Some of the best design comes out when two unrelated periods or styles are put together. One glorious example is Brazilian designer and architect Jorge Elias’s use of French Savonnerie rugs and contemporary décor in his chic São Paulo home. Featured in Architectural Digest, the rooms are a spicy combination of French antiques and adornments—such as fabulous Savonnerie rugs—mixed with contemporary art. Read More
Green is more than a color that adds a fashionable statement to a room. The color green represents the healing energy of nature and certain shades of green have soothing effect on the eyes. Green rugs are available in a wide range of patterns and in may shades of green. They are a great way to make a room look beautiful and feel welcoming. Deeper shades of green can create a unique image while lighter shades can help brighten the room. We will study three interiors and learn how interior designers decorate with green rugs.
Even though geometric rugs are known for their modern appeal their patterns go back hundreds of years to classical architecture, ancient textiles, inlaid stone mosaics and Moroccan tiles. Today interior designers are using geometric rugs in both contemporary and traditional interiors. Softly colored geometric rugs bring out the beauty of the furniture and fabrics in a room while boldly colored geometric rugs can help add a strong personality to a room. Designers can create an unlimited number of looks by working with different types of geometric rugs. Some geometric rugs have small scale patterns in muted colors, others have large scale patterns in high contrast colors. One of the best ways to learn how to decorate with geometric rugs is to look at the work of great interior designers. We will learn from three stunning interiors featured in today's post. Read More
The correct use of color and pattern are key to make a room look attractive and feel welcoming. Geometric rugs can be extremely helpful in making a room look balanced and pleasing to the senses. Geometric rugs help pull together the colors and patterns in a room and they also make a room look more interesting by adding a soft and inviting texture. Although geometric rugs are frequently used in modern interiors, they also used for binging a contemporary vibe to traditional rooms. Some geometric rugs can remind us of exotic Moroccan tiles others are reminiscent of Greek key patterns or Chinoiserie fretwork. In this post we will look at five beautiful rooms and learn how top interior designers get the best out of decorating with geometric rugs.
Grey and Blue Oushak rugs with soft tonal colorations look contemporary and traditional at the same time. This is because their tonal colorations look contemporary yet their patterns go back hudreds of years. Interior designers have been using Oushak rugs in contemporary rooms because they bring warmth, beauty and a soft texture. Other designers use Oushak rugs with classical furniture and antiques because the soft tonal colorations of these rugs give traditional rooms a contemporary vibe. Today we will study 5 interiors and learn how interior designers create stunning room with the blue and gray Oushak rugs. Read More
Red is a powerful color. Red imparts a sense of luxury, power, and warmth to a room. One of the best way to bring the power of red is to anchor the room on an Aubusson rug with red accent colors. An Aubusson rug covers the largest noticeable surface in a room and therefor makes a bigger impact than any other element in the space. Even small amounts of red detail colors in an Aubusson rug will help you introduce red into a room through red fabrics or red screens and red pillows. While rugs with subtle designs are great when you want them to recede into the background, an Aubusson rug are best when you wish to make a more powerful statement. If you wish your room to command attention, there is nothing better than an Aubusson rug. In today’s post we will study how 5 great interior designers used the power of red Aubusson rugs to create uniquely memorable interiors. Read More
Green rugs bring a sense of calm to a room and also provide a background against which all the objects in a room look more beautiful just as green leaves make flowers look more vibrant. Designers also use green rugs in combination with green walls to make rooms appear larger. Green rugs are particularly desirable in high rise city apartments because they have a calming influence which reduces stress. The five interiors in today's post show how interior designers use green rugs to create beautiful rooms that invite you to relax and breathe calmly. Read More
Legendary interior designer Billy Baldwin said, “Be faithful to your own taste because nothing you really like is ever out of style.” AD 100 interior designer Scott Snyder loves Aubusson rugs and fine furniture and his interiors with these objects are so interesting, we never get tired of looking at them. Today we will look closely at what makes Snyder's interiors feel fresh and current. You can apply what you learn here and create rooms with Aubusson rugs that will always be in style. Read More
If you wish to design a room that feels warm, looks stylish and expresses your personality then Aubusson rugs can help you achieve your desire. It is common misconception that Aubusson rugs belong only in formal French interiors. If a Monet or a Renoir painting is at home in a modern living room so is an Aubusson rug. Good art transcends it's period and is used by each generation in a new way. Today we will look at 4 chic interiors which show the many different ways Aubusson rugs are being used today by top interior designers. Read More
Carolina Herrera fashion designer to First Ladies from Jacqueline Onassis to Michelle Obama once said: “Do you know what elegance is? It is not only what you’re wearing, it is how you wear it, who you are inside. It is the way you decorate your house, what you surround yourself with, what books you read and what your interests are.” Today we’re going to learn how sublime Oushak rugs can help you design elegant interiors that express the beauty of your lifestyle. 5 top decorators show how Oushak rugs make it easy to design elegant interiors that are a tribute to the homeowners taste. Read More