed into something entirely unique and enchanting with the right Aubusson rug.  Read More