House Beautiful November 2014: 5 Best Rooms with Decorative Rugs

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The 5 best interiors with decorative rugs in the November 2014 House Beautiful demonstrate that when vivid colors are used appropriately, the rooms feel happy and uplifting rather than overwhelming or garish.  "People say I am fearless with color, but if I see it in nature, I know it will work in a home," Miles Redd explained to House Beautiful. "Truthfully, color makes me happy and that was the direction with this apartment--to make a happy family home," says Miles Redd about his three interiors in today's post. Read More

Remembering Oscar de la Renta’s Stylish Interiors with Decorative Rugs

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The interiors and decorative rugs in Oscar de la Renta’s many homes reflect the same classical elegance as his beautiful dresses cherished by women all over the world and favored by every American first lady from Jacqueline Kennedy to Michelle Obama. Vogue in their tribute to de la Renta, last week, noted that his elegant interiors seemed to be in a constant dialog with his runway fashions. de la Renta had a passion for patterns and colors and his urbane taste ranged from exotic Central Asian silk Ikat to intricate Elizabethan Palempore; from jewel-like Chinoiserie to stately Greek architectural motifs. Today we celebrate de la Renta’s most memorable interiors with decorative rugs. Oscar and Annette de la Renta at their home in Connecticut in 2008. Read More

Mario Buatta Creates 7 Happy Palm Beach Interiors with Decorative Rugs

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Mario Buatta can transform any dull space into a happy one by a deft pairing of pastel colors and decorative rugs in a way that makes a room come alive like a garden in spring. Buatta's artistry finds its fullest expression in Palm Beach where he has created memorable homes for celebrities and the society set. Today’s 7 interiors are among his happiest. Read More

Architectural Digest November 2014: 5 Best Rooms with Decorative Rugs

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The November 2014 Architectural Digest has so many great spaces it seemed unfair to pick just 5 for the best interiors with decorative rugs. So I have made two selections, today's post features the 5 best contemporary interiors and a separate post features the 5 best traditional interiors which are all from AD100 interior designer David Easton's fabulous restoration of a 1920's Addison Mizner landmark ocean front mansion in Palm Beach. Read More

David Easton Modernizes 1920’s Palm Beach Mansion with Floral Rugs

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When a couple asked David Easton to restore a dilapidated 1920’s Palm Beach oceanfront landmark mansion, the AD100 decorator chose to bring a comfortable modern vibe to the living areas. "I love the casual feeling here," the wife is quoted saying in the November 2104 Architectural Digest, "It’s soft and inviting, and our grandchildren can go anywhere." We take a close look at David Easton’s latest project. Read More

2014 Kips Bay’s Top 7 Interiors with Decorative Rugs on Pinterest

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The 20 interiors with decorative rugs in the 2014 Kips Bay Show House tell a story about the desires and fantasies of New York's top 0.1%. But do these cutting edge interiors tell us anything about what the rest of the country likes? One way to find out is to visit Pinterest and see which Kips Bay rooms get pinned most often as these are the interiors that will be emulated in the future. I did some research, and here are the 7 most highly pinned Kips Bay interiors on Pinterest.   Read More