Aubusson Rugs Adorn Coco Chanel’s and Valentino’s Homes

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We expect iconic fashion designers homes to be as fabulous as the clothes they design, and they never disappoint. Aubusson rugs figure prominently in the homes of many of the most important fashion designers in history. The elegant patterns of Aubusson rugs make them a perfect accessory in the homes of people who pay great attention to style. Read More

Warm Colored Oushak Rugs Bring Cozy Luxury to 2 Bedrooms

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Oushak rugs can transform simple and beautiful bedrooms into deliciously cozy and luxurious resting places. Oushak rugs offer rich color or deliciously faded hues. Add in their soft wool textures, and Oushak rugs are a great way to dress up your sleeping place. Many people, spend a lot of time in their bedrooms, using them as alternate office spaces, quiet spaces to get away from the rest of the family or even spaces for the family to gather in the evening and watch television. If this is how you live, you want to make sure that you make your bedroom as beautiful and inviting as possible. Oushak rugs can help you meet that goal. Read More

Blue Geometric Rugs Bring Modern Vibe to 2 Traditional Homes

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Decorating with geometric rugs is a great way to bring a modern energy into traditional spaces. Designers are increasingly turning to geometric rugs wen to want to give traditional décor a modern and more youthful vibe. Today we feature the work of two designers Lynne Scalo and Betsy Burnham, who have mastered the art of using geometric rugs to give a modern look to traditional homes. Read More

Oushak Rugs Bring Chic and Calming Look to Living Rooms

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I've already made it clear about my penchant for Oushak rugs. Oushak rugs are the dreamiest rugs around, and the best of the new Oushak rugs capture the faded glory of antique Oushak rugs. Oushak rugs can instantly give a room a lush and heavenly lived-in look that isn't at all overbearing. They're perfect for any room in the house, including bedrooms, libraries, living rooms and dining rooms. Read More

Chic Green Rugs Bring a Luxurious Feeling to Rooms

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Green rugs can make a room feel really luxurious, and, depending on their tone, they can also balance out stronger tones in a room. Use pale green green rugs in rooms that have stronger visual elements like dark flooring and furnishings featuring vibrant pops of color. Use green rugs with deeper colors when you want to them to ground a space. Read More

Gray Geometric Rugs Make it Easy to Design Contemporary Rooms

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There was a time when if you had told someone that you were going to paint some rooms in your home grey and throw in some geometric rugs for an added spicy touch, they would have nodded and smiled at you and then talked trash about you behind your back. Throw geometric rugs into the mix and you would have been thrown in the loony bin yourself. Grey was looked at as the color of prison walls or abandoned hospital buildings. Then, someone threw a coat of grey paint on a few walls, and a star was born. Suddenly, grey started appearing in shelter magazines from London to Cape Town. Grey was embraced as the beautiful "new" neutral. The really great thing about it was that this beautiful color worked as a bold hue in a room or as a relaxing neutral. Read More

Needlepoint Rugs Make it Easy to Mix Antique with Modern

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Is your vision of needlepoint rugs confined to subtly colored rugs with tame floral motifs? If so, prepare to get your mind blown away with the beauty of bold and colorful needlepoint rugs. Because they are flat-woven and have intricate patterns, needlepoint rugs are often thought of as being high on aesthetic and low on function, especially when compared to other types of rugs. What you may be surprised to learn is that you can find good quality needlepoint rugs in bold, vibrant colors that are also highly durable and suited for trafficked rooms. You may have a needlepoint rug that you're dying to use, but you're afraid. Use it. Billy Baldwin said, "Stick to the things you really love. An honest room is always up to date." Read More

How Aubusson Rugs Enrich the Homes of Top Designers

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It's always interesting to see how our favorite designers use Aubusson rugs in their own homes. Designers know that Aubusson rugs can be used to enrich interiors of many different decorating styles. They know that you can use antique Aubusson rugs in modern settings and more modern Aubusson rugs in vintage settings. Read More

Why Savonnerie Carpets Adorn The Worlds Grandest Hotels

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Savonnerie rugs in all of their pomp and grandeur are a perfect element in grand hotel design. When guests arrive at a hotel after a long flight, they're looking forward to being welcomed into a warm and beautiful environment. If they're paying a lot of money, they're expecting it. The very best hotels go out of their way to make their guests feel as if they're staying in a home away from home. Grand hotels go out of their way to make sure that everywhere their guests look, luxury and comfort greets them at every turn. Savonnerie rugs are a favorite of some of the most decadent hotels in the world because their grandness of scale and intricate beauty implies unlimited opulence. Savonnerie rugs used in hotels' public spaces let guests instinctively know that they are going to be taken care of. Read More