Savonnerie rugs are famous for their regal style and excellent craftsmanship. Loved by French royalty for centuries, Savonnerie rugs are elegant and perfect for those looking to decorate with a traditional, but dramatic, flair. Their glorious colors and sophisticated color palettes make them an excellent anchor for a variety of decorating styles. Savonnerie rugs are particularly effective in pulling together interiors that have a mix of modern and traditional furniture and art. Read More
Archive: Oct 2013
Red was one of the first dyes that the early humans discovered and it is one of the first colors used in paintings, pottery, and fabric. Our ancestors have been using the color red for thousands of years, and over this time we have developed a strong emotional attachment to this color. Today we associate red with romance, passion, danger and power. Using red rugs in your home can evoke powerful emotions while drawing attention to the most unique elements in the room. Read More
We are all in pursuit of a space that is both comfortable and eye-catching. Design legend Albert Hadley advised, “Make your home as comfortable and attractive as possible and then get on with living.” It’s a formula that you can easily follow by emulating Michael S. Smith who is one of the most gifted and highly respected decorator of our day. We’ll take a look at his newly renovated New York penthouse, that was featured on the cover of Architectural Digest, and learn how he used gorgeous Aubusson rugs to create his signature look of European classicism with a hint of American modernism. The spaces are comfortable and attractive, and the Aubusson rugs play a central role. Read More
Orange is one of the big colors this fall, and you’d be surprised how many ways you can use this bold color to add drama and flair to any room in the home. While orange might seem tricky to coordinate, in reality, it works with a huge number of color schemes. It can add a bold punch of color to a black and white interior. It works surprisingly well with blue, its complementary color on the color wheel. It adds extra interest to a room that uses pinks, corals or reds in the predominant color scheme. It blends nicely with golds, yellows and browns. Orange rugs can be used to make dramatic statements in a number of different ways. Use a bold orange rug as an anchor point, or use a softer coral pattern to create a remarkably rich and elegant backdrop to blend elements of the room. And when you pair the color with another of the season’s biggest trends – geometric patterns – the wow factor goes off the charts. Read More
Geometric rugs can provide a funky, modern flair to any space. It's easy to be intimidated, as geometric rugs often carry a large presence on their own and some may fear they will clash with other objects in the room. However, Architect Carlos Aparicio advises, "If the objects hold their own ground and are powerful in their own right, there's no mismatch. Pieces that were never imagined sharing a room can somehow look great together." Keeping this in mind, there are some simple ways to incorporate the unconventional and sleek charm of geometric rugs while creating a beautiful harmony. Read More
Geometric patterned floors go back two thousand years to classical Greece and Rome and in the past few years we have seen a great resurgence in the popularity of geometric rugs with patterns inspired by antique stone and wood floors and classical architecture. The new geometric rugs are very versatile and are being used by interior designers with both modern and traditional furniture. A carefully chosen geometric rug can create cohesion and make the overall room design more engaging. Whether you choose a bold geometric pattern in highly contrasting colors or a subtle pattern in soft colors, geometric rugs are an excellent choice. Read More
Interiors designed to feature orange rugs have a unique ability to offer warmth regardless of the season. It’s easy, particularly in mid-October, to find yourself surrounded by all things pumpkin and assume that orange is a color best suited for the autumn. Read More
A home should not only be a reflection of your personality and style but also a comfortable environment where you can relax, recharge, and renew. Albert Hadley said, "Make your home as comfortable and attractive as possible and then get on with living." With this in mind, making your home a comfortable oasis can be an easy and enjoyable process if you start with a calming color palette. Blue rugs are an excellent way to build a room that conveys a calm, serene feeling. It's no wonder blue rugs are seen in luxury resorts and spas around the world!
Once only available to the nobility of France, Aubusson rugs are an extremely valuable tool in an interior designer's arsenal. The most desirable Aubusson rugs have cream, beige or gold background colors with two or three accent colors. As the four stunning interiors in today's post will show, these Aubusson rugs are very flexible and will work in many kinds of interiors. These Aubusson rugs can completely change the appearance of a room and pull together different elements in a room into a harmonious design. Read More
Oushak Rugs are some of the finest decorative rugs on the market. Their luminous wool, luscious colors, ancient patterns and ability to enrich both modern and traditional interiors has made Oushak rugs very popular with interior decorators. Today we will learn how interior designers use Oushak rugs to add color and chic style to interiors. We will study four stunning interiors by top decorators and see how the sophisticated color palettes of Oushak rugs provide a great jumping off point for adding color to interiors.