Aubusson Rugs Bring Chic Vibe to 5 Contemporary Interiors

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I have long held the view that that classical Aubusson rugs are the perfect complement to blue-chip contemporary art and 21st-century design. You can now see the proof in the December 2015 Architectural Digest which features a William T. Georgis designed 14,000-square-foot, five-level Beaux Arts limestone townhouse on New York's Upper East Side where monumental works by Jeff Koons, Rob Pruitt and Dan Colen are juxtaposed with grand classical Aubusson rugs in exuberant colors. The townhouse was constructed in 1903 by John H. Duncan who was also the architect of Grant’s Tomb. See how Aubusson rugs and a classical home create a stunning showcase for contemporary art. Read More

Architectural Digest: 6 Best Rooms with Designer Rugs in January 2016

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The 6 best interiors with designer rugs in the January 2016 Architectural Digest include Peter Marino's spectacular contemporary ski retreat in the Colorado Rockies as well as Jeffrey Bilhuber's stylish makeover of a classic Seattle house. These rooms show how two AD100 designers enhance rooms with six different styles of designer rugs.   Read More

Architectural Digest November 2015: 6 Best Rooms with Designer Rugs

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It is hard to imagine how an unattractive space can be utterly transformed until you have seen these before and after photos of the 6 best rooms with designer rugs in the November 2015 Architectural Digest. These gorgeous spaces are a testament to the vision of designers Elissa Cullman, Victoria Hagan and Shawn Henderson working in collaboration with architects John B. Murray, Stephen Lee and Peter Pennoyer, respectively.  Read More

23 Styles of Designer Rugs: Part 1 – From Aubusson Rugs to Chinoiserie

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What do you do when every rug you try in a room doesn’t quite work? Does your client find the rug elsewhere? Or does it delay the completion of the room? Whenever I am stuck, I turn to friends who are plugged in to the top designer rug resources in New York, Los Angeles and overseas. Often I discover a new type of rug or a fresh way of decorating with a rug I already knew about. Having done this for over 30 years I keep an evolving list of the 23 most desirable designer rug styles. Here is Part 1 of the list, arranged alphabetically. Parts 2 and 3 will follow in coming weeks.    Read More

Miles Redd 13 Best Fabrics for Schumacher Sing with Red and Blue Rugs

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Introducing his 2015 Fabric and Wallcovering Collection for Schumacher, Miles Redd said, "I have always been drawn to the graphic, but graphic doesn't sing unless you have something organic next to it. It's the tension of the two elements that makes decorating exciting." See how you can take the song to new heights by supporting Miles's 13 best graphic and organic patterns with the perfect red oriental rug or blue decorative rug. Read More

Kit Kemp: 9 Tips for Bringing a Modern Vibe to Interiors with Red Rugs

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“Never use anything you wouldn’t want to sit on without any clothes on. It should always feel glorious against your skin” says Kit Kemp, the British designer whom The Sunday Times calls "The Guru of modern hotel design." Kit Kemp's London home is the finest example of her playful and irreverent decorating style which mixes red oriental rugs with modern furniture and boldly patterned fabrics. Kemp's modern take on the English Country House can be seen in the 9 boutique hotels she co-owns with husband Tim Kemp including New York's fantastical art filled Crosby Street Hotel and London's sensational Ham Yard Hotel. "My aim as a designer is to make surroundings a joyful thing - to bring in elements of intrigue and curiosity that create a sense of adventure and fun" writes Kemp in her book "A Living Space. "This is not to be mistaken for gimmicky however, comfort and quality are at the core too", she concludes. I have distilled the 9 Tips from Kemp’s book and from her London home. Read More