Today’s Client Has Different Expectations — Susan Zises Green

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Interior Designer Spotlight with Susan Zises Green Susan Zises Green Interior Design: Manhattan, Nantucket, Connecticut, Palm Beach, Southhampton For almost 40 years Susan Zises Green has been delighting clients with her elegant taste for interior design. Susan has taken part in the Kips Bay Decorator Show House an amazing nine times, honored as one of House Beautiful America’s Top 100 Designers and has been featured in Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, The New York Times, Connecticut Cottages & Gardens and many others. The prestigious Franklin Report gives Susan a four star rating and quotes these three client comments and more: "Such a refined and elegant look, but amazingly comfortable and inviting." "I can always look to her for solid, tasteful design." "Susan is impervious to fashion, much to our delight." Join me as Susan shares her thoughts around client expectations, types of designer rugs she uses, her use of florals, how gardening helps her interior design and much more... Read More

Traditional Home’s 5 Best Rooms with Designer Rugs in August 2016

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We've hand-picked the five best rooms with designer rugs from the July/August edition of Traditional Home. See designer Jennifer Culp create a bohemian style living room, Patricia Fisher designs a soft modern room at The Hampton Designer Showhouse and Phillip Sides designs a family-friendly Alabama home. Read More

How to Choose Designer Rugs for Clients — Timothy Whealon

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Interior Designer Spotlight with Timothy Whealon Owner of Timothy Whealon Interiors, New York, NY The prestigious Franklin Report gives Timothy Whealon their highest 5 star rating saying, "In Whealon's hands, fussy traditional spaces become joyful homes, and modern rooms are elevated with warmth." The Report also includes comments from clients, such as "Top-drawer talent for a reasonable price." "Really went out of his way for us." "Tim deeply cares about giving you something that's perfect for you." Timothy is frequently featured in Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Veranda, British House and Garden, Architectural Digest, the New York Times as well as in numerous design books. Timothy was hand-selected for the second time in 2016 by the Kips Bay Decorator Show House Committee chaired by renowned interior designer Bunny Williams. Join me as Timothy discuses how he chooses designer rugs for his clients, the pros and cons of Sotheby's verse 1stdibs, his thoughts on Instagram, and much more. Read More

Bessarabian Rugs in 21 Top-Rated Interiors on Pinterest

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We've collected 21 top-pinned interiors from Pinterest that showcase prestigious Bessarabian rugs which were originally made for Russian royalty in the 19th century. The Russian treasury wanted to keep money from its France and England rivals, that they made copies of Aubusson rugs and English needlepoint rugs in the Bessarabia province of Ukraine, where there was a long history of indigenous rug weaving. However, the rug weavers of Bessarabia made rugs according to their folk traditions. The Bessarabian weavers, unfamiliar with French and English methods of weaving, created patterns in their own spontaneous way. The Bessarabian rugs took on a warm, less-formal look, which was very different from the French and English rugs. Bessarabian rugs have become increasingly fashionable with interior designers such as Susan Zises Green, Janet Simon, Michael S. Smith, Stephane Boudin, Lee Radziwill, David Easton, Bunny Williams, Renzo Mongiardino, Mario Buatta and Albert Hadley, to name a few. Find inspiration with these 21 unique spaces and choose a Bessarabian rug for your next project! Read More

Cowhide Rugs Serve a Great Purpose — Hall of Famer Laura Bohn

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Interior Designer Spotlight with Laura Bohn Laura Bohn Design, New York, NY Laura Bohn was inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame in 1998, and has been featured in Luxe, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, House & Garden, Interior Design, Country Home, Oprah Magazine, HGTV, CNN Style and A&E. Laura is a graduate of Pratt Institute and has taught at Fashion Institute of Technology, Parsons School of Design and Pratt Institute. She has been selected twice to design spaces at the nationally acclaimed Kips Bay Decorator Show House. The prestigious Franklin Report gives Laura a four star rating and quotes these three client comments and more: "She is a seasoned professional. What she sketched is exactly what you get, and it is always perfect." "Unbelievable sense of color, every room is gorgeous and exciting. She delivers the highest quality." "I was hysterical when she used six different shades of green in a single space, but she was absolutely right—it looks rich, yet homogeneous and peaceful." Join me as Laura shares with us why she uses cowhide rugs, how she sources designer rugs, what it's like to design internationally, what it was like to do Kips Bay Decorator Show House and much more... Read More

