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

23 Styles of Designer Rugs: Part 5 – Kilim Rugs to Moroccan Rugs

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In 23 Styles of Designer Rugs, Part 5 we learn why Kilim rugs and Moroccan rugs are so popular with interior designers. We derive decorating inspiration from nine stunning interiors and gain tips on where to use these rugs, the most desirable colors and patterns and buying tips.  Read More

Interior Designers May Disagree but Traditional is Back – Lori Miller

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Interior Designer Spotlight with Lori Miller Owner of Lori-Girl Creations, Long Island, NY While working on Rikers Island as a social worker, Lori Miller started at a wall paper store during her weekends. Her boss there encouraged her to go back to school for interior design, which she did. Upon graduating she worked at a furniture store and for an interior designer. Since 2000, Lori has owned her own interior design company, has been a Best of Houzz for the past two years, appeared in House, on the cover of LIhome, in USA TODAY and more. She holds degrees in both Interior Design and Psychology and is a member of the Interior Design Society and the American Society of Interior Designers. Join me as Lori shares her insights on decorating trends, myths about hiring an interior designer vs. doing it yourself and lots more... Read More

Designer Rugs Add Glamour to Kips Bay Show House’s 10 Best Interiors

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"Maximalism is thriving" proclaimed The New York Times in an article about the 2015 Kips Bay Decorator Show House. "The house .... reflects the lifestyle of today’s gazillionaires," intoned The Washington Post which was itself bought out by the super gazillionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos just a few years ago. Let us take a look at how the 10 best rooms in this $35 million 1909 mansion were made glamorous, and comfortable by designer rugs. Read More

Interior Design Suffers From Too Much Sameness – Benjamin Dhong

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Interior Designer Spotlight with Benjamin Dhong Founder-owner Benjamin Dhong Interiors, San Francisco, CA Benjamin Dhong has been featured numerous times in House Beautiful as well as in Elle Decor, The Wall Street Journal, NBC Open House, San Francisco Cottages & Gardens and internationally in Architectural Digest/Russia, Elle Decoration/ Germany, House Beautiful/Australia and House Beautiful/Turkey. Benjamin's passion for interior design and innovation is second to none. His popularity in Silicon Valley has landed him such prized commissions as the heads of Sony and 20th Century Fox. Join me as Benjamin shares his insights on interior design, changes brought about by technology, online antiques and designer rug shopping and more... Read More

Designer Barbara Gilbert Knows How Room Colors Affect Emotions

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Interior Designer Spotlight with Barbara Gilbert Founder-owner Barbara Gilbert Interiors, Dallas, TX. After 22 years of owning an insurance agency, Barbara Gilbert decided to leave it all for her dream job as an interior designer. It was an easy change since she was already decorating many of her friends’ and relatives’ homes. She went back to school to study interior design. After a few years, things blossomed for Barbara and she formed Barbara Gilbert Interiors in Dallas, Texas, winning multiple prestigious awards, working as an HGTV Pro Network Designer, and serving on the executive committee of the Interior Design Society. Join me as Barbara shares her insights on interior design and more... Read More