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

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

Designer Rugs Enhance House Beautiful’s Top 5 Interiors in April 2016

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It is a mystery why every month one or two design magazine excel all the others in the quality of the interiors. It is hard to predict which magazine will be in the lead next month. In April we are lucky to have two front runners. We cover House Beautiful today and Traditional Home was featured earlier in the month, and if you missed it, you can read it here. I am excited to share my picks for the 5 best interiors with designer rugs in the April 2016 House Beautiful. Read More

15 Old Havana Interiors, Architecture and Geometric Floors

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In celebration of President Obama's visit to Cuba, the first since Calvin Coolidge 88 years ago, we look hopefully to better times for the Cuban people whose creativity and flair is displayed in old Havana's vibrant music, architecture, interiors, gorgeous geometric floors, ballet, food and colorful old cars. Read More

Traditional Home’s Top 6 Interiors with Designer Rugs in April 2016

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The April 2016 Traditional Home tops this month's interior design magazines so it was hard to pick the six best rooms with designer rugs. There is a seventh room that belongs here, but it was already published in yesterday's blog which you can see hereRead More

11 Blue Rugs Enliven Decorator Showhouses

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The April 2016 Traditional Home has such an eye catching selection of blue fabrics, trim and furniture, it inspired me to search out the best blue rooms and rugs in designer showhouses. Here is my selection of the 11 best blue rooms and blue rugs and in designer showhouses across America. Read More

Savonnerie Rugs Add Glamour to 12 Downton Abbey Style Interiors

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As Downton Abbey enters its sixth and final season we pay homage to interior designers who evoked the English Country house style decades before Downton Abbey came to these shores. What we call Downton Abbey Style today has flourished not just in America and England but also in France, Spain and Italy. Savonnerie rugs hold a special place for adding glamour to Downton Abbey Style interiors. Read More