How to Design Stylish Zen-Like Spaces with Green Rugs

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If you're trying to create a Zen-inspired space with green rugs, you couldn't have chosen a more appropriate rug color to do so. When creating rooms with Zen design, you should look for neutral, soft colors that inspire a sense of calm. It's critically important that we create rooms of refuge in our homes. Our homes are supposed to be oases from the outside world, but even the most joyous homes can get hectic on the inside, especially those filled with large families. If that accurately describes your house, set aside one room for yourself. Green rugs, light fabrics and gorgeous textures laid out in your own private "you" space can help you create the tiny bit of paradise you crave. Vivienne Westwood said, "Buy less, choose well." Keep that in mind, as it will help you keep your space beautiful and spare. Read More

How to Bring Distinction to Home Libraries with Aubusson Rugs

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Aubusson rugs and home libraries are a natural fit. The colors and motifs of Aubusson rugs lend themselves perfectly to creating luxuriously cozy environments. Whether your library consists of a few bookshelves and a weathered French leather club chair in a corner or a massive floor-to-ceiling setup complete with rolling ladders, Aubusson rugs can help create the perfect space for soaking up knowledge and relaxing the mind. Read More

How French Design Celebs Adorn their Homes with Savonnerie Rugs

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If you ever wondered how design icons use Savonnerie rugs in their own homes, and you guessed "fabulously," you'd be right. Savonnerie rugs play a major role in the personal residences of many of the world's most fabulous tastemakers. The design aficionados in the following examples use Savonnerie rugs not because the spaces called for them but because the homeowners wanted them to be there. As Ralph Lauren says, "Style is very personal." Read More

How Celebrities Decorate and Live with Aubusson Rugs

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Aubusson rugs are popular with interior designers and celebrities around the world. Their unique designs and motifs are instantly recognizable, and they are used in a wide variety of different ways. Some people use Aubusson rugs in the most formal rooms in their homes, while others believe that Aubusson rugs should be like members of the family and also used in the most private spaces of the home. Whether you're dealing with a designer who works primarily within an elegant monochromatic color palette like Darryl Carter, or you're working with someone like Netherlands-born Ghislaine Viñas, a South African-raised New York-based designer who brilliantly mixes bold colors with vintage design, you can find a way to make the most fabulous Aubusson rugs work in the finished design. Read More

How Celebrity Homes Add Glamour with Oushak Rugs

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There's something deliciously naughty about seeing the way celebrities live in their homes. It's always interesting to see how the characters that they play on screen differ from the way they live in real life. How many times were you surprised to see that a celebrity that you thought was a grungy antihero who probably lived in a downtown L.A. loft filled with reclaimed garbage cans actually lived in a stately estate in the Bird Streets of the Hollywood Hills filled with Ming Dynasty sculptures and Old Masters. These glimpses into a celebrity's life show that people are sometimes not what they seem, and they're more complex and diverse than they may appear on the surface. Read More

How Top Designers Create Chic Modern Rooms with Savonnerie Rugs

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Do you believe that Savonnerie rugs can work in all types of homes? Let's say you've inherited a house from your grandmother. This is no ordinary house, but a genuine Lily Pond Lane original. A shingle-style Arts and Crafts cottage with about 25 rooms, original oak wide-plank floors, bay windows…the works! You want to honor dear Grand-mère, but you're more apt to hang a Twombly than a Cezanne. You love Savonnerie rugs, but wonder if they'll work with your new decor. Go ahead and do it up your way with Savonnerie rugs. Read More

How to Decorate with Blue Rugs and Moroccan Tile Patterns

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Rug designers draw inspiration from countries and cultures around the world. One favorite locale is Morocco. This wondrous North African country has inspired painters, architects, musicians, interior designers and fashion designers for hundreds of years. Moroccan mosaic tiles, also referred to as Fez, Moorish or zillij tiles are gorgeous handmade tiles that have been crafted using ancient hand-cutting techniques. The colors are bold and intense, arranged in stunningly intricate geometric patterns that feature elements like stars, chevrons and hexagons. The resulting tiles are used in a multitude of applications ranging from backsplashes to furniture to flooring. Read More

How to Design Chic Interiors with Oushak Rugs and Blue with Grey

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 If you've seen Oushak rugs in person, you know how they can blanket a room with their soft beauty. Take a room with a bare floor wooden floor, and you may feel its beauty, but you'll also feel its hardness. Add in Oushak rugs, and you'll feel as if you've been transported into a whole new world. Their patterns, their colors and their woven textures can instantly transform rooms into masterpieces. The faded colors in Oushak rugs, far from being defects, are actually highly sought after characteristics and instantly enhance the look of a room.   Read More

How to Design Glamorous Rooms with Aubusson Rugs in Yellow and Gold

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Aubusson Rugs can work within a wide variety of color and design combinations. If you're looking to create a warm and cozy room filled with yellow and gold tones, there are Aubusson rugs that can work with that design scheme. If you're designing a room filled with cool blues and greens intended to relax and cool, there are Aubusson rugs for that.  Read More