Aubusson Rugs Enrich 17 Living and Dining Rooms, Bedrooms & Libraries

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Why do David Easton, Kate Spade, William T. Georgis, Jacques Garcia, Alidad, Michael Coorengel, Jean-Pierre Calvagrac, Scot Meacham Wood and David Hare have in common? They all chose Aubusson Rugs to bring glamour to traditional and modern living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms and libraries. Aubusson area rugs are renowned for their elegance and sophistication. Favored by 18th century French aristocracy, you can find Aubusson rugs for sale in a variety of colors and sizes. Here are seventeen examples of how the design legends used them to create glamour. Read More

Elle Decor July 2017: 5 Best Rooms with Designer Rugs

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Every month I read Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Veranda, House Beautiful and Traditional Home as soon as they come out and each month I feature the two magazines that have the best rooms that month. This July Elle Decor once again surpassed with more outstanding rooms with designer rugs than any other magazine. Here are the 5 best of the best in July. Read More

What is a Savonnerie Rug and How is it Made?

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In the 17th century French artists and weavers employed by King Henri IV invented the art of making Savonnerie Rugs. We explore why these rugs command over a million dollars at Sotheby's, what makes them so artistically and technically demanding to make and why their technique has never been copied by oriental rug weavers.   1. This Savonnerie carpet with vibrant blues, gold and red can pose a challenge to a decorator. But the early 20th century Parisian decorator knew how to create a fabulous setting for it in the Salon des Huets in the Musee Nissim de Camondo, Paris. Read More

Blue Contemporary Rugs Bring Glamour to 11 Summer Homes

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There is no better way to bring glamour and style to a summer home than with a blue contemporary rug as proved by the 11 chic interiors in today's post. A designer rug is a major investment and it is important to choose one that will be in fashion for years to come. The best way to ensure your rug doesn't become dated is to look for rugs that combine both traditional and modern elements. It is also important for the rug to have a balance of cool and warm colors as this will make it easy to pull together all the colors in a room.  Read More