How to Decorate in Bold Style with Chic Green Rugs

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Green has been your favorite color since you pronounced it, "gween." You became a Girl Scout because of the color of the uniform. You've thought of starting a campaign to disassociate the color green with the term "envy." When you decide to use green rugs in your home, you're not going to try and tone it down. You want to use green rugs in all their glory alongside the other bold and bright colors in your space. Read More

How to Glamorize a Room with Fireplace with Bessarabian Rugs

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If a pharmaceutical company could bottle up and sell the soothing, tranquilizing effects of a roaring fire ablaze in a beautiful fireplace, it would have the best-selling mood enhancer of all time. A lit fireplace on a chilly evening is a magical place to curl up with a blanket, some tea and a queue full of episodes of your favorite TV show. Bessarabian rugs with their classical patterns and warm colors create a reassuring and glamorous atmosphere that is ideal for rooms with fireplaces. The patterns of Bessarabian rugs often include motifs from neoclassical architecture combined with florals. The colors of Bessarabian rugs range from red, green, blue and gold accented with brownish black. These rugs are perfect for grounding a space without overwhelming it. Read More

How Do Celebrities Decorate With Blue Rugs

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Decorating with blue rugs can be truly exhilarating. You can have so much fun with blue, and from indigo to powder, there's a shade of blue for every occasion and every mood. You're planning on decorating a bright and airy beach house family room with a modern nautical theme? A cobalt blue rug with a geometric diamond pattern trimmed in bright white may just set your heart asail. You want to set up a gender-neutral nursery? A robin's egg blue needlepoint rug with a Greek key pattern will bring forth "awwwwww!-inspiring plaudits from friends and family. Read More

Cool, Hip and Aubusson

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You're an artist. Williamsburg isn't tragically ironic to you: it's been your home for years. Your jeans weren't bought with "paint stains" etched into them; you put them there when you painted on your six-foot canvas last week. Your grandmother gifted you with an Aubusson rug that she's had in her home in Narragansett for years, and guess what? You love it. The problem is, you've perfected your technique of textured acrylic painting to the point where they're actually paying you to teach it at Pratt, but the synapses in your right brain grind to a screeching halt when you think about the likelihood of Aubusson rugs of any kind working in your candle-factory loft. Read More

How a Celebrity Created Different Looks with Same Bessarabian Rug

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Bessarabian rugs are 18th and 19th century Russian creations that have become a favorite with many designers over the years. Bessarabian rugs originated several hundred years ago in Russia where the Royal family commissioned local weavers to make copies of the grand French Aubusson and Savonnerie rugs that were extremely popular amongst the Russian nobility. Bessarabian rugs have their own look. While French rug designers drew inspiration from major works of art, the Russian weavers copied the French designs in a more informal way which gave these rugs a less formal charm. Bessarabian rug have become highly desirable for very different modern decorating styles than what they were originally intended for. Read More

How to Design Glamorous Rooms with Fine Oushak Rugs

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Fine quality Oushak rugs are known for their strong and shimmering wool, their informal interpretation of ancient patterns and beautiful color palettes. Because these Oushak rugs are made of high quality handspun wool, they become even more beautiful the older they get, and they're the perfect "one expensive thing" for any room in your home. Read More

How to Decorate in Bold New Styles with Savonnerie Rugs

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To say that Savonnerie carpets are the rugs to which all other rugs aspire wouldn't be too far off the mark. It's true that Savonnerie carpets have impeccable pedigree and a glorious history behind them. Aubusson rugs and Bessarabian rugs are examples of rug styles that were initially meant to copy the grand designs of the Savonnerie carpet.  Read More

Add Modern Chic to Traditional Style with Aubusson Rugs

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Aubusson rugs are considered masterpieces, and they are right at home in traditionally designed rooms. Like their Savonnerie rug predecessors, these beautiful floor coverings are the perfect complement to high-end traditional furniture like walnut Chippendale chairs, upholstered Queen Anne chairs, heavy silk or velvet drapery and Austrian crystal chandeliers. Read More

Glamorize Boring Rooms with Chic Geometric Rugs

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What can geometric rugs do for pretty but bland rooms? Have you ever been in a room that was undeniably beautiful, successfully hitting most of the "rules" of design, but that was still missing that special something? You know it would be perfect if it had that one special ingredient that would give it "oomph?" Think of geometric rugs as special ingredients for pretty but plain rooms. Read More