2016 Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse – Before & After with Designer Rugs

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This year marks the 44th time leading interior designers have transformed a Manhattan mansion for the worlds most prestigious designer show house - The Kips Bay Decorator Show House which was started in 1973 to support the work of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club for the benefit of the children of New York City. We start with the artist's sketch and see how the designer's vision changes and develops as actual furnishings are selected and how the room comes to life alive only after the perfect designer rug is put in place. Read More

Blue, Gray, Coral and Green Rugs Enrich Veranda’s 7 Best Dining Rooms

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Out of hundreds of dining rooms published by Veranda magazine over the years these 7 with gray, blue, gold, coral and green rugs were pinned most often. They feature the work of Richard Hallberg, Amelia Handegan, David Kleinberg, Suellen Gregory, Peter Pennoyer, Michelle Nussbaumer, Allan Greenberg, Kelli Ford and Kirsten Fitzgibbons. Enjoy! Read More

Why Young Decorators Prefer to Buy Rugs Online — Michael Del Piero

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Ever since Michael Del Piero founded Michael Del Piero Good Design in Chicago in 2007 she has received worldwide acclaim for her distinctive style that juxtaposes the ancient with modern and rough with luxurious. She has been featured in The New York Times, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, The Chicago Tribune, over 350 blogs, and was one of the first vendors on 1stdibs. Join me as Michael shares her insights on why she buys antiques and rugs online and much more. Read More

Gray, Gold and Blue Rugs Enliven 2016 Kips Bay Decorator Show House

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The 2016 Kips Bay Decorator Show House has set the design world abuzz by a stunning mix of the modern and traditional deftly unified by gorgeous designer rugs. I am particularly taken by the work of Suzanne Kasler, Phillip Thomas, Eve Robinson, Garrow Kedigian, Timothy Whealon, Kati Curtis, David Kleinberg, Olasky & Sinsteden, Jamie Drake and Caleb Anderson. Read More

Advice to Young Interior Designers — Hall of Famer Bruce Bierman

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Interior Designer Spotlight with Bruce Bierman Owner of Bruce Bierman Design Inc., New York, NY Bruce Bierman was inducted to the Interior Design Hall of Fame in 2000, and has been featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, House & Garden, House Beautiful, Interior Design, and The New York Times Magazine. Bruce has earned double degrees in architecture and fine arts from RISD (Rhode Island School of Design). The prestigious Franklin Report gives Bruce their highest five star rating and quotes these three client comments and more — "I have used many well-known designers over the years, and I felt that Bruce was the only one committed to the project and our family for the long haul." "Bruce is a very special person—mature, calm and generous. I am happy to say that he is now a friend." "I am a very opinionated client. I interviewed 30 people for this job, and I will definitely go back to Bruce for the next one." Join me as Bruce Bierman shares how he started, the advice he would give to to a beginning decorator, the importance of listening to clients closely, the pleasure of working on second, third and fourth homes, and why he doesn't get flustered... Read More

Aubusson Rugs Bring Chic Vibe to 7 Country Interiors

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Aubusson rugs ancient patterns have a timeless appeal. It might surprise you to learn that these rugs are as much at home in a rustic country interior as in a glamorous English country house, a French château or an Italian villa. Aubusson rugs were originally created in the 18th century for the French nobility. The patterns of these rugs are a combination of architectural notifs from classical Greece and Rome and French floral motifs. Aubusson rugs have a flat-woven texture which gives them a clean, almost contemporary look. The seven chic rooms in today's post illustrate several different ways of decorating with Aubusson rugs. Read More

Design Secrets of Martha’s Vineyard’s Top Architect Patrick Ahearn

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Architect Spotlight with Patrick Ahearn FAIA Owner of Patrick Ahearn Architect LLC, Boston and Edgartown, Massachusetts Patrick Ahearn needs no introduction if you live on Martha's Vineyard or anywhere else in the world where they love classic New England architecture that has been updated for modern lifestyles. Patrick's portfolio of exquisite award-winning homes is endless. His impact on Martha's Vineyard has been profound with hundreds of beautifully designed homes and his enthusiastic engagement with the island's community. Patrick has won multiple Bulfinch and PRISM Awards, last year he was the selected architect for HGTV's Dream Home 2015, and is shortlisted for six International Design & Architecture 2016 Awards.  Join me as Patrick shares insights on designing numerous Bulfinch Award and PRISM Award winning houses in Martha's Vineyard and takes us on a tour of one of his recent favorite houses...  Read More

10 Best Blue Bedrooms and Blue Rugs in Architectural Digest

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Architectural Digest's 10 most highly pinned blue bedrooms with blue rugs showcase the work of Lorenzo Castillo on the northern coast of Spain, Martin Lawrence Bullard in Miami, Nicky Haslam in New Orleans, Jacobsen Architecure in Napa Valley, a 13th-century Irish Castle and four homes in the Hamptons by Steven Gambrel, Billy Cotton, Taryn Christoff and Martin Finio.   Read More

Best of May-June 2016 Veranda: 5 Rooms with Contemporary Rugs

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The five best rooms with contemporary rugs in the May-June 2016 Veranda magazine include Madeline Stuart's update of a 1930's Art Deco house belonging to a Hollywood power couple, Dennis & Leen owner of Richard Hallberg's Andalusian style house in Montecito, California and designer Quinn Pofahl's Hamptons house. Read More