Hamptons Designer Showhouse: 7 Best Rooms with Decorative Rugs

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If you are looking for ideas for designing sophisticated and relaxing seaside interiors with decorative rugs, you will find plenty of great inspiration in the 2013 Hamptons Designer Showhouse just published in the August 2014 issue of Traditional Home. Here are my picks for the 7 best rooms. Read More

August 2014 Design Magazines: 7 Best Rooms with Decorative Rugs

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The 7 Best Rooms with Decorative Rugs from the August 2014 issues of the top Design Magazines will inspire you in bringing elegance and warmth to living rooms, libraries and bedrooms. These 7 interiors were selected from Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, New York Cottages and Gardens, Traditional Home and House Beautiful. Read More

How Jane Fonda Enriched Home by Mixing Oriental Rugs with Modern Rugs

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Recently a homeowner fell in love with a modern floral rug but was concerned it would not work with the traditional Oriental rugs she already had in the adjoining rooms. This worry arises from a common misconception that everything in a home should match, or at the very least be of the same style. We will learn why leading interior designers advise against "matchy matchy" decorating. To bring their advice home we will look at Jane Fonda's newly built northern New Mexico ranch home, recently featured in Architectural Digest, where Fonda deliberately juxtaposed objects that many people think do not belong together. Fonda chose this approach because she wanted the newly built home to look more sophisticated and historical. Her decorating was so effective that “When Robert Redford came to visit he thought the house was at least a hundred years old,” Fonda told Architectural Digest. Pictures of the rooms are accompanied by quotes from leading decorators explaining why this decorating approach works far better than the approach of matching every object. Read More