Best of February 2014 Design Magazines: 18 Rooms with Decorative Rugs

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In Boston, February is when we begin to realize that it no longer becomes dark at 4PM and start hoping for spring, even though we will be in winter's grip for quite a bit longer. The February issues of Interior Design magazines are beginning to show more color. I have picked the 18 most inspiring interiors with decorative rugs from the current Architectural Digest, Veranda, Elle Décor, Traditional Home and House Beautiful. I hope you enjoy them. Read More

14 Gorgeous Interiors: How to Pair Bold Colors with Decorative Rugs

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If you are tired of winter you will find these 14 colorful rooms energizing and inspiring. They show how top interior designers bring lively colors into a room in fresh new ways and how they unify the room with the right decorative rug. Each room has something different to teach and I will share with you what I see in each room.  Read More

Thomas Pheasant Refines 30 Interiors with Custom Decorative Rugs

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Thomas Pheasant's interiors have a calm refinement and a quiet sophistication. Pheasant acknowledges the influence of French designers of the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s. His furniture and custom rugs are grounded in classical architecture, but with a clean and modern sensibility. He creates “things that have kind of a familiar look but are still fresh,” Pheasant told Architectural Digest.  Here is my pick of Pheasant's 30 finest interiors. Read More

12 Chic Rooms: Bunny Williams Refines an Estate with Decorative Rugs

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If you are about to decorate a home you can benefit from learning how Bunny Williams decorated an entire house in Virginia. Bunny told House Beautiful she begins a design project by asking clients, "How do you want to live in a house? That's the most important thing to know before you buy or build." "Do you cook? Entertain? Are you going to maintain it yourself?" Read More

24 Chic Rooms: How to Mix Bold Colors, Patterns and Decorative Rugs

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If you love color and pattern but are afraid to use them, a great way to gain confidence and learn is to look at the work of a decorator who has mastered the art of making a room come alive with boldly colored fabrics and stylish decorative rugs. There is no better practitioner of this art than Katie Ridder whose work has been published in Elle Decor, The New York Times, House Beautiful and Domino to name just a few. "Her colors were so unusual and so perfect," a client told the Franklin Report. Another client summed up Ridder's designs as "Left of center, enough to grab your eye, but not too far left," and another one calls her interiors "Bohemian elegance." I have chosen 24 of the most beautiful Ridder interiors for today's post. Read More