Blue Rugs Promote Relaxation in 8 Summery Interiors

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The July 2016 Architectural Digest features Suzzane Kasler's stunning blue and white interiors in a Maine house she designed with architect Les Cole. These rooms combine summer relaxation in such a fresh and glamorous style, it inspired me to search out more examples of summery rooms with blue rugs. I could think of no better place than the past issues of House Beautiful. I hope you enjoy this selection.   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

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

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

10 Fabulous Nantucket Blue and White Interiors with Decorative Rugs

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Nantucket is Martha's Vineyard's smaller neighbor to the west and is the island from where Melville’s fictional 19th century whale ship The Pequod sailed out in search of Moby Dick. Today it is an elite resort for those who prefer a quieter pace in a historical New England small town with spectacular ocean views. I have assembled the 10 most stylish blue and white Nantucket interiors each with a fabulous blue decorative rug for you to enjoyment and inspiration. Read More

House Beautiful May 2016: 5 Best Rooms with Designer Rugs

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The May 2016 House Beautiful has some exceptional seaside houses and the 5 five best rooms with designer rugs all have water views.  Gary McBournie's Nantucket cottage breaks from the expected blue and white color scheme by pairing vibrant blues with oranges and corals in the living room and chartreuse and apple green in the library and dining room. Kathryn M. Ireland creates a serene low-key atmosphere in a historic Cape Cod house that once belonged to Bunny Mellon. Finally, Summer Thornton designs a serene home in Naples, Florida. Read More

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