Oushak rugs have become very popular with interior designers because their soft colors and antique patterns give them the ability to completely transform the look of a room. In today's blog post we will see how designers use Oushak rugs to pull together all the fabrics and furniture into a unified whole, add a luxurious texture and define cozy seating areas in a large open plan living room. The three interiors in today's post are traditional, but this does not mean that Oushak rugs work only in traditional interiors. Future blog posts will show how Oushak rugs are used to enhance contemporary interiors.
Archive: Oct 2013
Frank Lloyd Wright said that, “Nature is the inspiration for all ornamentation.” This is certainly true of green rugs. Today we will study four chic rooms with green rugs and learn how designers use several shades of green and a mixture of contrasting shapes and textures to design beautiful and inviting rooms. You will learn design principles that apply to both tradtional and contemporary rooms with green rugs and this can help you design a room with a green rug in your own style. Read More
If you feel as though your current room design is a little lackluster, you may want to consider breaking out one of the most versatile of all design tools- the noble rug. Rugs can span the gamut from cozy oriental rugs to bold geometric rugs. Many top designers today incorporate geometric rugs into their designs as a way of defining different seating area, pulling together furniture and art of different styles into a unified whole or creating interest and comfort with a luxurious texture. Geometric rugs are great way to start your room design as they can guide and inspire the choice of fabrics, colors and furniture. Read More
We feel most comfortable when the design of our home reflects the way we actually live. We can even say that a stylish home is one that reflects our personality. Vogue Magazine's famous editor Anna Wintour advises, “Create your own style…let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.” Read More
The colors of Fall are rich, warm, and earthy - excellent qualities for any cozy space. Fall's most prevalent color, orange, can feel intimadating to homeowners even though their interior designers are very adept at using them. The key to feeling comforatable with decorating with Fall colors is to understand that there are many subtle ways to decorate with them. Orange rugs and fall colors are very versatile, not only as vibrant centerpieces, but also as complements to many other styles that you may not have thought of. With smart choices, orange rugs and fall colors can be vibrant, appealing, and add elegance to any space. Read More
It is common knowledge that Savonnerie carpets are the most prestigious amongst all rugs. Antique Savonnerie rugs made for Louis XVI fetch millions of dollars at Sotheby's and Christies auctions. Interior designers have incorporated these colorful rugs into some of the most exquisite and sophisticated rooms across the world. The variety of colors and patterns found in Savonnerie rugs impart a prestigious personality to a room. The saying "Less is More" clearly doesn't apply to these rugs. In fact there is now a Pinterest board titled "Less is a Bore" in which rooms with Savonnerie rugs are prominently featured.
Geometric patterns add energy and chic style to an interior. Take a look at the amazing presence created by the geometric tiled floor and vibrantly colorful geometric patterns on the ceiling of the famous “Peacock room” in Tuscany’s Castello di Sammezzano. So stunning, you’d never imagine it was abandoned, but it is. Photo courtesy of photozonly.com Choosing the right pattern and palette for a geometric rug can be difficult if you try to find a rug after a room has already been decorated. This is why many interior designers start the room by first choosing a rug. Some designer's such as Thomas C. Achille even go so far as to advise, “Let the rug be the star.” Today we’re going to put this approach into action and show how three designers have created chic, personal spaces with geometric rugs. Read More
AD 100 interior decorator Miles Redd once said “Juxtaposition: high/ low; shiny/matte; refined/crude; grand/humble; modern/ancient. It is the essence of chic.” Designer Friederike Kemp Biggs recently followed this approach in renovating his New York penthouse. Biggs paired such stylistic opposites as neoclassical architecture and floral English needlepoint rugs so beautifully, his rooms got featured in Architectural Digest. We can be excused for fearing that mixing objects of very different styles will create a confusing hodgepodge. So it is an eye opener to see how chic Biggs home looks with its mix of floral needlepoint rugs and neoclassical architecture. Read More
The hallmark of a good rug is that makes the room look more attractive as a whole without drawing attention to the rug. The right rug will pull together all the different objects in the room so they become part of a unified look. Such is the case when the Oushak rugs. Whether you tastes runs to the traditional or to the contemporary, there is an Oushak rug that will enhance your desired decorating style. This is because Oushak rugs are themselves a combination of the ancient and the modern- their patterns go back centuries but their colors look modern. This combination of the traditional and the modern means that Oushak rugs can pull together objects of many different styles and give the room a unified look. More than any other type of rug Oushak rugs can bring a touch of luxury without making the room look ostentatious. Their subtlety and simplicity remind us of Coco Chanel’s advice, “Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.” Read More
Do you love boldly colorful interiors? Vibrant colors can be intimidating, because the result can be disastrous if done incorrectly. One way to ensure that a vibrantly colorful room design comes out well is to begin with a colorful Aubusson rug. Read More