Best of April 2014 Design Magazines: 15 Rooms with Decorative Rugs

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The quality of interiors in the April 2014 issues of major design magazines was greatly improved over the March issues. The 15 best interiors with decorative rugs include stunning vacation homes in Umbria and Puglia, Italy, Lier, Belgium, The Bahamas and Carmel Valley, California as well as homes in New York and San Francisco. Architectural Digest, Veranda, Elle Decor, Vogue, Traditional Home and House Beautiful all had great interiors to choose from. Enjoy! Read More

Pastel Fashion Inspired: 14 Luscious Interiors with Pastel Rugs

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Pastels are all the rage now after dominating spring summer 2014 fashion runways in Milan, Paris, London and New York. Today's 14 stunning interiors with pastel rugs show you how to design luscious pastel interiors and how to chose the best pastel rug for the room. Read More

14 Happy Spring Interiors with Green Rugs and Lively Color

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A couple of 50 degree days have kindled hope that spring is around the corner in the Northeast. Crocuses have already appeared in New York, but in Boston the ground is still frozen. To paraphrase Warren Buffett, if we wait for all the swallows to arrive, it will be too late to start spring decorating. So today's 14 interiors with green rugs and fresh spring colors will help you get a head start with great ideas for designing interiors that make you happy.   Read More

10 Chic Martha’s Vineyard Blue and White Interiors with Blue Rugs

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When I began looking for the 10 best Martha's Vineyard interiors to illustrate how top designers use blue rugs to elevate the chic factor in a seaside space, I was surprised at how difficult it was to find them. After the first three gorgeous rooms by Victoria Hagan, I had to look in new places to find the remaining. As it turned out, this was a good thing as it led me to discovering two new interior designers who have done great work on Martha's Vineyard. They are Gil Walsh and Gauthier-Stacy. I hope you will enjoy the variety and the fresh perspective they bring. Read More

Unify Antique and Modern with Geometric Rugs: 14 Gorgeous Rooms

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Our earliest ancestors began decorating their dwellings and textiles with geometric patterns thousands of years ago. We can find geometric patterns in the architecture of civilizations all over the world from the Aztec to ancient Greece to Africa.. The other amazing thing about geometric patterns is that even though their origins are ancient, their sensibility is very modern. Interior designers have discovered that geometric rugs are a great for pulling together antique and modern elements in a room into a harmonious and distinctive whole as we shall in the 14 gorgeous interiors with geometric rugs in today's post.  Read More

Best of March 2014 Design Magazines: 19 Rooms with Decorative Rugs

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The unrelenting fury of winter has postponed thoughts of spring for those of us who live in the north. So it is especially encouraging to see that the March 2014 issues of major interior design magazines have not given up hope and are featuring more rooms with sunny colors. It is also nice to see Veranda Magazine revive from its recent decline. But other publications are not doing as well. Lonny Magazine had emerged from nowhere to promise a new answer to the digital conundrum, but they have had to cut back their publishing frequency. Elle Decor, Traditional Home and House Beautiful have fewer new and exciting rooms. But don't worry, I have compensated by extending coverage to newer more exciting magazines such as Luxe, Florida Design, New York Cottage and Gardens and Connecticut Cottages and Gardens. I hope you will find a stimulating variety in these 19 best interiors with decorative rugs from the March 2014 issues of the best interior design magazines. Read More

12 Oscar Stars: Brighten Homes with Decorative Rugs

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As we get ready for the 2014 Academy Awards hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, lets look behind the scenes at how the stars of stage and screen relax at home. The twelve interiors in today's post show how Oscar winners brighten their homes with a mix of rustic and sophisticated elements unified by well chosen decorative rugs. Read More