How HGTV is Affecting Clients and Interior Designers – Janice Dietz

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Interior Designer Spotlight with Janice Dietz Owner of The Consulting House, Inc., Atlanta, GA Janice Dietz is an award winning interior designer with an architectural background who's been featured on HGTV and was named Best of HOUZZ 2016, 2015, & 2014. Janice has a long history of curating and purchasing museum quality art combined with business experience as executive of Fortune 500 companies. Join me as Janice shares her insights on how HGTV has changed client expectations, how interior designers are making better use of design technology and finding sources for more unique rugs, furniture, art, and fabrics... Read More

10 Fabulous Nantucket Blue and White Interiors with Decorative Rugs

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Nantucket is Martha's Vineyard's smaller neighbor to the west and is the island from where Melville’s fictional 19th century whale ship The Pequod sailed out in search of Moby Dick. Today it is an elite resort for those who prefer a quieter pace in a historical New England small town with spectacular ocean views. I have assembled the 10 most stylish blue and white Nantucket interiors each with a fabulous blue decorative rug for you to enjoyment and inspiration. Read More

House Beautiful May 2016: 5 Best Rooms with Designer Rugs

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The May 2016 House Beautiful has some exceptional seaside houses and the 5 five best rooms with designer rugs all have water views.  Gary McBournie's Nantucket cottage breaks from the expected blue and white color scheme by pairing vibrant blues with oranges and corals in the living room and chartreuse and apple green in the library and dining room. Kathryn M. Ireland creates a serene low-key atmosphere in a historic Cape Cod house that once belonged to Bunny Mellon. Finally, Summer Thornton designs a serene home in Naples, Florida. Read More

Why Designer Rugs Are the Hardest to Source — Jennifer Ribek

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Interior Designer Spotlight with Jennifer Ribek Owner of Jennifer Ribek Interior Design, Jupiter, FL Jennifer Ribek has been featured in Veranda, House, Design Times, Palm Beach Cottages & Gardens, Luxe Interiors and was named Best of HOUZZ 2015 & 2016 for Design and Service. Jennifer was born on Long Island, New York, received a degree in interior design from the Fashion Institute of Technology, worked as an interior designer/kitchen designer on Long Island for ten years and then moved to Florida with her husband Richard.  Join me as Jennifer gives us the inside scoop on designer rugs, luxury interiors, and on satisfying a client... Read More

Why I Love Classic Traditional Design – Patricia McLean

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Interior Designer Spotlight with Patricia McLean Owner of Patricia McLean Interiors, Atlanta, GA Born in Atlanta and growing up in High Point, North Carolina home of the largest furnishings trade show in the world, it was not hard for Patricia McLean to fall in love with interior design. As a child she was deeply influenced when her parents were building their house. Her mother would take her to the Otto Zenke decorating studio. At this time Otto Zenke and his brother Henry were the preeminent designers of the southeast with offices in Palm Beach, Florida, Greensboro, North Carolina, and London, England. Her mom let her help select the furniture, wallpaper, fabrics and chandelier for her room. A graduate of the University of Georgia's renowned interior design program, Patricia established her business in 1985, two years after graduating. Her offices are in Buckhead, Atlanta. She has taken an active role in supporting her alma mater. She has received awards from the university including being recognized as one of the fastest growing businesses owned by an alumnus. Join me as Patricia explains what it means to be a true traditionalist, clears up common misconceptions about traditional style, and asserts how Atlanta's healthy economy has enhanced her business.   Read More

Pinterest’s Top 14 Blue Rugs and Blue Bedrooms

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If you are planning to design a blue bedroom it is important you don't leave the selection of the rug till the end as you may find it difficult to find a blue rug that goes perfectly with the fabrics you have selected. Interior designers say that when they start with a rug it makes it much easier to find great fabrics than the other way round. They carry a sample of the rug when picking paint colors, fabrics, furniture and accessories. Designers who follow this process find the rug helps them pull together the different elements in a room into a unified whole. Certain styles of blue rugs are able to unify different styles of furniture and allow you to create an interesting mix. The 14 blue bedrooms with blue rugs in today's post are the most highly pinned on Pinterest and are from Architectural Digest, Veranda and Traditional Home. They feature the work of top interior designers and offer rich inspiration for designing tranquil and stylish blue bedrooms whether the home is by the sea or in a busy city.    Read More

Traditional Home: Top 6 Interiors with Designer Rugs in May 2016

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Opulence and traditional decor reign supreme in the May 2016 Traditional Home and the top 6 interiors with designer rugs illustrate this very well. Designer Frank de Biasi evokes the glories of Venice and Rome in Palm Beach with custom needlepoint rugs and damask rugs. Linda Floyd contrives a thatched Cotswolds cottage in California with an Aubusson rug and designer Corey Damen Jenkins invents a sexy traditional style for a young couple with oriental rugs.  Read More

New York is the Best City for Interior Design – Debbie Lori Travin

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Interior Designer Spotlight with Debbie Lori Travin Owner of DLT Interiors, New York, NY Debbie has been immersed in design and fashion all her life. Growing up in a family in haute couture, Debbie always had an innate sense of style and a keen eye for color. Frequently she would accompany her family on business trips to Italy where she bought high end men's couture. Later while remodeling her home in New York, Debbie noticed that when her architect did house showings, people always wanted to know who the designer was. When her three kids got older, Debbie decided to study interior design at the New York School of Interior Design. Now she runs a successful interior design firm in the city.   Join me as Debbie shares her excitement in being an interior designer in New York. Read More