Corey Damen Jenkins Is Over the Beige-Greige-Gray Syndrome

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Interior Designer Spotlight with Corey Damen Jenkins Corey Damen Jenkins & Associates, LLC., Birmingham, MI Since starting his interior design firm in 2009, Corey Damen Jenkins has been a rising star in the industry. Corey has already been featured in Architectural Digest, The Wall Street Journal, Traditional Home, House Beautiful, Dwell, our own designer rug blog, and more. Corey was voted the winner of HGTV's popular hit series Showhouse Showdown, and in 2012 he won “Designer Of The Year” in the Interiors category by FGI-Detroit. Corey has a rich interior design perspective with a unique ability to make deep connections with his clients and exceed their expectations.  Join me as Corey shares with us current trends he avoids, how he incorporates rugs into his designs, his secrets to exceeding his client's expectations, and much more... Read More

Traditional Home’s 10 Summer Rooms with Designer Rugs

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We've sought out 10 summer rooms from Traditional Home that showcase great designer rugs. As you'll see, there are many styles of rugs, colors and patterns that can be successful in any summer retreat. Get inspired by these rooms for the next time you need to design that perfect summer home. Read More

How to Use Oushak Rugs with Any Style of Interior Design

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We've collected 13 chic interiors from Luxe interior + design magazine that demonstrate Oushak rugs look fabulous with any style of interior design—country to contemporary. Luxe has reaffirmed that an Oushak is perfect just about anywhere. Whether you're looking at the more traditional star or medallion Oushak rugs, or the modern variety with soft colors, their transformative power cannot be understated. You'd never describe them as loud or overbearing. "Richly faded colors" seems like an oxymoron, and yet the phrase is one of the best ways to describe the beauty of fine Oushak rugs. See our favorite Oushak looks here: Read More

Why I Love to Start with a Designer Rug – Gideon Mendelson

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Interior Designer Spotlight with Gideon Mendelson The Mendelson Group, New York, NY. Since launching Mendelson Group in 2003, Gideon Mendelson has been featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Luxe Interiors, Modern, and Coastal Living. Mendelson Group offers a broad range of services including interior architecture, construction management, interior design and custom furniture design. A Columbia University architecture graduate, Gideon also has a degree from The New York School of Interior Design. Gideon's early background in the classics and his later education in modernism provides him the ability to work in a wide range of styles. His 2014 Kips Bay Decorator Show House room, The Lady's Lair, won critical acclaim in the press. Gideon's down-to-earth manner is a refreshing break from the image of the decorator as a snooty arbiter of taste. Join me as Gideon expresses surprise at Margaret Russell's sudden departure from Architectural Digest; why he loves starting a room with a designer rug; what it was like to work with Steven Gambrel when both were starting their career; how he responded to a challenging space in his first Kips Bay experience in 2014; why he avoids Viscose rugs; and much more... Read More

10 Best Rooms with Aubusson Rugs in Architectural Digest

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Architectural Digest's 10 most highly pinned Aubusson rugs showcase the work of William T. Georgis in a Manhattan townhouse, Jacques Garcia's Paris living room, Jorge Elias' 17,000-square-foot home in the Jardim Europa neighborhood of São Paulo, banking heir Pedro Espírito Santo's Lisbon residence, Nancy Morton's warm and fashionable living room, Mark Gillette's restored home in the English countryside, Michael Smith's bedroom in his New York penthouse, Inga Rubenstein's upper east side Manhattan townhouse and sitting room, and Kara Childress renovated 1933 Texas mansion. Read More