Veranda’s 12 Most Pinned Dining Rooms with Designer Rugs in 2016

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These 12 dining rooms from Veranda with beautiful Oushak and Oriental rugs received the most love and admiration on Pinterest in 2016. They are traditional and modern at the same time as they are stylish and inviting. Read More

What is a Needlepoint Rug?

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A hand made wool needlepoint rug has a flat texture resembling an antique rug in which the pile has worn down. Decorators prefer needlepoint rugs to new oriental rugs when they are decorating with antique furniture. But people unfamiliar with needlepoints can mistakenly assume they are fragile. This is untrue as proved by the experience of thousands of customers and interior designers who have used them in their own homes and say they are very durable and easy to clean. Room images at the end of this post show how decorators add glamour to living rooms, dining rooms, libraries, bedrooms and bathrooms with needlepoint rugs.    A runner made from the borders of the Canterbury Needlepoint Rug 2818B adds verve to a bathroom designed by Markham Roberts.   (Short on time? Click here to buy Needlepoint Rugs) Read More

12 Fabulous Sun Rooms and Outdoor Spaces with Decorative Rugs

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When a sunroom or outdoor space is designed thoughtfully you can enjoy the beauty of nature all year round without compromising comfort or luxury. One of the secrets is a well chosen decorative rug. “It’s such a great luxury to have one of these spaces” Boston interior designer Michael Carter told New England Home, “It really becomes a favorite spot in the house for people.” Read More

Veranda’s 7 Most Pinned Living Rooms with Designer Rugs in 2016

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Veranda is arguably the most admired interior design magazine among both interior designers and home owners so it is a great pleasure to present Veranda's 7 most admired rooms with designer rugs on Pinterest in 2016. Read More

House Beautiful’s 5 Best Rooms with Designer Rugs in December 2016

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House Beautiful's December 2016 issue seems to align with the latest Elle Decor and Veranda in focusing on richly colored traditional interiors adorned by gorgeous oriental rugs. The rugs this time are in gold, green and red and create just the right atmosphere in Charlotte Moss's Manhattan townhouse and in the "reclaimed barn" look of the sophisticated year round getaway in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains designed by architect James Carter and interior designer Jane Hawkins Hoke. I hope you enjoy House Beautiful's five best interiors in December 2016. Read More

Elle Decor’s 5 Best Rooms with Designer Rugs in December 2016

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Elle Decor's December 2016 issue seems to be predicting a return to richly colored traditional interiors with gorgeous Aubusson rugs as in the 17th-century Manor House in England designed by Laura Ingrams for a young Baron and his family. This trend is carried through to a magical alpine getaway in St. Moritz, Switzerland by Studio Peregalli. Contemporary design is becoming more luxurious as in the Lee Mindel designed Palm Beach oceanfront. I hope you enjoy my pick of Elle Decor's five best in December. Read More

Veranda’s 5 Best Rooms with Designer Rugs in November 2016

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My picks for the five best rooms with designer rugs in Veranda's November 2016 issue include Ann and Gordon Getty's Chinoiserie themed dining room and their Russian Ballet inspired music room in their Pacific Palisades, San Francisco mansion. I was exhilarated by Richard Hallberg's fresh take on a mountain retreat in Aspen and Anthony Baratta's Utah very different view of a ski lodge which he infused with bold quilt and plaid patterns. Finally we remember Atlanta Garden legend Ryan Gainey and his take on Napoleonic style. I hope you enjoy the magnificent variety. Read More

Designer Rugs Add Glamour to Vogue’s 5 Best Interiors

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Vogue’s interiors have an eccentric glamour you won't find in any interior design magazines. This is partly due to the highly individual tastes of the celebrities they feature and partly due to the outstanding quality of their fashion photography. I hope you enjoy this selection of eye catching interiors glamorized by unusual designer rugsRead More