Red Rugs Add Intensity and Vitality to 4 Stunning Interiors

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Red is a versatile color that has more cultural associations than any other color.  In Chinese culture, red is associated with good luck and prosperity.  Frank Lloyd Wright often used red as his signature.  Red is a color with intensity, vitality and power which makes it an excellent choice for bold decorating. Red rugs provide a beautiful foundation for this power color and are available in a variety of shades - from deep rust to bright cherry red as we shall in these four stunning interiors.   Read More

Aubusson Rugs Harmonize Tradition and Modernity: 4 Chic Interiors

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Oprah Winfrey once said, "It’s much easier for me to make major life, multi-million-dollar decisions than it is to decide on a carpet". For many people, choosing the right rug for a room can be more of an ordeal than a joy. For the indecisive, Aubusson rugs can be a life-saver. These classic French rugs have stood the test of time and can help you add just the right touch of cheerful exuberance to a modern room or bring chic style to a traditional interior. Four stunning interiors show how top designers decorate with Aubusson rugs. Read More

Savonnerie Rugs Unify Modern and Traditional Styles in 4 Interiors

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Originally made for French royalty to reduce the need for importing Turkish rugs, Savonnerie rugs soon were being made in uniquely French designs painted by the leading fine artists of the day. These rugs almost invariably bring a certain regal feel to any room. It’s almost impossible to put one in a room and not have images of royalty, or perhaps presidents - several grace the White House. But they can add a certain touch of class to a sophisticated, contemporary design, as well. While Savonnerie rugs frequently come in bold colors and patterns, they also come in a variety of more subtle tones and patterns, making them a perfect choice for a more modern design in need of a touch of class. These four rooms show how top designers decorate with Savonnerie rugs in fresh and modern ways.

4 Top Designers Create Dramatic Rooms with Aubusson Rugs

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Aubusson rugs feature designs originally created by French artists. These tapesty weave rugs first began to be made in the 16th century in the village of Aubusson on the banks of the Creuse river whose water is thought to have special qualities for dyeing brilliant colors. The classical beauty of Aubusson rugs has withstood the test of time. Top interior designers around the world use Aubusson rugs to bring classical elegance to interiors. The classical patterns and artistic color palettes of these rugs can energize a room and pull together furniture and objects of different styles. Since the colors of Aubusson rugs are composed by fine artists, they provide a valuable source of inspiration for choosing the color palette for the rest of the room. The four interiors in today's post are all by top designers and show the different ways you can decorate with Aubusson rugs. Read More

Red Rugs Add Drama to 4 Interiors

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Red commands attention more than any other color in a room. It is a color that can't be ignored and is often used to stimulate the senses and stir emotion. However, in order to use red properly, you must understand its power and use it with confidence. The perfect red rug demands attention and demonstrates bold character. The four rooms in today's post make a strong statement with beautiful red rugs that help to define the space and rebel against the color-shy. Read More

Aubusson Rugs Enhance 4 Modern and Traditional Interiors

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Aubusson rugs add a touch of luxury, opulence and warmth to interiors.  With their intricate details, classical patterns and artistic color palettes, Aubusson rugs can bring elegance and sophistication to both traditional and modern interiors as we will see in the four stunning interiors in today's post. With their wide range of color choices, Aubusson rugs have limitless decorating possibilities. Their classic looks feature floral elements combined with motifs derived from classical Greek and Roman architecture. Here are four interiors that show how top designers use Aubusson rugs to enhance traditional and modern spaces. Read More

Add Glamor and Warmth to Modern Spaces with Savonnerie Rugs

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Savonnerie rugs embody the opulence and fine artistry of classical French culture.  These knotted pile carpets feature classical architectural elements combined with floral elements rendered in a classically French manner. We usually associate these rugs with grand salons and formal dining spaces, but this is not the only places designers use them. In fact top international designers use Savonnerie rugs to bring sophistication to modern spaces and to add disand informal spaces as well.  If you're looking to add a stately, refined look to your next project, Savonnerie rugs are an excellent place to start. Read More

Green Rugs Add Freshness and Style to 4 Interiors

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All colors have subtle meanings, quietly altering the mood and feeling of a room. Green is no exception, and has long been known as a color that promotes peace and a feeling of new life. Green is often associated with spring, and with spring comes happiness and a feeling of rebirth. This color is also known to freshen up a space and bring light to a room, creating a rejuvenating feeling of calmness.  Read More

Oushak Rugs Nurture the Emotions in 4 Chic Interiors

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The rooms in our homes offer more than just a place to dwell in. Each space in a home has the ability generate emotions. Oushak rugs can greatly assist in accentuating the emotions evoked and experienced in a room. Here, we will provide you with four perfect examples of how Oushak rugs bring a room to life with feeling. We invite you to imagine being in each room and experience these feelings as if you were really there. Read More

Savonnerie Rugs Add Pizazz to Fashion Celebrities’ Homes

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Interior design and haute couture have one thing in common- they are more about style than fashion. Ralph Lauren explains it this way, “Style is very personal. It has nothing to do with fashion. Fashion is over quickly. Style is forever.” Savonnerie rugs are an example of a style that is always in vogue. Not only are Savonnerie rugs held in high esteem by today's top interior designers such as Michael S. Smith, they have been favored by the biggest names in haute couture fashion such as Oscar de la Renta, Yves Saint Laurent, Hubert de Givenchy and Hubert Guerrand-Hermés of the House of Hermés. We will view the homes of these four fashion leaders to learn how they decorate with Savonnerie rugs. Read More